J.Cole, the Emcee with an G.P.A. of 3.82 Major in Communication / Minor in Business finally received his diploma after owing money on a Library Book nearly 8 years ago. The Emcee attended Magna Cum Laude /St. John’s University and completed with a Bachelor Degree. On April 9, 2015 performing at his Alma Mater Jermaine Lamar Cole finally get his diploma by his former Professor. J Cole performed at the University for the homecoming Event and apart of his ongoing Promo Tour of “2014 Forest Hills Drive” Watch this early interview with J.Cole and the Wall Street Journal on Graduating from Magna Cum Laude.
THE HIP HOP FELLOW
Zulu King 9th Wonder will be teaching in Philadelphia Pa, on the Standards of Hip Hop’s Course, Explores Hip Hop History,Culture and the role in an academic settings.
Address: Annenberg School for Communication
3620 Walnut St. Room 110
Philadelphia Pa 19104
December 4 1963- April 3 2008
“The Freeze Ta Pleaze”
Frosty Freeze a Hip Hop Legend, Icon and one of the original second generation bboys from the Rock Steady Crew also a member of the Universal Zulu Nation/ Zulu Kings passed away on April 3rd 2008. Frosty Freeze dance skills landed him in the movie Flash Dance and documentaries “Wild Style” ,”Style Wars”, “Freshest Kids” also featured in the Village Voice magazine. Frosty was also featured in “Planet Rock” and “Buffalo Gals” music video.
Frosty who we called him the walking Hip Hop encyclopedia because of his knowledge on the culture gave us style like the Dead Man Drop/ Suicide. Frosty Mentored, Educated many of up and coming bboys throughout his years and continued to support the Bboy events and do special performances with the new dancers. In 2004 Frosty Freeze with other members of the Rock Steady Crew was Honored at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors alone with other Hip Hop legends and Pioneers.
On April 3rd 2008 we lost our legend, our Icon, our Motivational Speakers who had given lectures to old and new school Bboys at dance events, on the streets and block parties. He never stop educating and showing support. Frosty left behind great memories and stories and beautiful Photos which he was known to carry around the Big Yellow Camera. We love you Frosty and I miss you. All the stories you share with me will alway be treasured and lock into my Heart.
Raz Simone By: Tyshawn Kelly
7th Grader Camp Curtin School
Harrisburg School District (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Hip Hop 101 Education Class
“My influences are my life experiences”
Raz Simone is a Hip Hop Artist from Seattle Washington who started his career as a poet. Raz Simone never listen to music until he was order. He founded his entertainment company called Black Umbrella which he Produced, Graphic Design, Direct Music Videos through his company and have employees who help him work in his company.
Mr. Raz Simone is apart of 300 a record label founded by Kevin Liles ,Lyon Cohn and Todd Miscowitz. 300 is distribute through Atlantic Records and Raz Simone is the first artist to be sign with them. Raz Simone rap about life and struggle using powerful words mixing it with poetry. Last summer Raz Simone went on a 58 city tour across the country with other Hip Hop Artist.
What I have learned about Raz Simone is he is very powerful and I learn to be my own boss and independent. I learned I can build my own business in a positive way and help other with employment.
Here is Raz Simone Interview on MTV
By Tashawn Kelly (Hip Hop 101 History Class)
Thank you Slovo for Interviewing me for Hip Hop History Month.
Hip Hop Magazine SLOVO #23 with an interview of Zulu Queen Michele
You Can read the Article in different Language.
Portugues (Brasil/ Portugal)
Immortal Technique By: Kiana Delacruz
6th Grade Marshall School
Harrisburg School District
“Realize that we are one, regardless of our birthplace.”
Immortal Technique is a Hip Hop Activist from Peru, but raised in Harlem New York City. His Birth name is Felipe Andre Coronel. Immortal Technique is apart of the Guerrilla Republik, Universal Zulu Nation and also sign to Viper Records.
Immortal Technique is an Revolutionary Hip Hop Artist who started his career as a teenager. He would record himself and sell his songs in front of different stores but mainly Fat Beat. He have songs that represent what is going on in the world. He expressed in his lyrics are largely commentary on issues such as struggles, Socialism, Poverty, Religion, Goverment and institutional racism. Immortal Technique also build an orphanage with his own money in Afghanistan. Immortal Technique want to change the world through his music and tell people the truth on what is going on in the world.
By: Kiana Delacruz (Hip Hop 101)
22 First Graders in my Hip Hop History Class every Wednesday in the Harrisburg School District.
The Animation is from the “Hip Hop Honors VH1″
Ms Michele (Hip Hop Educator)