Dapper Dan Reveals Iconic Hip-Hop Fashion Moment. Grandmaster Caz Shares Genre’s Important Lesson at A&E’s Origins Of Hip Hop & Biography: Bobby Brown NYC Premiere – WATCH!!By Delaina Dixon | May 18, 2022 | Entertainment
The DivaGals were on the red carpet for the premiere of A&E’s newest series. Origins of Hip Hop is an eight-part documentary series that explores the origin stories of Busta Rhymes, Eve, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Ja Rule, Lil Jon and Uncle Luke as they share the experiences that molded them into greatness. Biography: Bobby Brown is a two-night event that explores Bobby’s rise to stardom and his most challenging life moments. Both premiere on May 30 on A&E.
Grandmaster Caz Launches Companion Podcast
O.G. rapper and emcee Grandmaster Caz, whose companion podcast to Origins launches today, explained to us what young rappers and hip-hop artists need to know about the origins of the music.
“I just think they need to learn the culture of Hip Hop and the reasons it was intended for. Hip Hop was our escape from the street, from the drugs, the crime, the police — the ills of society at that time,” he shared exclusively with the DivaGals. “We created Hip Hop so we wouldn’t have to do all that. I would just remind the youths that are trying to incorporate all the things we did to get away from … what Hip Hop’s original intent was all about.” Preach!
The original podcast Origins of Hip Hop dives deep into core elements of the musical genre and its surrounding culture. Listeners will hear firsthand accounts of hip hop’s beginnings, its struggle against an exploitative corporate music structure and the ways that creative thinkers turned an underground phenomenon into a mainstream sensation. The ten-episode season will include interviews with industry insiders and experts such as Sha-Rock, considered the first female emcee; Grand Wizzard Theodore, credited with inventing the popular “scratching” technique and Kurtis Blow, one of the first commercially successful Hip Hop artists.
The Origins of Hip Hop podcast launches May 18 and is available on Apple, Spotify and Stitcher.
Dapper Dan On His Iconic Hip-Hop Fashion Moment – EXCLUSIVE!
Legendary Dapper Dan has created many iconic moments in fashion, and the DivaGals have the exclusive on his. He also talks about his iconic outfit of the night. Watch below!
Origins of Hip Hop and Biography Bobby Brown premiere Monday, May 30 on A&E.
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