Oct 30, 2014Posted
Newly signed Epic Records recording artist, Bobby Shmurda, performed for his bosses a few days ago. I watched it and I couldn't help but cringe. The performance reminded me of a buck on the slave auction block, in which the observers were less interested in what the slaves could do, but rather more so concerned about how they could profit from exploiting them. (Bucks are what they called the male African slaves, and the females were called does.)
Feb 21, 2014Posted
"Hey DJ just play that song, keep me dancing---dancing---all night, all night." That's that old school ish right there. "Hey D.J.," released by The World Famous Supreme Team in 1986, used to get the party jumping (Hey D.J.). And it was one of many odes to the DJ during that era.
Feb 10, 2014Posted
March 1st marks the long awaited day-view of Tour: Real People, Places & Things Magazine. And in an effort to better serve our supporters, we have developed the Tour Magazine app.
Sep 20, 2013Posted
Dance has always been an integral part of Hip-Hop culture. From the breakdancing B-boy days of its infancy, to the "Dougie" and "Harlem Shake" of the new millennium, Hip-Hop dance styles have dictated how the young and trendy move to music. This is still true today. Case in point---twerking. Twerking is the latest Hip-Hop spawned craze to enthrall the nation.
Twerking has taken the country by storm. With everyone paying homage to the dance form, from Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes, to the not-so-cute chick on your Instagram timeline.
Aug 03, 2013Posted
This blog is dedicated to all the people returning from the belly of the beast (i.e. prison). One of the first real decisions that you will have to make is between The Package and The Jewel. The Package can come in many forms. It could be a few dollars, clothes and/or sneakers, or narcotics. The Package: familiar, easy, a quick-fix---it can get you life. But, on the other hand, The Jewel has many forms as well. Jewels can be wise words from a loved one or someone who has been in your shoes, a job or college application, or contact information to organizations that could be of assistance to you. The Jewel: enlightening, inspirational, sustainable---it can save your life.
Jun 07, 2013Posted
Tour Magazine had the pleasure of sponsoring an event that was hosted by Hip-Hop lyricist and reality-TV star, Joe Budden, over the Memorial Day weekend. I was in attendance---of course---and I must admit that I was surprised to see the wittiness and earthly appeal that Joe exhibits, on camera, remain true in person. (Also, he is taller and bigger than I expected, but that's beyond the point.) Simply put, Joe Budden is a real...dude.