Nilo Tabrizy

On team NowThis News, Formerly with Al Jazeera English & CTV BC in Vancouver.

Columbia Journalism School Grad 2012.
NYC taxi driver whisperer.

Canadian Import

Another set of photos at the Timo Weiland fitting pre-NYFW.

Some behind the scenes at the Timo Weiland fitting before NYFW

A few leisurely snaps from a weekend to the Hamptons and my beautiful friends.

A few images from a shoot in Baltimore, MD where we interviewed the amazing DJ, Joe Nice. 

A few pictures from a random roll. 

Friends on film — playing around on 35mm with my new Minolta.

Today In Music History: Public Enemy Boycotts The Grammys

Check out this tumblr I wrote for NowThis News about Public Enemy boycotting the Grammys 22 years ago! I talk about the lack of love for rap/hip-hop today, and I use the adjective “swagnificent.” 

nowthisnews:

imageImage via Sound On Sound. 

22 years ago, Public Enemy made history. At the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards held in New York City in 1991, Public Enemy’s album “Fear of a Black Planet” was nominated for best rap performance for the third year in a row. But they made a conscious decision to boycott the awards ceremony, saying racism kept a rap award off prime-time television.

They followed Russell Simmons’s lead, their record label president. Simmons was frustrated with “the same old broken record snub of inner-city contributions to the music industry.”

So, what now? Are the Grammys brushing hip-hop and rap of their shoulder?

More about rap & hip-hop hate at the Grammys after the jump!

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