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True Skool

True Skool is an organization "dedicated to preserving the legacy of hip hop."  The True Skool Network serves as a resource for hip hop history, a platform for emerging artists and a network for…

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Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Apr 11, 2008 at 8:14am. Last updated by Editor's Pick Sep 19, 2008.

Sweatshop Union

With the release of their highly acclaimed third album United We Fall, Sweatshop Union are building serious momentum. With tens of thousands of albums sold worldwide, the word of…

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Created by Editor's Pick Sep 18, 2008 at 8:29pm. Last updated by Editor's Pick Sep 18, 2008.

Vin Roc

Upsetting battle DJs throughout the world for the supreme title of 1997 and 1998 ITF World Champion, New Jersey raised Vinroc remains rooted in his strong family…

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Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:40pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 25, 2008.

45 KING

Interview from One Stop Hip Hop If you don't know who 45 KING is? Then you don't know Queen Latifah, DJ Kool, Jay Z, or Eminem.… Continue

Created by Editor's Pick Aug 1, 2008 at 3:55pm. Last updated by Editor's Pick Aug 24, 2008.

DJ Quik

When rap music first emerged in the mid 1970s, it connected with listeners immediately by addressing all aspects of urban life with its unique freedom of self-expression. As the…

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Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 22, 2008 at 1:37pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 22, 2008.

Zion I

Long heralded by critics as one of the finest home-grown… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:54pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

X-CLAN

In 1990, the Hip-Hop generation was introduced to a new era of music. The sound of funk, culture and Brooklyn-style lyrics would open attention spans for a message of social justice and… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:52pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

WILDCHILD

WHEN JACK "WILDCHILD" BROWN is on the mic, he likes to speak freely. Off-the-dome spontaneity is what sparks the rapid-fire, run-on-sentence style he developed as a young B-boy in the… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:50pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

V.U. (Variable Unit)

After the success of VU’s debut album Seven Grain, they return with several new recruits, new music, and a new concept; Handbook for the Apocalypse: A Hitchhiker’s Guide Through the Conflict. The… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:33pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

Unified School District

Welcome to music. Music as it was meant to be heard. Welcome to Unified School District, the hip-hop for those that hate "real" hip-hop. Hear the beats, the composition and orchestration intertwined… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:32pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

TRUE SKOOL

True Skool is an organization dedicated to preserving the elements of Funk and Hip-Hop. Since its conception, four years ago, True Skool has supported independent groups by providing a venue and… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:31pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

TRIPLE THREAT

Before becoming a trio, the Triple Threat DJs, comprising of legendary DJs Shortkut,… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:26pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

Tre Hardison (aka Pheonix)

People always ask me what does Phoenix mean? The answer is very simple; it is when every giant awakens. The legend of phoenix is the story of my journey, of finding the god self within. The… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:23pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

Toph One

DJ Name: TophOne Hometown: San FranDisco Trademark saying or philosophy: "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom"- William Blake Past DJ Crews and/or… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:22pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

Tonedeff

He's won a string of distinguished battles, though he's far from just a battle rapper. He's garnered a rep for his signature, rapid-fire delivery, yet he's considerably more than just a fast rapper.… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:21pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

THE HERBILISER

The Herbaliser are all about moving forward, onward and upward. Bonding over a shared love of jazz, funk, rare groove and hip-hop in the early 1990s, West London duo Jake Wherry and Ollie… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:19pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

THE COUP

Not many groups have spanned the eras from early-90s Afrocentricity to 21st century raptiviam as do Boots Riley and Pam the Funkstress (original member E-Rock left the group to become a… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:17pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

T-ROCK

DJ T-Rock is one of the most talented DJ's on the turntablist scene. He has been honing his craft for more than 15 years, mastering the turntable as an instrument. T-Rock is best known for… Continue

Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008 at 2:16pm. Last updated by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist Aug 18, 2008.

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