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Thursday, May 28, 2009

some good 'ol hip hop...


The way I really got to understand Hip Hop as a type of music, was not from commercial radio. It was from researching, reading, asking questions, searching, and also listening. Listening to community radio shows. When I got into Hip Hop in the summer of 1988 we weren't privileged to have major media attention to hear the next new ish. The video channels weren't really giving Hip Hop major attention (but this is coming from a Canadian born who didn't have MTV). Hip Hop didn't have an urban radio station, or any other outlet to really get to know about new artists and tracks. We had to go search out new mediums to find the music. We either had to know someone who knew of an outlet or we would have to find it ourselves. This brings in the community radio shows I was brought up with. Even though the days of good underground Hip Hop are still here and in some sense even stronger then ever before, I miss the old days and the days of the older shows that inspired a generation. Recently found a blog that has some of those shows. Recently, that's all I've been listening to. Get your learn on and tune in. It's Edutainment at it's finest. You can find the blog Here.