Monday, February 1, 2010

The birth of the hip hop fashion style

Like i mentioned in the previous post: i got a mail from Starchild (115, jefferson projects) regarding the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN - Foster Center, 1979 tape. We emailed and Starchild shared some great memories about the early days including one about the birth of the hip hop fashion style:

"My older brother, abraham (aka ACE); founder of the G-MONEY CREW (east harlem) was directly responsible for setting the style/fashion trend for many in the hip hop community! When they rolled, it was always in an OJ (exclusive car service back then) and/or limo (manhattan limousine). His entire crew dressed in the following required attire: white t-shirt, jeans, fat gold chains, new addidas (with no laces), suit jackets (usually valor), and valor (gangster) brims/hats. there is an actual story that confirms this claim that took place at the queens armoy involving run-d-mc and sugar hill!"
"Facts: sugar hill was scheduled to perform on evening, and never showed up. The show officials assumed that when the G-MONEY CREW arrived in a fat stretch limo lookin' clean that they were a part of the sugar hill posse. They gave them the full star treatment (ie back stage access, great floor seats, etc.). In attendance were several hip hop fans and aspiring hip hop performers.. specifically, run-d-mc!! They were seated in the balcony (left of stage / right of audience) and were able to clearly see the who's who in the vip section. as did all the other onlookers. hence, the birth of hip hop style, first introduced by the legendary G-MONEY CREW from East Harlem (NYC)"

How about that! Thanx for sharing Starchild.

But because this is a blog about tapes, i also have to mention the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN (AKA Captain Rock) - Foster Center, 1979 tape again. This is one of my favorite tapes of all times especially because the music choice is often mindblowing orginal and the mc's are rapping like their lives are depending on it, using many classic nursery rhymes.

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1 comment:

  1. I love these stories from the old school.
    Great blog!
    And thanks also to Starchild.