Martini: Hip-Hop gift guideWritten by Martini Rox | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Friday has come and gone but you are still not sure what to get for someone who has it all. Here are a few suggestions for everyone in your house who loves Hip-Hop music — and there may be something for you, too. Listed are the products with their suggested retail prices but there is still time to find deals on everything before (and after) Christmas!
Fisher-Price Fun-2-Learn Learning DJ — $39.99
What can I say? I love the kids and this is right up the tiny Hip-Hop heads’ alley! Fisher Price brings it with a learning DJ that teaches as it entertains. This gift would be entertaining for 1-to-3-year-olds beginning to learn their letters, numbers and shapes. Added bonus is the microphone, and, of course, the DJ plays fun tunes your tyke will enjoy dancing to.
Ticket Stub Diary — $14.95
The Glass City has been known to surprise us with great concerts; what are you going to do with all those tickets stubs? From Detroit to Cleveland, the ticket collection of a concert lover is something they cherish and want to remember. Pick up one for yourself!
“One Day It’ll All Make Sense” — Common — $25
The book about Common’s life growing up on the South Side of Chicago, “One Day” shares his tragedies and triumphs. His career as one of the only “conscious” rappers with substantial lyrical content about the streets and family has lasted 20 years. Already a best-seller, rapper/actor Common has the Hip-Hop read of the year! SOUL by Ludacris: High-Definition On-Ear Headphones — $249.99
Ludacris throws his hat in the “rappers with headphones ring and eliminates complaints you may have had about other — ahem — artists’ headphones for sale. Ludacris, a former DJ himself, has put quite a bit of thought into these headphones, with attention to qualities like superior bass and sound balance. He forgoes noise canceling for noise dampening, meaning, when turned up fairly loud, you can faintly hear music outside of the headphones. They also come with two tangle-free cords, one for at home and another with MP3 controls. The set folds up nicely into a case and has a slick look with an ultra-comfy feel.
“Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest” DVD — $12.99
Some things should be self-explanatory — such as the purchase of this DVD. This is the story of a true Hip-Hop group that heightened the consciousness of its fans, daring them to listen and learn. Heavily influenced by jazz, blues and soul, its music combined with poetic lyrics dominated the entire ’90s golden era of Hip-Hop. The members’ chemistry was undeniable, but it was A Tribe Called Quest’s fan base that was solid enough to make them instant living legends.
iHome iP4 — $199.99
A boom box for your iPhone or iPod and a mainstay in your teen’s room, the concept is not new but it is simple. Just stick your “iProduct” in the front and turn the music up. It includes FM radio and updates for your iPod/iPhone. It has the Old-School look, also comes in hot pink, includes a power cord and like your old boom box it takes six size-D batteries.
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