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Rip And Rebind

Series produced by NBPC

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Rip and Rebind is an anthropological snapshot of life taken with hip-hop's camera. Through a collaged narrative reflecting the mash-up genre who's origins are largely found in Hip-Hop, this sonic journey confirms that the music is a reflection of the people. The series aims to preserve an honest perception of an artistic expression that has too often been commodified. Sample-heavy and audibly rich, Rip and Rebind is essentially cultural "crate-digging."

Rip and Rebind is an anthropological snapshot of life taken with hip-hop's camera. Through a collaged narrative reflecting the mash-up genre who's origins are largely found in Hip-Hop, this sonic journey confirms that the music is a reflection of the people. The series aims to preserve an honest perception of an artistic expression that has too often been commodified. Sample-heavy and audibly rich, Rip and Rebind is essentially cultural "crate-digging."

The phrase "rip and rebind" comes from the publishing industry. When a successful book is being re-published as a paperback, sometimes there is an abundance of hardcover editions left over. In order to reuse the hardcovers for this new purpose, the books are ripped from their hard shells and re-bound as paperbacks for a new audience of readers.

Today, the general consensus among the Hip-Hop Generation (a reference to Generation X, 1965-1982) is that the music is dying. I tend to agree. And while the cause of death is uncertain, I do think the time has come to rip ourselves from old ideas of separation, and rebind ourselves on a common ground. Hide full description

Rip and Rebind is an anthropological snapshot of life taken with hip-hop's camera. Through a collaged narrative reflecting the mash-up genre who's origins are largely found in Hip-Hop, this sonic journey confirms that the music is a reflection of the people. The series aims to preserve an honest perception of an artistic expression that has too often been commodified. Sample-heavy and audibly rich, Rip and Rebind is essentially cultural "crate-digging."The phrase "rip and rebind" comes from the publishing industry. When a successful book is being re-published as a paperback, sometimes there is an abundance of hardcover editions left over. In order to reuse the hardcovers for this new purpose, the books are ripped from their hard shells and re-bound as paperbacks for a new audience of... Show full description


10 Pieces

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Legal art is commercial. There is no true "public" art. The most free art is illegal. A proposition in sound.

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 10:06
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A journey into ideas of self-love. Can we be ourselves, and still be accepted?

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 15:50
  • Purchases: 1
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When the decisions we make cause us to split our personalities in two we must ask ourselves, which is the mask and which is our own face?

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
From: NBPC
Series: Rip And Rebind
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An audio homage to short-form languages (i.e. shorthand, texting language, beatboxing).

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 11:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A primary component of hip-hop is authenticity. But are realness and reality the same thing? This episode of Rip and Rebind is a search for the lon...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 11:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Backpack vs. Gangsta, Rap vs. Hip-Hop, Church vs. Secular. This episode will explore the ever changing labels that have divided our culture and why...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 11:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Those who pursue a life in the spotlight have a lot of tough decisions to make about the things they choose to participate in. At the end of the da...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode looks at music as communication. In Africa drums were always used to send messages across the jungle. These same drums are now used to...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 18:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Can sampling be considered a fine art? Hell... Emphatically... YES.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 09:49
  • Purchases: 1
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There seems to be an obsession with youth that is prevalent in Hip-Hop culture today. Its originators are now in their thirties and fourties, yet t...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2010
  • Length: 15:14
  • Purchases: 1