Here’s what made the news today, Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

Japanese teachers have begun adding hip-hop dancing to their curricula

“It was just so surreal.” – Nicki Minaj on working with Madonna.  



Azealia Banks has revealed plans to release her 1991 EP, and future collaborations with Kanye West and Lana Del Rey. 

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Record Store Day on April 21st, Afrika Bambaataa, Atmosphere and Danny Brown will each release exclusive music

“Hip-hop has to thank God for Jay-Z.” – Nas on his former foe


Guelph, Ontario’s Improvisation, Community and Social Practice is holding a symposium called “Improvisation is Something We Live,” about the connection between improvisation and hip-hop. It's this Friday, March 30, from 1 to 9 PM and features a keynote lecture by Rinaldo Walcott and performances by Fresh Kils, among others.

Damon Dash has responded to Curren$y’s lawsuit over the release of his music without permission and subsequent royalties by stating that he "hopes Curren$y is not being pressured into making unwise decisions, such as the filing of what appears to be a potentially frivolous litigation."


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posted by Vish Khanna on Mar 28, 2012