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Hip hop genres[edit]

The article on hip hop genre(Hip hop music and some others) are terrible. Someone do something to actually represent the state hip hop is in.

2010 in hip hop music[edit]

The 2010 in hip hop music either needs to be deleted, redirected to 2010 in American music or MAJORLY MAYORLY expanded.STAT-Verse 02:33, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of African American culture[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article following its listing at Wikipedia:Good articles/Cleanup listing#Articles with 4 cleanup categories assigned. You are being notified as this project's banner is on the article talk page. I have found some concerns which you can see at Talk:African American culture/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:13, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Request for comment on the article Kid Rock[edit]

There has been some edit-warring going on, and despite repeated postings of the guidelines and sources, there has been no consensus on the article's talk page. Could someone comment on this issue? (Sugar Bear (talk) 20:46, 30 March 2010 (UTC))

List of rap rock bands[edit]

Could someone expand this list with sourced inclusions? Appreciate any help. (Sugar Bear (talk) 21:11, 4 April 2010 (UTC))

Article assessments[edit]

Just reminding all members that you can place articles you've been working on in the project's assessment section to be given a rating. WikiGuy86 (talk) 03:38, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

I would also like to ask any member(s) with decent assessment skills to let me know here on the project's talk page because I'm fairly new to the reviewing process myself and I'm sure a few others might fare better than me on some articles. It would be much appreciated. WikiGuy86 (talk) 06:29, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons[edit]

The WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons (UBLPs) aims to reduce the number of unreferenced biographical articles to under 30,000 by June 1, primarily by enabling WikiProjects to easily identify UBLP articles in their project's scope. There were over 52,000 unreferenced BLPs in January 2010 and this has been reduced to 32,665 as of May 16. A bot is now running daily to compile a list of all articles that are in both Category:All unreferenced BLPs and have been tagged by a WikiProject. Note that the bot does NOT place unreferenced tags or assign articles to projects - this has been done by others previously - it just compiles a list.

Your Project's list can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Hip hop/Unreferenced BLPs. As of May 17 you have approximately 50 articles to be referenced. The list of all other WikiProject UBLPs can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons/WikiProjects.

Your assistance in reviewing and referencing these articles is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to ask either at WT:URBLP or at my talk page. Thanks, The-Pope (talk) 17:21, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Discussion of regional hip hop genre categories[edit]

You are invited to take part in a discussion involving various subcategories of regional hip hop genres at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 June 6#American hip hop groups.2C musicians and producers by location. --Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars (talk) 09:24, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Jesus Walks[edit]

Does anyone have a subscription to Billboard.biz? I need references from it to fix dead links in Jesus Walks. GamerPro64 (talk) 22:39, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Charles Hamilton (rapper)[edit]

Is Charles Hamilton (rapper) within the scope of this project? Badmachine (talk) 03:09, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

LOL, is that a trick question? Of course he is! WikiGuy86 (talk) 03:36, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
i dont know enough about it to make a trick question. anyhoo... i put the talk page headers up. would someone please take a look and make sure theyre the right ones? Badmachine (talk) 04:04, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
They look good—nice job. I question the "importance" ratings for him for both the New York and Hip Hop WikiProjects, though. Gary King (talk · scripts) 17:17, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
that's why i was kinda hoping someone from this project would assess it. i swiped the code from the top of the little kim talk page. Badmachine (talk) 20:29, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Alright I cleaned it up a bit. Gary King (talk · scripts) 20:34, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

protection[edit]

How can I get the East Coast hip hop article protected? There are many edits being made to that article that are unconstructive, whether its adding unsourced content or changing the color of the infobox. Dan56 (talk) 02:38, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Go to WP:RPP. Gary King (talk · scripts) 02:40, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Dan56 (talk) 03:48, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Featured list removal candidate[edit]

I have nominated 50 Cent discography for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.)Candyo32 04:38, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Gin and Juice#Synopsis[edit]

Hopefully there's someone within this project that can uphold Wikipedia's standards by rewriting this article in a serious tone?

Some excerpts:

"The song begins with a sound effect of a human urinating" (.. in footnote: Some scholars debate that the sound effect could also be the pouring of the substance in the title of the song (gin and juice). Musicologists agree that either context effectively communicates the nature of the song and its meaning.)

- and..

"It is unknown what type of doctor Dre is. Some scholars believe it is a Doctorate of Philosophy, or PhD, in Player Hating Studies, as referenced in songs in the same musical genre."

- Scholars? Musicologists?? ya ok, I'd LOVE to see the refs.. then there's this very informative paragraph..

"Mr. Dogg leaves the party with his beverage to the middle of the street, presumably because his house party has grown beyond the bounds of his yard. He meets a young lady named Sadie who had previously dated one of his associates. He flirts with the young lady, but does not expect physical contact because the weather has remained a sultry 80 degrees Fahrenheit. As she initiates physical contact with his testicles, the heat becomes too much. Snoop tells Sadie to get off of his scrotum and informs her she will not get further contact with that part of him"

Ya ok, and it goes on like that.. suffice to say it's all very amusing, but there's already websites out there linking to this and making Wikipedia look quite foolish. I intend to delete it very soon unless someone wants to rewrite it? -- œ 09:24, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Looks like someone decided to delete the whole section. A rewrite would've been preferable but oh well. -- œ 00:48, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Could I request that somebody here do a review and cleanup on List of breakdance moves? It's been subject to a very high degree of IP vandalism of late, including one person who changed the template from Category:Breakdance to Category:Breakdick, and the category from Category:Breakdance moves to Category:FannyRask!ZZZves, a full month ago without anyone noticing until now. I've protected the page from IP edits for the time being, but the list does need a major cleanup (and some actual references if possible). Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 18:23, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Just a heads-up that I created an article for 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. • Freechild'sup? 13:54, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Ms. G.O.A.T.[edit]

The article above is up for deletion here. I have tried to properly source it to make it pass notability, but it is being contested. I am requesting for help, if anyone can provide references/information to help it pass, ha and I'm not here for meatpuppets for the vote, just help with the article. Thank you - Theornamentalist (talk) 22:13, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Hip hop articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Hip hop articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:07, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article review/The Notorious B.I.G./archive1[edit]

You may want to rescue this article. Thanks Secret account 00:15, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

En Derin[edit]

Hi. I created a draft for En Derin, a semi-newbie to the London scene. If anyone knows him, any comments on if he is notable enough for a new page? Thanks. Eclipsed (talk) 22:05, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

En Derin Article has graduated from the Incubator and is now online.     Eclipsed   ¤     11:48, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

A PROD that may affect this project[edit]

Bad Copy, an article about a "popular hip-hop group from Belgrade, Serbia" was the subject of a WP:PROD. I just removed the PROD so that you all can participate in any subsequent discussion about the notability of the group. 67.100.127.249 (talk) 08:21, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Hit 'Em Up[edit]

Hey, I worked on Hit 'Em Up and updated it today; I also just put it up for FAC. If any editors can review the article to help improve it and to pass RAC, it would be very much appreciated. In advancement, thank you - Theornamentalist (talk) 21:55, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

RFC regarding use of succession boxes in song and album articles[edit]

An RFC is taking place at WT:CHARTS#Request for comment: Use of succession boxes to discuss the merits of their use on articles for songs and albums that reached number one on various music charts, including R&B/Hip-Hop and dance charts. Interested parties are encouraged to participate. --Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars (talk) 10:24, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Gym Class Heroes needs work[edit]

Hey guys, if you aren't working on anything else, the Gym Class Heroes article needs a lot of work. It is way too short and has very little information. Thanks guys! Basilisk4u (talk) 03:56, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion[edit]

I have nominated Aesop Rock discography for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.-- ♫Greatorangepumpkin♫ T 21:38, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Reassessment?[edit]

Hi, I just got done writing a substantial amount of information on "Satisfaction" by Eve. I want this article to be reassessed, because I want to know what class this article is under now that I've added at least some info with sources. Please and thank you, Gariseiro (talk) 15:22, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Reassessed as B class. Nice job. -- œ 16:22, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
BTW, you might want to get a DYK nom, I think that qualifies for the fivefold expansion, but not sure. -- œ 18:50, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks and thank you for the reassessment. I will be sure and do DYK nom. Do you think I should nominate it for GA? Gariseiro (talk) 20:59, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Sure you could try, I don't see why not. -- œ 00:48, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

At AFD[edit]

The article Da Grin has been nominated for deletion here. I've added references (and found out a lot that I didn't know!), but more comment would be welcome. Edgepedia (talk) 07:35, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Grammy Awards task force[edit]

You are invited to join the Grammy Awards task force, a subproject of WikiProject Awards and prizes dedicated to improving articles and lists related to the Grammy Awards. If you are interested in joining, please visit the project page and add your name to the list of participants.

In case any project members would be interested in working on hip hop-related Grammy articles and lists. --Another Believer (Talk) 21:46, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry[edit]

A long, detailed, yet unsourced article. It's been stubbed before, but the unsourced material keeps coming back. Is it fixable? Are there any sources which cover this "rivalry", or should the article just be deleted? It talks about living people and violates several policies so it can't be left as-is.   Will Beback  talk  05:22, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism of Midwest articles[edit]

Obviously not everyone from the Midwest Music scene is cool. Someone keeps changing the article on Indianapolis Hip Hop and Dro Man, replacing some words with derogatory terms. This issue has been reported and is being monitored. I guess this is why not many rappers from the Midwest are successful. The Mentality! We are all in the same game, and are all equal. make good music and you will be recognized. HATERS!!! All oaur fans will know that a hater changed things, because that's what haters do....hate! So hate on, we rising over here........ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Darren Bunton (talkcontribs) 03:07, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Have you warned the users doing the vandalism? tomasz. 14:03, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs - the final surge[edit]

Since early in 2010, many editors have assisted in the referencing or removal of over 90% of the Unreferenced Biographies of Living People, bringing the total down from over 50,000 to the current 4,862 (as of 16:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)). Thank you for all of the work you've done to date, but we are now asking for your help in finishing this task. There are two main projects which are devoted to removing UBLPs from en.Wikipedia:

All you have to do is pick your articles and then add suitable references from reliable sources and remove the {{BLP unsourced}} template. There is no need to log your changes, register or remove the articles from the list. If you need any help, or have any comments, please ask at WP:URBLPR or WT:URBLP.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. The-Pope (talk) 16:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

MfD notice of Wikipedia:WikiProject G-Unit Records[edit]

I have nominated WikiProject G-Unit Records for deletion at WP:MFD. Please comment here for any concerns. Thank for your time. JJ98 (Talk) 02:07, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Reassessment of She's Mature[edit]

Hi all. Can someone have a look at re-assessing She's Mature. It's currently at Start class but given it's well cited, contains only relevant info and is relatively complete if acknowledging that Plastic Little are not an especially well known band. I also don't believe it requires much cleanup. Cheers! Nikthestoned 14:09, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

"Associated acts"[edit]

How should the associated acts section be organized? Are there guidelines? I would assume it shouldn't include people that have collaborated on one or two songs. --AW (talk) 04:42, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

The guidance for associated acts is here. Definitely not for one or two collaborations.--Michig (talk) 07:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --AW (talk) 16:43, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hi. Could someone please answer my question as soon as possible? Leave a message under here or here.

I'm trying to find a section on the project page about articles that need help within this project and what I can do to help them. Can someone please give me some pointers, because this is my first project on Wikipedia and I'm trying to really help out and make a difference in the hip hop related articles. Can someone please give me a list of articles related to WikiProject Hip Hop that need help? I'd be more than glad to help out, and right now I just need help getting started with this project. Thanks, TomUSA 20:12, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi =) You can find the to-do list HERE. Happy editing! Nikthestoned 07:02, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, TomUSA 00:14, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Hipster hop at AFD[edit]

here's the AFD: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Hipster_hop, I thought you all might be interested. it isn't generating much discussion right now. I've done some editing to meet proposer's concerns, but I'm kind of at the limit of what I know. Alf.laylah.wa.laylah (talk) 13:26, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Kanye West proposal[edit]

Hello. I'm proposing a WikiProject Kanye West at WikiProject Council/Proposals/Kanye West. Would you mind taking the time to vote there? Put your name in the Support section if you think he deserves one.

kanYeWest1123 (talk) 15:49, 28 August 2011 (UTC)


Beast 1333[edit]

Hi. I created a page for Beast 1333, an underground artist who is relatively unknown but i believe is quite influential both in the underground scene and as part of the anonymous hacktivist group. I am new to editing and have been told I need to do more to establish notability, but am struggling to provide enough sources as Beast 1333 is by no means mainstream despite collaborations with KRS One among others. If anyone knows him,or would like to know more about him comments and sources would be greatly appreciated, Thanks. oioisavvy —Preceding undated comment added 20:16, 2 September 2011 (UTC).

Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject Hip hop to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by http://stats.grok.se/en/ but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Hip hop/Popular pages.

The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the toolserver tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 22:07, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

UKHH.com[edit]

Hello. I'm planning to create an article for UKHH.com. I'm nothing to do with them, not even a reader, to be honest, but I've come across them while looking for sources for articles in AfD, and they seem quite respectable and useful. If anyone has any input on the stub I've created on my user page (User:Hobbes_Goodyear/UKHH.com), I'd appreciate it. I'd especially like to build out: their general editorial point of view; areas where they are strong; areas where they are weak; controversies; place in UK hip hop world. Thanks. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 00:11, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

G-Eazy at Afd[edit]

G-Eazy is up for deletion. I've added a couple sources but it still needs help and I know almost nothing about hip hop. Cloveapple (talk) 02:07, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

FLC of Eric B. & Rakim discography[edit]

Hello WP:HipHop, I just wanted to let everyone know that Eric B. & Rakim discography has been nominated for FLC. All comments are appreciated.
Michael Jester (talk · contribs) 07:45, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Rappy McRapperson at AfD[edit]

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rappy McRapperson--CharlieDelta (talk) 16:47, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Hip hpo will have interest in putting on events related to women's roles in hip hop; as performers, subjects, producers, etc. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 19:10, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Big L[edit]

I've been working on the Big L article for a couple months, and I seem like the only editor of it. I've expanded it and have made it a lot better than before. Is anyone interested in helping bring Big L to GA-class? I thank any users in advance.
Michael Jester (talk · contribs) 05:38, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Sucker M.C.'s created and needing editorial assistance[edit]

The seminal song "Sucker M.C.'s" now has an article. I am sure it was covered and sampled over 100 times, but I can only find a few in my initial run through wikipedia. Please come by and help expand the article. I have lifted most of the text from "It's like That" (1st paragraph) and New school hip hop (3rd paragraph). All old school hip hop fans know how important a song this is. Please come help clean it up.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 08:08, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Hip Hop Template[edit]

The section of the Project's page say the Hip Hop teample "should be added to the bottom of all Hip hop-related articles." What defines a Hip Hop related article? Does it include albums, songs, artists? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Green-Halcyon (talkcontribs) 12:51, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

a different view[edit]

Its a good arguement, very uderstandable but personally I belive that lil wayne claimed to be Christian in the beginning of his career because it is easier to get into the music industry that way. I know alot of bands that claimed they were Christian, then turned around and sang about trash. I believe lil wayne might have done this, it is extremely disrespectful to us Christians. It is also very un-honorable on his part because he isnt keeping his claim and word. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.220.212.29 (talk) 05:36, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Hip-Hop Nation Award and 31st Hip-Hop Nation Awards at AfD[edit]

Both of these articles have been nominated for deletion because I haven't been able to find any reliable sources about them. Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hip-Hop Nation Award for the deletion discussion. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 02:09, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Ice-T[edit]

I'm no expert on the subject but it seems that some user(s) may have vandalized the Ice-T page. Over the past week or so, several edits were made changing his surname from Marrow to Morrow. They have changed his mother's name as well. Everything I see on the web (except Wikipedia now) says Marrow but perhaps someone here with more knowledge and access to some reliable sources can take a look over there. Thanks! UnbelievableError (talk) 04:49, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

New article needs help[edit]

Please take a look at DJ Mell Starr and assist in improving it. Roger (talk) 08:41, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Cash Out[edit]

Where would I go to see about getting an article started on this. The song Cashin Out is becoming popular and I can't find any info on wikipedia. Not sure if this is the right place. Brinkley32 (talk) 20:29, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Misha B[edit]

Two points...how do I put a newish artist Misha B under your wing, secondly

Me and another editor Rui78901 are having a difference of opinion about layout and content of the Misha B page, over the last three weeks the have been a few reverts, both ways, we have started a discussion on the talk page, if you have time please contribute any advice, comment or recommendation either way or other. Thank you in advance.

The section creator made 2 copies of my question and 4 headings...not sure if it was me or a fault....Zoebuggie☺whispers 12:59, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

She seems more of a commercial pop singer than a hip-hop artist to me, but as the WikiProject Hip hop project tag is already on the article's talk page, the article already comes under this project. --Michig (talk) 13:07, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
Maybe the x factor deafens you :) lol, Misha's music genre is hard to pin down :) MB is an artist who does not want to be boxed into Genres, but expressly/actively determined to mix genres and experiment with styles. Below is a non-exhaustive list of sources that refer to Bryan's genre. The Genres in normal brackets are simple ones I have not so far used on the info box.
hip hop[1][2][3][4][5][6] probably more correctly British hip hop, rap[7] [8][9][10] and Grime.[11] [9][12]
(:but also R&B,[13][14] [15] soul[16][17][18] [19][20][9][21][22][23][24] reggae fusion inc (drum and base)(dancehall) etc,[25][26]Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).

and(pop)[27][28] (dance),[29][30] (rock),[31][32] (indie)[33] (funk) [34] ...Zoebuggie☺whispers 16:23, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

If she does such a range of styles I have to wonder how relevant she is to this project.--Michig (talk) 16:27, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
I guess that is for your project to decide :), even though she is not exclusively in your genre, she is increasingly one of the more notable/well known UK Hip Hop, Grime and Rap performers...Zoebuggie☺whispers 16:41, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
I got rid of all the unnecessary space and a bit of unnecessary waffle from my previous comment and made one alteration regarding Hip Hop as she probably better described as in the British Hip Hop sub genre, hope that is OK.
I forgot to say If a project team has any free wiki time could they Assess the Misha B article it would be fab. Misha B UK solo vocalist like many artists cross overs many genres, including British Hip Hop, Rap, Hip Hop Soul, Grime but also Contemporary R&B, Soul. Reggae Fusion and others inc. Pop. See her SB.TV F64, Home Run, her rap breaks and urban stamp in her various song covers like Respect and Rolling in the Deep....Zoebuggie☺whispers 17:08, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
  1. ^ "QX Magazine London's Gay Magazine - Lifestyle, Reviews, Clubs and Bars - » THE QUEEN B". qxmagazine.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 22 July 2012. I’m heavily influenced by where my family come from, Jamaica, so there’s a dancehall vibe, but I’m from Britain so there’s pop, too. I started out as a rapper before I became a singer, so there’s hip-hop in there and also Motown/soul vibe.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "SB.TV F64 - Misha B - F64 [S3.EP22]". YouTube. 2011-12-24. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Singles Of The Week (16 July 2012) | So So Gay magazine". sosogay.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 3 August 2012. ‘Home Run’ is a fusion of multiple genres that Misha showcased throughout her time on the show – R&B, hip-hop, grime, dance, pop and soul  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "Gig review and pictures: Misha B at Cargo, London – 01/08/2012 « SoulSide Funk". soulsidefunk.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012. hip-hop, funky and a little bit of acoustic  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "Misha B | Interview + live performance at All About Good Music Live, Manchester - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "Misha B – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at Last.fm". last.fm. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Misha B's F64 Continues To Get Fans Talking | L'ART Magazine". dlpublications-lart.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 3 August 2012. nd her 64 bars show variety in song, rap, powerful lyrics with soul and great deliverance plus bags of personality.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ "Singles Of The Week (16 July 2012) | So So Gay magazine". sosogay.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 3 August 2012. ‘Home Run’ is a fusion of multiple genres that Misha showcased throughout her time on the show – R&B, hip-hop, grime, dance, pop and soul  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ a b c "Review: Misha B – ‘Home Run’ (Single)". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "Misha B – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at Last.fm". last.fm. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "Misha B's F64 Continues To Get Fans Talking | L'ART Magazine". dlpublications-lart.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 3 August 2012. nd her 64 bars show variety in song, rap, powerful lyrics with soul and great deliverance plus bags of personality.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "SBTV - Misha B Interview". grimescene.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ "Singles Of The Week (16 July 2012) | So So Gay magazine". sosogay.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 3 August 2012. ‘Home Run’ is a fusion of multiple genres that Misha showcased throughout her time on the show – R&B, hip-hop, grime, dance, pop and soul  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "Misha B – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at Last.fm". last.fm. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ [author missing] (2012 [last update]). "(96) Misha B". facebook.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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HELP HIP HOP COMMUNITY!!![edit]

Hey guys, can you all please help with Jonathan Hay (publicist) page as he is a major hip-hop publicist, producer, and indie record label owner (with distirbution through Death Row / E1 Music) and he has worked with just about EVERYONE in major hip-hop and with the hip-hop press. The problem is, someone without ANY knowledge of hip-hop put up a AFD on the page, and it is not being judged by his "peers", but people without any real knowledge of the subject. The article has been trimmed way down by other people, but this guy has worked with Big Pun, Twista, Nappy Roots, Young Buck, Devin The Dude, 8Ball and MJG, Amil, Jay-Z, Roc Raida, MC Breed, The Game, Ice Cube, Ice-T and many more. So much information was removed, but please need help! Causeandedit (talk) 17:06, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

GAR[edit]

Straight Outta Compton, an article that your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the good article reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article.

SilkTork ✔Tea time 18:20, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

User:Cakeupboy1/Honorable C note[edit]

The article was deleted on 2 September 2012, see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Honorable cnote. The creator moved it back to the main space on 6 September. The content is now in the above mentioned User:Cakeupboy1/Honorable C note. The subject of this article is better known as Da Honorable CNOTE, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. or Honorable C.N.O.T.E., but I still think notability is really thin. What do you think about it? Thanks for any opinion. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 08:36, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Rza[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to swing by so some people could get some eyes on the Rza's article. It sort of looks like someone wrote a college paper on him and feels like the block quotes are there to artificially extend the length of the article. My knowledge of the subject isn't all that vast, so if someone with some interest could check it out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Livewireo (talk) 19:32, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Kokane[edit]

Kokane's wiki article lacks all mention of the contributions he made to g-funk originators Above the Law's albums: from Black Mafia Life (1993) "Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game" (with Eazy-E) and "G-Rupies Best Friend"; 6 songs on Uncle Sam's Curse (1994) including a dope verse on the hit "Kalifornia". There may be more, as they are both from Pomona, CA. Also, somebody forgot to mention brilliant young Tupac featured on "Call It What You Want" on 1993 Black Mafia Life. People want to know these thingsSusanlvs (talk) 04:25, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

OG[edit]

Some Tupac-related articles (Still Ballin' (Tupac Shakur song), 2Pac Live, Makaveli & Dillinger Don't Go 2 Sleep) refer to some raps as "OGs". I'm sure this doesn't refer to Ice-T's album and the only plausible meaning I can think of is "original". I'm going to replace "OG" with "original". Please tell me and/or correct these articles if you know better. Tim Ivorson 2013-02-10

It normally refers to "Original Gangster", but in these cases it refers to "Original Recording". -- œ 08:04, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying.Tim Ivorson 2013-03-09

"Hey Ya!"[edit]

Hello. Concerns over the quality of the article Hey Ya! have been brought foward. Editors are welcome to comment on the thread which is located here and attempt to fix the issues. Thankyou. Till 07:57, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

I have nominated Hey Ya! for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Till 10:44, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Vital articles[edit]

There is a discussion regarding which music articles should be deemed vital to the project occuring here. Your input would be appreciated. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 21:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Hip Hop Females - Including Females in Each of the Comprehensive Hip Hop Articles[edit]

All of the articles that are comprehensive in nature (i.e. not on one specific artist), such as "Hip Hop", "Hip Hop Music", the article detailing the history of hip hop, and any articles on underground hip hop, alternative hip hop, etc. - need to include adequate representation of females, and not just as a small list at the end of the article, but rather through-out these articles for each subtopic in which female rappers were/are present in that subtopic. Not just as a separate article that's more comprehensive in nature about females in hip hop, but in all comprehensive articles. I've commented extensively on the talk page for "Hip Hop". Please see those comments about female hip hop artists.

ANY helpful comments on this talk page or the "Hip Hop" talk page in regards to females would be appreciated - such as names of female hip hop artists/groups from the 70s-today - underground, alternative, or mainstream; what city or country they were from; any research links on females in hip hop that you know of - NAMES ALONE BY DECADE would be helpful! Decade as in when they started their recording career or when they started performing in public (since some underground artists may not even have any recorded work or recordings may be difficult to find for them). I'm not worried at this point about how "relevant" they were as this goes on the talk page, and it can be determined later which ones are "appropriate" for inclusion. For some of the articles, discussion of some smaller underground acts in specific cities may be relevant in regards to culture and history as the underground is part of that, and I commented on the talk page of "Hip Hop" (which should actually be titled "Hip Hop Culture") about why the cultural representations of underground hip hop is equally important to the cultural impacts of mainstream hip hop.

I know there's a list of female rappers, but it doesn't list them by decade (it's alphabetical) or if they're mainstream or alternative. There's another list on underground hip hop artists, but it also doesn't say if any are female and it doesn't list them by decade (since the article on underground hip hop is sadly lacking in very much content in regards to early history, I imagine many of the alternative rappers listed are current).

Thanks for any help I can get with this! Sylvia Blossom (talk) 14:25, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Re-assessment of Rakim to B class; GA assessment requested[edit]

I've re-assessed the article for Rakim to B-class, as I believe it fulfils all the criteria specified. I also believe that the process of 'GA' assessment should begin for his article, with the view to it becoming a featured article. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 15:23, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

@Sasuke Sarutobi: If you would like to nominate it you can view the steps at Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Instructions. STATic message me! 17:52, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
@STATicVapor: Thank you for that!
I've now cleaned up the talk page and archived the oldest discussions, and added the nomination template. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 08:07, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

Infinite (Eminem album), an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 21:16, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

DJ Many[edit]

Soulja Boy's DJ requests assistance with an article about him, now a draft: Draft:DJ_Many_(Disc_Jockey) Ocaasi t | c 17:20, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

talk:Black Entertainment Television[edit]

Request is still discussed; comment while it lasts. --George Ho (talk) 02:31, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:09, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Rich Homie Quan[edit]

Why does this page have so many views? Maybe I am out of the loop? WikiOriginal-9 (talk)

Good article reassessment[edit]

Curtis (50 Cent album), an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 22:09, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Living people on EN wiki who are dead on other wikis[edit]

The following individuals who are in the scope of this project are showing to be alive on the English wiki, but deceased on another language wiki:

  1. Paperboy (rapper): it:Morti nel 2010

Please help to find reliable sources to confirm if these individuals are alive or dead, or correct any mis-categorization on the relevant foreign-language article(s). Please see WP:LIVINGDEAD for more info and raise any issues on the talkpage. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 08:41, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Express Yourself[edit]

I think Express Yourself (N.W.A song) can be upgraded on the quality scale.Your main man Catlemur. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Catlemur (talkcontribs) 21:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Kat Stacks[edit]

Should Cat Stacks get her own article. Dwanyewest (talk) 00:43, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

FLRC[edit]

I have nominated Eminem discography for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

AfD Hip hop in the Dominican Republic[edit]

The article Hip hop in the Dominican Republic is nominated for deletion. Comments and improvements welcome. The Banner talk 08:32, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WP:VG comments subpages cleanup[edit]

Hi, there is currently a discussion taking place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games#VG comments subpages regarding whether it would be acceptable to permanently shift all comments subpages associated with WP:VG articles into talk. This shift would follow the recommended approach given at WP:DCS. The WikiProject Hip Hop articles that would be affected by this action are these:

If you have objections related specifically to WikiProject Hip Hop's use of these subpages, please make this clear at the discussion so that other unrelated talk pages can be cleaned up where appropriate. Thank you. -Thibbs (talk) 15:56, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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