Hip-Hop’s transformation from an organic folk culture bred in the Bronx with roots in Afro-diasporic cultural practices into a commercially-successful zeitgeist of cool has put a lot of the artform’s core values at stake. After 30 years of popping, scratching, emceeing, tagging, Phat Farm, Def Jam, BET and The SourceContinue Reading

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AN INCREDIBLE FIRST WEEK FOR AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST WITH… #6 ON BILLBOARD INDIE CHART #24 BILLBOARD RAP ALBUMS #48 BILLBOARD R&B/HIP HOP ALBUMS #69 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 (10,781 SOLD) #1 SELLING ALBUM IN MINNEAPOLIS (2028 UNITS) #3 HIP HOP RELEASE ON ITUNES #63 TOP 100 ON ITUNES Brother Ali’sContinue Reading

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