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memories of the ’80s – I Feel For You by Chaka Khan

Written by Prince but performed by Chaka Khan, this song became a hit thanks to radio and music video: I Feel For You. Prince wrote the song in 1979 for his self-titled album, and had offered the song to singer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – MC Hammer

Hanging around the baseball stadium and with a strong resemblance to Hank Aaron, little Stanley Kirk Burrell would be motivated to follow his dream and become one of the pioneers of rap and hip hop. The¬†young Burrell would re-sell stray … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Body Rock

In the 1980s, break dancing was the new obsession and the desire to dance was shown through the eyes of a young man in the film Body Rock. Starring Lorenzo Lamas as Chilly, Body Rock focused on Chilly’s dream to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – ghetto blaster

When music technology became portable, it spurred on a change in teen and music culture with the creation of the portable audio cassette player known as a ghetto blaster or boombox. First created by Philips in 1969, the new technology … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rapper’s Delight

It’s not that rap or hip hop didn’t exist in the 1970s, but for popular culture, the genre’s stage was set in early 1980 with the release of Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang. Made up three NJ boys – … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Breakin’

The ’80s had many memorable styles – but none so distinct as break dancing. This hip hop dance form was immortalized for the masses in the pop culture flick Breakin’. Directed by Joe Silberg, the film was inspired by a … Continue reading

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Motion

Indianapolis is all about movement – cars and motorcycles moving fast around the Motor Speedway is the city’s lifeblood while below, a hip hop dancer spins his body rapidly to the music….taken during last year’s Red Bull Moto GP celebrations … Continue reading

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