It has been 2 years since I started doing this weekly wrap up of all the Hip-Hop Elements . I first started it because every other so called “Rap” music site completely ignored anything but music , and since my site focused on all the Elements , I thought I should let everybody know each week what was the standout’s within them . I first started the site itself because nobody was posting MC , DJ , BREAKING , GRAFFITI , KNOWLEDGE all in one spot . I’ve gotten a great response and loyal followers since then and I appreciate it . This week I will include 2 posts from each category in honor of the segment’s anniversary . Here’s to Elemental 208.
Every Friday I pick the best representation of each Hip-Hop Element-MC,DJ,BREAKING,GRAFFITI-from the past week.Knowledge is to some including me the 5th Element.
Earl Sweatshirt f/ Action Bronson w/ Lou Diamond Phillips-Warlord Leather-Prod. by Alchemist
bonus track to commemorate the release of Action Bronson’s “Mr. Wonderful” and Earl Sweatshirt’s “I Don’t Like Shit , I Don’t go Outside”
Bumpy Knuckles f/ Big Daddy Kane-The Fires Getting High-Prod. by Oddisee
Another joint from the archives, produced by one of my favorite producers ODDISEE! This is a joint that I spit with my brother Big Daddy Kane. This was not some email Collab, this joint was me & Kane in the lab building a pattern and doing it the way we used to do it back in the days. Salute Emcees.
Kenny Dope-Anything Goes Mix w/ 101 Apparel
After you listen to the sampler above go to 101apparel.com to order the full mix that comes on CD with a T-Shirt , and limited cassette.
Kenny “DOPE” Gonzalez is one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age. The four time Gram- my nominated musical genius has been entertaining and astounding the masses alike with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats for 20 years. Known as a living encyclopedia of beats and tagged with the nickname “DEBO” by his closest friends, Kenny is a purveyor of sonic masterpieces.
Kenny Dope sais:
Im really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am. It’s dope to be able to share a mix with you that showcases all the sounds that I work with and love. I appreciate 101 Apparel including me in their line, its great to bring you an exclusive mix and the Limited Edition Tee. Go get it 101 Apparel. Peace
DJ Skratch Bastid-Aretha Franklin (Scratch Routine)
Yesterday I posted a tribute routine to Aretha Franklin on her birthday on my Facebook and Youtube pages, juggling her classic “Respect”. It was a hit receiving over 230,000 views in 24hrs! Check out the video for yourself
Bboy Menno vs Bboy Benji-Next Urban Legend 2015
Bboy Benji appears for a improvised battle versus B-Boy Menno during the new big event, Next Urban Legend 2015, in France.
Bboy No Free vs. Bboy Haslah-Red Bull BC One 2015 Cypher Final (Philippines) w/ YAK
The road to the Red Bull BC One 2015 champion starts here.
Earl & DEKS (SKB)-South Of the Border
Earl and DEKS waist no time jumping the fence and throwing a couple pieces on a train in Melbourne , Australia
Naks & Hoser-LiveToKillDieToCreate #11 w/ SDK
@RedRoomVancity nightclub in Vancouver, BC.
Filmed and edited by @BlakeMcritchie
Merchandise available at http://www.ephin.com
Music by : FLUME – ON TOP feat T.Shirt
Nothing wrong with having a double dose of Knowledge in this thing of ours.
Shirt King Phade-Documentary-Official Trailer
The forefather of the hip-hop brands (arguably the real street wear companies) that would boom in the 1990s — whether it was PNB Nation, Phat Farm, Too Black Guys, Triple 5 Soul, Cross Colors or FUBU — was a spot called Shirt Kings in Jamaica Queens’ Colosseum Mall run by Edwin ‘PHADE” Sacasa, Rafael “KASHEME” Avery and Clyde “NIKE” Harewood. PHADE had been putting in work on trains with legends like KASE 2 after a move from Brooklyn to the Bronx in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until he took his skills to cotton in 1984 that he realized graffiti on apparel could be a lucrative endeavor, “Seeing the reaction to my graffiti pictures in school gave me the confidence to know I had something.” The move from spray can to airbrush wasn’t too severe a transition, “It was the same just a little bit more detailed.” Anybody that ever appreciated a hand style or graffiti iconography on a t-shirt, probably owes the Shirt Kings a little something.
Cope2-Kings Destroy-Graffiti Film
Who else but one of the greatest writers in the history of Hip-Hop . Cope2’s original Kids Destroy crew was changed to Kings Destroy and you’ll see the evolution in the film . It also features many icons from the Hip-Hop world including KRS-ONE , Flavor Flav , and Rakim . Other members of the Kings Destroy crew are represented as well as other classic Graff writers. Henry Chalfant has even remarked that he didn’t have to make a Style Wars 2 because this movie qualifies as the follow up to that classic film .
You can buy this on DVD here Kings Destroy
Thank You for checking this week and Thank You to all my readers who have supported the first 103 of these. Making it to 104 marks 2 years of doing this weekly series . I appreciate the interest that you the reader continues to show by the visiting numbers consistently going up .
And finally if you would like to read Elemental 1-103 go here ELEMENTAL Click on the header to bring up the full post.
Peace , INDOE @IndoeSadSmilez #CheckIt
Sleep Peaceful – P the Wyse and Stuart Scott