Single: Sicknotes feat. Vendetta & Ayok – Diamond Cut (Prod. By Big Skoon)

Sicknotes, Vendetta of PCP, and Ayok apply pressure with the single “Diamond Cut,” produced by Big Skoon. The chopper style always sounds incredible when you have polished emcees who can enunciate and find the perfect pocket that tests the BPM of the track. Big Skoon laced this beat for the trio of Grind Mode Cypher... Continue Reading →

Review: Big Skoon – Me & My MPC Vol. 1

In the hip-hop producer community, the Akai MPC is a staple digital audio workstation. Many classic hip-hop beats used this software to allow beatmakers to chop up samples and create percussions without instruments, or a studio. In the 80s and 90s, the MPC influenced a renaissance within hip-hop by allowing producers to take classic songs... Continue Reading →

Sociopolitical Activism and the Origins of Hip Hop

In the twenty-first century, hip hop music is often associated with behaviors like drug use, sexualization of women, gang violence, consumerist and materialistic ideas, egocentric and pop culture values, however, hip hop culture and its music planted its roots in social progression and civil rights movements in the 1970s, working to bring urban communities together... Continue Reading →

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