Hard Knock TV is back in Austin this year for SXSW 2014. Join us live or follow us @HardKnockTv & @HardknockHoops for all the action.
Behind the Hit: Inside the Mind of a Producer - 2pm – 3pm
Nick Huff leads leads panel as they take an inside look into the making of some of your favorite records. This group of producers will share keys to success, stories behind the scenes, lessons learned and will give insight into the advancement of recording technology, evolving from beat maker to producer, sampling and much more. Featuring Salaam Remi and Drumma Boy with more to be announced soon.
Hard Knock Hoops - 11:30am – 3:30pm
This marks the fourth year that Hard Knock Tv has put on a 3×3 basketball tournament at SXSW. This is a private event but SXSW badgeholder can RSVP at email@example.com
Retro Hash Showcase – 8pm – 2am
Blackheart on Rainey St.
Hosted by Devi Dev & Nick Huff
Performances by Pharcyde, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, Black Cobain, ANTHM, Gilbert Forte & more.
The GRAMMYs are 4 days away, and Kendrick Lamar is up for 7 GRAMMY nominations! Learn a little bit more about Kendrick as Nick Huff Barili interviews him for Hard Knock TV.
Kendrick Lamar talks Not Smoking Weed, Tupac, Compton, K.Dot
Kendrick Lamar talks J Cole, XXL Freshmen, Kid Cudi, Human Music
Kendrick Lamar talks working with DR. Dre, Detox, and Aftermath
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for 7 Grammys this Sunday. If you haven’t yet, take a look back at Nick Huff Barili’s interview with them as they talk making more sense to be independent, relationship with fans, strong sense of self identity, Seattle hip hop, early influences, + how Macklemore and Ryan Lewis started working together.
Macklemore talks Otherside, Lil Wayne, Substance Abuse, Seattle Hip Hop and more
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis talk The Heist, Kendrick Lamar, Being Independent, Vulnerability, XXL
With the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards right around the corner, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 to be exact, I decided to take a look back at some of hip-hop’s most iconic moments at the GRAMMYs. Rap’s first recognition by The GRAMMYs came in 1996 when DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince took home the award for cross-over hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand” at the 31st GRAMMYs. Although hip-hop has had a strong Grammy presence over the years, only two rap artists have ever won the coveted Album of the Year award: OutKast and Lauryn Hill. That means no Album of the Year awards for Kanye, Jay Z, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Nas, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang, Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, DR. Dre, Eric B & Rakim, etc. There is hope that this year will help spark a change in the right direction as both Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are both nominated for Album of the Year. You will have to tune in to find out.
Below are the Top 7 hip-hop moments in Grammy history in my opinion. Continue reading
Exclusive in-depth interview with Hopsin by Nick Huff Barili. Part 6 of this very candid interview starts with Hopsin explaining why he wants to move to Australia after his Knock Madness tour ends. “Ive been working on Hopsin for so long, now its time to work on my personal life.” ” I like the idea of being in a whole new country away from everybody that I know Continue reading
PrezSport perform their first single Same King off the forthcoming collaboration album from rapper El Prez and producer Jansport J titled “Urban $treet Americana”.
Ready or not, 2014 is upon us. But, before we move forward let’s look back at 2013. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Kool Herc putting on the first hip-hop party extending breakbeats with MCs rapping over them. Can’t stop! Won’t stop! Hip-hop is still here! Below are a few interesting tidbits as we look back at hip-hop in 2013.
DJ Tony Tone and DJ Kool Herc.
CHRIS YOUNG performs his new single Lose Your Mind exclusively for Hard Knock TV. There are a few Hip Hop quotables in this one! Produced by Spencer Davis. Directed by Nick Huff Barili. To celebrate hitting 100K Youtube Subscribers Hard Knock TV invited some of its friends to come perform in front of our Red Camera. C. Young ‘s Soul Rebel available for FREE download at http://chrisyoungraps.com