Monthly Archives: March 2015

Immortal Technique – Center Stage

By: Lilia Esnayra Immortal Technique has been one of the most preeminent success stories in the underground hip hop industry. Felipe Andres Coronel was born in Lima, Peru, his family then migrated to Harlem, New York at a young age.

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Dear Derrick- Simple Things: Independent Spotlight

Derrick B. Harden, also known as ‘Dear Derrick’, the first Art Curator and Rapper out of Brooklyn, New York, is set to release his second retail EP, “DD63” on April 20, 2015. “DD63” consists of four new songs that will be for sale and

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Joey Bada$$ – Independent Spotlight

Written By: Carlos Reyes The world of hip hop seems to show new, promising faces that will captivate audiences with well-thought lyrics and upbeat music. This independent hip hop artist born in Brooklyn, New York has the potential to become

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MURS – Independent Spotlight

By Lilia Esnayra The world of underground hip hop has changed drastically over the years. One things for sure the talent that the industry has put out is undeniable. Underground hip hop artist Murs first hit the scene in the

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The Scenario: Russell Simmons – Center Stage

Written by Smirryn Gutierrez Russell Simmons is the co-founder of Def Jam Records and is considered the force behind the hip-hop revolution. Back in the 1980s, he started promoting musicians from New York City. He also defended the hip-hop culture

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20th Anniversary Release of Me Against the World- Tupac Shakur: Center Stage

20th Anniversary Release of Me Against the World– Tupac Shakur Written By Lilia Esnayra March 14th marked the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s album Me against the World. This album has been known to be one of the most influential

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Kixxie Siete: Independent Spotlight

Written by Smirryn Gutierrez A hip-hop artist that started expressing himself through poetry at the age of 7, Kixxie Siete. He was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawthorne, Ca at the age of 5. His new home was

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