Sunday, February 14, 2010

Support Sedgwick & Cedar

SEDGWICK & CEDAR

Sedgwick & Cedar is the first time you saw the movie Wild Style; the first time a DJ made your body rock; the first time you witnessed a B-boy devastate a dance floor, or an MC murder a mic. Sedgwick & Cedar also represents seeing letters of the alphabet take on a whole new colorful form and driving six hours to cop dead stock kicks or rare vinyl from someone’s dusty ass stock room or musty basement.


This culture was born, August 11, 1973 in a rec room jam at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Boogie Down Bronx. The party quickly spilled over to nearby Cedar Park. The S&C brand name was specially chosen to pay homage to the birthplace of Where Hip-Hop Began, at Sedgwick Avenue and Cedar Park.


Our passion stems from the respect, interest and admiration of real Hip-Hop Culture. From the DJ’s, to the MC’s; the B-boys and B-girls; the Graffiti Artists and the fresh to death crews; we are in awe of their invaluable contributions. While the culture may have started in the Bronx, it’s highly recognizable face is known the world over. Almost every city has had an important role in this culture and we can’t wait to share the entire story with the world. Each city’s story is an integral part of the Hip-Hop’s unique history. Hearing about a DJ or an MC that “brought” Hip-Hop Culture to a city is one of the reasons we show up to work everyday.
Sedgwick & Cedar is comprised of a special collective of individuals who hold many different strengths & backgrounds. That being said, S&C would not be who or where we are without the blessings, collaboration, support and partnership of our most honored teammates, The Pioneers. S&C is extremely humbled to have Hip-Hop Pioneers like: Kool Herc, Grandmaster Caz, DJ AJ, Grand Wizard Theodore, Melle Mel, Buddy Esquire, Phase 2, Sha Rock, along with many more make up the S&C Crew. So, sit back, relax and chill, ‘cause “here’s a lil’ story that must be told!”

I have this last joint in red (but mine just says Caz vs Herc, no Mighty Mike listed) & a couple of others. So, cop a couple of these Tees & throw on your shelltoes with the laces to match the shirt, your Puma Clydes that match the color or your British Walkers & show the younger generation what being "fly" is all about!!

PLEASE SUPPORT ORIGINAL HIP HOP at SEDGWICK & CEDAR STORE & remember to RESPECT THE ARCHITECTS

Monday, February 8, 2010

ALL CITY = RARE 1983 Hip Hop Documentary

This was an experimental documentary about the early days of the Hip-Hop movement in the South Bronx called All City. This documentary was from Henry Chalfant and was hosted by Spank from TC5 (The Cool 5). **I saw this documentary posted at thier website & had to try to help to expose it to those that haven't seen it yet. This joint is full of B-Boys, writers & originators...so...RESPECT THE ARCHITECTS!!

Part #1:
"....this whole hip hop culture, this subculture of the ghetto is becoming something BIG...."

It's funny to look back & remember the days when going "gold" with record sales was unheard of & winning a Grammy was only something that emcees dreamed about & it seemed like an unattainable goal. Now rap music is everywhere & running things.......BUT WHERE IS THE REST OF THE CULTURE


Part #2
Dondi, Spank, Mare, etc, etc. Oh yeah, we caan't forget about "The Book Of Knowledge"
 

Part 3
Mr. Wiggles puts on an electric boogie clinic. The show ends with a very old school video for T La Rock's "It's Yours", which happens to be my favorite track of all time.
ROCK ON...& "PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE THIS IS YOURS"