By: Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
The historian curse is also why the face of The Roots has mentioned on numerous occasions that Hip Hop died on August 3rd, 1995, the day of The 1995 Source Awards. It's also why Questlove felt that there was an "artistic apartheid" in the seating arrangement in the audience and felt The Roots, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Mobb Deep were seated in the "have-nots of Hip Hop" section. But, if there was TWITTER IN THE 90S, a platform which makes opinions “history” with the click of a button, this Hip Hop evolutionist would have placed too many unruly rappers (Read: animals) in arbitrarily constructed categories(read: cages) with grave consequences.
QUESTLOVE LIVE TWEETS AT THE 1995 SOURCE AWARDS
Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg has been having birthday parties, not open to the general public for the vast majority of his life. However, over the past few years he has been celebrating his anniversary of life with #PeterPalooza, an annual concert event involving today's brightest young hip hop stars. Last year included Meek Mill, Odd Future, World's Fair, Joell Ortiz and a number of surprise guests.
All humans share 99.9 % of the same DNA and Hip Hop festivals are no different. The general DNA structure of a Hip Hop Festival consists of :
- Mix of nationalities (mostly wearing Wu-Tang shirts)
- Warm embrace of chest rattling bass
- Occasional bouts of crowd disinterest due to 1. prolonged technical difficulties and/or 2. bad setlists
- Heavy focus on the "Turn up"
The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival set up shop at 50 Kent Ave and on the surface was similar to 99.9% of the other Hip Hop festivals.
Then the bars came and this festival quickly entered the .1%.