Hip Hop News

The public library systems for New York and the borough of Queens have launched new limited-edition library cards celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop. The card for the New York Public Library features the mural from the movie "Wild Style", while the Queens card features a design from veteran streetwear artists The Shirt Kings.

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The Queens Public Library has launched a new six-month program dedicated to celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop. The program was made possible through a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and it will be curated by Ralph McDaniels, the library's Hip-Hop coordinator and "Video Music Box" host.

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Eric Adams and the City of New York will support the Universal Hip-Hop Museum in raising $50 million leading up to the opening of the Bronx museum.


Check out part 2 of our exclusive interview with Ralph McDaniels, founder of Video Music Box.


Before Yo! MTV Raps and Rap City, the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had the gift Video Music Box, hosted by VJ Ralph McDaniels and the Vid Kid aka Lionel C. Martin.

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Cultural pioneer Ralph McDaniels changed the landscape for Hip-Hop in 1983 when he created the first music video program exclusively catering to urban culture. Almost 30 years later, Combat Jack and the Newminati crew sat down with McDaniels to revisit the days of Video Music Box, his favorite moments in Hip-Hop and more on The Combat Jack Show.


The legendary Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box gets behind the lens to direct the underground dancehall jam “Ride All Night.” This is Nando Griffiths jam featuring Oxxygen and Paashot. It’s an energetic joint so if you have heart issues, you should probably sit this one out. Other than that, hit the jump and enjoy. 

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FUSE unearthed this vintage footage of The Notorious B.I.G. and a very young Jay-Z performing the classic cut “Got Money.” Jigga  playing Big’s hypeman while the two perform the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic for the birthday party of rap pioneer Ralph McDaniels. Check the footage below. 

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The same day Nas was allegedly denied to witness the birth of his son, he was seen in his old stomping grounds celebrating the birth of his child. In a video from Onfumes.com, the rapper is in the projects of Queensbridge giving props to the legendary creator of Video Music Box, Uncle Ralph, and a […]