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Mocha-to-Go! Black Music Month – Hip Hop Evolves

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American Beatboxer

And the beat goes on… this weekend Café Mocha will be sitting down with two prolific, yet little known gentlemen who are making hip hop history.

Pictured: Rich McKeown

Meet writer, producer and director Rich McKeown and The BeatBox King Rahzel the Legend, who both discuss their award winning documentary on the evolving nature of hip hop American BeatboxerLink Here

 

Cheryl “The Pearl” Cook, Gwendolyn “Blondy” Chisolm and Angie Stone (from left,Derek Blanks for Rolling Stone)

Putting Some Shine on the ‘Sequence’

Before Nicki Minaj, Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott and our own co-host Yoyo, there was a “sequence” to the order of women who made history in hip hop — literally.

Celebrating Black Music Month, we’re reintroducing you to female pioneers in the music industry and the real first ladies of hip hop; they are Cheryl “the Pearl” Cook, Gwendolyn “Blondy” Chisolm, and the lead singer, Angie Stone then known as “Angie B” Meet Sequence.

Straight from the Saxon Homes Projects in Columbia, South Carolina, Sequence, IS the first female trio rap group.

Check out their “Funk You Up!” and you decide…

The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.

Barack Obama