Celebrating 25 Years of Def Comedy Jam

¬†Russell Simmons grew up in Queens, around the changing culture from disco to hip hop of the late 1970s and into the the breakdancing phenomenon of the 1980s. From then forward, Simmons emerged himself in urban culture; in gangs and hip hop.¬† In 1984, Def Jam was created by Russel Simmons and Rick Ruban to … Continue reading Celebrating 25 Years of Def Comedy Jam

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Creating Modern History through Hip Hop (Full Story)

There is no debate that history happens in time periods. For instance, you have the Ming Dynasty or The Great Depression; and as humans we tend to categorize life events, innovations or war by the decade it happened, rather than by the event itself. For music, we may classify psychedelic music as the 1960s when … Continue reading Creating Modern History through Hip Hop (Full Story)