James Brown has been sampled over 3000 times since the 1980s. Taking only the top 400 songs from the top 20 most sampled James Brown records (as per WhoSampled.com), the poster illustrates the legacy of his funk music affecting hip hop, electronic, rock, R&B, jazz, and reggae.
Hip hop is often perceived as a low-brow art movement because of its unorthodox origins, but there is a complex dialogue that mainstream media refuses to highlight. Abstract Magazine offers mature hip hop enthusiasts authentic editorial coverage of urban music and art while addressing the social and political issues affecting hip hop culture and urban living.
NativUs Initiative was created in response to the disconnect of various Aboriginal communities and youth throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). NativUs aims to empower and inspire Aboriginal youth to be active members in their community by innovating dynamic and engaging experiences through hip hop culture. Through the brand and website, NativUs Initiative is used as a platform to connect Aboriginal youth across the GTA.
A 4-day itinerary for Montreal for Calumet College (York University), designed as a pocket pamphlet for easy storage/access. When unfolded, the back of the pamphlet is a map of the hotel and its surrounding area. The map is a customized Google Map that lists the top 5 "Calumet Certified" areas (restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions recommended by Calumet College Council) that are in walking distance of the hotel.
Based on information collected from Louann Brizendine's The Male Brain, the poster reveals the psychological effects of testosterone (and estrogen) throughout the six stages of the male brain's development.
We have the right to know if our food is genetically modified so we can make informed choices about what we eat. The poster visualizes the labeling and farming regulations of genetically modified crops around the world, and sparks debate about North America’s procedures and violation of human rights.
Hip Hop and the City, a social science course taught by Simon Black at York University, takes a look at the socio-economic and political issues of the city through the lens of hip hop, and seeing hip hop through the lens of the city. The parallax motion graphic is a summary of the course syllabus for anyone that might be interested in taking the course. Viewers are encouraged to search #HipHopandtheCity via Twitter to catch tweets from students in the class and articles/discussion from Simon Black.
A collection of personal entries reflecting on the blues, rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, R&B, ballads, and disco. Entries are divided into two periods, 1920–1969 and 1970–1990, which is marked by the sudden change in music history between doo-wop, The Beatles, and disco.