This year’s DMC World DJ Championship Final – the Olympics of the DJing world – takes place on Sunday, 5th October at The Forum in London.
The greatest DJs from across the globe from Indonesia to India, Brazil to Bosnia, the Philippines to Portugal – will be furiously mixing, cutting and scratching in a bid to win the ultimate prizes. The titles of Battle For World Supremacy Champion, World Team Championship and World DJ Champion are up for grabs, as well as a coveted custom made, one-off gold Rane mixer.
The event will feature a very special performance from Japan’s DJ Kentaro – who as 2002’s World Champion is himself no stranger to DMC glory – in what promises to be a dizzying display of stunning turntable techniques.
Also, following their successful introduction last year, the event’s popular, family-friendly daytime workshops return. Fans will get the chance to learn popping and locking street dance moves from Rock Steady Crew’s PopMaster Fabel, the art of beatboxing with the UK’s Beatbox Collective, and the fundamentals of DJing with DMC World Supremacy Champion DJ Tigerstyle + DJ Woody and more!
North East, UK rapper Jister – ‘Now That You’ music video release from Jister & Lion Ranger, taken from the as of yet untitled EP between the rapper and producer duo due to be released by the end of this year.
Music video directed, filmed and edited by Rabbit Hole Productions.
Track performed and recorded by Jister and produced by The Lion Ranger.
M.O.P.’s Billy Danze addresses violence in battle rap and the hip hop culture as a whole during an exclusive interview with VladTV, and says that he’s tired of seeing it play out, despite feeling like his group M.O.P. didn’t help the situation. He adds that the artists of today will be regretful of their decisions if they get involved with violence, and he feels it brings the entire culture down.
The New York rapper then speaks on two of the most significant acts of violence to have occurred in the culture, referring to the deaths of 2Pac and Biggie. Billy says that there have been other violent deaths in the game, but Biggie and Pac’s were different, because of their caliber and the fact that the murders allegedly stemmed from beef between them.
The M.O.P. emcee wraps things up by detailing how he believes folks in a rapper’s entourage can be the bigger liability, as they often feel like they have something to prove, so they go out and do something stupid like shoot someone.
Pro Skater Terry Kennedy shows how music, fashion, and skateboarding intertwine on the streets of Los Angeles. Terry takes it back to Long Beach, the birthplace of his skateboarding career, and talks about how the realities of the gang-influenced streets informed his rise in the skate community. Skater Felix Arguelles drops by to share how the Cherry Park scene help bridged racial divides and grew to become a skateboard tourist attraction. Terry and LBC rapper Crooked I chat at Victorious Barber Studio about how they experienced the fusion of hip-hop and skating in the early days coming up in Long Beach. Terry hits El Dorado Park, the neighborhood’s first actual skatepark, with Kevin Romar, Jacob Walder, Diego Najera, and Scott Kane, then takes it to the legendary Belmont Ledges with Chad Tim Tim. Skate And The City continues in Downtown LA next Wednesday on Network A.
Featuring: Terry Kennedy, Felix Arguelles, Kevin Romar, Jacob Walden, Chad Tim Tim, Scott Kane, Crooked I
Thanks to: Felix “Fuzzy” Babauta, Brian Alexander, Adrian Smith, Fly Society, Josh Krolick, Ian Mallitz, Westfest TV, Snoop Dogg, Treacherous C.O.B., Aaron Ware, Belmont Plaza, Bixby Park, El Dorado Park, City of Long Beach,
Footage from Genesis Elijah’s set at Slam Jam on 7th August. Be on the look out for four NEW EP’s coming from Genesis on Monday (Yeah ya read that right four in a day!!) Gen don’t mess! Also keep it locked for our boy Adam’s video Interview with GE that we’re hoping to drop also on Monday.
Oh yeah and a big congrats to Genesis and his wife Corinne on their recent marriage!