Tuesday, February 22, 2011
HERE I AM IN FACE BOOK AND I COME UPON MY DUDE SEXERS PAINTING IM THINKING DOPE WORK I LEAVE MY COMENT ON MY FAVORITE ONE AND . HE COMES OUT OF LEFT FIELD LIKE YO I SHOUTED YOU OUT ON IT . IM THINKING DAMMM! IT WAS A SHOCK TO ME THANKS MY DUDE LATINO YA TU SABES !! MI CASA SU CASA HERMANO
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
IN THE EARLY 80S PHASE 2 PULLED OUT WHAT I THINK WAS THE FIRST GRAFFITI ZINE . IF HE EVEN SEES ME UEING THE WORD GRAFFITI IM GONNA HERE IT ! BUT THIS IS THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT . magazines were a awsome way of knowing what was happining in certain places of our planet . australia had hype mag nyc had various flash backs. ,graff news by the u5 crew, nic one and sach had theres i dont even remember the name im gonna have to search in my boxes for them . i had a great colection of mags . cali had one of the best can control as well as skillz by spone , on the go from philly etc etc . moving to puerto rico it was hard to get noticed sending fotos all around the world some time not to get even noticed that in puerto rico we had a scene . ske and soze were the first to ever come out in a magazine back in 1990 . no internet was a killer i would have to get shit from word of mouth . just knowing there was a graff based shop in nyc was the only way of getting anything . by 1995 i got tired of trying to get puerto rico work in magazines that i pulled out my own. it wasnt easy or cheap but i did it. writing to james prigoff (sparycan art) for years before i came in contact with many writers from all parts of the world . before the internet well our post office was the best contact. trading flicks became a passion . i had some much that i decided to put a magazine together CREATIONS OF TALENT . IT WAS HARD I DIDNT HAVE A COMPUTER SO EVERY THING WAS ALL CUT AND PASTE . luckly i worked at a office shop at the time that had a pretty good copy machine so every thing was full color i started with a black and white sketch mag . then a 11x 17 sheet . then a full mag . we did our justice until 1998 and then like almost all of the mags called it quits . heres a quick foto or 2 of the mags . maybe ill do a come back . NOT!
im publishing this as part of puerto ricos graff history to set shit straight . YO HOMIE FROM THE WEST YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST! STOP TALKIN SHIT B. PEOPLE LAYED DOWN THE BRICKS BEFORE YOU!
AND YOU ARE NOT THE SECOND REEL ONE HAD THE SECOND "GHETTO PRINTZ"
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
One of the founding fathers of hip-hop, DJ Kool Herc, is in a bind, the Guardian reported this morning: The originator of the breakbeat is suffering from an “undisclosed condition” and, without health insurance, can’t afford to pay for surgery.
The 55-year-old Herc—whose early ’70s DJ technique of creating musical patterns by plucking and sequencing the breakbeats from old-school funk and soul is one of the seminal moments of hip-hop as we know it, inspiring the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash—was released from hospital on Sunday, and now faces a mountain of bills he can’t afford to pay.
From the Guardian's music blog:
"[He] who we call the father of hip-hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well," DJ Premier revealed on his Sirius XM radio show this weekend. "Since he's very sick and has no insurance ... [he] needs to pay his bills so he can get out of hospital." […]
"We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can't hold it down," Premier said. "And being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya'll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can." Friends have provided an address for donations to the DJ, and while Kool Herc was released from hospital on Sunday, according to DJ Tony Touch, he is "still in dire need of financial aid".
In a post on his website, DJ Premier described Herc as “very sick.”
On XXL magazine’s News blog, an early post makes mention of DJ Tony Touch organizing a fundraiser for Herc Tuesday February 1 at the East Village’s Sutra Lounge, but no details as yet.
In the meantime, donations can be made to Kool Herc Production PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746.