Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
GRANDMASTER ROC RAIDA TRIBUTE @ TABLETURNS REUNION, LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
BEAT JUNKIES CREW " J. ROCC, BABU, RHETTMATIC,AND SHORTKUT
DJ CRAZE, A-TRAK, & AN ALLIES REUNION
SPECIAL HOST MC: DITC
TIME: 10:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 11:15PM
LOCATION: BB KING'S 237 W 42ND ST. NYC
ADVANCE TICKETS $20, AT THE DOOR $25.00
PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO ROC RAIDA'S FAMILY
THIS IS THE 8TH INSTALLATION OF THE BEAT SWAP MEET, AND STILL GOING STRONG. THE BSM IS A RECORD SHOW EVENT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY INTO DIGGIN FOR RECORDS AND OTHER MUSIC COLLECTABLES. ALL GENRES OF MUSIC IS BEING SOLD AT THE BSM, "CLASSIC HIP HOP, SOUL, RARE GROOVES, FUNK, DISCO, LATIN SOUL, LATIN JAZZ, JAZZ, ROCK, ETC..... " THERE WILL BE A CLOTHING EXPO OUTSIDE THE VENUE, ALONG WITH FOOD & DRINKS. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB. THERE WILL 2 LEVELS INSIDE TO COMPLETE YOUR DAY OF DIGGIN. LIVE SPECIAL GUEST DJS, SPINNING RECORDS ALL DAY.
EVENT TIME: 12-6PM, ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!
OCTOBER 24th, RESIDENT DJ BEATNICK, WILL HAVE TWO GUEST DJs, TO VIBE THE NIGHT AND SET THE TONE. SPECIAL GUEST : DJ MOMA " GOOD SPOT, NEW YORK " , AND DJ SPINNERTY " RECORD BREAKIN- SF " THIS NIGHT IS 21&UP, & FREE BEFORE 10:00PM.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I CAME TO BRING SOME CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, I GOT A BIG BAG SO GUESS WHAT'S IN IT?
THE BEAT SWAP MEET, THE DECEMBER EDITION, DIGGIN FOR THAT CLASSIC WAX, OR BUY SOME DOPE CLOTHING FROM THE OUTDOOR EXPO. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT THE BEAT SWAP MEET, BUT IT WILL BE DOPE, NO MATTER WHAT.
The Soul Sauce is a Friday night that I started with Dj Jaba One Home Grown Blends, Dojo Soundz, and Dj Dopeshoes " Dojo Soundz, Home Grown Blends" and myself Dj Charlie Rock " Rock Steady Crew, Dojo Soundz". This night was built around the lifestyle of good soulful music or just non- radio style music, it was something that Downtown San Diego needed since the Green Circle Bar had left in the mid 1990's. Hip Hop, Rare Grooves, & Neo Soul Vibes was the stamped format. We also had special yearly events like " The J Dilla Tribute, James Brown Tribute, Asr & Agenda Trade Show Party, Frosty Freeze Tribute, and The Rick James Tribute " There was a long list of guest Djs and guest appearances and I would like to thank:
Dj Norm Rockwell
Dj Skeme Richards
Dj Kid Dragon
Dj Ervin Arana
Dj One Man Jazz
Dj Sweet Chuck
Dj La Wreckless
Dj Kid Riz
Dj Still Life
Special Movie after party:
Planet B Boy
Inside The Circle
Thanks to the supported sponsors:
Dap Tone Records
Beat Swap Meet
Agenda Trade Show
Rock Steady Crew
I would like to thank all of the dancers that supported the night " B Boys & B Girls " I really would like to thank Melody Jackson for supporting me for almost 20 years knowing her, and the energy she brings to the spot, thank you soo much.
Thanks to Red C Lounge for opening the door " Ricky Wrecks"
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Richard “Crazy Legs” Col?, a b-boy since 1977 and veteran of Hip Hop culture, is one of the original members of the Rock Steady Crew and current president. His credits include many of the first Hip Hop tours in the early 80’s, which set the foundation for what the culture has become.
He has been featured in such films as Flashdance, Beat Street, Wild Style and Style Wars as well as various television programs and music videos. He has appeared in television commercials and print ads for major corporations including Coke, Sprite, Verizon Wireless, Sean John, Averix and Nike. He participated in the Peabody Award-winning documentary Dance in America: Everybody Dance Now, the Great Performances 20th Anniversary Special, and co-produced the documentary movie The Freshest Kids.
As a member of the Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs has performed in a tribute to the Nicholas Brothers at the Kennedy Center Honors, the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II, the Boston Ballet Gala, and in the Lincoln Center Serious Fun! series. He won the 1991 Bessie Award for Choreography and the 1994 Hip Hop Pioneer Award from The Source magazine.
He was inducted into the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame in 2002, was presented with the Source Youth Foundation 2003 Image Award, the 2003 AARTS Award from the Bay Shore Schools Arts Education Fund, and was also honored as the National Godfather of the 2003 Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Other career highlights include his role in the Off-Broadway play Jam On the Groove, working with Savion Glover, and teaching John Leguizamo to b-boy for his Tony Award-nominated play Freak. He has choreographed music videos for Wyclef Jean (which was nominated for an MTV Award for Best Choreography) and multi-platinum artist Moby.
He and some of the other members of Rock Steady Crew were the first B-boys to perform at Carnegie Hall on Jan 19, 2001. Along with the Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Japan, Australia, South America and Europe.
Crazy Legs hosts and organizes the annual Rock Steady Anniversary, a monumental community event that honors deceased members of the crew and celebrates Hip Hop culture both past and present. The Rock Steady Anniversary attracts deejays, B-boys/B-girls, emcees, writers and thousands of Hip Hop supporters from all around the world. The group also holds an annual Celebrity Basketball Tournament during the Anniversary Celebration that raises money for the Greenwich Village Youth Council in New York. In 2003, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaimed July 26th to be ?Rock Steady Crew Day? in New York City during their 26th Anniversary Celebration at Pier 54.
When his schedule allows, he volunteers by teaching the art of B-boying and participating in several community outreach programs and workshops. It was his dance program at the Point C.D.C. for young people in the South Bronx that garnered him the ?New Yorker of the Week? Award from New York 1 News.
2004 will be a monumental year for Crazy Legs. He recently signed endorsement deals with Red Bull Energy Drink and FILA Sportswear, and is the first B-boy to get a sneaker company to honor a group like Rock Steady Crew. FILA will debut the ?Rock Steady Crew 77? sneaker in April. Additionally, the City of Las Vegas awarded the Rock Steady Crew the Key to the City on February 21st, and proclaimed that day to be ?Rock Steady Crew Day? in Las Vegas.
Crazy Legs is the president of Backspin Productions, an entertainment company with the mission is to continue to produce Hip Hop events and eventually become a major entertainment company. Crazy Legs’ success is a testament to the longevity of Hip Hop culture.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
RED HOT & COOL WILL BE A SPECIAL NIGHT @ BAR PINK IN SAN DIEGO THAT WILL START ON NOVEMBER 28TH, 2009 AND THEN EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH. THIS NIGHT IS A NIGHT THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD VIBE EXPERINCE, AS WE TAKE YOU THROUGH A JOURNEY THROUGH CLASSIC HIP HOP, RARE GROOVES, SOUL, JAZZ, AFRO BEAT, AND NEO SOUL. THERE WILL BE MONTHLY SPECIAL GUEST DJs, AND OTHER VISUAL SURPRISES. NO COVER, NO DRESS CODE!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
In April of 2004, Thes One was approached by friend Chikara Kurahashi (of Giant Panda) and was asked to co-found and help start a record label using his connections and knowledge of the record industry. He agreed, and to help get the label off of the ground, turned over a series of 12” projects and one album, Lifestyle Marketing as well as the concept for the Bloquera project. The first twelve inch release on the newly formed Tres Records imprint was Thes One’s Noonen 12”, an ode to the music of the movie Caddyshack, followed by Doin’ It with Raashan Amad. Thes One also brought artists Lightheaded (whom he signed when they opened for PUTS in Portland) and DJ Alibi to the Tres Roster. In May, 2004 he coordinated the Bloquera project, a trip to southern-most Baja California to record an EP and shoot a video on Super 8. Following this trip he began executive producing and mixing the Fly School Reunion album for Tres Artists Giant Panda.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Mr. Magic, an important figure in the world of hip-hop radio, debuted in 1983 on WBLS-FM in New York City with the first exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a major station. Billing itself as Rap Attack, Magic's show featured Marley Marl as the DJ and Tyrone "Fly Ty" Williams as the show's co-producer. Magic's reign on the New york City airwaves lasted six years and was instrumental in broadening the scope and validity of hip-hop music.
During the mid-80s there was a rivalry between Mr. Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert, who hosted a weekly show on WRKS-FM. The feud also played out between proxy rap groups, the Juice Crew and Boogie Down Productions (see The Bridge Wars). The Juice Crew - headed by Mr. Magic's on-air assistant, DJ Marley Marl - was named after one of Magic's aliases, "Sir Juice."
As confirmed by DJ Premier, Mr. Magic died on the morning of October 2, 2009, due to a fatal heart attack.