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Afrika Bambaataa, the Father of Hip Hop Movement and founder of Universal Zulu Nation will be receiving a Lifetime Award at the Global Spin November 17, 2015. Afrika Bambaataa is known for his music Planet Rock,Perfect Beat, creating the 5 Elements of Hip Hop which the 5th Element is Knowledge, creating the Electro Funk which todays artist like T-Pain , Chis Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne uses in their music call Auto-Tunes . Afrika Bambaataa is coined for having the first Bboy crew and the longest Hip Hop Awareness movement in Hip Hop History.
The activist and Icon started an international movement called the Organization, which the names changed throughout the Eras. The organization was the birth from the Street Gang called the Black Spade which a young Bambaataa called on all members for a change and Unity. As Bambaataa and the Organization started to grow in the Bronx and number of members increased in the Tri-State area, the name changed from Almighty Zulu Nation to the Universal Zulu Nation. Afrika Bambaataa traveled around the world performing with some of the Original (MZK) Mighty Zulu Kings who are the Soul Sonic Force (Pow Wow, Mr Biggs, Globe, and Jazzy Jay) and creating chapters oversea and here in the states.
Zulu Members ranges in all walks of life from Race, Religion, Young and Old. Members of the Universal Zulu Nation had expand from the streets to the Music Industry, Professors in Colleges, School Teachers, Social Workers, and Activist and more.
Over a million members and 42 years later our Icon, Mentor, Father, Brother, Uncle, Pops and Leaders will be receiving a Lifetime Award for his Dedication, Consistency, Educating and Creating a Hip Hop Movement and Awareness.
On November 12, 2015 , the Universal Zulu Nation will be 42 years old.
Hip Hop History Month is to honor and celebrate the history of Hip Hop Elements, Culture and History as well to pay Tribute to the Hip Hop Pioneers and Icons. Hip Hop History Month should recognized all Elements of Hip Hop Culture.
5 Elements of Hip Hop Culture
(1.) Aerosol/ Graffiti Writers
The 9th Annual Hip Hop Against Violence is a movement of Artist and Activist who are taking a stand to “Stop The Violence” and using Hip Hop as a tool to bridge the gap by unified the Community, Schools and Educators through Assemblies Performances, Lectures and Workshop. This year Event and Seminar will focus on Leadership , Social Justice, Criminology of Minorities, Hip Hop Culture -vs- Music Industry and Disadvancement of our Youth.
HHAV started in 2006 by Hip Hop Educator and Historian Michele Hairston who founded the Unifying Through the Hip Hop Culture, Harrisburg City Breakers and a dedicated member of Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania Chapter. Ms. Hairston started this movement to seek peace and unity by using Education, Entertainment and Arts through the Hip Hop Culture and its movement. In 2008 the HHAV merge with the Jam Master Jay Foundation 4 Youth and Embracing A.R.M.S. both are 501c3 to expand the movement.
The Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Co-founded by Connie Mizell-Perry and Marvin Thompson, the mother and brother of the late hip hop legend, the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth continues Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell’s legacy of creating and supporting educational and economic opportunities for youth and young adults from ages 6 – 21, and honours Mizell’s many contributions to hip hop culture and music history.
Embracing ARMS, Inc. is a non profit organization established in 2005 by three women who shared a passion for community development, social change, youth leadership and parent empowerment. Embracing Arms mission is to embrace the community by sharing knowledge, empowering our families, and implementing programs that can have a long lasting impact of the lives of our participants. Our vision is to empower families to take charge of their health, education and safety within the community in which they live.
I want to thank all the Participants of the event for showing support and speaking against the violence, racism and the un-justice of our youth.
I want to personally thank Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim, Breaking Chains, Drama TV, Zulu Bratz , Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth, M.I.H Entertainment, Enspire, Amya Roxxstar, MC Candy and Massa. Thank you to all the Panelist, Sister Queen Rafiqya, Jamillia Charles, Marvin Thompson, Legendary Larry Love, Shadeed Muhammad (FOI/ NOI) Mikee, Justin, Tiger, Lamont, Kevin Dauphin, Anwar ,Bro. Ken, Minister Lavelle Muhammad and Queen Muhammad of Mosque 49 for sharing your words of encouragement, educating the audience and coming together to bring a solution to the community.
On August 11, 1973, Kool Herc hosted a Back To School Jam at 1520 Sedgwick Ave “Rec Room from 9:00pm through 4:00am. Ladies $.25 Cent and Fella $.50 Cent. This event is credit for being the beginning of Hip Hop Culture.
Kool Herc went on Djing at Parties, Block Parties and House Parties with his huge PA system gathering all to enjoy his festivities. Becoming the first Hip Hop Deejay and starting a movement for Bboys/ Bgirl and Hip Hop itself, Herc is still a living legend and still enjoy going to Hip Hop events.
The Philosophy of an Emcee lost it element due to mainstream music but there are some who is willing to break this stereotype for their generation. Meet Mc. Candy (10 Years Old Emcee) Amya Roxxstar (13 Years Old Emcee, Model) and Dj Glo (10 Years old Emcee, Producer & Dj) who are killing the culture with there Lyrical Ambition and Creative word Pattern .While others are rapping about Cars, Money and Drugs ,the 3 Hip Hop Princess enlighten their audiences and fans on Self Productiveness, Straighten , Education and Self Motivation through their music. Not only the Emcee’s promote fashion like other artists however these young ladies are more focus on keeping it tasteful and age appropriate.
Today’s Female Artist are told to be less Powerful, Dominate, limitation of their words as well creative ideas who is viewed as B’s and H*es. Many Female Emcees discuss how they walked away from million dollar contracts to become successful and independent. The Phenomenal Female Emcees like Rapsody, Sa Roc, Soul Flower, Narubi Selah, Rah Digga, Lauryn Hill, Bahamadia, Jean Grae , Missy Elliott and Heather B who rebelled against the forces to educate our young girls to be Powerful, have a voice and continue the cycle for the generation after them.
Dj Glo, the youngest member of Lords of the Underground and the daughter of Dj Lord Jazz who was brought up in this culture and groomed by Red Man, Doitall, Mr Funky and other Great Emcees traveled with the LOTUG and the back up Dj for the group. The Paris France Emcee is a Producer, Break Dancer, and a Dj who multi-task as she performs at her event. Amya Roxxstar who is a Model and Youth Ambassador who traveled to many cities and gain a large fan base who shared the stage with many famous Pop & Rap Artist. The New Jersey native enjoy giving back to her community and look for ways to help others. Mc Candy another New Jersey native had performed in many shows and created a young audience who mother is her “Hype-Girl” and share the stage with many famous Rap Artist in the New Jersey and New York Area. Candy and Amya Roxxstar share the stage with the legendary Malika Love who Dj their performances in New Jersey this pass March. These creative humbled Emcees put their Education first. The young ladies come up with their own concept, creativeness, but more important to created music for their young audience to enjoyed.
Thank to the Mother of Hip Hop Pebblee Poo the first Female Emcee and Zulu Queen Pepsi of the Zulu Nation. Thanks to the legendary Roxanne Shante, Mc Lyte, Us Girls (Sha Rock, Lisa Lee and Debbie Dee,) Lady B, Malika Love, Sequence, Salt-N-Pepa, Lin Que (Isis),Sister Souljah ,Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Finesse and Synquis, Sweet Tee, Oaktown 357, YoYo, Lady of Rage, and the Earlier Emcees who was demanded their place in Hip Hop and shared the stage with other Hip Hop Legends and Pioneers.
If you want to see more of the Young Emcee’s Please go to their Facebook and Website.