Hip-hop

Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Are you ready for a record deal? How do you attract the attention of a record label? Are major labels still relevant? Join us for the 13th annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium and its featured topic, Deal or No Deal? Record Label Politics, Practices and Culture. The symposium features a special keynote from Kevin […]


‘Keep It Kind. Keep It Creative’

Somerville-raised Rapper Forté On His Art and His City Forté never leaves the house without his crystals, which he wears around his wrists. Most are gifts, and they’re meant to promote creativity. While leaning back in his chair, the artist pulls a jagged Amethyst crystal out of his pocket and turns it over a few […]


Mark de Clive-Lowe

Famed New York area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org, and Berklee present The Checkout – Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are webcast live worldwide in high definition video and available for […]


How HipStory Is Redefining Storytelling in Digital Media

Over the course of its seven-year history, HipStory has been many things. It started as a mixtape, found a home online as hipstory.org, and then, at one point or another, set its sights on conquering every corner of the musical world. “It had many different aspirations,” founder and co-owner Cliff Notez says. “We wanted to […]


Third Annual Hip-Hop Festival Heads to Union Square

Rap, spoken word, dance, and visual art will take over Union Square this Sunday at the city’s third Evolution of Hip-Hop Festival. Yvette Wilks, who runs production company “Wat’s da WURD!” and SCATV show “The Somerville Line,” sparked the annual event when she came to the arts council with her idea for a hip-hop festival. Wilks […]