April 4, 2022

The History of the Varsity Jacket, From Harvard to Hip-Hop

An MVP of American style, the letterman has taken some strange turns since it first hit the field. How fashion brands became the new ‘teams,’ and the many ways to wear the jackets now.
April 4, 2022

Bespoke hip hop fashion: 5001 Flavor’s unique custom approach

At the heart of Harlem, inside Malcolm X’s old house, are the minds behind bespoke hip hop fashion. At Harlem Haberdashery, 5001 Flavor founder Guy and Sharene Wood creates customized clothes for A-list celebrities like the Notorious B.I.G.
February 7, 2022

‘Dilla Time’ Author Dan Charnas on Why a Brilliant, but Little-Known, Hip Hop Producer Deserves a 450-Page Book

J Dilla — a.k.a Jay Dee, a.k.a. James Dewitt Yancey — was a pioneering Hip Hop producer.
January 27, 2022

What it Takes to be a Great Breaking Teacher

“So many times, I asked to myself to be something that can encourage them [students] to be better, and this is something, for real, that made me be a better person.” – Edoardo “Xedo” Bernardini.
January 27, 2022

Hip Hop Education in College?

Does it make sense to have Hip Hop education at universities and colleges? There’s a lot that can go wrong, as schools can be restrictive and overly formal, while Hip Hop tries to stay open and free.
January 27, 2022

What Elite Level Breaking Training Looks Like

Today’s Knowledge Drop is going to give you a peek at what the best of the best breakers in Finland are doing to get ready for Paris 2024.
January 24, 2022

An A-1 B-Boy & Herculoid: Dancin’ Doug Interview

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of the 1st generation b-boys and Herculoids. Dancin’ Doug, who used to rock Kool Herc’s parties as a part of the Herculoids, shares his experiences coming up as one of the first generation of b-boys, as well as his upcoming documentary on breakin’ history.
January 21, 2022

The 10 Best Classic Hip Hop Moments of 2021

2021 was a great and exciting year for classic Hip Hop. Artists from across several eras received honors and released projects cementing their greatness. The following are ten of the best moments for classic Hip Hop of 2021.
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