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The New Queen Of Hip Hop

She was born and raised in Bronx. Now she is taking Harlem by storm.

The Bronx Start Work On New Album

The Bronx have announced via Facebook that they are to start work on their fourth studio album....
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Jamar Rogers Singing On The Voice

Usually singing-competition shows aim for some milquetoast backstage drama with their contestants, like a lost relative or a handicap overcome. Breaking the mold is The Voice crooner Jamar Rogers, an HIV+ former meth addict who came clean with his story in his introductory bit above....
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Hip Hop’s Spotlight Comes Back To Bronx With Bandana Boogie

Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. However there has not been a rap superstar to come out of the borough since Big Pun....
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La Excelencia To Storm Dartmouth

La Excelencia, a young Bronx-based band that’s widely acclaimed for reviving the boisterous, socially conscious and highly danceable salsa dura of the ‘70s, plays the Hop’s Spaulding Auditorium on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 07:00 p.m. ...
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The Enemy Bring In The Bronx Man For New Album

The band have revealed that Joby Ford from The Bronx band is producing their next album....
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French Montana Signs With Bad Boy

Bronx rapper French Montana has been tapped by Diddy to join his Bad Boy Records empire. The veteran hip-hop impresario made the announcement on BET’s ’106 & Park’ Thursday....
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Digable Planets Reunites With Ladybug Mecca, Featuring U.G.O. Crew

It has been 7 years since Ladybug Mecca (a.k.a. LadybugMek) performed with the original Digable Planets, and her upcoming special one-time NYC and LA appearances with the group as well as featured artist U.G.O. Crew are going to be memorable events marking a long overdue reunion for their worldwide following....
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Sacred Music In A Sacred Space

Hailed by The New York Times as “a technically nimble and dynamic organist,” Renée Anne Louprette has established a formidable international career as organ recitalist, accompanist and conductor. Ms. Louprette was recently appointed Organist and Associate Director of Music and the Arts of Trinity Wall Street in New York City, where she will collaborate with the renowned Trinity Choir under the directorship of Dr. Julian Wachner. ...
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Anthrax Day In Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is declaring Anthrax Day in the Bronx the same day the group take the stage for the Yankee Stadium Big 4 concert featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax....
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Notorious PhD Raps Against Gentrification In Bronx

While the Notorious B.I.G.’s former neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn has gone through a great deal of gentrification, the “Notorious PHd,” fights to make sure the Bronx doesn’t go the way of Clinton Hill too....
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Paul McCartney Set To Rock At Yankee Stadium In Bronx

Two years back he rocked the Mets’ Citi Field, and now, ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’ Paul McCartney is going to repeat history as he gears up to perform at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2011....
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Bronx's Emerging Music Talent

Next Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., some of Bronx’s best emerging talent will compete in the Bronx round of WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs. Here is a sample of the diverse contenders taking part:...
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The Baby-Boy From Biggie's Album Cover Is Finally Found

The cute baby from Biggie Smalls' iconic Ready to Die album cover has been located. Keithroy Yearwood, who grew up in Bronx, is now an 18-year-old high school senior. He was paid $150 for the two-hour modeling agency shoot in which he posed in diapers and an impressive Afro. And here all were, thinking the cover was an early picture of Big himself! ...
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Vin Keatin Releases Debut Ep Certified

Emerging R&B singer Vin Keatin is a break from the habitual hip-thrusting, pop-like music that passes for rhythm and blues today. ...
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Philharmonic Plays 5th-Grader's Work

Ten-year-old Nuha Dolby is heading to Lincoln Center for a performance by the New York Philharmonic of "Voices of Darkness" — her very own composition....
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Hip Hop Founder In Bad Health

Kool DJ Herc, the deejay many credit with founding hip hop music is very ill without health insurance to help him pay his medical bills. ...
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Bronx Opera Company Returns

The 44-year-old Bronx Opera Company will be bringing their production of Auber's Fra Diavolo to Hunter College's Kaye playhouse in Manhattan tonight. After last weekend's performances at Lehman college the show has travelled to the island of Manhattan. ...
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American Idol Hopeful Slams Bronx

Borough President Ruben Diaz blasted “American Idol” for the portrayal of the Bronx as a drug-infested kill zone of gang violence when showing a video of contestant Travis Orlando. Is Idol’s portrayal accurate or overblown? Check out the video for yourself. ...
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Jay-Z & Eminem Turn Yankee Stadium Upside Dow

On September 13 & 14, hip hop legends Jay-Z and Eminem hit the stage performing the first ever concerts at the new Yankee Stadium as part of their Home and Home tour. The rappers sold out Yankee Stadium for both nights, playing to crowds of around 80,000 fans....
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Bronx Opera Announces Its 51st Season

The Bronx Opera has announced its 51st season.
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Cardi B Posted Her Location On Twitter, Invited Anyone Who Wanted To Fight Her

With fame comes a lot of pressure and unwarranted opinions, but Cardi B is not going to let the haters get her down.
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Celebrating The 100th Birthday Of Composer Leonard Bernstein

The Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) will celebrate the 100th birthday of composer Leonard Bernstein with a concert on Saturday, November 19th starting at 2 pm at Horace Mann Recital Hall, 231 West 246th Street in Bronx.
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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: Lovestruck Bronx Rapper Wants To Be Your Mirror

"Let's say you [are] going through something, and you tell me about it," says Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, sitting in a conference
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The Bronx: Fight For Your Rights

Four years on from their last album, the punks are back with their most politically-minded, angry and galvanising record to date.
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How We Got From A South Bronx Birthday Party To A Global Force

Many, many people with an internet connection, including yours truly, spent a fair amount of time on 11 August 2017 entranced by a Google Doodle.
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The Bronx In Focus

It is hard to imagine The Bronx having any sort of downtime. This is, after all, the band responsible for living one of the most disparate double lives in contemporary music, going between the fervour of their big-swinging punk anthems and the triumphant Mexican folk fanfare of Mariachi El Bronx. Even with several years removed from each of their respective albums, the two continued to tour in tandem right up to last year.
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Universal Hip-Hop Museum Projected To Bring Recording Studio, Virtual Graffiti Wall To Bronx

The Bronx’s planned Universal Hip-Hop Museum is expected to boast a recording studio, virtual graffiti wall and dozens of photos and records highlighting the music genre’s growth, according to co-chairman Kurtis Blow.

Best Of The Bronx: Choir Sings National Anthem At Yankee Stadium

The Bronx's Highbridge Voices choir sang the national anthem Tuesday for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium.
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Princess Nokia And The Art Оf Doing What You Want

The New York rapper is a mainstay of the New York underground. Now she looks to what is next.

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