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20 Years Ago, The Beastie Boys Reminded Rap Fans That 3 MCs & 1 DJ Is A Winning Formula

1998 was a changing time for Hip-Hop. The attitude of the period was recovering from the killings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Groups like The Fugees and A Tribe Called Quest separated for solo pursuits. Meanwhile Black Star emerged. Master P's No Limit Records led a marketing battalion that... Read more

A Japanese B-Boy Crew in Germany Won the Battle of the Year. Hip-Hop is Universal Magnetic (Video)

The Battle of the Year (BOTY) describes itself as the "World Cup of Breakdancing," and for good reason. Over the weekend, hundreds of contenders representing countries as far away as Thailand and and Senegal competed for the championship, and this team from Japan bested 14 other squads. With a name... Read more

The World’s Best B-Boys & B-Girls Take Center Stage at this Breakin’ Competition (Video)

Heads around the world have embraced Breakdancing as one of Hip-Hop's defining elements, and while it may seem like rapping has become the culture's most visible manifestation, B-boys and B-Girls continue to celebrate breakin' in tremendous ways. Back in August, the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships took place in San Diego,... Read more