Friday, 25 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Mic Geronimo Live in 95' - Rare Video
Support the artists featured:
Thanks to Tizer One I.D. & Solo One V.O.P. for the transfer...
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Paris-Tonkar The French Graffiti scenes version of Subway Art
Paris-Tonkar "Graffiti art in Paris and France in the 1980s."
This book was legendary, and instrumental in the European Graffiti scene, as there were very few books, if any back then. Many of the writers who featured in the book came to London in the late 80's early 90's and their ridiculously fat-cap tags were everywhere in the West End, and it really influenced London Handstyles.
The book documents the groundbreaking Paris scene walls, Subways "Le Metro", and loads of street bombing, with names like (London ex-pat) Mode2, Bando, Nasty, Stem and many more. Its very hard to track down but if you see a copy grab it!
We recently mentioned Siba Giba originally from Paris, a French American Hip-Hop artist, Producer and Journalist . He has released two books, one a Hip-Hop version of the famous original Paris Graffiti Book 'Paris-Tonkar', featuring interviews with KRS-One, Tim Dog, and others in 1992. More info here
Paris Street Bombing
Paris Street Bombing
Nastie by Nasty (left), Again by Nasty
Assorted sketches by Bando & Stem (left), beginning of "Metro section"
Steph production by Stef
Unknown Street Piece
Jon156 (New York Subway Legend and Paris native)
Index fetauring prolific Paris Crews and their members
More info and flicks found here
Monday, 14 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Six senior doctors have begun legal action to force a new inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly, the scientist who died days after being exposed as the source of a controversial BBC story on the Iraq war. Info here
The only official verdict has come from the Hutton Inquiry, commissioned by Tony Blair, which concluded that Dr Kelly, 59, died from loss of blood after cutting his wrist with a blunt gardening knife.
"Why I know weapons expert Dr David Kelly was murdered, by the MP who spent a year investigating his death"
By NORMAN BAKER MP
from the Daily Mail
Sussex MP and Champion for an inquiry into the Death of the Weapons expert website here
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
The best-selling books BLACK Scientists & Inventors 1, 2 & 3
The inventors of the traffic light, light bulb and the third rail and many more.
These books are designed to be used by children between the ages of 7-16.
They cover the topic of Black Scientists and Inventors.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Its nearly been a year since The Kool Skool started blogging. As some of you may, or may not know, we have been involved in many artistic excapades for many years before that, and professional journalism is one of them. After many of the mags ebbed away and chasing up "Editors" for jobs, or waiting 3 1/2 months for £125 checks we decided to go it alone. The Kool Skool website with the 150+ interviews is getting closer to a reality, you will have to put up with this until then...
But in true Kool Skool fashion we are adding on, and spreading love to the blogs that have inspired us, and kept us moving... To those who deserve it, thank you for the support!
BREAK FOR DAYS & BEATS FOR WEEKS - Kid Dynomite
I had to start with the first blog I ever saw, and the reason there is even a Kool Skool Blog. Its by an ally of ours Kid Dynomite. Kid Dynomite is one of those miracles of the U.K. Hip-Hop scene, it starts with an understated "come to my house and hang out, check some of my records." When you get there after the 4th or 5th "have you got this 12" you realize how shaky your record collection actually is. The depression sets in then the Sneaker/Trainer/Kicks collection comes out, and you start feeling light headed... Kid Dyno is a great guy, Hip-Hop giant, and Itch family member, and knows his history, support him here
That Real Schitt - Phill Most AKA THE SOULMAN
Over the years while many "Hip-Hop Journalists" were bum-rushing the new "Hot MC" of the minute, we made it our business to track down the Pioneers of the Hip-Hop Culture, people like Lil' Rodney C, Ed O.G., Kool DJ Red Alert, Serve TC5 and many others. Phil Most Chill is an independant MC/DJ/Producer and blogger, who we knew from his self released 12" "On Tempo Jack". He has an excellent blog, with info and serious beat digging mixtapes that are constantly are being bumped on our stereo, please check it here
The Secret Sun/The Solar Sattelite/The Solar Seminar - CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES
This is our favourite blog Christopher Knowles is a blog monster! The Secret Sun is his main blog it deatls with "Modern Mythology, Alt-History and Pop-Cult Symbology from the author of the Eagle Award-winning Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, published by Red Wheel/Weiser and co-author of The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies, published by Insight Editions." Just check out The Secret Sun here and his other two, The Solar Satellite hereand The Solar Seminar here
Ain't That Great Really - The Antagonizers
Not much really needs to be said about ATG really, Graffiti Kings, Rave Generals, Artisans, DJs and Family of forward thinkers, they are alot of what is good in the Big Smoke. Viva the Antagonizers here
Blen167 is an original Bronx bomber, although now lives in P.R. his blog is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of the often overlooked Puerto Rican role in graffiti history. For in depth info on the Latin American influence and tradition it can be found here
Hip-Hop Battlefield is the Zulu Nation's Drasar Monumental and family's excellent blog, they have really supported and we are greatful. Mixtapes and All-Elements info here
Funk What Ya Heard
Funk What Ya Heard have given us some light which we are greatful, Kicks/ Hip-Hop Mixtapes/info and videos a plenty here
Old School Hiphop Tapes
It doesn't get better than this!!! This Dutch master(mind) has uploaded many impossible to acquire Bronx Jams, UK and European Radio Tapes. This has got to be heard here to believe!!!
Real History Archives
Real History Archives is a fascinating look at recent History. Get your learn on with well over 5 years of Historical discourse, research and Archieve blogs here and The Real History Archives website can be found here
Sye is an old School New York Graffiti legend and TC5 repper, for info on Sye and the TC5 crew check this slick blog here
Fashion Styling rising star Alex Noble has been a professional Artist/visionary for many years now and after recently creating one of outfits for Moloko, Paloma and Lady Ga Ga, his future is looking bright. Keep a eye on his rise here
Thunderdog Studios is a design studio doing some really exciting things with Typography and design, check them here
Say something beautiful or be quiet - Solo One
Solo One is a UK graffiti Giant who has representented for years in many formats, his blog is full of great images and info! Found here
THE CUTTING EDGE - Exposing the Deep Politics of the new "War on Terror" - Dr Nafeez Ahmed
Dr Nafeez Ahmed is a bestselling author and political analyst. His blog is a real eye opening look at modern Geo-politics check it here
Peering Through The Looking Glass
Peering Through The Looking Glass is a very interesting look at Politics and Synchromistic occurrences, see it here