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Hip Hop

Rap and ruin: The Great Gatsby

Jay-Z on the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby, the 3-D film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of obsessive love and American social divisions? Surely, that's an all-too-obvious attempt to make a period story appeal to younger cinema-goers?

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 9:24am

Hip hop's tie-in to Bruce Lee

Featuring 12 graffiti-styled illustrations of Lee, "Kung Fu Wildstyle" debuted in Hong Kong last autumn, then made its way to Shanghai to start the year, and is now on exhibit at Lincoln Centre in New York until July 15.

7 Jul 2013 - 8:37pm

Mellowing with age but still one cool cat

Snoop appears, as if by magic, in a puff of his own smoke. The rapper, actor, gangster and stoner extraordinaire has reinvented himself as a reggae-singing messenger of hope. Snoop Dogg is dead, long live Snoop Lion.

14 Apr 2013 - 5:03pm

Out of My Closet: DJ Enso

We're standing in DJ Enso's Lan Kwai Fong apartment on a noisy Friday night - his turntables are plainly in sight, but it's not music that's on his mind. He's talking to us about fashion - like his sounds, the DJs dress sense is a tongue-in-cheek blend of genres.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:48pm

A savage piece of social commentary

This is the album that unleashed the most murderous genre in musical history - the first seminal gangsta rap record. And yet, for all its guns, profanity and braggadocio, the perennial contention about gangsta artists - that they are merely documenting an ugly social reality rather than glorifying it - never rang so true as it does here.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:35pm


British street dance group Boy Blue Entertainment performs hip hop dance moves. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

It's Play time - nightclub marks its birthday with hip hop and dance bash

Central nightclub Play pulled out all the stops for two days of celebrations to mark its first anniversary starting on Wednesday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Original gangster

Hideaki Ishi, better known as DJ Krush, is one of the very few artists from Asia who has commanded two decades of cred in the global hip hop scene. The 49-year-old Japanese producer and DJ got his first big international break in the mid-1990s from the Mo' Wax label with a series of genre-defining instrumental hip hop albums.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pharrell Williams

STARTING FROM SCRATCH I was born in Virginia Beach [in the US state of] Virginia in 1973. It was a very normal place, but it was a place where you could develop if you wanted to. If you didn't want that, then you could have a nice, happy normal life. Michael Jackson was my earliest musical influence for sure - I was a little too young for Prince, I guess.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Stepping up and standing out

There's a reason Japanese hip hop dancer Kentaro!! has two exclamation marks in his name. He knows how to move!! He taught about 30 aspiring dancers at Studiodanz in Quarry Bay last Thursday. Junior reporter Arjun Sivakumar was there to learn what hip hop is all about. Check out what he discovered ....

How did it all start?

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am