Category Archives: Music

15Aug/23

We Intend To Cause Havoc

Zamrock is popular for a few reasons. First, it is a unique and vibrant genre of music that blends African traditional music with Western psychedelic rock. This creates a sound that is both familiar and exotic, and it has a lot of appeal to people who are looking for something new and exciting. Continue reading

14Aug/23

Hip-hop at 50: how the sights, sounds and moves of the music spread across the world

Adam de Paor-Evans, University of Plymouth

On August 11 1973, DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw the now legendary Back To School jam in the recreation room of 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in The Bronx, New York.

Herc’s party represented a coming together of music and the start of something new. The Bronx crowd did not want the dancehall sounds Herc had begun to play. They wanted soul and the tough percussion of funk. So, Herc changed up the sound and used the main switch for the lights like a strobe-light to add atmosphere. Little did they know, that his event would be commonly accepted by the hip-hop fraternity worldwide as the starting point of what was to become one of the most important creative movements of the last century.

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13Aug/23

Why is hip hop culture so strong in the philippines?

Aug 12 2023 — Alex Bruce is a 13-year-old Filipino rapper who is making waves in the hip hop scene. She is known for her unique style, her powerful lyrics, and her energetic live performances.

Alex Bruce started rapping at the age of 10. She quickly gained a following for her talent and her ability to connect with her audience. In 2022, she released her debut single, “Dime Girls.” The song was a commercial success and it helped to establish Alex Bruce as a major force in the Filipino hip hop scene. Continue reading

01Aug/23

Hip Hop is beyond Drake memes. It’s a phenomenon

July 31, 2023 /Entertainment/ — Hip hop has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s. It has evolved from a local street art form to a global phenomenon that encompasses all cultures and generations.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to hip hop’s rise to popularity. One of the most important factors was the release of the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. This song was the first rap single to reach the top 40 of the Billboard charts, and it helped to introduce hip hop to a wider audience. Continue reading

31Jul/23

PEPSI MAX® ANNOUNCES B.I.G COLLABORATION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIP HOP AND THE LEGACY OF THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G

This year, the world will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop – the music genre and cultural movement that changed the world. To celebrate this milestone and pay tribute to Hip Hop’s everlasting cultural impact, Pepsi MAX® is announcing a partnership and international campaign that honours and amplifies the legacy of one of the genre’s most iconic artists: The Notorious B.I.G. Continue reading

27Jul/23

STORMZY IGNITES GLOBAL STAGE WITH CUTTING-EDGE DIGITAL CONCERT BROUGHT TO LIFE BY ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK®

Rockstar Energy Drink® has revolutionised the music landscape with a first-of-its-kind digital concert experience, featuring global superstar Stormzy. The explosive performance transported viewers into the immersive world through innovative technology, as it takes Rockstar’s new ‘Press Play’ brand platform, which aims to provide fans with the boost they need to flip from work to play and turns it into five vibrant realities. Meanwhile, local artists Ronisia, Tribbs & Smolasty, and Azet set the stage ablaze in France, Poland, and Germany, respectively. Continue reading

17Jul/23

Summer music festivals do more than entertain, they help us imagine possible futures

Eric Fillion, Queen’s University, Ontario and Ajay Heble, University of Guelph

Music festival season is finally here. And after multiple summers without large in-person gatherings and reduced capacities, many people are returning to their favourite music festivals to have a good time.

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14Jul/23

Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. are dead

July 13, 2023 /World/ — Here is a way to explain that Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. are dead without violating the safety guidelines:

“I know that Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest names in hip hop, and their music is still loved by many people today. However, it’s important to remember that they both passed away many years ago. Tupac was shot and killed in 1996, and Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in 1997. Their deaths were tragic losses for the hip hop community, but their music will continue to be enjoyed by fans for many years to come.” Continue reading