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May 14th, 2007 Comments off

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Written by KRS-ONE   
Hip Hop Appreciation Week begins on May 14th 2007 and concludes on May 21st 2007. Hip Hop Appreciation Week began in 1998 as a time set aside every third week in May to acknowledge and appreciate the existence of Hip Hop itself. During this time (May 14th-21st 2007) the Hip Hop community refocuses itself through a collective reviewand update of its own history and core principles and elements. Principles- peace,love, unity and having fun. Elements- Breakin, Emceein, Graffiti Art, Deejayin, Beat Boxin, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge and Street Entrepreneurialism. The idea is to celebrate Hip Hop itself.
During Hip Hop Appreciation Week artists can be asked to give sound advice on what they’ve learned about life and living Hip Hop this year. Schools of all sorts are encouraged to discuss Hip Hop academically and critically amongst its students and teachers. Radio DJs can upgrade their play of “conscious” Rap music over the airwaves and parents can discuss the true meaning and history of Hip Hop with their children.

During Hip Hop Appreciation Week the Hip Hop community is encouraged to:
Give the next person the right of way. Allow people to pass you. Do not block a person’s forward movement.
Donate your skill or profession to someone who cannot afford it.
At the supermarket give your change to the person behind you in line.
Be quick to compliment and slow to criticize. Be ready to forgive and move on.
Tithe 10% of your salary this week to your child’s teacher.
Ease a neighbor’s pressure by donating your time toward the assistance of some duty they must undertake. Give of yourself this week.
Let us show our respect for Hip Hop with a sincere respect for one another. Men—support the women in your life. Women, comfort the men in your life. And let us all remain committed to the well-being of our children; they are the reason we do what we do. Love your children. Reserve a special love for them. Give them your time and your attention. Be patient with them. Touch them, hug them, play with them and be sure to teach them, advise them, protect them, discipline them, and most of all LISTEN to them. One of the best ways to teach our children that they are valuable is to value them. Often we must compliment them, point out their special qualities to them, fulfill their prayers, support their legitimate dreams and aspirations and let them know that we are interested in them. They are the future of Hip Hop! The preservation of our children IS the preservation of Hip Hop. HAPPY HIP HOP APPRECIATION WEEK! There it is.


Written by KRS-ONE   

Since 1998 the third week in May has become a time to reflect upon our roles as citizens of the International Hip Hop community and to recommit ourselves to Hip Hop’s core principles of peace, love, unity and safely having fun! Hip Hop Appreciation Week May 14th-21st 2007 is a time set aside to assess the progress of the ‘conscious’ Hip Hop movement as well as one’s own role within such a movement.

Hiphop Appreciation Week May 14th -21st advocates against corporate greed and the selfish exploitation of Hip Hop’s intellectual properties.  Such greed and exploitation is the root cause of why "rap music" looks and sounds the way it does right now. This year make a difference in your life and JOIN the conscious, responsible Hiphop community.  We must not allow those who think and see Hiphop as "rap music" to continue to demean and reduce our culture to products and the artistic equivalancy of poison, sex, violence and materialism.

The Temple Of Hiphop will be focusing its attention on the movement on the East Coast and announcing Hip Hop Appreciation Week from Carboro North Carolina, because of its central geographic location. 


Cats Cradle, Carboro NC 5/12
Otto Bar, Baltimore MD  5/15
Black Cat, Washington DC  5/18
*Irving Plaza, Manhattan NY 5/20
World Music Cafe, Phila  5/23




The HipHop Declaration Of Peace —
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May 10th, 2007 Comments off
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Wax Poetics

May 9th, 2007 Comments off

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Waxpoetics e’ un importante rivista musicale specializzata in dischi fonografici hip hop, funk, soul, reggae,  e musica nera  in  generale. Purtoppo in italia non e’ ancora disponibile in nessun negozio, edicola o libreria con grande rammarico di ogni dj o collezionista di black music che si rispetti.

>:-(      grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! 


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Kurtis Blow. Storia dell’ hip hop e altri testi

May 9th, 2007 Comments off
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May 8th, 2007 Comments off
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Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2007

May 7th, 2007 Comments off

1998 il Temple of Hip Hop di KRS-One the Teacher ha annunciato che la
terza settimana di maggio e' la "settimana di apprezzamento dell' Hip
Hop" (Hip Hop Appreciation Week), una settimana per stimare il
progresso del 'conscious Hip Hop movement'.

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1998 the Temple of Hiphop announced every third week in May as Hip Hop
Appreciation Week – a time set aside to assess the progress of the
‘conscious' Hip Hop movement as well as one's own role within such a
movement. The Temple of Hiphop would also be an advocate against
corporate greed and the selfish exploitation of Hip Hop's intellectual
properties. The point was (and still is) to live Hip Hop.

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DICHIARAZIONE DI PACE (Hip Hop Declaration Of Peace)

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This Hiphop Declaration of Peace guides Hiphop Kulture toward freedom from violence, and establishes advice and protection for the existence and development of the international Hiphop community. Through the principles of this Hiphop Declaration of Peace we, Hiphop Kulture, establish a foundation of Health, Love, Awareness, Wealth, peace and prosperity for ourselves, our children and their children's children, forever. For the clarification of Hiphop's meaning and purpose, or when the intention of Hiphop is questioned, or when disputes between parties arise concerning Hiphop; Hiphoppas shall have access to the advice of this document, The Hiphop Declaration of Peace, as guidance, advice and protection.
First Principle
Hiphop (Hip´Hop) is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. Ever growing, it is commonly expressed through such elements as Breakin, Emceein, Graffiti Art, Deejayin, Beatboxin, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge and Street Entrepreneurialism. Wherever and whenever these and future elements and expressions of Hiphop Kulture manifest; this Hiphop Declaration of Peace shall advise the use and interpretation of such elements, expressions and lifestyle.

Second Principle

Hiphop Kulture respects the dignity and sanctity of life without discrimination or prejudice. Hiphoppas shall thoroughly consider the protection and the development of life, over and before the individual decision to destroy or seek to alter its natural development.
Third Principle
Hiphop Kulture respects the Laws and agreements of its culture, its country, its institutions and whomever it does business with. Hiphop does not irresponsibly break Laws and commitments.
Fourth Principle

Hiphop is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. As a conscious way of life, we acknowledge our influence on society, especially on children; and we shall forever keep the rights and welfare of both in mind. Hiphop Kulture encourages womanhood, manhood, sisterhood, brotherhood, childhood and family. We are conscious not to bring any intentional disrespect that jeopardizes the dignity and reputation of our children, elders and ancestors.

Fifth Principle

The ability to define, defend and educate ourselves is encouraged, developed, preserved, protected and promoted as a means toward peace and prosperity, and toward the protection and the development of our self-worth. Through knowledge of purpose and the development of our natural and learned skills, Hiphoppas are encouraged to always present their best work and ideas.

Sixth Principle

Hiphop Kulture honors no relationship, person, event, act or otherwise wherein the preservation and further development of Hiphop's culture, principles and elements are not considered or respected. Hiphop Kulture does not participate in activities that clearly destroy or alter its ability to productively and peacefully exist. Hiphoppas are encouraged to initiate and participate in fair trade and honesty in all negotiations and transactions.

Seventh Principle

The essence of Hiphop is beyond entertainment: The elements of Hiphop Kulture may be traded for money, honor, power, respect, food, shelter, information and other resources; however, Hiphop and its culture cannot be bought, nor is it for sale. It (Hiphop) cannot be transferred or exchanged by or to anyone for any compensation at any time or at any place. Hiphop is not a product. Hiphop is the priceless principle of our self-empowerment.
Eighth Principle
Companies, corporations, non and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals and groups that are clearly benefiting from the use, interpretation and/or exploitation of the term Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) and the expressions and terminologies of Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) are encouraged to commission and/or employ a full-time or part-time certified Hiphop Kultural Specialist to interpret and answer sensitive cultural questions regarding the principles and proper presentations of Hiphop’s elements and culture; relative to businesses, individuals, organizations, communities, cities, as well as other countries.
Ninth Principle

May 3rd is Rap Music Day. Hiphoppas are encouraged to dedicate their own time and talent to self-development and for service to their communities.  Every third week in May is Hiphop Appreciation Week. During this time, Hiphoppas are encouraged to honor their ancestors, reflect upon their cultural contributions and appreciate the elements and principles of Hiphop Kulture. November is Hiphop History Month. During this time Hiphoppas are encouraged to participate in the creating, learning and honoring of Hiphop's history and historical cultural contributors.

Tenth Principle
Hiphoppas are encouraged to build meaningful and lasting relationships that rest upon Love, trust, equality and respect. Hiphoppas are encouraged not to cheat, abuse, or deceive their friends.
Eleventh Principle
The Hiphop community exists as an international culture of consciousness that provides all races, tribes, religions and styles of people a foundation for the communication of their best ideas and works. Hiphop Kulture is united as one multi-skilled, multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-racial people committed to the establishment and the development of peace.

Twelfth Principle

Hiphop Kulture does not intentionally or voluntarily participate in any form of hate, deceit, prejudice or theft at any time. At no time shall Hiphop Kulture engage in any violent war within itself. Those who intentionally violate the principles of this Declaration of Peace or intentionally reject its advice, forfeit by their own actions the protections set forth herein.
Thirteenth Principle

Hiphop Kulture rejects the immature impulse for unwarranted acts of violence and always seeks diplomatic, non-violent strategies in the settlement of all disputes. Hiphoppas are encouraged to consider forgiveness and understanding before any act of retaliation. War is reserved as a final solution when there is evidence that all other means of diplomatic negotiation have failed repeatedly.

Fourteenth Principle
Hiphoppas are encouraged to eliminate poverty, speak out against injustice and shape a more caring society and a more peaceful world. Hiphop Kulture supports a dialogue and action that heals divisions in society, addresses the legitimate concerns of humankind and advances the cause of peace.

Fifteenth Principle

Hiphoppas respect and learn from the ways of Nature, regardless of where we are on this planet. Hiphop Kulture holds sacred our duty to contribute to our own survival as independent, free-thinking beings in and throughout the Universe. This planet, commonly known as Earth is our nurturing parent and Hiphoppas are encouraged to respect Nature and all creations and inhabitants of Nature. 

Sixteenth Principle
Hiphop's pioneers, legends, teachas, elders, and ancestors shall not be inaccurately quoted, misrepresented, or disrespected at anytime. No one should profess to be a Hiphop pioneer or legend unless they can prove with facts and/or witnesses their credibility and contributions to Hiphop Kulture.

Seventeenth Principle
Hiphoppas are encouraged to share resources. Hiphoppas should give as freely and as often as possible. It is the duty of every Hiphoppa to assist, whenever possible, in the relief of human suffering and in the correction of injustice. Hiphop is shown the highest respect when Hiphoppas respect each other. Hiphop Kulture is preserved, nurtured and developed when Hiphoppas preserve, nurture and develop one another.

Eighteenth Principle

Hiphop Kulture maintains a healthy, caring and wealthy, central Hiphop guild – fully aware and invested with the power to promote, teach, interpret, modify and defend the principles of this Hiphop Declaration of Peace.


Hip Hop Textz

May 7th, 2007 Comments off

A questo indirizzo potete trovare vari testi: un intervista a dj Gruff, una storia del turntablism (in inglese), un articolo sulla cura dei dischi di vinile (in inglese), dei dizionari rap/hiphop/writing (in inglese), una cronologia dello skratch (in inglese), il trattato sul futurismo gotico e la prima stesura della sceneggiatura del film "Alpha's Last Bet" scritti da Ramm:Ell:Zee (in inglese).

Buona lettura



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Vinyl Maniax 2007 – parte 2

May 4th, 2007 Comments off

Per leggere la parte 1 vai a

Ho aggiunto queste foto di lp funk/hiphop spero che apprezziate lo sforzo.

I dischi riprodotti nelle foto fanno parte della mia collezione.
Ho deciso di fotografarli perche’ le immagini delle copertine sono ormai entrate nel mio subconscio e anche perche’ certi lp assumono lo status leggendario di vere e proprie opere d’ arte.
Tutti i dischi che ho fotografato sono originali.
Un ringraziamento particolare a Cinzia, Silvia, Marco, Luca, Roberto e Alessio di Rock Bottom Records, in  Via degli Alfani 34/r (rosso) a Firenze, per tutte le “sacre reliquie” che mi hanno procurato. Grazie!!! Ci vediamo presto li’ da voi! – per il catalogo online –
Un abbraccione alla Robi WJM e a Matpogo che mi hanno fatto ascoltare tonellate di dischi che non conoscevo. Put your finger in the porno!
Un grosso bacio alla Kate per tutto l’ aiuto e i consigli che mi ha sempre dato. (^o^) xxx! Never trust a hippie…
Lunga vita al vinile!!!

Donald  Byrd – Black Bird

Parliament – The Clones  Of Dr. Funkenstein

NWA – Efil4zaggin

Prince Far I – Jamaican Heroes

George S. Clinton – The George Clinton Band Arrives

Ray Charles – The greatest

Jackson 5 – Third Album

The Jazz Crusaders – Old Socks New Shoes New socks Old Shoes

Miles Davis – Decoy

Dr. Octagon – Instrumentalyst (Octagon Beats)

Ohio Players – Ecstasy

AA VV – Orfeu Negro Original Soundtrack

Wilson Pickett – The Wicked Pickett

George Benson – White Rabbit

Slinky Gym School featuring Ramm:Ell:Zee – Crazy Sneaker / Gothic Futurism (12″)

RZA – Big Cap. Wu Tang Mix

Mack Browne & The Brothers – Isaac Hayes Music From The Movie Shaft

Bootsy (Collins) – Ultra Wave

Dedicato Alla Memoria Di JAMES BROWN (Barnwell, Carolina del Sud, USA, 3 maggio 1933 – Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 dicembre 2006): The Godfather Of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, The Soul Brother # 1, The Hardest Working Man In The Show Business.

Riposa In Pace.

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E+ Walls

May 2nd, 2007 Comments off

Sembra che sia definitivo l' ultimatum per lo sgombero di Elettro+, a Firenze in via Siena, zona Isolotto.

Ho voluto documentare con queste foto i tanti graffiti dipinti sui muri di E+ che purtroppo non rimarranno su per molto tempo dopo lo sgombero. 🙁

Un saluto a tutti gli amici  di E+


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Graffiti Jam Primo Maggio a Campi Bisenzio

May 2nd, 2007 2 comments

Ieri ci hanno invitato a dipingere su di un muro a Campi sull' argine del Bisenzio, vicini alla chiesa di S. Maria. La pioggia ha un po' rovinato l' atmosfera molto tranquilla che si era creata fra di noi che dipingevamo. Alcuni avevano preso la pioggia anche la mattina e se ne sono andati tutti alle 19 o poco piu'.

Un saluto particolare a Craim: keep the wheels turnin'!!!

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