Monday, 7 December 2009

These Are Some Of Our Favourites!

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!


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

Alexander Bartsch

Alexander Bartsch is a Brixton based photgrapher who documents the corse aspects of the gentrified facade that is modern London life, the Koll Skool interview is on its way, but until then check his work 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

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 TC5

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

Alex Noble

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

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



Sye! said...

Thanks b for the mention on your blog. Good looks!

Dutch Old School Fan said...

thanx for putting my blog on this great list! Really appreciate it.

Mr Catch said...

yeah, old Bartch is a badman photographer!

-P said...

Peace Brothers,
I just wanted to say MUCH LOVE for all the support! If you guys ever need anything, you know we got your back!

we gave you guys a shout on our latest broadcast of our radio show "Battlefield Funk Radio"..