Earl “Snake Hips” Tucker

Legend! Earl “Snakehips” Tucker (1905 – 1937) became known as the “Human Boa Constrictor” after the dance he popularized in Harlem in the 1920s called the “snakehips (Dance)“. Tucker frequented Harlem music clubs and was a regular at the Savoy Ballroom. He built his reputation by exhibiting his unusual style of dance, which involved a […]

The Berry Brothers

Legends! Berry Brothers, dancers, consisted of Ananias “Nyas” Berry (18 Aug. 1913-5 Oct. 1951) and James Berry (c. 1915-28 Jan. 1969), both born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Warren Berry (25 Dec. 1922-10 Aug. 1996), born in Denver, Colorado, the sons of Ananias Berry and Redna Berry, whose occupations are unknown. In 1919, Nyas and […]

Hip-Hop’s Strange Fruit

From a Bossip.com article, it seems as though Hip-Hop is getting tired of the corporate hand in Black Music or just good music in general. I must agree, Scarface makes some really good points. In reality the truth seems to be absent in the corporate culture and he is unapologetically exposing it! What do you think? Dialogue is highly encouraged.