Web series focused on the 4 elements of Hip Hop and the people who keep the culture alive.
Urban Media is a weekly documentary web series highlighting urban culture and the people who keep it alive.
Cho Cho Cho (Music Video) filmed in Goma, Congo | Beat Making Lab | PBS Digital Studios (by beatmakinglab)
Talib Kweli: Upper Echelon Music Video
I sometimes feel like we put to much emphasis into the words and titles that come with Hip Hop Culture. We look towards old school cats, founding fathers, and purist for advice on the ways it was and the way it should be. Is it MC or Rapper? Is it Bboy or Breaker? Is it Graffiti Writer or Tagger or Artist? Is it DJ or Turntablist? Doesn’t it really matter?
I always thought the culture was about being ourselves and expressing ourselves using the 4 elements that form Hip Hop. We can dissect, analyze, and evaluate words all day, but it all comes down to if we’re doing this because we love it and love our community, or are we just trying to make a quick buck? You usually become a master of what you love to do, because you continue doing it that you become better at it. And eventually, since you’re the master (ShoNuff!) you’ll be paid and make a living from it. But that’s another discussion.
I just wanted to express that fact that every generation will bring something new to the table because of the technology, resources, and knowledge available. We have to respect it and at the same time respect those who paved the way as well. That’s why we study the history of our culture (meaning ethnic, race, country, etc…) and make it our own. Remember keep the culture alive. And what’s alive will eventually grow and change so accept it.”
— Papa Smurf Creator of Urban Media
The Cypher Effect - Sketchy Waze / HeavenSent / Artwork / Truth B Told / Bam Bam (by TheCypherEffect)
The Cypher Effect - Ducer / Arkyve / Acid Reign / MP (Rebels To The Grain) / Destruct (by TheCypherEffect)