Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

‘Sample This’ Movie Trailer

Having been sampled over 200 times (and probably many more without proper credit), the 1973 track “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band is often referred to as the most influential record in the history of hip hop. This weekend at the Austin Film Festival, a new documentary called ‘Sample This’ will be shown for the first time, which revolves around the song’s creation, the band’s story, and the influence this mega track had on our culture. The… Read more

The Word & The Dream

If you’ve been following us for a while now, you’ve probably picked up that one of our biggest inspirations is the one and only Muhammad Ali. One of our favorite  books in our growing Ali memorabilia collection here at The Spot is called Ali Rap, which has over 300 rhymes and raps written or spoken by the man himself throughout the course of his career. So when we came across these powerful Ali tribute clips… Read more

Straight Out the Jungle

If you are down with the culture but you’ve never visited New York City, you are missing a piece to the puzzle. You gotta complete the cypher. It is a must to visit the motherland, aka concrete jungle; aka New York City, at least once in a lifetime for any Hip Hop head around the world. Until you experience it in person, it is hard to imagine the street struggle mixed up with the fancy… Read more

Before the Hype: Bouncing Cats

When you hear the word Uganda the first thing that may come to mind is the recent KONY 2012 video highlighting the man himself and the kidnapping of children for use in war. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find videos of people in Uganda who have expressed their concerns nullifying the impression given off by the video. You see, Uganda was the center of attention a few weeks ago because of the viral campaign that… Read more

Travellin’ Man

Growing up, I think one of my biggest ambitions was to travel the world. Even now I think any kid growing up still has “travel the world” on their list of things to do. Little did I know, my first trip outside of the country would be because of bboying. In July 2010, I boarded a flight to Slovakia for 10 days where I would be an attendee at the first Outbreak Europe Hiphop Festival…. Read more

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