The Essential Tiny Desk Hip-Hop List

It's not often that you'd mention hip-hop and NPR in the same sentence. For lifelong fans of the culture, hip-hop represents a grassroots movement that stems from social activism, rule-breaking, and finding your inner strength. And while hip-hop may itself be a form of storytelling and street news, its origins in Bronx house parties and … Continue reading The Essential Tiny Desk Hip-Hop List

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2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

Finally.  As I belatedly promised on my last post, I wanted to share my top five albums of 2015.  It was a solid year, with a range of quality listens from Grande Marshall to Omen.  Did I fail to include some amazing mainstream gems, including To Pimp A Butterfly? Absolutely.  However, my year-end round-up aims … Continue reading 2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

In Steady Rotation Gets Live

The last few months have been a whirlwind of extensive traveling, workshops and networking, and other spontaneous adventures.  In the interest of continuing to answer all prospective experiential inquiries in the affirmative, I ended up seeing some pretty dope hip-hop performances from February through May.  The highlight was most certainly the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, … Continue reading In Steady Rotation Gets Live