Hip Hop Terminology

Hip Hop Nutcracker Live at Dolby Theatre on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photos by Timothy Norris See if you can recognize these core elements of hip hop when The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to The Buell Theatre Nov 19-20. Back Spin A technique used by DJs to rewind the record to a […]


A Q&A with Kurtis Blow, the rap legend who puts the “hip” in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Anyone who knows rap or hip hop knows Kurtis Blow. As the first rapper to be signed by a major label, Blow has been blowing up the charts since 1979 with 10 albums in 11 years including the self-titled “Kurtis Blow,” “Deuce,” “Party Time,” “Ego Trip” and “America.”