If you were around during the ‘Minneapolis Sound’ era of the 1980s then you definitely know who Alexander O’neal is. During this era he ruled the charts with classic hits such as: “Sunshine”, “Fake”, and “If You Were Here Tonight” just to name a few. I caught up with Mr. O’neal during a late night studio session at Crystal Castle Studios for a quick chat. Watch and listen to find out what he’s been up to and what he’s currently working on.
By now, everyone has seen the commercial expansion of hip-hop around the world as young people across the globe (and a lot of adults too) sing along to their favorite Jay-Z, Will I. Am, or Kendrick Lamar verse. But not as many people know about the underground artists in different corners of the world who work as activists, community organizers, and educators, and who have adapted cultural elements of hip-hop to tell their own story – often in other accents and languages. I’m here to talk about that.
I’m a cultural anthropologist and videographer who travels the world “in search of hip hop scenes inspired by freedom fighting – instead of by thousand dollar jeans, new things, and jingle writing”...
Ju The Czar and Nipsey Hussle met up in St. Louis recently to record the song Million Bucks which you get a sample of during the video below.
The Liability Tour is kicking off soon! You can catch one of Prof of Rhymesayers many shows.
This tour will feature special guests Nacho Picasso and DJ Fundo.
Dates, cities and link to get tickets are:
October 29 – Duluth, MN – Tickets
October 30 – Fargo, ND – Tickets
October 31 – Sioux Falls, SD – Tickets
November 1 – Omaha, NE – Tickets
November 2 – Lawrence, KS – Tickets
November 4 – Dallas, TX – Tickets
November 5 – Austin, TX – Tickets
November 6 – Houston, TX – Tickets
November 7 – San Antonio, TX – Tickets
November 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Tickets
November 10 – Tucson, AZ – Tickets
November 11 – Scottsdale, AZ – Tickets
November 13 – Oakland, CA – Tickets
November 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets
November 15 – Reno, NV – Tickets
November 17 – Seattle, WA – Tickets
November 18 – Portla...