hip-hop

March 18, 2011 - 6:47am
SXSW keeps a' rollin' along in Austin and The NewsHouse was on the scene to seek out the best of day two.

Downtown Austin was even more abuzz as the second day of SXSW commenced.  Not only were more bands and fans rolling into town, but there were also two little events you may have heard of (St. Patrick’s Day and the opening of the NCAA Tournament) bringing more non-music folk out.  Needless to say, it appears that some of these individuals may have had an alcoholic beverage or two (or six or twelve).  But that’s just atmospheric ornamentation.  On to the more pressing matter of the actual tuneage of day two…

March 17, 2011 - 6:57am
While SU is on Spring Break, the music world is convening down in Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest Music Festival. The NewsHouse is there to cover it, starting with a recap of the fest's first day.

Under the cover of clouds, SXSW began in Austin on Wednesday.  Music could be heard blaring from almost every bar, restaurant or corner (buskers!), as press, industry types and music fans cluttered Austin’s downtown.  Here’s a quick overview of some of the highs and lows of Day 1:

 

Best Afternoon Kickstart

February 23, 2011 - 11:25pm
Review: SU students avoided the frosty weather at Winter Carnival 2011 kick-off concert Wednesday night.

Rising hip-hop star Big Sean, electrified the jam-packed Schine Underground as 350 Syracuse University students flocked to hear him perform Wednesday night. 

As the youngest member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group, Big Sean has been steadily building momentum within the industry. SU’s enthusiastic student response to Wednesday night’s show provided more evidence that he could be on the brink of stardom. 

December 22, 2010 - 12:20pm
Some SU scene movers and shakers offer their thoughts on a variety of year-end music topics.

We asked several musicians, promoters and writers to send us their five musical picks in whatever category they'd like. Here are the responses:

April 26, 2010 - 2:23pm
Guru should be remembered for more than his hip-hop contributions.

Throughout his 20-plus year career, Guru gave hip-hop fans music that was not only entertaining but music that challenged them intellectually.

When people discuss hip-hop music and the top artists of all time, Guru should be mentioned. He produced quality music along with many other things that make him a hip-hop icon.

His music didn’t make you snap your fingers; it didn't come with a specific dance. That’s what separated him from many other artists.

April 13, 2010 - 9:48am
Jadakiss brings energy and a good vibe to his Goldstein concert.

Decked in all Syracuse apparel, hip-hop heavyweight Jadakiss proclaimed his admiration for our school during his concert at Goldstein Auditorium last Friday.

Billing himself “An Orange at heart," Jadakiss shared his dissapointment that the men’s basketball team lost to Butler in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Clearly, one of the most recognizable hip-hop artists out today knew how to connect to his crowd.

November 7, 2009 - 10:43am
Local hip-hop group, The Goonies, performed at Empire Brewing Co. on Friday night and delivered a show that challenged the boundaries of the genre.

The Goonies can’t be confined to the genre of hip-hop and they shouldn’t be confined to the city of Syracuse.

October 29, 2009 - 1:04am
Review: Hip-hop artist and Duke senior stages an energy-packed party to celebrate his new album release.

Early Wednesday night, 21-year-old musician and Duke University student Mike Posner strolled leisurely into the Schine Underground. Scheduled to perform two hours later and still appearing tired from his flight, Posner sat down to relax after a routine sound check.

“Today’s a really special day because my new CD just came out,” Posner said. “It leaked a day early, so I’ll be singing several songs from that CD I’ve never sung before.”

October 6, 2009 - 8:20pm
There was a lot of great music in 2009, but some bands didn't deserve the hype.

I loved 2009, and I’m going to continue to love 2009 because it’s been a great year for music. No one can deny that with so many strong acts  hitting their strides, like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dirty Projectors and Phoenix. However, with the release of so much great music, there tends to be a lot of overhyped bands. The bothersome part however, is that some critics herald these bands as some of the best in...

May 25, 2009 - 3:19pm
New course at SU teaches students about the cultural and social significance of hip-hop.

Where can the music of Lil' Wayne and Kanye West battle each other for audience applause?  Syracuse classrooms, thanks to a unique new class.