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This Pin was discovered by Joshua Fredrickson. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. The Clash, Futura , Fab 5 Freddy and Dondi White recording The Escapades at Electric Lady Studio. Photo by Bob Gruen. New York. Fab 5 Freddy meets Blondie, Basquiat, and The Clash.
Stations Of The Elevated. Photo by Bob Gruen. New York graffiti legend Futura is one of the immortals, a spray can slinging Jesse James. They jumped out with a stunning clarity. He and Dondi White were the kings of Krylon. When The Clash arrived in New York in to do their series of gigs at Bonds, they embraced the hip hop scene much in the same way they had absorbed reggae into their music. Joe, Mick, Paul and Topper hooked up with some of the major forces in rap and graffiti, including Futura.
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At the time Mr. He eventually joined them on tour.
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His rapping skills leave alot to be desired; off the rhythm and with lyrics that are rudimentary at best. However, his mission statement and celebration of street art makes up in solidarity what it lacks in dexterity.fab 5 freddy interviews
We were united by poverty, anger, music and art and looking for a riot of our own. The coming together of the uptown rap scene with the downtown punks was the beginning of a melding of musical movements that had previously just observed each other from a distance. That film showcased artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in his Lower Manhattan environment and the culture that surrounded it.
This was the first time the many members of the Bronx hip hop scene had appeared in the downtown New York City art world. I vandalize public property But that blank surface that the individual graffiti person tags on, belongs to someone. That show was cancelled due to violence, but was rescheduled in October at another venue called The Kitchen. That became so popular that it was closed down by the fire department for over-capacity, and Freddy helped Blue whom he dubbed "Kool Lady Blue" find another home for the party.
Though Fab 5 Freddy's contributions to hip-hop culture are numerous, perhaps the most historic comes from his single entitled " Change the Beat ".
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The A-side of the 12" single featured Freddy rapping the song in both English and French, while the B-side was a shorter version of the same song, this time performed entirely in French by rapper Beside, who was credited on the initial pressings of the record as Fab 5 Betty.
Freddy utilized a vocoder with a white noise carrier during the chorus and at the end of the B-side track. When the beat stops in Beside's version of the song, Freddy says "Ahhhhh, this stuff is really fresh", a line which is quite possibly the most scratched sample in the history of hip-hop music. It was first utilized as a scratch sample on the Herbie Hancock single " Rockit ", featuring scratching by legendary DJ and turntablist Grand Mixer DXTand has been used in over hip-hop tracks since.
They played 10 cities in France and did two shows in London.