Friday 18 November 2011

‘FOUNDATION ROCKS’ An Exhibition of Works from SHUCKS ONE 30/11/11 - 8/1/12

An Exhibition of Works from Shucks One
In association with WAYout charity and the unveiling of a limited addition
Jonas Ranson wall paper.
DALSTON SUPERSTORE,117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
Exhibition runs Wednesday 30th Nov – 8th  Jan
Cookie Crew "Queens of the South" by Shucks One (Detail)

UK artist Shucks One Is an Artist, Radio DJ, Youth worker and journalist specialising in hip-hop music and culture.
With this exhibition he presents a unique visual collection celebrating the themes of consciousness, positive attributes and important figures in Classic UK and US Hip-hop culture, discussing its wider implications on modern culture.

"Little Daddy Street Sweeper"by Shucks One (Detail)

Through painting Shucks One has developed a way of expressing and contextualising the history of modern day street music and art. Using a variety of objects as canvasses, such as furniture, clothing, masks and found wood, Shucks One creates a sketchbook, a mix tape way of exhibiting work, going back to the core ethics of street music and art. Using bold colours, pattern reminiscent of tribal fabric prints and ancient symbols Shucks One discusses themes of cultural heritage.

 "Kool Gumby Fade" by Shucks One (Detail)

“The term ‘old school’ is often banded around without any real understanding of the underlying themes. With this series of works I intend to explore messages and concepts, not just from hip-hop, but human history as well. It is part history lesson, part hip hop project.”

 "Kool Moe Dee" Graffiti by Shucks One (Detail)

Foundation Rocks’ combines a series of portraits, illustrations and sculpture, capturing the original hip hop mantras of ‘peace, love, and unity; knowledge, wisdom and understanding’, presenting a challenge to the dominating themes of violence, negativity and corporatism which resonate throughout hip-hop today. The project is the artists’ search to rediscover these foundation principles by retracing the history of UK hip hop music and the individuals making it. It is an attempt to cement the originators of UK hip hop as icons for British music fans, who are often more familiar with the originators in the US.

"The Godfather" Jean Jacket by Shucks One (Detail)

The exhibition is a visual interpretation of interviews Shucks One conducted with hip hop pioneers of the 1980s, whose music influenced a whole generation of young men and women in the UK. The works addresses issues of history, identity and religion.

Shucks One will be donating a percentage of any sales made from the exhibition and will also be holding a raffle on the night of the private view to raise money for the charity WAYout.

WAYout Charity provides arts and media training to disadvantaged and street youth in Sierra Leone. In 2010 it worked with over 600 young people who explored subjects as diverse as street life, HIV and teenage
pregnancy, using music, comedy, soap opera and documentary. Their films have reached audiences in excess of 35,000 people. Users now tell us they want a base. A place where they can write, rehearse,
learn, edit, shoot, show their work or just exchange ideas and support each other. The Hub/ arts centre is the natural next step and is what we are currently fundraising for.

Rare Early 80's N.Y. B-Boy Footage - Rocksteady v.s. Floormasters & DJ Jazzy Jay @ Club Negril

Extremely Rare Early 80's N.Y. B-Boy Footage of Club Negril - Rocksteady v.s. Floormasters & DJ Jazzy Jay
Unknown footage of the legendary Club Negril of 21st January 1982 organized by The Zulu Nation, Afrika Bambaataa & Lady Blu. The battle features in Martha Cooper's Hip-Hop Files book
"A Do or Die Dance Duel!" Baby Freeze & Lightening Roc of Floormasters versus Crazy Legs of Rocksteady Crew & others
The beginning shows Crazylegs & others sweeping the floor, Fab 5 Freddy, MC Ikey Cee & DJ Jazzy Jay on the Decks! (Sounds like the audio is from something else). If anyone knows more please let me know!

**Uploaded for Educational Purposes only!!! Will remove if requested**
*Extremely Rare*

Many thanks to Solo One for Footage

Rob Swift battles Roc Raida R.I.P. for fun...

Vintage X-Men Rob Swift battling Roc Raida R.I.P. for fun in 1994?

Check DJ Rob Swift on youtube

Tuesday 15 November 2011

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 1

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 1

Vinyl only mix of rare late 80’s Hip-Hop featuring music by King Sun, Dana Dane, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Steady B, Just-Ice, Tragedy Khadafi, Marley Marl, DJ Bones, The Almighty KG, Lakim Shabazz, MC Lyte, Stetsasonic, Black Rock & Ron, Phill Most Chill, Special K, Superlover cee & Casanova Rud, Nice & Smooth, Roxanne Shante, Jungle Brothers, 3 X DOPE and more!

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 1 - Download/Listen HERE

Rare Shabazz the Disciple "Crime Saga" Live on BET Teen Summit

Wu-Tang Affiliate Shabazz the Disciple performing "Crime Saga" Live @ Teen Summit 1995
Off his album Crime Saga (Death Be The Penalty - The Sequel) Penalty Recordings 1995
**Uploaded for Educational Purposes only!!! Will remove if requested**
*Extremely Rare*
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Eric B Interviews Kool Moe Dee

Eric B Interviews Kool Moe Dee
For many of you might never heard the Legendary other half of Eric B & Rakim utter a word before, will be suprised that he had his own radio show, let alone some serious gigging on his guests! Guests include Rakim, Juelz Santana, Rass Kass, Queen Latifah, The "Real Freeway Ricky Ross".

Eric B Interviews Kool Moe Dee

Wednesday 9 November 2011

R.I.P. Heavy D - The King of Money Makin' Mount V!

R.I.P. Heavy D

Just yesterday I was watching an interview just did with Westwood and Heavy D and was shocked to find out that he has passed away. Our deepest sympathies go to his cousin Pete Rock and all of his family. I have heard a lot of positive things about him over the years, Heavy D was defined by his positive attitude and giving nature, whether it was his Annual "Nothin' But Love" Mount Vernon Cookout, progressive lyrical content, or his putting on other artists into the industry. (My friend YR used to work at Haagen Dazs in Money Makin' Mount V, and told me he was a regular customer, and that he was a really cool guy.)

Heavy D talks to Westwood on Radio 1Xtra about the birth of hip hop, the tragic passing of Troy, performing at the BET awards, working with Jay-Z, producing, touring the UK, Teddy Riley & Pete Rock.

Heavy D & The Boyz - Mr. Big Stuff (Remix)

Lupe Fiasco To Headline Hip-Hop Panel Commemorating “Lasers” Protest THIS SAT 12th Nov. 2011 Brooklyn New York

Lupe Fiasco To Headline Hip-Hop Panel Commemorating “Lasers” Protest

Lupe Fiasco and The Fiasco Street Team will hold a Hip-Hop discussion panel this Saturday, November 12, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
The panel will commemorate the anniversary of the historic “Fiasco Friday” event, where hundreds of fans protested outside Atlantic Records in New York City for the release of Fiasco’s latest release, Lasers.
The goal of event is bring together artists, bloggers and writers, political activists, professors, and fans to consider the current state of Hip-Hop and explore the crossing lines between all mediums.

Recently Lupe Fiasco turned up to the New York "Occupy Wall Street" protest to discuss Worl Trade Centre Building 7, 911 truth and New World Order.

Topics to be discussed include: Hip-Hop as a means for social change, Hip-Hop’s effect on local communities and corporate America, mainstream radio, and other controversial, stimulating topics.
“We feel the history of misogyny and the negative materialistic messages to the youth have devalued Hip-Hop and turned many people against it,” explained Mink. “It’s imperative to speak on these topics and ask hard questions to get hard answers.”
Doors open at 2pm, and the event will run from 3pm until 5pm. Confirmed panelists include Lupe Fiasco, Toni Blackman, Nitty Scott MC, journalist Jay Rodriguez, creator Byron Hurt, and more.
Tickets are $10, and the event is open to general public. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Horn Of Africa fundraiser.
“We want youth leaders to listen, ask questions, and actively participate in our dialogue to prepare them to discuss these issues with friends and family,” Mink added. “We want the attendees to critically think about Hip-Hop and music and not just accept the songs and messages that come from their radios. We want to instill a gear in Hip-Hop that can drive the youths’ minds to progress and create change and just do good in general.” - from here at

Monday 7 November 2011

"Is Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez heading into a Rap Career?" Seriously - G.T.F.O.H.!!!!! Part 9

"Bieber & Gomez in their up coming "Our Crazy Rap Life Keepin' It Real-ity Show"
More Corn Puff insanity!!! (Oh that's right I'm an hater)
G.T.F.O.H.!!!!! Part 9

Fire in the Bouffant. Justin Beiber - Otis (Freestyle) Seriously F**k off!!!!
"Is Justin Bieber heading into a Rap Career?" reads the description

Selena Gomez MTV EMA 2011 Promo Extended Version
"Everyday she's Hustlin'"

More Rap Style nonsense here Air Max Ultra £140????? G.T.F.O.H.!!!!! Part 8

Tuesday 1 November 2011

We Are Young Money Halloween - MUST SEE HILARIOUS Filnobep Animation

Starring Nicki Minaj & Drake dressed up for Halloween
"We don't need a background track for this s**t!" "Guddduda Gudda we goin' Trick or Treatin!" Too funny

We Are Young Money Halloween:
Lil Wayne & Young Money sneaks out of the house to go trick or treating this Halloween. They run across Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Watch this episode to see what happened. And don't forget to watch the other 2 episodes.

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AFRICOM, Gold African Currency & Are foreign investors colonising Africa? The Stream

Africom Patch (Interesting Vulva shape)

AFRICOM: The expansion of US military interests on African soil

U.S. Militarization of Africa
Air date 8 Nov 2007. This is a clip. Complete video here:

"With little scrutiny from Democrats in Congress and nary a whimper of protest from the liberal establishment, the United States will soon establish permanent military bases in sub-Saharan Africa," write Glover and Lee in The Nation. "An alarming step forward in the militarization of the African continent, the US Africa Command (Africom) will oversee all US military and security interests throughout the region, excluding Egypt."

Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi's plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth.

"It's one of these things that you have to plan almost in secret, because as soon as you say you're going to change over from the dollar to something else, you're going to be targeted," says Ministry of Peace founder Dr James Thring. "There were two conferences on this, in 1986 and 2000, organized by Gaddafi. Everybody was interested, most countries in Africa were keen."

New powers such as India are accused of buying land cheaply in some African nations, evicting local communities and adding to the food insecurity. Is Africa being colonised again?

The Main Reasons:

1: Gaddafi wouldn't bow down to the Rothschild banking cartel.
2: Purposed African Satellite
3: AMF:African Monetary Fund - No Central Bank, own currency - Bank of Investment: To control most investments in Africa
4: United States of Africa - Gaddafi wants to unite!
The countries that are bombing Libya are all Broke, they don't want him rising above becoming a powerful force, that is self-sufficient!!!
5: Gaddafi was returning to a gold standard.
6: Libya sits on Africa's largest oil and natural gas reserves.
7: A few weeks before Libya was invaded, Gaddafi had decided to sell his oil to only Russia, China and India.


Feeling this Modern Nor Cal Love song by California Fig - Production, Video DIRECTED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY: @KDESN!/KDESN