To say that this party is legendary is an understatement. It’s been my chosen way of setting off the new Hip Hop year since the mid 1990′s. Happy Birthday to Crazy Legs and Danny Castro. Thanks for keeping the tradition going.
The food drive aspect is serious, so don’t forget your canned goods or you’ll probably be sent to the nearest bodega by the bouncers.
James Brown and Frosty Freeze Rip.
Ahh the guys behind my favorite Hip Hop magazine are still making moves behind the scenes. Albums, books, movie screenings, etc, they stay busy. It was hard to co-sign that White Rapper show, but if you read their Big Book Of Racism and the Big Book of Rap Lists, then maybe it’s easier to see the connection to the project. Although without that show, how would we have learned about the Ghetto Revival?
Peace to Sacha Jenkins. Saw him at the Piecebook Reloded signing at that spot on Church Ave, BK earlier this year. Chill dude.
Also peace to my cousin Shaun, Dek 2dx, Keo, Chino Byi, Ted Bawno, Solace and Payjay, UEND, and Meyhem Lauren.
Upcoming Event: Helter Skelter – Monday Sept. 20th, 2010 @ The God Hour.
If you’re down with the Rock and Roll action, check out my TCK Brothers Chris Maestro and Bonafide Rojas (whom we last spoke of here) as they take over Camaradas in Spanish Harlem for the evening. Toss back a few Sangria’s and buy some Mojito’s for your wifey. It should be a good party and an educational time. It’s only 5 rocks to get in so make it happen.
Peace to Legs and Dstroy. You might even see me in the chat room mixing it up with the party people.
Shout out to TCK, DYM, 5MH, YNN Crews and The Arsonists.
Mr. Cortes is All About Art.
His artwork has been one of my personal inspirations since the early 1990′s when I first came across his Graffiti masterwork along with partner Greed on Tilden High School’s handball courts in Brooklyn which was a living art gallery. My full thoughts on Tilden and how big of an influence it was on me will come at a later time.
Along with his excellent Graffiti talent, Mr. Cortes has amassed an impressive and diverse portfolio of mainstream jobs that while high profile never once seem forced or sacrifice his artistic sensibility. His talent lies in his ability to always show the honesty of life and death while being able to illustrate feelings without appearing cheesy.
Regardless of the outlet (Art, Music Videos, Album Covers, Walls, Flashback Magazine) the guy always brings his A game….or rather his A3 game.
Anyway, check out the show, Joe.
$5 rocks to get in, busty bartender, chill vibe, serious dance beats, LARGE Sangria’s and Legs on the cut, cut.
Not sure how well chicken and beer will mix with dancing, but can’t knock the hustle and I’ll check it out.
With all that chicken there, I’m sure someone will attempt to make their own artery clogger aka KFC’s..
Come out for some good food, drinks and soulful vibes as my man Crazy Legs mans the ones and twos.
Shout out to my man super Dj Eli Escobar. He’s a real cool cat, music encyclopedia, and for years, a cornerstone of New York City djing. When it comes to the sonic arts, he’s the real deal..O’neal. Aside from simply eating his vitamins, the combination of time, plus dedication has resulted in a successful dj career.
Also, for as long as I’ve known him, he’s never been shy to tell me why my favorite song sucks and time permitting, will possibly replace it with something more suitable.. for me.
DJ Eli aka The Cloud Kicker is akin to Nba coach Larry Brown, as in I can picture him many years from now, with gray hair and a pimp limp, encouraging young dj’s to “Spin Properly” and to “Spin the right way” .
Here’s your chance to see him play classic Hip Hop vinyl treats for FREE! And you know what they say, free rhymes with me.
From the promoters:
Two vinyl-addicted dj’s are going to bring a bunch of true skool hip hop party records and breaks circa “88-’92 to Trophy bar and play them..and YOU are gonna come out and dance, sing along, “Jump Around” “Pass the Mic” move “Back and Forth”..you get the Pic!!
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:00pm – 4:00am
351 Broadway (between Keap & Rodney)
Peace to TCK, 5MH, Family First, Nasty Vaz, Maestro, Sege, Doves, Angelo, Apex, Taboo, Host, Bobbito, Jise One and TBOT.
Night Train Radio RIP!