State of Hip-Hop
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Al Skratch: An Uptown conversation with DJ Layne Luv

Blognote: My love affair with Harlem dates back to 1989. One of the best movies that came out that year starred Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and the great Redd Foxx. After watching Harlem Nights, it left a lasting effect on me ...
by Layne Luv


Let’s Do It Again! A Look Inside Of Ohio’s Redo Day Party by Delayne Whiteside

It happens every third Sunday in downtown Columbus Ohio. The music lovers and hip-hop snobs from all over the city gather at a place called The Avalon to celebrate the essence of true DJing skills and raw music. The name of the...
by Layne Luv


Shonte Renee: Straight Outta Oomp Camp by DJ Layne Luv

You never know how valuable a connection is until fate can be the only explanation for something amazing falling in your lap. Because if it wasn’t for my brother Alphonso giving me an all access press pass to the Fashion ...
by Layne Luv



Bingo Is His Name by DJ Layne Luv

It’s cool when you get to blog about people from your hometown, but when they are your former high school classmate it’s a plus! Wayne Ford better known as Bingo has been in the rap game for quite sometime, but unli...
by Layne Luv


Shop Talk: DJ Layne Luv chops it up with Rufus Blaq

There’s a sad dynamic that goes on among families, neighborhoods, communities and hometowns. That of course is…in those environments, the people may not appreciate whats in front of them because well….it’...
by Layne Luv