‘Chuck D was always very hands on with his artwork,’ says Cey Adams.
The storied DJ and producer will spin over three decades of iconic tracks from the likes of JAY-Z, YG and Public Enemy on Friday.
The rap group led by Chuck D. are one of the most influential rap groups of all time, known for their explosive sound and activism.
Premiering 10 April, the three-part series will span 35-years, highlighting three legendary photographers who documented the iconic hip-hop label’s artists.
The Recording Academy has inducted 26 more iconic recordings into its Grammy Hall of Fame including Elton John, Patsy Cline and Public Enemy.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
The special 2,500 square foot installation touches down in Long Beach, California in November.
Co-frontman Chuck D says: “As with many songs, this was formed out of a conversation amongst ourselves about the level of passion fuel it takes to create."
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
The Gods Of Rap tour takes in shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London's SSE Arena.
“The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth,” museum chairman of the board Kurtis Blow said.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
A deep playlist full of powerful protest songs including Public Enemy, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Cooke and more...
Other celebrities involved are Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy.