Posts Tagged ‘grandmaster flash’

Get Your Game On with Hip Hop Bingo

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Mixing hip hop and bingo to liven up the night

Over the years, bingo has gained so much popularity that even celebrities are playing the game for charity. Actors like Russell Crowe (who used to be a bingo hall caller) and musicians like Bono (U2’s front man), have admitted to playing the game for their favorite charities. Since its invention in 1929, the game has attracted different games. From Facebook to horse racing bingo, the game has definitely influenced fashion, art, food, and even music. Recently, another variation of bingo has emerged—hip hop bingo.

Basically, playing hip hop bingo isn’t that different from the games you’ll find on CheekyBingo. On each bingo card, you’ll find 25 squares arranged in five horizontal rows, vertical columns, and one space marked “Free” in the middle. Numbers are placed on each space in the grid, which you’ll need to mark off once the DJ calls them. The only variation to this game is that you’ll have to yell “Hip Hop!” instead of “Bingo!” when you’ve formed a prescribed pattern. Then, you’re required to run up the stage and dance to the beats with the other winners. To make things more fun and unique, organizers usually include odd prizes like broomsticks wrapped in leopard print, a bronze frog statue, or a chewing gum necklace.


Ya Rock and Ya Don’t Stop: Forty Years of Hip Hop

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

(Special Guests: Coke La Rock, Cindy Campbell, Clark Kent & Timmy Tim.)

Obviously the birth of a culture is a process with many pioneers, not a single moment. However, if you had to point to a single mythical birthday for this music we call hip hop, this would probably have to be it. It all started back on August 11th, 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the West Bronx when a six foot five muscular sixteen year old named Clive Campbell had already become a DJ named Kool Herc. He had decided to help his kid sister Cindy Campbell throw a back to school party so that she could get some money for new school clothes from the boutiques down on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Little did anyone know the party that they threw would inadvertently spark a global culture and become the most pervasive and popular music the world has ever known. So let’s take it back. Way back, back into time.


Kurtis Blow – Hip Hop Medley live at Baltic Soul Weekender #3

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Ain’t nothing better than looking at a hip hop pioneer paying tribute to old school classics. Kurtis Blow performs Rappers’ Delight, The Message, & White Lines.

— Thomas V

The Beatbox Files Volume 1

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The Beatbox Files Volume 1
1. Grandmaster Flash – Flash Is On The Beatbox
2. Fat Boys – The Human Beatbox
3. Fat Boys – Stick ‘Em
4. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – Live At The Lincoln Projects
5. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show
6. Doug E Fresh – Get Fresh Doug & Do The Beatbox
7. Doug E Fresh – Nuthin’
8. Cutmaster DC – We Came To Rock
9. Mikey D & Rahzel – Dawn
10. Greg Nice – 3 Minutes Of Beatbox
11. T La Rock & Greg Nice – Bass Machine
12. Biz Markie & MC Shan – Live In Brooklyn
13. Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane – Freestyle
14. Biz Markie – One Two
15. Biz Markie – Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz
16. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
17. Biz Markie – Biz Is Goin’ Off
18. Just Ice & DMX – Original Gangster Of Hip Hop
19. Just Ice & DMX – Gangster Of Hip Hop
20. Just Ice & DMX – Latoya
21. Just Ice & DMX – That Girl Is A Slut
22. BDP & D-Nice – Breath Control (Live)
23. BDP & D-Nice – The P Is Free (Live)

Stay tuned for volume 2, which will be posted at some point next week.

–Roy Johnson