By Rukeme Priscillia Alao
Welcome to rapjointlagos.com, an online space designed to offer you the very best #retroHiphop and #vintageLagos experience.
Welcome to rapjointlagos.com, an online space specifically designed to offer you the very best #retroHiphop and #vintageLagos experience dating back to the 80s, 90s and even 2000s.
At rapjointlagos.com, we believe music is life and that sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul needs. As Plato would say; “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.”
As a lover of music, be it Rap, Hip Hop or Jazz, wouldn’t it be a good idea to reminiscence lyrics of songs you knew way back?
Our website is a contemporary cultural center that will help you relive and recall the nostalgic feelings of rap music, its beats, and the culture surrounding it. It will also highlight the history, with direct links to the individuals and places behind the moments that shaped the culture in Lagos and around the world as well as the style that evolved along the way.
When we initially launched a Kickstarter campaign, we had over 50 backers from various countries who support on this project and shared their personal experiences about hip hop and rap music and the effects it had on them whilst growing up. We also believe you can be a part of this vision by engaging in any of our pledge packages which has different rewards.
Aimed at ensuring everyone is immersed in the global historic culture of rap and Lagos, our website is like a community that will curate interactive experiences which will include podcasts, live jam sessions, book and music reviews, one-on-one sessions with artists, story-telling about deep connections with rap music as well as fun and painful memories.
On the RJL website, lovers and fans of hip-hop music will be able to relax, share intimate experiences about the life and style around rap music, listen to a wide range of albums, attend events both online and offline, read and engage in discussions about rap, the hip hop culture and lifestyle in Lagos and also connect with others like minds.
We also bring you lovable thematic playlists from love to battle and many others. Tribute playlists for famous rappers like 2Pac 4 Life, Biggie and others. Memories from Run DMC, read up experiences and memories individuals have shared about rap music, tributes to music icons who have made impact in the industry and also set the stage for cool, creative and culturally hip sounds, a list of books to quench your thirst for Lagos histories, a short history of hip hop and of course our weekly rundown of selected hits you will surely love.
At rapjointlagos.com, we intend bringing you continuous and original content about those cultures you may have forgotten. From exclusive virtual and in-person live events to lyrical dialogues while creating the right vibe and atmosphere that will enable you have a seamless experience around the clock, RJL will inspire you to dig into history in order to unveil the mysteries behind the spirit of rap music.
Our website is equally a hub where you can submerge yourself into any kind of genre that shaped your youth days in Lagos in those days and have a feel of retro Lagos. We also have books about local or international politics and any resource that will keep that fire burning within you and keep your experiences alive.
You can shop amazing collections from our online store ranging from books on the history of hip hop, birth of an African city: Lagos, The Rap Year book, as well as cool RJL Classic Tees and face caps.
Our future physical space which will be located in Ikoyi will also offer a vibrant and safe venue conceptually and physically for anyone from anywhere in the world to connect seamlessly with the richest aspects of retro hip hop and vintage Lagos.
One of the sure ways to preserve culture is to embrace history and that is exactly what we intend to do. So get ready to go on this journey with us at Rap Joint Lagos.
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A fan of Naughty by Nature, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, Snoop Dog, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Jay-Z or Biggie? We gat ya!
Welcome to rapjointlagos.com