Special Features

Special Features

The Bounce: A Look Into the World of Jersey Club
When most people hear the words "New Jersey," "club," and "dance" together in a sentence they might picture the cast of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' drunkenly beating the the beat up in some random club but real heads know that Jersey Club is dance music genre th…
The Bounce: A Look at Flexing and the Bruk Up
We've already taken a look at housing and voguing -- two dance styles that got their starts in the 1980s -- for our dance column, The Bounce, now we turn our attention to a more recent but no less impactful dance phenomena of the Bruk Up and flexing.
New Jack City (1991) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
A movie that retains its quotability decades later (“I want to shoot you so bad my d--k is hard!”) if not necessarily its dramatic heft, Mario Van Peebles’s portrait of a drug dealer squaring off against DEA agents offers a welcome rejoinder to the drug de…
Menace II Society (1993) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
The Hughes Brothers' debut was a benchmark for hip-hop movies thanks to its unforgiving, utterly gritty portrait of street-gangster life. Its soundtrack exuded similar authenticity, opening and closing with Spice 1’s 'Ni--a Gots No Heart,” and sandwiching tracks from Too $hort ('Only The Strong Surv…
Juice (1992) – Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks
Unlike many of the movies that were released around the same time focusing on “urban” stories, Ernest Dickerson’s directorial debut holds up remarkably well, thanks to great performances, a story that resonates with specificity without seeming too dated, a…

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