Lovebug Starski, Pioneering Rapper With Harlem World Crew Dead At 57

Kevin Smith, the Bronx DJ and rapper known as Lovebug Starski who is often credited with coining the term “hip-hop,” died Thursday at 57 following a heart attack in Las Vegas said our source. Continue Reading →

RIP Ghetto Brother Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez (Video)

Ghetto Brothers leader Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez, who famously brokered a gang truce between Bronx and Harlem in 1971, has passed away at the age of 65, according to his wife Wanda Melendez and author Amir Said. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: 30th Anniversary DJ Celebration With Afrika Bambaataa And More

b3d25a59-8769-4ea7-a6d3-ff3092138536Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather,” “Godfather,” and “The Amen Ra,” of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert Free At SummerStage

RockSteadyCrewThe folks at Summerstage are at it again, they’ve gone next level with the Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert with Whodini and Bid Daddy Kane free this summer in Central Park!

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