Open Lessons #1

Open Crates Jersey City Sun March 29 2015We have a special announcement today. On Sunday March 29th, FleaMarket Funk, Open Crates, and Check The Technique come together for the first time to celebrate hip hop and vinyl culture in Jersey City, NJ. We will be focusing on the preservation and documentation of hip hop as a culture through a panel discussion entitled “Hip-Hop: Celebration and Documentation”. The panel starts at 7PM and will be moderated by yours truly (DJ Prestige).  It feature three important scholars who have gone on to do many things for the culture in their own right.

-Special guest Breakbeat Lou, who was instrumental in bringing the legendary “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” vinyl compilations to the world in the ‘80s. Lou is an active DJ and renowned collector, touring the world and spreading the gospel of hip-hop.

Koe Rodriguez, founder of A Thousand Words (ATW), a New Jersey-based apparel and accessories brand, which features photography from legends including Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper and Jamel Shabazz, among many others.

Brian Coleman, Boston-based author of the historical hip-hop books Check The Technique Volumes 1 & 2 (2014 and 2007) and Rakim Told Me (2005).

Before and after this not to be missed panel discussion, DJ Big Jack and DJ A.C.L will be dropping vinyl gems for your listening pleasure. There will be a a vinyl sale/ swap going on that evening as well.  As always, admission is FREE.

Here is the Facebook event page.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
4 pm – 11 pm
Porta Restaurant Monk Room (downstairs),
135 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

Accessible from NYC via PATH trains

We hope you all can make it out for the first in a series of events we will do together to discuss, preserve, and celebrate hip hop and vinyl record culture.   This is one for the books, so don’t sleep!

Keep Diggin’!

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