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CULTURE CLASSICS – 2Pac “Dear Mama”

#RunTheCulture It’s Mother’s Day! So it’s only right that this week’s #CultreClassic shows love to all the moms out there with hip-hop’s most classic ode to mom, “Dear Mama” by 2Pac. “Dear Mama” was released in 1995 as the lead single from Pac’s third album, Me Against the World. The song is of course is a…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Wande

Having faith is nothing new in hip-hop but openly displaying it and making it the foundation of your bars is rare. And being a female MC and doing so have been almost non-existence. But enter a fresh, driven young lady coming straight outta Texas and you have our #MusicMonday featured artists, Wande.

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Chika

#RunTheCulture Hailing from Alabama with roots in Nigeria, rapper Chika is a completely different breed of female MC. Alabama is certainly not a traditional hip-hop breeding ground but again, Chika is not your traditional rapper. The 23 year-old burst onto the scene in 2018 when she remixed Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” to diss Ye for…

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Hiplet: Where Hip-Hop And Ballet Meet

#RunTheCulture Innovation, pushing things beyond their limits and turning them into something new. That’s what The Culture is all about. A perfect example of that is Hiplet, a stunning fusion of hip-hop and African dance with classical ballet. Hiplet is the brainchild of Homer Bryant, the founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. He was a young…

hey ya by outkast culture classics

Culture Classics – Hey Ya By Outkast

Today in our #CultureClassics series we feature “Hey Ya” by Outkast. The Speakerboxxx/Love Below album dropped this week back in 2003 and that classic album was led by this classic single from Andre 3000. The mix of Beatles-esque rock and Prince-like swagger couldn’t be denied. “Hey Ya” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks…