About this project Hip-Hop Summer School Breakdown A 5-6 week youth-based curriculum focusing on the 4 elements of Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Breakdance, Graffiti). Each element will be taught by expert artists in the field. Classes will focus on the history and modern-day application of the craft via hands-on learning, workshops, field trips, and special […]
Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers, Tupac Shakur was born into the struggle. Today, April 7th, Tupac becomes only the sixth rap act to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of Hip-Hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac recorded […]
By Alicia Kennedy Bartenders Jairo Taveras and Robert Nieves wanted to create a party that reflects their lifestyles. It’s not easy to find good cocktails and a good party happening at the same time, in the same place. We almost understand this to be inevitable: If you’re dancing, you’re probably drinking Modelo; if you’re drinking […]
By Marjua Estevez Dominican rapper and vocalist Messiah El Artista went from studying the likes of 50 Cent to being cosigned by him; from listening to trap music to leading its Spanish-language movement; from rocking Sean John to fronting it as the brand’s newest face. Messiah is by definition already a story of success, and he’s only […]
Written By Marjua Estevez “This is my happy place,” which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater, New Jersey. Inside the prewar apartment there’s a musical number of clanking pans and plastic cups scrubbing under the rush of faucet water. There’s arroz blanco […]
Uptown Hip-Hop is coming along nicely. It is a must that you spread that Uptown Love and check out the latest from Uptown’s own Dubwork of the mighty IOD camp. The highly anticipated project is available now on iTunes and is another important milestone for Hip-Hop coming out of Washington Heights and Inwood. Get up […]
Choreographer extraordinaire & Uptown’s own Hollywood put together this really cool concept video for Kehlani’s CRZY. The video was shot in the world famous Dyckman Park. Check it out below.
Press play below to check out a cool collab between Uptown’s own I.B. Manhattan and Hip-Hop icon Buckshot of Black Moon.
Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]
By Daniel Rivera When it comes to rap and hip-hop, Latinos making an imprint on the culture is not exactly a new phenomenon. In fact, Latino rappers in the United States with bicultural roots have been one of the many pillars that have stood firmly throughout the course of the 40-plus years the genre has […]
Okay folks, Can I Kick It is going down tonight at Dead Stock (2240 Amsterdam Ave). This is a big deal people. Some of Uptown’s most talented artists will be doing their thing alongside the awesome live stylings of Lexiglass, which is made up of Will Glass and Marcelo Alexi. I’m talking about The Machine, […]
It’s been a long time… But live Hip-Hop music is back in Washington Heights. On Friday, May 13th all roads lead to Dead Stock (2240 Amsterdam Ave) for performances from Ninety, Cruz, Tellie Floydd, The Machine and Lexiglass. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 9 pm. You don’t want to miss this […]
Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30pm doors, 7pm breakdance battle royale, 8pm Q&A, 8:30pm movie United Palace (4140 Broadway @ 175th Street) Tickets: Adults $10 online/$15 at the door; children under 17 not admitted https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10087561 The United Palace is taking you back to 1983 with the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style. Not only will you get […]
Uptown’s own Skematics recently released his EP entitled, Somewhere In The Gray. The collection features such names as Sean Price, Saigon and production from PF Cuttin among others. The EP is available on Tidal, Spotify and iTunes so check it out and spread that Uptown Love.