Hip-Hop http://wunc.org en Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog <p></p><p><a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/learn-more/">Beat Making Lab</a> is a project where where music artists (producers and emcees)&nbsp; travel around the world teaching young people to make hip hop and electronic beats. It's run by <a href="http://piercefreelon.com/">Pierce Freelon</a> and Stephen Levitin aka <a href="http://www.applejuicekid.com/applejuicekid/HOME.html">The Apple Juice Kid</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:08:35 +0000 Carol Jackson & Ryan Levin 38533 at http://wunc.org Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://wunc.org/post/listen-teen-dj-remembers-gabriel-garcia-marquez <p>Chapel Hill, NC teenager Jennah Jones is also known as DJ Twice. She's part of a project in which teens listen to NPR news stories and and create alternate versions, with original hip hop soundtracks.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157693276&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:04:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 38548 at http://wunc.org Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit http://wunc.org/post/rapping-through-museum-exhibit <p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Colombian</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;artist</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;<a href="http://juanobando.com">Juan Obando</a> noticed a&nbsp;disconnect between North Carolina art museums and the communities they serve. In response, he invited local hip-hop artists to create songs that playfully critique contemporary art collections at local museums. The result is <a href="http://museummixtape.com/">Museum Mixtape</a>: a&nbsp;series of music videos shot in art museums, featuring hip-hop artists.</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><span style="font-size: 11pt"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84752296?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></span></font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px"><a href="http://vimeo.com/84752296">Museum Mixtape - Trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/juanobando">Juan Obando</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</font></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:50 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36213 at http://wunc.org Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit Long Live The King- King Mez Is Raleigh's Latest Rising Rap Star http://wunc.org/post/long-live-king-king-mez-raleighs-latest-rising-rap-star <p></p><p></p><div style="margin-top: 0px; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Tahoma"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p>The list of nationally-acclaimed rap artists from North Carolina is getting longer each year. The rise of Little Brother, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, and J. Cole, has solidified our state's place on the map of rap history. North Carolina's latest rap incarnation is Raleigh's <a href="http://kingmez.com/">King Mez</a>. His newest album "<a href="http://kingmez.com/audio/long-live-king">Long Live The King</a>," is helping him emerge from a more underground rap scene.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:15:23 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 35214 at http://wunc.org Long Live The King- King Mez Is Raleigh's Latest Rising Rap Star Hip Hop Music In The Classroom http://wunc.org/post/hip-hop-music-classroom <p></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hip Hop Studies is a growing field in academia led by the work of scholars like Patrick Douthit, the hip-hop producer and artist better known as </span></font><a href="http://www.9thwonder.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">9</span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><sup>th</sup></font></a><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.9thwonder.com/">&nbsp;Wonder</a>.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:35:30 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32725 at http://wunc.org Hip Hop Music In The Classroom Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora http://wunc.org/post/duke-conference-dances-across-african-diaspora <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">For centuries, countless dances were born out of the&nbsp;disbursement&nbsp;of African people.&nbsp; <a href="http://aaas.duke.edu/dancing-the-african-diaspora-2014">Dancing The African Diaspora</a>, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent. </span></font></span></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:57:24 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30074 at http://wunc.org Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora South African Roots Inspire Greensboro Band http://wunc.org/post/south-african-roots-inspire-greensboro-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensboro-based band </span>Phive<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was previously known mainly for their work as a cover band. But they’ve expanded their sound recently, thanks in part to member </span>Afika<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nxumalo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his connection to South Africa. His mother grew up there, and her experiences helped inspire the band’s recent song commemorating Nelson Mandela’s birthday, “Madiba.”</span></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:13:12 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20684 at http://wunc.org South African Roots Inspire Greensboro Band Greensboro Band Phive Releases Tribute Song To Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-band-phive-releases-tribute-song-nelson-mandela <p>Greensboro band <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PhiveMusic">Phive</a> has released a new single dedicated to Nelson Mandela. They made the announcement yesterday on Mandela Day, the birthday of the South African leader. Phive <a href="http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/north-carolina-group-phive-releases-song-for-mandela-day/">spoke with PRI's the World</a> from WUNC's studios in Durham. You can <a href="http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/north-carolina-group-phive-releases-song-for-mandela-day/">listen to the interview here</a>.</p><p>Here's the music video of their new song, "Madiba."</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:30:29 +0000 Laura Candler 19259 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Band Phive Releases Tribute Song To Nelson Mandela Hip-Hop in Film http://wunc.org/post/hip-hop-film <p>Hip-hop culture has long captivated America, changing the way we talk, think, dress and even treat one another.&nbsp; The legacy of hip-hop is both positive and negative, and that's something that North Carolina State University wants the audience to consider at this year's Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:57:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 5253 at http://wunc.org Hip-Hop in Film