- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 2, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492326771
- ISBN-13: 978-1492326779
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Hip Hop...know what I'm sayin': A collection of essays, articles, blogs and posts Paperback – September 2, 2013
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About the Author
Kurtiss Jackson, also known as Kurt Nice, nurtured a love for Hip Hop music and culture as a youth growing up in New Jersey of the 1970’s. Through dancing, and graffiti art, Kurt first participated in what later became a multi-billion dollar industry of hip-hop products. While in college studying psychology at Rutgers University, internship at a local cable television station reconnected him with his Hiphop roots. Soon he switched to studying communications and graphic technology. In 1996, he debuted, Shades of Hip Hop a video mix tape/documentary of the Hip Hop Kulture that showcased unsigned talent, underground media and new music in the mid 1990’s. He was among the first producers to popularize street cyphers, behind the scenes interviews, on-location performances, and round table discussions about Hip Hop to be distributed in the United States. After receiving recognition in the second issue of XXL magazine in November of 1997, he went on to complete 8 volumes by the year 2000. This was before the craze for underground hip-hop DVDs really began. The list of artists and music industry personalities showcased on Shades of Hip Hop is an eclectic mix of Hip Hop icons ranging from today’s top artists like Jay-Z and 50 Cent to old-school pioneers like Slick Rick and KRS-ONE. Then, in 2006 he started his own 24 hour internet radio station called shadesradio.com. Again he showcased underground talent and developed new formats that would show a more cultured side of Hip Hop, this time for the budding market of internet radio. In 2008, Kurt encountered KRS ONE in an in depth conversation for the first time since 1995 (@D&D Studios). That led him to playing a key role in promoting the most important book ever written about Hip Hop consciousness thus far, The Gospel of Hip Hop by KRS ONE (2009). His travels promoting the Gospel of Hip Hop and The Stop the Violence Movement across the United States lead to his role originally as Marketing Director for the Temple of Hip Hop and then Exec Archivist for the on-line gallery of Hip Hop Kulture (hiphoplives.net). From 2011 to 2013, he designed, edited and wrote 13 issues of 9 Elements Magazine (HipHopLives.net Magazine) that included self-produced video and audio as well. Most recently, Kurt also wrote and compiled Shades of Hip Hop: Undaground Seen 2008 (pub. 2013) and Blood Oaths to the Secret Covenant: Unraveling the Mystery of Mitt Romney’s Lineage (pub. 2012). These titles are also available on Amazon.com