Happy 40th Birthday to one of the greatest artists in hip hop history today — Eminem! Hard to believe the Detroit superstar is the big 4-0 today, but 40 doesn't mean it's over for rappers, especially one of Em's legendary caliber. Hopefully we hear some more guest verses and a new album by this time next year, but in the meantime, we can always look back on his amazing career.
I brought back the internationally known classic "Lose Yourself" with the music video above. Simply wizardry across the board by Em, and, believe it or not, my all-time #1 *TIBS FAV. if I had to choose one.
Join us in Eminem's birthday greetings with a comment of YOUR favorite Eminem song!
Last week, we celebrated 5 years of gowherehiphop.com! If you missed Maks' powerful and inspiring words of commemoration and reflection, please check it out and give it a read when you get a chance. Thank you once again for all of the love and support!
So to enjoy the birthday, we had a pretty awesome time hanging out at GWHQ as some of the team dropped in for good convo, food, and drink.
Then the night quickly escalated when we started throwing paper airplanes...
Happy 5 Year Birthday gowherehiphop.com! It all began with the planting of the first seed — to provide a platform where people can go to expand their taste, and listen to new music. Tibs and I had no idea how or where it would take us, yet here we are as you see us today — burning bright!
Each day, each year, we strive to innovate by building on the ashes of the old, like the Phoenix — only to yet again renew. This fiery passion of transformation is precisely the driving force of not only our name but our entire brand philosophy as well. 'Gowhere Hip Hop comes from the question of where hip hop is going'. However, to ask this question we must stand in the here and now of the present moment. And as we continued to ask this question, we quickly began to realize that it is not only were Tibs and I stand, but where we stand collectively as a people, as a team, as the entire world and beyond. It is our fundamental identity we are dealing with here, which is why we move toward inclusivity rather than exclusivity. This conversation affects everyone, as we are all connected, we are all One. So as we continue to strive and develop in opening up this conversation about our identity, we urge You who's reading this to join us in any way you feel is necessary!
Our new site's technology was built with the purpose to have You participate! Directly be the driving force in shaping our collective identity through your individual tastes in music, and everything related that you find exciting! It's as easy as creating a free profile, and uploading a blog post, song download, video, photo gallery, event, mixtape, and more. Click here and join the conversation!
With that said, as we look ahead we can't tell you where we'll end up or how we'll get there, but the one thing we can tell you is that we'll do it with the greatest grace, beauty, and ingenuity we possibly can! We do it because it is our very essence and birthright to be free — to burn bright like the Phoenix eternally expanding anew, and flying high wherever we collectively choose. For where we are Now — we have everyone to thank for this exciting journey thus far. So without getting into too much detail — thank you EVERYONE! We are truly grateful for your loving support and creativity over the past five years — to the brand, to us, to yourselves, and to our collective identity. We go, where you take us! Gowhere Up!