PHASE 2’s Party Flyers

PHASE 2’s Party Flyers
HIP HOP's VISUAL LANGUAGE
In the South Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop culture was just beginning to form at large musical gatherings called jams. In abandoned buildings packed with people, a group of DJs developed techniques like sampling, breakbeats, scratching, cutting, and backspinning. But news of a jam didn’t spread by word of mouth [...]

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Charlie Ahearn su Wild Style

Charlie Ahearn su Wild Style
35th Anniversary
Per il trentacinquesimo anniversario di Wild Style ripropongo un estratto di una mia intervista con Charlie Ahearn. Attivo nella scena artistica underground newyorkese sin dalla metà degli anni Settanta, Charlie Ahearn ha iniziato la sua carriera di fotografo e regista nel collettivo artistico Co-Lab Collective impegnato nella creazione di Artivism, produzioni [...]

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THE ORIGINS OF WALL WRITING

THE ORIGINS OF WALL WRITING
Debunking the historical Hype
Hip-hop is plagued by mythology. Whether it is the idea that Brooklyn disco DJ’s invented the music, or that breaking comes from capoeira, or that a short-lived gang truce is what gave the culture life, there seems to be no shortage of people eager to take credit for one or another aspect of hip-hop. What’s worse, [...]

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Just Ice: Cold Getting Dumb

Just Ice: Cold Getting Dumb
The Lost Tapes #1
Finally I had access to the content of a damage HD where i found old interviews and videos i hadn't published before. Here's the first Lost Tape. This is video was recorded at the 37th Zulu Anniversary/BlackWatch Reunion at SOB, New York, in November 2010. This is Just Ice, the [...]

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