Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Melle Mel’

Legendary hip-hop group THE FURIOUS 5 is back!!!!!

April 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop’s Legendary Group The Furious 5 Makes Triumphant Return To The Scene Highlighted by 35th Year Reunion Shows at New York City’s B.B. King’s Club and Washington, DC’s Howard Theater

(New York, NY)…….Back to write their next chapter of hip-hop history, legendary emcees The Furious 5 are slated to return to the fold with two long-anticipated shows, at New York City’s famed B.B. King’s Club on Saturday, July 6, 2013 and at Washington, DC’s famed Howard Theater on Friday, July 5, 2013. Read more…

Video Music Box Kicks Off its 30-Year Anniversary with HHSYC

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

VIDEO MUSIC BOX KICKS OFF 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH AN EVENT AT THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL

 

February 6, 2013, New York City—Video Music Box (VMB) founder and Hip-Hop Icon Uncle Ralph McDaniels held his kickoff event at the Schomburg to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Video Music Box.  The event was coordinated and hosted by Martha Diaz (The Schomburg Center’s Resident Hip-Hop Scholar), Director Dr. Khalil Muhammad and Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box’s Creator).  February 2013 is the 87th annual celebration of Black History Month, which has evolved over time to acknowledge the accomplishments, contributions and sacrifices of African-Americans and other African Diasporas.  2013 is also the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop’s birth.  One of the priorities in developing VMB30’s year long schedule of activities, is to acknowledge, celebrate and honor this auspicious occasion.

 

Events will be taking place throughout the year in New York and the Tri-State area.  Uncle Ralph has been in the game for over 30 years and has been an important part of Hip-Hop Culture.  Back in the days, when there was no MTV or BET, Video Music Box was the only vehicle available to promote Hip-Hop music and culture.  The biggest stars in Hip-Hop and R&B have benefited from the success of VMB.  Mr. McDaniels has also produced over 400 music videos, is an on-air personality for Hot 97 Radio, and has been involved with several feature films.  His commitment to the community, addressing such issues as poverty, education, voter registration, obesity, and gun and gang violence has always been a part of what VMB is all about.  Read more…

Mike Epps – More Than Jokes

July 12, 2011 Leave a comment

http://thewellversed.com/2011/07/12/interview-mike-epps-more-than-jokes/

By Andreas Hale

Ever since his breakthrough role as Day-Day Jones in “Next Friday,” Mike Epps has remained on the scene in both standup comedy and film. It’s been more than a decade and even Epps is sometimes surprised at all that he’s accomplished. As he continues his standup tour, Epps takes time to speak with TWV about being funny all the time, what makes him laugh, having his jokes used for Eminem and Royce’s “I’m On Everything,” working with Tupac’s mother and if there will ever be another “Friday” movie.

TWV: You’ve been doing standup for damn near two decades, does it ever get old? Read more…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,619 other followers

%d bloggers like this: