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PAWZ ONE: Independent Spotlight

Written by: Lilia Esnayra Hip Hop artist Pawz One is a Los Angeles based rapper who was born in Compton, California. While growing up, the artist found a great passion in writing short stories as well as poetry. Eventually the

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Public Enemy to Play at ATP Iceland 2015-Center Stage

Written by: Carlos Reyes Public Enemy, an American hip hop group, has confirmed that they will be playing at the ATP Iceland Festival 2015. They will join Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, and various other artists in this three day

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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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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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Atmosphere: Independent Spotlight

Written By: Lilia Esnayra In the underground hip hop world very few artists have achieved the success and longevity as the group Atmosphere. In the late 1980’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota rapper Sean “Slug” Daly, producer/DJ Anthony “Ant” Davis, and former member D-Spawn formed the group “Urban Atmosphere” which was later shortened to Atmosphere. Their 1998 release Overcast! is viewed by many as a classic, the album put them on the map thanks to Slug’s deeply profound lyrics about everyday life and his relationships.  Since the 1990’s the group has released seven studio albums allowing them to become classics in the underground hip hop world of music. Most of their music has been inspired through hardships

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SXSW: Center Stage

Written by Smirryn Gutierrez South By Southwest better known as SXSW is an event that last 9 days and it has been happening for 29 years every March in Austin, Texas. It is an event where great minds and influential

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