Hip Hop Month – Episode 5 – A Global Culture
This July, Unity Radio, champions the elements of Hip Hop culture, celebrating Rap Music, Graffiti Art , BBOY skillz and Turntablism, with weekly on-air and digital features in, ‘Rap Week’, ‘Graffiti City’, ‘Rock on’ BBoy’s + BGirls, and ‘Cut N Scratch’ week’s as we launch Unity’s Hip Hop Month.
Join DJ Vital on a special Hip Hop breakfast takeover at 7am Monday 6th of July, running all week to Friday the 10th. Expect to hear Big Beats and bigger basslines as Vital cuts up the biggest Hip Hop anthems with Classic gems from Hip Hop’s golden era.
To kick off the month, we are very proud to announce the airing of a 6 part mini-series, from New York City’s Rap legend and, ‘TEACHA’, KRSOne!! Broadcasting from Monday the 6th to Saturday the 11th of July, KRS shares ‘The Truth about Hip Hop
In our fifth episode, KRS One, shares how Hip Hop became recognised as a ‘Global Culture’, beginning 3 months before 9/11 where himself, along with 300 delegates, including BBOYs, Kool Herc, Zulu Nation, Chuck D from Public Enemy amongst others, were hosted by the Secretary General, Kofi Annan, to present the United Nations with, The Hip Hop Declaration of Peace , following which Hip Hop was declared an International Culture recognized by the U.N. , which we should stand on, fight for , and speak for , to educate others. The self-educated scholar, and rare book lover, goes on to share that in pursuit of pushing Hip Hop and growing the Culture, we should learn to become ascendants of our culture, and to ascend the generations before us as other cultures have.
KRS One, then finishes the episode by clearing any misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding the heritage of Hip Hop.
KRS firmly lays down that, the idea that Hip Hop is ‘Black’, is a lie and unscholarly. Sharing with Unity, he origins of Hip Hop, came from the poor people who were all rejected by their community’s and who through want of nothing better to do, expressed themselves in their environments by taking pens to the concrete canvas, by playing with records on the turntables, by jumping on the floor and trying new dances moves NYC, reaffirmed in the iconic Graffiti Hip Hop flick, Style Wars which the ‘TEACHA’, recommends anyone wanting to learn Hip Hop’s History takes time to watch.
Catch playouts on air from Breakfast with Vital through to Drivetime with Shaun Lever, or see the video here……