Brand Nubian Lord Jamar shares his thoughts on Kanye wearing skirts, saying that his style has no place in hip-hop, adding that he’s doing it out of arrogance. Lord Jamar also breaks down fashion in hip-hop history, claiming that Run DMC were the saviors of hip-hop with the way they dressed.
The late and legendary Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC fame was one of the founders of the Scratch DJ Academy. The DJ school recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and paid tribute to the Hip-Hop icon in the process.
The New York Post reports:
The legacy of Jam Master Jay was honored at Scratch DJ Academy’s 10th anniversary party at the Canal Room. A-Trak, one of the East Village institution’s original instructors, was also honored Tuesday night and he stood with the late Jam Master Jay’s son, TJ Mizell, to watch a video honoring Jay. The event marked a milestone for Scratch, the world’s first DJ school, co-founded by Rob Principe and Jay. There were performances from Jam Master Jay’s fellow hip-hop group member Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of Run-D.M.C., who spun classics including “It’s Tricky” and “Walk This Way.” Jay’s widow, Terri Mizell, thanked the crowd on behalf of her husband. DJ QBert and DJ Kool Herc, both affiliates of Scratch, also accepted awards. Those gathered to hear the music included Kenny Santucci, Evan Starkman, producer Baby Paul and Scratch’s Dan Martinez.
Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell was murdered in 2002, but the case remains unsolved. Late last year, a suspect named Curtis Scoon, who allegedly ordered the hit on Jay proclaimed his innocence. Despite there being reportedly five witnesses at Jay’s shooting, authorities they have been unable to gather any strong leads. Another of Jay’s sons, Jason Mizell, Jr., is involved in a reality show called Seeds Of Hip-Hop about the progeny of legendary Hip-Hop acts that is currently being shopped to different networks.
It seems that everyone wants a piece of the reality TV pie, and the latest group to come to the table just happens to be the children of rap stars. The sons of N.W.A members, E-40, and Run DMC member, Jam Master Jay, are shopping around their own show, TMZ reports. The show—aptly titled, Seeds of Hip Hop—is set to star Dr. Dre‘s son, Curtis Young , Eric “Lil Eazy” Lynn Wright Jr., MC Ren‘s son, Anthony Dunbar, E-40′s offspring, Droop E, and Jay’s son, Jason Mizell Jr. There aren’t any solid details behind the program, but all of the men are in their 20s, and come from musical families, so that will likely have something to do with the plot. Seeds of Hip Hop is backed by a production company that’s confident that a network will snatch up the show. It could end up on VH1, BET, TV-One, or FUSE TV, which are the stations that it is being shopped to.
All of the men are looking to follow in the famous footsteps of their parents, while blazing their own trails. Young, for example, didn’t meet his father until he was an adult, but has a solid fan following, and his own label. The other men have also done things in their respective lanes, including Droop E who’s known for collaborating with his father. via:hiphopwired
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Tyrese and Rev Run have joined forces to write a new book titled Manology, based on relationship advice. Below is more info on the book which can be pre-ordered on iTunes orAmazon. Available on February 5th, 2013.
Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run of Run DMC fame have formed a lasting friendship in the unlikeliest of ways. After an unexpected argument—Rev Run insisted that marriage is forever, Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad—the oddest of odd couples decided not just to agree to disagree, but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journey, Rev Run is married with two kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down, both have been around the block a few times.
Manology presents no-nonsense, easy-to-use, and unconventional love advice for both understanding and handling the man in every woman’s life. Their teachings include: avoiding the MAN-ipulation of a noncommittal male, why 20 percent of a man’s happiness in a relationship is based on fantastic sex, and shutting down a man’s cheating radar. With Rev Run’s humor and goodwill, and Tyrese’s straight talk and sex appeal, Manology speaks to any woman looking to finally take control of her love life and snag the man of her dreams. Source: Hiphopnmore.com
Ten years ago today Hip-Hop lost pioneering DJ, producer and co-founder of RUN-DMC, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.