I believe the spirit that imbues hip-hop can change the world. Hip-hop as an entity has been colonized by corporations, politicians.

It went from something that was organized to something that is crafted and plastic.

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By: Ernie Paniccioli

Hip Hop photographer Paniccioli commenting on his thoughts about the current state of hip hop culture and how it's changed. The comments were made during an exhibit of his shots of hip hop artists such as Nas and many others.

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Style Wars documentary to return with new, unearthed footage

Groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Henry Chalfant is trying to produce a new version of the iconic documentary Style Wars, with never-before-seen footage from the original interviews and graffiti art from early hip hop pioneers. I mention this because of the many parallels between the emergence of hip hop culture and the skyrocketing popularity of martial …

A martial arts b-boy tournament in New York

This relates to the True Legend screening and demonstration event going on today at the Museum of the Moving Image featuring Rock Steady Crew founder Jo Jo Torres and Master Jose Figueroa, beginning at 2 PM. See this entire photo album on my photo blog at photos.byhandmedia.com. It’s safe to say that working on Blvd. …

Rapper Master P launching cable net

According to The Hollywood Reporter, rapper and entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) is launching a family-friendly cable network called Better Black Television. The primary audience for the net will be African Americans and Hispanics. The BBTV network is set to launch in 2009, and will run a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, …

Cannes Film Festival Looking for Hip Hop Films

The Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week (SIC – Semaine Internationale de la Critique) has joined forces with Hip-Hop multimedia communications company, Punch Media to ensure a greater influx of diverse films for potential 2006 jury selection. In order to better meet its goals of diversity in selection, particularly from the U.S. market, SIC is …

G opens in theaters on October 28th

This is part of an open call to drum up support for “G,” a new movie which  opens around the country on Friday October 28th. “G” is a contemporary  African-American romance inspired by the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story  The Great Gatsby. This film was produced independently because Hollywood Studios chose to pass on it based on their …