Hip-Hop legends Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa, Sugar Hill Gang and more will be honored this fall as inductees into the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony and concert to take place in New York in November during a televised broadcast. Joining the aforementioned will be Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Funky 4+1, Kurtis Blow and pioneering all-female trio (featuring R&B songstress Angie Stone) The Sequence.
The Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Awards Show will be televised for the first since its initial showing in the 90s on the BET Network. Currently, the awards have not announced a formal broadcasting partner but are partnering with cable network C-Span, who will air a Hip-Hop history panel discussion. The Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Museum will also open during the ceremony, culminating in a week-long series of VIP and red carpet events centered on the awards and accompanying all-star concert.
'We are pleased to announce this year's Hall of Fame inductees, who represent a broad spectrum of legendary DJ's, artists, groups, producers, dance crews, graffiti artists, and films that define Hip-Hop music & cultural history predating 1985,' said show creator and Executive Producer James 'JT' Thompson in a press release.
Joining the other inductees are Treacherous Three, Fearless Four, Whodini, DJs Grandwizard Theodore and Lovebug Starkski and legendary break-dancers The Rock Steady Crew.
For more information on the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Museum, go to: http://hiphophof.tv/
Louis Vuitton is at the top of the list when it comes to aspirational apparel in the hood, especially if you can afford the genuine product and not the Canal Street knock offs. For its new ad campaign ('The Greatest Words'), the high end brand recruited Yasiin Bey (aka the Mighty Mos Def) to recite famous speeches by Muhammad Ali. In the visuals, directed by Stuart McIntyre, Bey is seen and heard uttering Ali monologues/epic sh-t talking prose with the style and grace that has made him a champion MC and actor.
Also included is visual artist Niels Shoe Meulman, who literally paints the ring with his 'Calligraffiti.' 'You know I'm bad, I done murdered a rock, hospitalized a brick/I'm so bad I make medicine sick,' once said the Champ. True indeed. Watch the 'Dream' spot below and the 'Word' spot on the next page, both of which feature original music.
This is some Hip-Hop ish.
Ludacris promised a crazy video for his new single, "Jingalin" and he pretty much delivered. Directed by Aristotle, this video is about a party that goes horribly wrong for all of the right reasons. Let's see if we can keep up with all of the wildness in this video.
We've got little person security guards, Ludacris refereeing a jello wrestling match, flamethrowers, tons of Conjure, pillow fights, and a car somehow ended up in the pool. Sounds like Tuesday at my house. Hit the jump to check out the brand new video and be on the look out for Ludaversal.