Archive for May, 2012

Fresh Jam Rignano 2012 gallery

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

Thanks to Mafi for the pics ♥

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Fresh Jam – Rignano sull’Arno – 19 maggio 2012

May 19th, 2012 Comments off


h: 12.00 – 24.00
FRESH JAM graffiti/dj&mc/breakdance/rock
250 m² wall
(dato l’alto numero di richieste chi vuole dipingere scriva a GIACOMO EQUIZI)
DJing & MC
Filippo Rossi
Dr. Drugo

HHAW 2012 – Hip Hop Appreciation Week THX podcast

May 13th, 2012 Comments off

Hip Hop Appreciation Week – May 13-19, 2012

click on the link to listen the podcast now from my mixcloud page

HHAW 2012 mix
Hip Hop Appreciation Week podcast compiled and mixed by THX

Nas – Public Enemy – James Brown – Grandmaster Caz – Beastie Boys – Erick Sermon – Davy DMX – Boogie Down Production – Cannibal Ox – Sir Menelik – Cypress Hill – Jeru The Damaja – Robbie B and Jazzy Jay – Blowfly

stereo mp3 file 320 kbps

18.13 13/05/2012

click the image (or this link) to enlarge and read the Hip Hop Declaration Of Peace

click here for the text version


May 13th, 2012 Comments off

Hip Hop Appreciation week 2012 – renewal

Peace, Unity, Love and Respect Hiphoppas!


On behalf of Hip Hop Kulture worldwide, the International Hip Hop Council (IHHC) is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2012 (HHAW), will be celebrated May 13-19, 2012! After much conversation, input and consideration; we decided our theme for this year is RENEWAL!  In accordance with principle #9 of the Hip Hop Declaration Of Peace; Hiphoppas are encouraged to honor their ancestors, reflect upon their cultural contributions and appreciate the elements and principles of Hip Hop Kulture. A primary goal of Hip Hop Appreciation Week (HHAW) is to de-criminalize the public image of Hip Hop Kulture; by honoring our images, messages and common spirit!


HHAW is the perfect time for a RENEWAL of the consciousness that allowed Hip Hop to become the worldwide cultural force beyond the mainstream entertainment industry! Since the 1970’s there have been attempts by many declaring Hip Hop dead or soon to be! Hiphoppas are facing many challenges; the RENEWAL of Hip Hop Kulture will allow Hiphoppas to be empowered to take control of our culture, respect each other, organize ourselves and our resources as we work together through the issues we are facing locally, nationally and globally!


During Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2012 (HHAW),Hiphoppas are encouraged to restore, revive and recondition the good works we are doing through the elements Hip Hop Kulture (Breakin, Emceein, Graffiti Art, Deejayin, Beatboxin, Street Knowledge, Street Fashion, Street Language and Street Entrepreneurialism), as life-strategies for self–identification, self-improvement and self-empowerment, which ultimately leads to positive social change in our lives and communities!


In ancient wisdom it is written that you can, “…be transformed by the RENEWING of YOUR mind”. During HHAW there are many ways that Hiphoppas can demonstrate their RENEWAL to Hip Hop Kulture; attached are a few suggestions.  If you have questions, comments, concerns or require assistance launching a Hip Hop Appreciation Week event in your area; an IHHC authorized Hip Hop Kultural Advocate may be consulted; contact us at or


IHHC (9) Nine Renewable Suggestions for HHAW 2012:


  1. Review, study, teach and/or practice the pioneering wisdom that laid down the foundation to establish Hip Hop Kulture.
  2. Remind people of what Hip Hop Kulture has accomplished in less than 40 years; share our BEST music, videos; documentaries; influences, books, etc
  3. Renew the LOVE and RESPECT that Hiphoppas had for each other BEFORE we got involved with the entertainment industry.
  4. Recommit yourself to what Hip Hop Kulture means to you; decide how YOU can contribute to its development, growth and preservation.
  5. Reproduce and conduct workshops, lectures and creative presentations that teach the youth about the origins, elements and history of Hip Hop Kulture.
  6. Remember to tell people about artists, individuals and organizations that are actively doing good works in Hip Hop communities around the world.
  7. Reserve some time to volunteer with non-profit organizations; schools, community centers; share your gifts, talents and experiences.
  8. Restore the diversity of Hip Hop Kulture with HHAW events; include artists, parents, youth, educators, spiritual leaders, politicians and community stakeholders.
  9. Reestablish May 16th 2001, as our “Hip Hop Independence Day”; the day that the Hip Hop Declaration of Peace was presented to the United Nations to establish Hip Hop as an “international culture of peace and prosperity”.


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The Temple Of Hip Hop —

Loyalty message from Minista Zin One —

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Donald “Duck” Dunn R.I.P.

May 13th, 2012 Comments off

Si è spento a Tokyo questa mattina il bassista e compositore Donald “Duck” Dunn, meglio conosciuto nell’ambiente discografico semplicemente come “Duck”. Donald balzò agli onori delle cronache per aver militato con Booker T. and the MGs inizialmente e poi nei Blues Brothers. Donald Dunn si trovava attualmente in Giappone per una serie di spettacoli. La notizia è stata resa nota grazie a Steve Cropper, che seguiva “Duck” nel tour e il comunicato rilasciato parla di una “morte nel sonno”. Steve Cropper, oltre a lavorare insieme a Duck coltivava con lui un’amicizia ormai di diversi anni.

L’ultima apparizione di Duck è stata al Tokyo Blue Note e il responsabile del locale Miho Harasawa ha semplicemente confermato la notizia senza ulteriori dettagli sul decesso. Una carriera, quella di Donald “Duck” Dunn magari non proprio conosciuta alle grandi masse ma di certo il compositore e bassista americano è stato in grado togliersi diverse soddisfazioni come quelle di aver suonato insieme a personaggi come Eric Clapton e Neil Young. Una vita dedicata alla ricerca musicale in quanto si è specializzato nel corso del tempo nella musica blues, soul e anche gospel guadagnando un importante Grammy Award nel 2007.

Donald Duck DunnDonald Duck Dunn | The Blues Brothers

Donald “Duck” Dunn, il bassista silenzioso dei Blues Brothers

Non solo carriera musicale per Duck che nel 1980 aveva partecipato anche al celebre film musicale “The Blues Brothers” curato da John Landis con John Belushi e moltissime star della musica americana. Un film indimenticabile assolutamente da vedere, almeno una volta nella vita. Nel film Duck si ricorda come un performer dalle pochissime parole, con una pipa perennemente in bocca dedito solo al suo lavoro di bassista.

Quasi fosse una premonizione, il 20-21 giugno nelle sale cinematografiche ci sarà un omaggio a “The Blues Brothers” per ricordare i trent’anni dalla scomparsa di John Belushi. Questa proiezione, ora, avrà anche un significato in più, sarà un omaggio anche alla vita di Duck. Un personaggio assolutamente non appariscente ma che vedeva la musica in modo assoluto, una vita dedicata al suo basso e alla musica. Non poteva finire diversamente l’esistenza di Donald “Duck” Dunn che, a totale sorpresa, si è spento serenamente, dopo una nottata passata a suonare.

Nato nel 1941 a Memphis e cresciuto sempre nella cittadina americana, la vita di Duck cambia proprio grazie all’incontro con colui che diventerà un amico e un personaggio inseparabile da Donald Dunn, Steve Cropper. Una amicizia che nasce da un profondo interesse musicale che viene concretizzato con diverse sperimentazioni, da band create al college, passando per alcuni singoli fino ad arrivare proprio ai Blues Brothers.


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RIP Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA

May 5th, 2012 Comments off
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2 new rock podcasts

May 3rd, 2012 Comments off

podcast  # 1:

On the Wheels of Steel (mainly 80’s heavy metal) May 3, 2012 download link
stereo mp3 file 320kbps

Another hard rock podcast with a metallic flavour, featuring: Black Sabbath, Gillan, Blue Oyster Cult, Ennio Morricone, Motorhead, Ace Frehley, Saxon.


R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

Ronnie James drawing by Thulcandra

“Whenever I get dumped, I nail the door shut so that no one can come inside, get a towel and clip it around my neck so it’s like a Superman cape, take off my shoes so I can slide across the room, and…get a fake mic, like a celery stick or a pen, and I play any record that features the vocalist Ronnie James Dio.”
—- Henry Rollins (quote from Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Spoken word – Sydney, Australia – 1/17/92)

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Map of Metal —


podcast # 2:

Hard as a rock – (mainly 70’s hard rock) – download link

Here are some rock classics taken from my vinyl records collection (33s and 45s), featuring: Iron Butterfly, Mountain, Kovacs Kati, Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, Can, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Steppenwolf, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Heartbreakers.

Compiled, mixed, recorded and encoded (in stereo mp3 file 320kbps) by me.