Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Awesome sunday makes for easy Monday

The last couple of days have been full of Hip Hop Dreams Realized,This Past Sunday was a Special treat The Old School Jams Concert @ the Greek Theatre with crew.Now yes I am Completely dating my self ("38" feels great) this concert took me back to My junior high days in the Bronx..Lisa lisa,Kurtis Blow,the Soul Sonic Force,Grandmaster Melle Mel,Klymaxx & Ready For the World..shit! like that was it back in the day,Break Dancing & Graffiti in the streets on the radio Purto rican queens and Black kings,the roots of all this Hip Hop steeze all u R&B fools got your Whining on the mic from RFTW, we don't even have to argue the point of Kurtis blow or the Grand master you know the deal there is no Hip Hop Movement with out them.

The Afternoon b4 the show i thought it would be a good idea to have our concert goers over the estate for drinks and bbq.3pm + Saturday was Toks birthday so breaking bread with crew was def nit in order... since we had no idea what we were about to see in a few hours some pre conversation and good Food & vibe Building was the plan.
One person got a surprise he thought he was to old for
but you never too old for some Cake,let us all not forget this as we grow older..
Joy Rules!

Excuse the Falme-ing Dramatic cake trick Presentation
this is what happens After a few of Tok's Special Tequila drinks
THEN quickly trying to put 32 candles on tiny cake from Super A in
the bathroom b4 your guest notice you have been gone for awhile.
Toks still had no idea what was going on.

off to the Concert.
i didn't Know how this Show would take me back, like it did..
but i began to think about HOW it must of taken them back as well..
here i was excited about These Artist that i was idolizing in my youth romancing that time in my life real first kisses first Street fights,Those character making experiences.. being able to be my self the self ,when i had no responsibilities of the reality of the My world today & to be surrounded in that golden time of NYC then in the Bronx ,Knowing this was there HAY DAY years made me really think about how different the world had become & how that time shaped some views about life that i still hold true..sweet reminders of how Blessed i Am to be Present in this time and the possibilities of what Age means in our current pursue of Hip Hop Dreams.
i never thought i would be going to see these people then or now..but the truth of that is on some collective transmission of this hip hop thang was in all of us to different degrees awake to the possibility of it all making it happen to witness another moment of that truth.
Wish i Could Pull a Spock & Vulcon mind melt on the Tour Group to hear what they were thinking b4 the show.or maybe That's not a good idea.
Excitement is building..

we get there GMMM is into the last song
He starts the the shirt taken off Parade..Pro Body Builder that he is must be at least 56 on stage Rapping shirt off flexing, women Grandmaster.

How can you forget seeing that, forever a time marker 2009.
Next was the Soul Sonic Force with no bambaataa?? but somewhat dressed like the old days,globe was rocking the Indian head gear all in black robes..a half Attempt at it
wish they would of been in full funked gear but being over weight and out of shape there was no way fitting into the Zulu nation costumes of the 80's

they did looking for a perfect Beat, a jam on it play that beat Mega Mix then of course B boy Anthem Planet rock i recorded video too but erased it by accident...Please Say Dooooooosh i was very disappointed..Wish Bam was there would of been super fresh,Ive toured with him as a dj but never seen him perform any of these famous Hip Hop Bible songs..

Never the less the thrill was the same & then out walked Kurtis Blow,with son on stage giving props to his mom in the crowd & bringing out his wife of 25 years "i love you Baby"
then breaking and rapping like the Movie Crush Groove "these are the Breaks" smiles Screams everywhere.

Kurtis Killed it.check the clip on you tube.

Kurt got rushed off stage and ended with "they Playing basketball" up next PB WOLF dj vj set which was point on for this crowd he hit all the MJ, Rick James,Prince ,salt n pepa and old school favorites like i knew he would he had folks flipping on the videos some people had never really seen,a Dance Party for sure . Klymaxx came on after that doing there thing which still was about bashing men and Drugs Direct Quote "we swipe young men like credit cards" whoa Alpha cougar Female I'm scarred

Ready for the world hit the stage.with no curls!!!

come on i would pay double to see that even if it was fake..its just not the same.they killed all the little girls that were now full grown women taken it back..singing Let me love you down, digital display, & oh sheila.. such a flash back but not much different from today's R B swoons..of course all of these songs provoked yells from the crowd that never stopped..

to wrap it up Lisa Lisa came out to do her thing, now as most men my age she was a super crush Bgirl style and the sexy take you home record the ladies anthem i mean come on..
here is how i remember her

this is not what walked out more like someones auntie lisa lisa with no cult..her voice strong and she did her thing for sure.. even attempted a new house song,not really a crowd pleas er...but we all knew it was coming the song that can still be heard in clubs today the super duper hit
I wonder if i take you home, she new she had to sing it and this would be the official sing along Flashback Klymaxx of the evening...check the clip

She thanked the entire crowd for coming out and showed her gratitude for being able to perform for us after something like 25 yrs of being in the biz and silently i did the same,what an evening
never thought i would be able to see any of these performances live.
The Gift of Music the tie that brings us all a little bit closer and can transport you around the world and back in time.How Much I love you.

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