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Cultural Center Begins Renovating Landmarked East Harlem Firehouse
A cultural group that has hosted music greats ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to A Tribe Called Quest is starting renovations on its future home - inside a landmarked 125th Street former firehouse. The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute broke ground Tuesday at the FDNY's Engine Co.
'Microphone Check' Celebrates The Notorious B.I.G. With Event On 9/14
NPR Music's ,' a panel conversation with people instrumental in his life and work. The stories they have to tell go far beyond the headlines.
Pop-Ups: Jarobi White, a rapper on A...
Jarobi White , a rapper on A Tribe Called Quest, is cooking a Korean soul food dinner on September 5 from 6 p.m. at Roy Choi's POT .
WNYC-AM New York
Souls Of Mischief: 'It's Like Catching Lightning In A Bottle'
Souls of Mischief, the Oakland group most widely known for the ageless " 93 'til Infinity ," is, in many ways, the best of us.
A lasting presence
The Smithsonian Institution announced in July that equipment belonging to celebrated producer J Dilla - a MIDI Production Center beat machine and a synthesizer custom-built for Dilla by Robert Moog himself - would be housed in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2016.
Los Angeles Times
'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' trailer: The creation of a hip-hop classic
Twenty years ago, the upstart MC and Queens native Nas burst onto the hip-hop scene with his groundbreaking debut album, "Illmatic."
[Album Reviews] Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...
Statik Selektah enlists Hip Hop's best on "What Goes Around...," bringing a scratch-heavy, Jazz-tinged sound back into the spotlight.
The Village Voice
Funk Legend Steve Arrington On Being Sampled By A Tribe Called Quest, N.W.A. and Jay Z
Steve Arrington has attainted a position of righteous funk royalty. Having risen to prominence with the band Slave in the late-'70s, he then flew the roost to form the humbly-monikered Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame before storming through the '80s as a solo funkateer.