State of Hip-Hop
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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


Shop Talk: DJ Layne Luv Chops it up with Scoob Da Dawg

There is a lot of work involved when it comes to breaking a new rap artist. Being in the business for over 20 years, I have several primary reasons Hip-Hop artists don’t make it today…lack of work ethic and they are...
by Layne Luv



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


Burnin’ Down The House

“So whenever that House Negro identified himself, he always identified himself in the same sense that his master identified himself. When his master said, “We have good food,” the house Negro would say, “...
by Layne Luv