The Young Resurgence of Hip-Hop’s Jazz Roots

Since its beginning, hip-hop has been a fusion of jazz, funk, and soul music laced with the lyrical influences of spoken word poetry and storytelling. From the raw creation of the culture to the current age, DJs have delved deep into their parent’s record collections in hopes of finding the exact sample that pays homage […]

Summer Isn’t Over! (Music from Warmer Climates)

A musician’s ability to incorporate many styles while evolving and developing over time is essential to the musician’s career. The fusion of Cuban and African jazz styles with the world of hip-hop mentally stimulates listeners and transports them to different world. The following are some fusion-jazz beats and hip-hop sounds from the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. DJ Farrapo […]

A Time For Change: Hip-Hop in Morocco

The Arab Spring has set in motion a series of revolutions, with varying degrees of violence and efficacy, that have shaped the political climate of the Middle East and North Africa for over a year now. It has been extremely satisfying to cheer on these democratic movements as leaders such as Ben Ali, Mubarak and […]