Birth of a Culture: Hip-Hop

03/21/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Maxime Beauregard-Martin The hip-hop movement was born in the Bronx, a New York borough deserted by the middle class in the 1970s. Extremely poor neighborhoods developed, populated principally by Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans and people from the Caribbean. Inspired by the Jamaican tradition of open […] See more

Young Rappers Make Their Mark

03/20/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Bling-Bling for the Bourgeoisie By Maxime Beauregard Martin Don’t look for Calamine to sing the praises of money and material gain in her rap lyrics. This young woman of 29 is refreshing all the usual mainstream rap themes with her feminist, anti-capitalist take on things. […] See more

A Provincial Rap Competition for Monk.e

03/01/2021 The Social Eyes 0

Professional graffiti artist Monk.e is among the competitors for the La fin des faibles competition. This contest, to find Québec’s best rapper, starts Monday, March 1st, 2021. This “Olympics of Rap,” patterned after the long-running international competition the End Of the Weak MC Challenge ® will be […] See more

Glenn Curtis, Breakdancing Grandpa

09/21/2015 The Social Eyes 0

At age 69, Glenn Curtis is an athlete. Nothing in the world could drag him from his breakdancing to play Scrabble in a retirement home. Portrait of a grandfather with 4 grandchildren who does hip-hop to stay young.   By Estelle Gombaud Originally from San […] See more