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Universal Zulu Nation, invites you to celebrate their 42nd Anniversary

The World’s first, biggest and longest lasting Hip Hop organization,  the Universal Zulu Nation, invites you to celebrate their 42nd Anniversary and the 41st Anniversary of Hip Hop Culture in  NYC:  Nov. 12th – 15th, 2015!

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Thurs. Nov. 12 : UNSIGNED ARTIST NIGHT: BX 
5:30pm-1am @ Casita Maria 928 Simpson St. Bronx NY 10459. 2 or 5 to Simpson. OR 6 to Hunts Point. $10. All Ages. DJ Eveready and DJ Power. Contact  roundtabledp@gmail.com
Nov. 13UZN 42ND ANNIVERSAY DAY 1 
DJ Afrika Bambaataa
Kool Red Alert
DJ Jazzy Jay
GrandWizzard Theodore
 + more artists tba. Ages 18+.  National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave @ 125th Harlem NYC. 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th St. UZN42 Fun Pass or $30 adv at any  UZN NYC Meeting  or email uzn40nov@gmail.com   to purchase via paypal.
Nov. 14:   UZN 42ND ANNIVERSAY DAY 2 
DJ Mell Starr
DJ Boogie Blind
More artists tba.  Ages  18+.   National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave @ 125th Harlem NYC. 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th St. UZN42 Fun Pass or $30 adv at any  UZN NYC Meeting   or email
uzn40nov@gmail.com to purchase via paypal.

Sun. Nov. 15: MEETING OF THE MINDS 
National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave @ 125th Harlem NYC. 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th St. FREE! All Ages! Contact DrShakaZulu@aol.com  for more info.
Nov. 15UZN 42ND ANNIVERSAY DAY 3
DJ Hollywood
Luvbug Starski
Brucie B
& more artists to be announced! Ages 18+. National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave @ 125th Harlem NYC. 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th St. UZN42
Fun Pass or $30 adv at any UZN NYC Meeting or email
uzn40nov@gmail.com  to purchase via paypal.

J. Ivy – Dream BIG – From the book “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain”

DREAM BIG ….   J. IVY 

Award Winning Poet J. Ivy performs this visual installment of “Dream BIG” for his new book “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.” BEST WATCHED IN HD. Executive Producers: Chrisp, J. Ivy, & Josh Senior. Directed By: Chris Velona (Chrisp). Director of Photography By: Mike Marasco. Aerial Photography By: Darren Miller and Eddie Rozay. Edited By: Senior Post. Music Produced By: Rich Sancho. Recorded By: Hector Delgado. Mixed By: Greg Majers. Mastered By: Collin Jordan. www.J-Ivy.com www.DearFatherLetters.com

Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dre…

 

 

 

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Award Winning Poet J. Ivy “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain” which is now available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Father-Bre…) or Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-…)  Published by Beyond Words an Imprint of Atria Books/Simon and Schuster. Directed By: Jamaar J of Superstar Films (Assisted By: Erin Hinton). Music Produced By: Aaron Richardson.

 

 

CypherCircuit presents: The “Build With Arkitek” DJ Contest.

Attentional all DJs!!! #CypherCircuit presents: The “Build With Arkitek” DJ Contest. To enter, simply post an Instagram video showcasing your skills with the #BuildWithArkitek hashtag. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from MiamiDesignHouse.com.

Contestants must be following @CypherCircuit, @djArkitek, and @MiamiDesignHouse to qualify. Videos must be posted by September 18th.

Additional promotional support courtesy of: @90sHipHopJunkie, @MultiHop.tv and @MoeKnowsBest.

#HipHop #DJContest #HipHopCulture #DJArkitek #MiamiDesignHouse #MoeKnowsBest #DJ #DJs #DJLife #RealDJing #RealDJs

Calling all #Graffiti Writers!!! Introducing the CypherCircuit #GraffitiContest

Calling all #Graffiti Writers!!! Introducing the CypherCircuit #GraffitiContest. Submit a single color outline with ‘Cypher Circuit’ written out in either a Handstyle, Throw-up, or Piece, and your artwork could become the next Cypher Circuit t-shirt and/or sticker. Multiple winners will be selected, but the grand prize winner will also receive a graffiti package courtesy of Split Divo’s #EastSideTattoo610 including: 7 Cans of Fresh Paint (Seafoam Green, Yellow Green, Eden Green, Sky Blue, Carrot Orange, Apricot Orange, Milk Coffee), 1 Molotow Coversall Dripstick, 2 Krinks (black and blue), 5 Hobo Markers (black yellow red silver and blue), a 3.5×5.5 Black Book, 1 ArtPrimo Stencil Kit, and 10 NY Fat caps. To enter the contest, simply post your artwork to Instagram with the hashtag #CypherCircuitGraffiti by August 15th. This contest is being sponsored by: @CypherCircuit, @marstenhouse, @splitdivoinkslinger, @multihop.tv, @610nly, @90shiphopjunkie and @MoeKnowsBest.

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One of New York’s most beloved hip-hop institutions is coming to #Philadelphia. Cypher Circuit presents Legendary Cyphers @ love Park

Attention Emcees!!! One of New York’s most beloved hip-hop institutions is coming to #Philadelphia. This Saturday, July 11th @legendarycyphers will be taking over #LovePark from 8pm-midnight. This is a FREE EVENT, so whether you want to jump in the #cypher to show your skills, build with other #emcees, or just support the culture, if you love #hiphop, we hope to see you this Saturday in #Philly. This event is sponsored by: @CypherCircuit, @moeknowsbest, @marstenhouse, @90shiphopjunkie, @eodub, @multihop.tv, and @sensi_starr_everything. #LegendaryCyphers will still be taking place on Friday in #NewYork, so if you’ve got the skills to pull a #doubleheader, hit both events.

 

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Today! June 23: FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP: BRONX 7:30-10pm. Free! Outdoor Screening

ARTS IN THE GARDENS: SCREENING OF :

“FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP”

Rescheduled Due to Weather: Tuesday, June 23, 7:30pm to 10:00pm

7:30 to 8:30pm DJ David Medina

8:30 to 9:30pm Film
9:30pm to 10pm Q&A with director Henry Chalfant

Free admission

Location: Target Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY

About From Mambo to Hip Hop
Produced by Elena Martínez and Steve Zeitlin, directed by Henry Chalfant. 56 minutes.
Even in its darkest period, the Bronx created young hip hop artists in music, dance, art, and poetry in the forms of deejay mixes, b-boying, graffiti, and rap. Chalfant shows how closely linked are the two cultures of salsa and breaking.

New York City’s borough of the South Bronx was home to many of the new immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Caribbean islands in the late 40s and early 50s. Machito had already made his musical mark with his Afro-Cuban mixture of Caribbean music and jazz. Mambo ruled the dance floor. Soon Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, and Eddie Palmieri joined existing bands and then formed their own groups to introduce new songs, rhythms, and dances, all of which eventually led to the salsa revolution of the 1970s.  The Fania All-Stars propelled salsa across the nation and beyond.

Growing up in the midst of salsa rhythms, younger dancers, both African American and Latinos, responded most strongly to the instrumental “breaks” being selected by deejays rebelling against the disco craze of the 70s. Soon mixes of these breaks became the music for “break dancers” (eventually known as b-boys/b-girls).

June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock @ Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams E. 108th & 3rd Ave NYC

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams presented by Rane!

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Dedicated to Flyer King Buddy Esquire, Lucky Strike & B-Boy Zip
2015 SPANISH HARLEM HOP
June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock
Forever Host: GrandMaster Caz! Sound by DJ Jazzy Jay
Free! All Ages! 3-7pm @ Poor Richard’s Playground E. 108th & 3rd Ave E. Harlem. 6 train to 110th St.

Still Photography is welcome but No Video/Filming. No Alcohol or Drugs. No Vending without permission. Do not go behind the ropes or on stage.

The Friends of Crotona Park, Rane & Tools of War present:
THE 2015 CROTONA PARK JAMS

July 2: Jazzy Joyce, Cheese, Steve Dee & Breakbeat Lou
July 9: DJ Hollywood, Dr. Duss & GrandMasterCaz
July 16: Biz Markie, DJ Rockin Rob with Chuck City & more
July 23: Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Lord Finesse, DJ Jazzy Jay
July 30: DJ Charlie Chase, GrandWizzard Theodore & PopMaster Fabel

4-8pm Free! All Ages! Feat. Legends & Pioneers on the turntables. It’s All About the DJs! Host: GrandMaster Caz. Enter Crotona Park at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St. Bronx NYC. 2 or 5 Train to 174th: Walk South on Boston Road. Turn Right at Charlotte St. Walk toward Indian Lake. Bronx NYC or BX 11, 15, 17, or 55. Every Thursday in July!

AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25: 2015 DIGGERS DELIGHT
Aug. 4: Biz Markie, Edan & Undercover Brother
Aug. 11: Boogie Blind, Lord Finesse & more
Aug. 18: Rockin Rob, Chuck City, Forrest Getemgump +
Aug. 25: Large Professor, Chairman Mao & PopMaster Fabel
4-8pm. Free! All Ages! DJs rock their funkiest but rarest tracks from back in the days that no one should be able to identify. St. Nicholas Park on 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC. B/C to 135th. Every Tuesday in August!

SEPTEMBER
somewhere in either the Bronx or Harlem, God willing!

SPONSORS:

RANE dj.rane.com (presenting)

FRIENDS OF CROTONA PARK (presenting) www.facebook.com/groups/135902836436195

CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS www.betweenthecovers.com

BORN IN THE BRONX www.amazon.com/Born-Bronx-Visual-Record-Early/dp/0789315408

12INCHSKINZ: www.12inchskinz.com

SHURE: www.shure.com

SONY: www.sony.com

SERATO: www.serato.com

ODYSSEY: www.odysseygear.com/

PEAVEY: http://peavey.com/

CREST AUDIO www.peaveycommercialaudio.com/products.cfm/cr

JOE CONZO: www.JoeConzo.com

FRANCISCO REYES: www.mamboso.net

IGNACIO SOLTERO: http://deejaysoul.com/

MING HAN www.facebook.com/ming.han.79?fref=ts

FABEL: www.facebook.com/JorgeFabelPabon

NOISEMAKER MEDIA: www.NoisemakerMedia.com

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: http://unusualsuspectsshop.com/

ORTOFON: www.ortofon.com

HUSH TOURS www.hushtours.com

UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com

DMC USA www.dmcdjchamps.com

GMC Entertainment www.facebook.com/GRANDMASTERCAZ

DJ JAZZY JAY: www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Jazzy-Jay/374208923220?fref=ts

More sponsors welcome – Trades in DJ Gear Possible!
Contact toolsofwar@gmail.com

June 4: Kool DJ Red Alert, Marlon B & Looie Loo @ Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams E. 109th & 3rd Ave NYC

2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams presented by Rane! Dedicated to Flyer King Buddy Esquire & Lucky Strike 
2015 SPANISH HARLEM HOP
June 4: Kool DJ Red Alert, Marlon B & Looie Loo
June 11: Eclipse, Evil Dee & Sucio Smash
June 18: Bobbito, Tony Touch & Forrest Getemgump
June 25: PopMaster Fabel, Bobby Morales & Lean Rock
Forever Host: GrandMaster Caz! Sound by DJ Jazzy Jay

Free! All Ages! Every Thursday in June from 3-7pm @ Poor Richard’s Playground E. 109th & 3rd Ave E. Harlem 6 train to 110th St. or trywww.hopstop.com.

Still Photography is welcome but No Video/Filming. No Alcohol or Drugs. No Vending without permission. Do not go behind the ropes or on stage.

The Friends of Crotona Park, Rane & Tools of War present:
JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: CROTONA PARK JAMS
4-8pm Free! All Ages! Feat. Legends & Pioneers Only on the turntables. It’s All About the DJs! Host: GrandMaster Caz. Enter Crotona Park at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St. Bronx NYC. 2 or 5 Train to 174th. Bronx NYC or BX 11, 15, 17, or 55. Every Thursday in July!

AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25: DIGGERS DELIGHT
4-8pm. Free! All Ages! DJs rock their funkiest but rarest tracks from back in the days that no one should be able to identify. St. Nicholas Park on 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC. B/C to 135th. Every Tuesday in August!

SEPTEMBER
somewhere in either the Bronx or Harlem, God willing!

DJs who confirmed to rock the 2015 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams include Jazzy Jay, Biz Markie, DJ Steve Dee, Bobbito, Bobby Morales, Dj Lean Rock, DJ Slyce, Charlie Chase, Jorge Fabel Pabon (of course), Grandmaster Caz, DJ Marlon B, GrandWizzard Theodore, Chairman Mao, Kool DJ Red Alert, Looie Loo, DJ Eclipse, Evil Dee, Sucio Smash, Tony Touch, Forrest Getemgump, Rockin Rob, Chuck City, Sucio Smash, Edan, Undercover Brother, Raichous, Dr Duss & more tba!

SPONSORS:

RANE dj.rane.com (presenting)

FRIENDS OF CROTONA PARK (presenting) www.facebook.com/groups/135902836436195

CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS www.betweenthecovers.com

BORN IN THE BRONX www.amazon.com/Born-Bronx-Visual-Record-Early/dp/0789315408

ODYSSEY: www.odysseygear.com/

JOE CONZO: www.JoeConzo.com

IGNACIO SOLTERO: http://deejaysoul.com/

MING HAN www.facebook.com/ming.han.79?fref=ts

FABEL: www.facebook.com/JorgeFabelPabon

NOISEMAKER MEDIA: www.NoisemakerMedia.com

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: http://unusualsuspectsshop.com/

HUSH TOURS www.hushtours.com

UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com

DMC USA www.dmcdjchamps.com

GMC Entertainment www.facebook.com/GRANDMASTERCAZ

More sponsors welcome – Trades in DJ Gear Possible!
Contact toolsofwar@gmail.com

May 23rd : 2015 DMC NEW YORK CITY DJ BATTLE feat. DJ SHIFTEE + HOSTS : Lord Finesse + DJ Red Alert

Sat. May 23rd, 2015 Rane presents The 2015 DMC NEW YORK CITY Regional DJ Battle feat. 2x DMC World Champion: DJ SHIFTEE!

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6-10pm @ Webster Hall 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th) NYC. Ages 16+. *No Filming! Trains: N, Q, R, W, L, 4, 5, 6 to Union Sq/14th St. OR L to 3rd Ave OR R, W to 8th St./ NYU OR 6 to Astor Pl OR Buses: 101, 102, 103

Host: Lord Finesse (DITC)
DJ: Kool DJ Red Alert!
Judges: J-Smoke, Boogie Blind, DJ Shiftee & more tba!

$15 adv. $20 day
www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5745425&pl=webhall&REFID=whsite. If you want to save $ on the ticket fees, which often come out to $19. Buy tickets in person in advance at the Webster Hall box office.

More dates for other cities tbc between March & May 2015
www.dmcdjchamps.com www.facebook.com/groups/dmcusa

SPONSORS
RANE: http://dj.rane.com/ – Presenting Sponsor!
SHURE: www.shure.com
12INCHSKINZ: www.12inchskinz.com
UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: www.unusualsuspectsshop.com
IDJNOW www.idjnow.com
SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY: www.scratch.com
WAXRAX waxrax.com
ORTOFON: http://ortofon.com/
DUBSPOT: www.dubspot.com
SPECIAL TECH DJ: www.specialtechdj.com
BEAT JUNKIES RECORD POOL: www.beatjunkies.com
UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION: www.zulunation.com
THUD RUMBLE: www.thudrumble.com
DJ CITY: www.djcity.com
PHOTOS BY IGNACIO SOLTERO
http://photosby.deejaysoul.com/

More to be announced!! More are welcome!

FORMAT
This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs will each perform a 2 min. routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 to advance to the final round. The top 6 will each perform a 6 min. routine. The champion of this battle will advance to the 2015 DMC US Finals (date and location tba)

EQUIPMENT
For the 2015 DMC Regionals, we will use Rane Sixty Two mixers – but a Rane Sixty One mixer or Rane TTM 57 may be available upon request. Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, laptops, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables.

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering EACH of the following questions and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at usa@dmcworld.com – no later than May 22, 2015.

DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
City
State
Zip
Which city/battle you are entering?
Phone
Email
Website, facebook, twitter, etc.
Crew affiliation
Please answer honestly Yes or No to this question: Are you a US Citizen or have you lived in the US for at least 6 yrs and can prove it? DJs from Puerto Rico can enter US regionals.
1st Choice of Mixer: 62 or 57
2nd Choice of Mixer: 62 or 57

PRIZES for 2015 DMC Regional Battles

::::::::::::::::::::::::: 1ST PLACE PRIZES

CHOICE of a Rane 62 mixer dj.rane.com/products/sixty-two OR Rane TTM57 MKII: dj.rane.com/products/ttm57mkii DJs who chose the new 57 will receive it the mail directly from Official Rane DJ by early May.
Custom Prize Package from 12inchSkinz + $50 gift certificate
Prize from Shure: SHR550 Headphones
Ortofon CC Twin Set Cartridges, slipmats and more
One month membership to the Beat Junkies Record Pool
Prize package from Thud Rumble
T-Shirt from Unusual Suspects
Prize from DJCity.com to be announced
Round trip flight and one night hotel to the 2015 DMC US Finals from your promoter – date and city to be announced!

::::::::::::::::::::::::: 2ND PLACE PRIZES
12inchSkinz $50 gift certificate
Shure Record Bag
New Ortofon DJ Bag, slipmats & more!
Prize package from Thud Rumble

::::::::::::::::::::::::: 3RD PLACE PRIZES
12inchSkinz $50 gift certificate
Prize from Shure
Ortofon OM Premounted Set of Cartridges, slipmats +
Prize package from Thud Rumble

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DMC USA
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dmcusa
http://twitter.com/dmcusadjbattles
http://www.youtube.com/TheOFFICIALDMCUSA
http://vimeo.com/dmcusa

DMC WORLD
http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dmcdjchamps
https://twitter.com/dmc_dj_champs
http://www.dmcworld.com/

DMC ONLINE DJ Championships
http://www.dmcdjonline.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dmconlinedj
https://twitter.com/dmcdjonline

OFFICIAL DMC World Youtube Channels
Classic 6 min. battles: http://www.youtube.com/dmcworlddjfinal
Supremacy aka Head to Head: http://www.youtube.com/dmcdjbattle
Teams: http://www.youtube.com/dmcdjteam
Classic 3 min. eliminations: http://www.youtube.com/dmcdjelims
Showcases: http://www.youtube.com/dmcworldchamps

Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop
http://twitter.com/toolsofwarjams
https://vimeo.com/toolsofwar

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