Tag Archives: hip-hop

B-boys continues dance traditions

Arte Americas became a battlefield for 15 dance crews Saturday during the “Battle for Fresno State” preliminary dance competition. Their weapons? Rhythm and groove. More than 45 B-boy dancers participated in a battle on a three-on-three crew dance battle, judged ...

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Your hip hop dance move may have come from these creators

Through photographs, oral histories, artifacts and performances, “Straight Outta Fresno” showcased a rich past and a promising future for the hip-hop community in Fresno. Recently, the Valley Public History Initiative plastered Fres.Co’s walls with the evolving hip-hop scene over the ...

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Johnson discusses ‘Diversity’ and hip-hop

Hip-hop is one of the most well known influences in modern popular culture. For the second installment of Fresno State Talks, T. Hassan Johnson, a Africana studies professor, proudly presented the lecture “Hip-Hop… The #%$@ Remix! Re-Evaluating Hip-Hop Culture’s Origins ...

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From the Streets to the Classroom

From poor disadvantaged streets, to mainstream America.

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The Lyricist

Fresno State senior Rion Spears, 22, also known as “Chicago,” has left the street life to entertain others. The hip-hop artist was the opening act for Chingy last year at Vintage Days at the university and will soon release his first single, which was worked on by Kanye West.

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Obama’s victory force hip-hop to change its tune?

Barack Obama was in his last year of high school in 1979 when hip-hop broke out of the ghettos of New York on its way to becoming a national phenomenon.

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