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If You Love Hip-Hop Then You’ll Love The Film, “The World Is Yours”

“The World Is Yours” is a feature-length documentary on how Hip Hop’s use of the Internet revolutionized the music industry featuring Wiz Khalifa, Lil B, Odd Future and many others, narrated by Issa Rae from Awkward Black Girl. Check out the trailer:

I am proud to say that I had the pleasure of assisting the director, Marguerite de Bourgoing and Hip-Hop journalist, Rebbeca Haithcoat with a few of the interviews. Currently, they need funding to complete the film. Visit the TWIY Kickstarter page to find out more.

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Covers, Music Break

Video of the WeeK: Ezinne Asinugo of CEO Dancers Covers Awilo Longomba’s “BUNDELELE”

Ezinne Asinugo, a London-based Choreographer of CEO Dancers, grooves in the streets as she covers Awilo Longomba’s “BUNDELELE. Her spin on African and Hip-Hop dance matches the song perfectly.

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Inspiration Nation

Inspiration Nation: WondaGurl, a 16-Year-Old Producer who Created “Crown” on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

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Producer Ebony “WondaGurl” Oshunrinde is truly an inspiration to me. I’ll admit, I once dreamt of producing beats and DJing, but I was intimidated, so I scratched that career goal off my list since it seemed too technical to me. But, creating beats did not intimidate WondaGurl. At age 9, after seeing a clip of Timbaland and Jay-Z in the studio (I’ll assume it was Fade To Black), she was moved, and decided to chase her inspiration. Now, at 16 years old, her production can be heard on the “Crown” track on Jay-Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. Check out her story here:

Here’s the track:

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Stori manages to pull off a high fashion photo while riding around in a drop-top.

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Eve backstage at the Conan Show.

Photo of the Day: Elle Varner

Elle Varner snaps her beautiful ‘Fro before getting ready for the The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards.

Photos from the artists’ Facebook

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Photo(s) of the Day: Elle Varner, Eve and Stori

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Crush of the Week

Bro of the Week: Tuko of Tha Boogie

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After releasing 3 albums with Tha Boogie and being mentored by award-winning singer-writer-producer, Raphael Saadiq, Tuko, a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter released his first solo album, Infrared and Ultraviolet (I and U). He steers from the bubbly-pop sound that Tha Boogie is known for, and goes for beats that thump harder and lyrics that are aggressive yet candid.

Last week, we had the privilege of attending his album release party at Tru Hollywood Nightclub, where a couple hundred of his friends and loved ones gathered to support him. The 9-track album was made in a very special place: his bedroom. He said, “I can say that everyone on my album has been in my bedroom. And to bring the album from my bedroom to you guys, here at Tru Hollywood, is such an honor.” Highlight tracks: “Ready For The World/Tragic End,” ” Poisonous Tradition,” “2020 AD,” and “Prince Shxt.” What I took away from the party is that Tuko is eager to pursue his dreams. Fear and insecurities will not stop him.

Download Infrared and Ultraviolet here.

ItsTuko.com

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Music Break

Music Break: Nitty Scott, MC’s ‘Flower Child’ feat. Kendrick Lamar {Video}

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Daisies and sunflowers and lace and silk is not what typically comes to mind when one thinks of beat-clapping New York hip-hop, but Nitty Scott, MC flirts with her “Bohemian ways” in the latest video for her single “Flower Child” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Fun fact: The video was funded through 151 of Nitty’s supporters who contributed to her ”Pardon My Bohemian Ways” Kickstarter campaign.

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Crush of the Week

Crush of the Week: The Stuyvesants – Refined {Stream}

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Listening to The Stuyvesants’ (not pictured above) Refined album puts a nice close to this crazy work week. It is literally 25 minutes of aural bliss. The two-man band from Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY, Producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt), pays homage to 70s classic soul. We can dig it fellas. Click below and find out for yourself.

TheStuyvesants.com

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