the 1983 graffiti, breakdancing and hip hop
culture proto-documentary 20 years later comes out from obscure, grainy, 5th hand bootlegs and into the 21st Century
. This funky white boy is excited. (Be sure you check out some of the other links from
the NPR site!)
posted by Pollomacho
on Apr 25, 2003 -
Has anyone noticed the lack of hip-hop stars from flyover-country? There seem to be thriving scenes in Gary, Indiana
, and other cities. (Oddly, there's a dearth of info on Chicago.)
Aside from a couple of well-known white rappers from the Motor City
, the Geography of Hip-Hop
remains fixated on NYC and LA and to a lesser extent, Miami and Atlanta.
Now there's plenty of urban life going on between the coasts, and I can't believe it's because there's no talent in the breadbasket country. So is it record company stupidity, bad promotion, what?
posted by jonmc
on Feb 19, 2002 -