Rap + Rings is a blog that delivers the best news and perspectives within the hip hop and sports community.
The moment you hear the beat drop for “Dipset Anthem” by The Diplomats, that pretty much sums up the start of Sean C.’s musical experience. Born in Hawaii, but now residing in Brooklyn NY, Sean C. can have full-length conversations (lasting maybe 15 minutes or more, if you dare to challenge him) consisting entirely of Jay Z and Lil’ Wayne lyrics. And, on the sports end, he is known to argue with the utmost fervor when defending the myriad of NY Sports teams (sans the Islanders and the Bills). Oh yea, he is also the founder of Raps + Rings, who started this blog to circulate the underground world of Hip-Hop news and sports musings to the people. All he asks is that you spread love, because it’s the Brooklyn way by RT’ing, emailing, liking or sharing any of the posts you see on R+R. You can follow him on twitter.
Well, well, well–who is V. Rabbit?
Victoria –yes, V.Rabbit is a girl–was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan, but has called Brooklyn home for the past two years. Currently a grad student, Victoria is trying to make her mark in the field of Education in the Big Apple. Outside of pursuing her Masters, her hobbies include getting chose, hablando en espanol, naked hula hooping and spelunking. What’s in her iPod? Anything from Mayer Hawthorne and the County and The Script to Drake and Big K.R.I.T to Adele and Anita Baker. And don’t even get her started on Kanye (she’ll overwhelm you with her stanism). Victoria is also an avid sports enthusiast with a passion for Michigan State and all Detroit sports teams. You want to argue with her about football, basketball, or cheerleading? Don’t. You’ll lose. Guaranteed. Questions, comments, concerns? Hit her up on twitter. Peace and blessings!
“Ms. Piggy,” legally born Heather, is the Editor, the silent voice–well, maybe one day she might post something–behind R+R. Hailing from Charleston, SC, the dirty South, where all the ratchetness takes place, NYC has been her second home for the past 5 years. Where does she fall in place for this blog? Well, Heather is a music junkie. If you look through her growing iTunes of over 10,000 songs, Heather has a secular taste of genres from hip-hop, rap, blues, jazz, alternative, R&B, reggae, rock, pop, and those other random, unlisted categories. On the other hand, she’s still brushing up on her sports knowledge (just learning about the Tebowing stance, Amen) and is getting better thanks to the R+R team. When she’s not editing with R+R or downloading mixtapes, Heather manages a fashion blog-The Fashion Visionaire. Follow her on Twitter.
fivefifths is an incredibly debonair and urbane blogger whose interests include long Segways on the beach and Skype picnics. He recently polled #237 in the Most Interesting Man in the World Contest (you probably didn’t hear about it) and once spent a night in jail in Mumbai for being too awesome. Fivefifths is currently pursuing his Masters in Sexual Healing at Ball So Hard University. He’s available on twitter and also moonlights as the lead author for the hilarious blog 40 Acres and a Cubicle
Jamyle, aka DJ Myle, fell for lyricism the first time he heard “Children’s Story” by Slick Rick, hip-hop when he saw House Party, and instrumentation after he heard “Poison” by BBD. What do you have after you put those together? Jamyle, 5-year old boy who only knows dope beats, the Kid-n-Play kick-step, and a good story–whether it’s bedtime or listening to the likes of Heavy D, Slick Rick, Kwame, Skee-Lo, etc. Military brat born in Japan, he was raised all over the US, but is currently residing in Houston, TX. During his years at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, Myle started his DJ career in 2005, offering a diverse library of music to the masses. Now, Myle continues spreading his passion in music, alongside with establishing a career in Finance, Accounting, and Auditing. Check in with the co-creator of Trustedear and contributor to R+R on twitter. He’s got something for everyone.