The 2008 DMC World DJ Finals DVD includes never seen before footage of 27 national DJ champions battling in the eliminations for a place in the top 12, plus backstage interviews. Witness the top 12 DJs battle it out for the coveted title of DMC World Champion and the chance to win the gold Technics 1200s and the $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Ortofon. The story here: 1997 DMC US Champ, DJ Slyce (New Jersey) makes a surprise comeback, takes the 2008 DMC US title, travels to the World Finals and comes in 2008 World Vice-Champion! Incredible!!!! DJ Fly (France) takes the World title. DJ Co-Ma (Japan) takes 3rd followed by DJ Skully (UK), DJ Final (Norway) and DJ Shub (Canada) closes out the top 6! Very unique sets from 27 of the World's top battle DJs at 3 minutes each in the Eliminations and the top 12 for 6 minutes each, showcase style, in the Finals. A must see!
Featuring 2008 National DMC DJ Champions including: DJ Fly (France), DJ Slyce (USA), DJ Skully (UK), DJ Shub (Canada), DJ Impact (New Zealand), DJ Inquisitive (Singapore), DJ ALX (Sweden), DJ Rob Bankz (Germany), DJ Soak (Spain), DJ Perplex (Australia), DJ Brickfinga (Austria), DJ RM (Brazil), DJ Damented (Benelux), DJ Niky I (Bulgaria), DJ Cavia (China), DJ Mikey (Hong Kong), DJ Mesh (Israel), DJ CO:MA (Japan), DJ Jimmix (Mexico), DJ Final (Norway), DJ Craim (Italy), DJ Skin Khadafi (Philippines), DJ 4Tex (Switzerland), DJ 33 (Belarus), DJ RIZE1200 (Venezuela), DJ Nel-Assassin (Portugal), DJ Direct (Denmark), DJ Layzr (Malaysia) and more!
Christie Z-Pabon of TOOLS OF WAR, former DMC US Event Coordinator from 1998-2000, is now the franchise owner of DMC USA. Christie is the wife of Jorge Pabon aka Popmaster Fabel of The Rocksteady Crew. The couple founded the newsletter TOOLS OF WAR and are very active in supporting the Hip Hop community. Support the DMC DJ Championship by purchasing the DVD for $20 with free shipping here:
FLUD, launched in 2007, is the brain child of Doug "Sugarcuts" Cohen, who used to run big turntablist events called Tableturns and also helped design a mixer for Rane, the TTM-54, amongst other things. His background in urban music inspired the signature FLUD piece "Tableturns" which has driven much attention to the brand. Cohen offered his ideas behind the quest of FLUD, "I'm really into watches and I realized if I wanted to match my green uptowns with a shirt, I could. A hat, I could. A watch? Not so easy. So we wanted to come out with something that was affordable, but you could get fly with and really accessorize with the rest of your outfit." Doug hooked up with good friend Naim Brown, a streetwear and sneaker aficionado, and together they conceptualized the best way the manifest the vision of FLUD. Enter Scott Nowers, a 21 year old with a brilliant business mind to help cross the t's and dot the i's, creating a perfect storm...an executive staff which cover all the bases.
Flud's designs pay tribute to the culture the company lives and breathes. Speaking about the inspiration of Tableturns and its little brother, 33 1/3, Cohen adds "When I designed these two pieces, I realized they connect me to what I did in the past."
If you long for the days when the "JVC vibrated the concrete" (shout out to LL), cop the boombox model above. The above watches retail for an affordable $80-90.
Our latest show celebrates the influence of reggae upon hip hop music and features some classic dubs and tracks influenced by them. Many of our greatest hip hop performers hail from Jamaica or has deep roots embedded. DJ KOOL HERC, BUSTA RHYMES, NOTORIOUS B.I.G., KRS ONE and HEAVY D to name a few. Dub and dancehall music has been the foundation or sample source of many hip hop classics since the early 80's. There were so many joints that I wanted to play so I extended the show to feature over 2 hours of the wickedest tunes around. I set things off with one of the first hip hop/reggae collabo tracks, SEXY, by MASTERS OF CEREMONY and finish with the one and only TENOR SAW. Big up to YELLOWMAN, JUNIOR REID, LADY SAW, PATRA, SHELLY THUNDER, MICHIGAN & SMILEY, BARRINGTON LEVY, SHINEHEAD, SHABBA RANKS, and SUPER CAT!
Check out the video below of HEAVY D's "Long Distance Girlfriend" from his new album VIBES:
EDIT: Found this video from CHIP FU of the FUSHNICKENS LOVE MI SENSI FREESTYLE- Completely ILL!
THE ZRO HOUR 12.13.08- ROOTS OF HIP HOP: REGGAE
SEXY-Masters Of Ceremony
DISEASES-Michigan & Smiley
ROUGH & RUGGED-Shinehead
P IS FREE (REMIX)-Boogie Down Productions
SHOOT TO KILL-Mad Lion
TAKE IT EASY-Mad Lion
DOLLY MY BABY (REMIX)-Super Cat, Third Eye, Puff Daddy & Notorious B.I.G.
GHETTO RED HOT-Super Cat
MACK DADDY-Bobby Konders Feat. Mikey Jarrett
SYCAMORE TREE-Lady Saw
DEM NO WORRY ME-Super Cat & Heavy D
TELEPHONE LOVE-Shabba Ranks & JC Lodge
WINE WINE-Shabba Ranks
WHO THE CAP FITS-Bob Marley
WHO THE CAP FITS (LIVE)-Queen Latifah & The I-Threes
CHANGE LIKE THE WEATHER-Bounty Killer, Busta Rhymes & Junior Reid
ONE BLOOD-Junior Reid
ONE BLOOD-THE GAME feat. Junior Reid
BAD BOYS-Shyne Feat. Barrington Levy
HERE I COME-Barrington Levy
SOUND BWOY BURIELL-Smif & Wessun
REGGAE MEDLEY (LIVE)-Boogie Down Productions
NO MATTER WHAT-Heavy D
LIFE WITHOUT DICK-Lady Saw
ROMANTIC CALL-Patra feat. Yo-Yo
RING THE ALARM-The Fushnickens
RING THE ALARM-Tenor Saw
The screenshot above reveals Common in a featured role in next summer's TERMINATOR: SALVATION starring Christian Bale. Common may become the next Will Smith with all these high profile blockbusters- Smoking Aces, Wanted, Street Kings, American Gangster and a rumored role as Green Lantern in a Justice League movie. Common has a great screen presence and hasn't disappointed with his roles. Along with Ludacris and Andre 3000, they are proving to have some serious acting chops. Check the trailer for TERMINATOR: SALVATION