“The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it’s wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he’ll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God’ll support you.”
*American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. (read more here)
Chad Harper (Hip Hop Saves Lives) and Negus World bring you “Let’s Take It Higher” at Carnegie Hall November 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm. A Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert for Clean Water in Haiti. Please repost and retweet or buy tickets for a very good cause to help sell out their concert at CARNEGIE HALL!
This night celebrates hip hop’s African roots and honors the father of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc. He is credited with developing the breakbeat, a percussion solo that originated in indigenous African culture as a way to communicate, worship, and perform ceremonies. Students of the youth program Kids Helping Kids: a Hip Hop Experience open the show. Other performers include Nice and Smooth, a group that embodies hip hop’s culture, a special performance honoring health and birthing rights activist Ruth Lubic, and world roots artists Zing Experience and Brown Rice Family, representing the music that inspired hip hop.
HarlemCondoLife also just received word from Hip Hop Saves Lives that The Associated Press http://www.ap.org/, (arguably the best journalism in the world that was founded in 1846, AKA the Marines of journalism “the first in, the last out”) has just agreed to do a piece on RAKIM AT CARNEGIE HALL!!!!!!!!!!!! Big and exciting news as everyone involved have been working so hard towards this event.
Kids helping Kids is a youth program where children are taught humanity through hip hop. Listen to the explanation on “why hip hop” by Founder and CEO “Chad Harper” of Hip Hop Saves Lives and learn more about this organization and their upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall.
LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER!
Hip Hop was birthed out of a gang truce in the South Bronx that happened on Dec. 8th 1971. This gang truce was celebrated weekly as all the gangs would come together and party in honor of the peace. A gang called The Ghetto Brothers which was formed as a gang to create peace was behind this treaty and weekly parties. The Ghetto Brothers were also a live band and performed each week at the celebrations. From these parties the culture of Hip Hop woud be born. Kool Herc began DJing on Aug 11th 1973 which is Hip Hop’s official birthday. Kool Herc is credited as the father of Hip Hop because he extended the break beat by playing two of the same record and looping the break beat over and over. This he called the Merry-go-round. This dj technique is what created Break dancing or what the original Hip Hop heads call Breakin’. The extended break beat ignited dance battles and crews formed to compete. As the word spread of the new dj and dance style DJ Kool Herc’s parties became the most popular in the Bronx. He then got a microphone and began to give shout outs to his friens and local celebrites at the parties. This was the birth of the MC or rapper. This addition would transform the community culture of celebrating peace to a music form that would cirlce the globe!
My name is Chad Harper. Founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, a non-profit organization that teaches humanity through Hip Hop by celebrating the works of everyday heroes around the globe through songs and videos. My brother Johwell St-Cilien founded an organization called Negus World. Negus means KING in an ethiopean language. His organization is a self empowerment movement around the world. Johwell also was a dancer and became a well known videograher in the dance community in NYC. We came together to create a youth program entitled KIDS HELPING KIDS; A HIP HOP EXPERIENCE. In this program we don’t just teach humanity through Hip Hop we create young humanitarians.
To celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th birthday we are taking Hip Hop’s original principles of PEACE LOVE UNITY AND HAVIN’ FUN which were outlined by the God Father of Hip Hop Afrika Bambaataa and going to Carnegie Hall for our youth to perform their intelligent music created in our program honoring everyday heroes. Hip Hop is American roots music so our youth will be joined on stage by world roots bands Brown Rice Family and Zing Experience.
. This event is important to show our youth and youth around the world that there is a stage and most importantly an audience for intelligent music.
People around the world have their expressed dissapointment concerning the current state of hip hop for its negative language and actions towards its own community. THis current music is NOT what Hip Hop was founded on and we are here to take back the name Hip Hop and educate on the difference between Hip Hop and Rap music. One can rap about what ever they like and create Rap music but Hip Hop was founded on a peace treaty that created unity and expressed love, all while having fun!
If you love the true principles of Hip Hop and feel it’s important for the youth to have a tool that they love and can use to express themselves positively, then we need your support. We all know the power and influence of Hip Hop. We must make sure it continues to do what it was intended to do. We will see you at Carnegie Hall.
*Please help to spread the word about Hip Hop Saves Lives by tweeting, reposting or sharing this information within your community. You can also help by going to their Event Link NOW and buy a t-shirt or more to help the kids program to perform this November 3rd at Carnegie Hall.
A collection of old and new soul, classic, house, hip hop, jazz to get your weekend started right with not one but TWO new mixes. Missy Elliot, Fantasia, Elements of Life, Louie Vega, Pharrell, Daft Punk, Miquel, Chrisette Michele, 50 Cent, Gregory Porter, Marcus Canty, Kerri Chandler, India Arie, Frank Ocean, Inaya Day, Justin Timberlake, Stacey Barthe, Chris Brown, Cypress Hill, AL Green, Rick James, Mary J Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Tina Marie, Classics, New Music, Covers, mash-ups, instrumental grooves & dub edits… it’s all on there, just download and enjoy.
For restaurants/bars/retail stores with ipod/laptop digital systems Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 are easy for download (no separate tracks) one audio file on iTunes and sound great back to back.
Harlem Grooves Series is a series featuring a variety of music and art. We decided to feature artists for our covers for this Harlem Grooves series to support local artists along with local guest DJs podcasts which we will feature here in the months to come. Harlem has a wide range of established artists as well as many up and coming new artists making their mark. This cover for Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 is by Shea Sullivan. She is an artist, studied fashion at Parsons, graphic designer, blogger and during the day a corporate fashionista. Vol 1 & 2 were compiled & mixed by RhythmDB for HCL (HarlemCondoLife)
HarlemCondoLife.com is pleased to announce that it and Harlem Bespoke were recently invited to participate in a new mobile hyperlocal information sharing startup called Echo.
Echo is a hyperlocal version of Twitter. A “mobile, microblogging application that connects users to highly relevant information about their location via 140 character messages.” It automatically detects which city or neighborhood users are in and provides them with the most recent updates from echo users in that location. Echo’s content is both user-generated and sourced from local blogs and news outlets. In doing so their mission is simple: “Our goal for echo is to provide people in Harlem with an effective way to communicate with other people in the community.”
Echo recently added Harlem to it’s coverage map. Download the Harlem home page and the app here. Read more about Echo and Echolocation the company that built it below.
Echolocation is a Brooklyn based technology company founded in 2011 by Brian Donohue and Rocky Chiu. The company has received investment capital from TechLaunch, New Jersey’s premier technology accelerator along with individual angel investors. More information can be found at www.echolocation.com
They currently connect users to more than 200,000 local news stories from over 1,000 sources.
Echo is an effective way to get local news, discover events, and interact with people around you.
Echo’s technology ensures that users are always connected to the most relevant information for their current neighborhood, but can also access information for their town, county, state, country, and in other locations all over the World.
For example when a person opens echo in DUMBO, Brooklyn it will automatically detect their location and show information from users and blogs in DUMBO. The user can then easily access feeds for Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North America, and the World. Echo users can also search for any location in the World.
The company received $200,000 in initial funding for the continued development of its location-based microblogging application for smartphones. Early investors in the company include TechLaunch (New Jersey’s premier technology accelerator), Casabona Ventures, and individual angel investors including Ira Cohen and Craig Sher. The company will be showcasing its technology at the SXSW Festival in March, connecting attendees with each other and the best local information around the event.
The company is currently working out of the NYU Poly Incubator in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The company recently completed the TechLaunch accelerator program in New Jersey. Through the program the team met several of its initial angel investors and received funding directly from TechLaunch.
Echo is currently available on iOS, and there are plans to use a portion of the seed funding to expand to other platforms. Echo will remain free for users and generate revenue from local business subscriptions and advertising. The company is seeking additional funding in 2013.
It’s going down in Brooklyn Thursday night December 13, 2012. Twelve Tribes, Hip Hop Saves Lives and Misbehavior invite you to HIP HOP SAVES LIVES HOLIDAY PARTY!!
Check out their VIDEO INVITE. (Nice spontaneous rap at the end guys)
If you’re going to leave Harlem for a Holiday Party, this is the one and BK is the place to be this Thursday! TIME: 8pm until late PLACE:Free Candy 905 Atlantic Avenue (C train to Clinton and Washington) Brooklyn, NY
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
I am getting ready to journey out to Austin, Texas soon again and I noticed while I am there South by Southwest 2009 (SXSW) will be taking place, which is the equivalent of “sport’s March Madness” but for music. Since I blog about all things Harlem, I thought why not find out who is playing at SXSW that has some connection to mi gente y mi barrio. I narrowed my search to branding and found two bands using the name Harlem: Harlem Shakes and harlem.
Harlem Shakes is a New York City pop band. According to their bio, they are from Brooklyn formed in 2006. And the other is a rock band named harlem from the host city formed in 2007.
Both bands sound good and worth checking out. However, I don’t know which one to go see? Maybe one or both? Digame?