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Support Kool Herc

January 31st, 2011

Kool Herc the father of hip hop is going through health problems and needs support. He needs surgery and with no health insurance he needs our help. Donations with paypal to cindycampbell1@aol.com (his sister).

More info at

http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2011/01/30/22571305.aspx

http://www.djpremierblog.com/2011/01/31/update-donations-to-kool-herc-via-paypall-now-available/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Written by focus, at 11.46, filed under Uncategorized | 37 Comments »

Piracy vs Support

January 30th, 2011

Every euro, dollar or yen you spend can be seen as a statement of your support. Wether you give your cents to multinational corporations or support local people is always your choice. Not using your pennies can be a statement as well.

When it comes to media in hip hop, piracy is here to stay. I personally don’t have too big of a problem with people getting access to my footage in countries DVD’s would never reach. Maybe it gets me another job one day who knows. After the VHS era bboy dvds haven’t put decent money in anybody’s pockets I guess. But at the same time there’s definitely a limit that shouldn’t be crossed. In this small subculture, sharing copyright material is no doubt a straight insult to the people producing it.

I went to a jam recently where I saw somebody hustling burnt bboy dvds from his backpack. He came up to me as well and guess what. Homeboy tried to convince me to buy a “Focus FM” dvd-r. No covers no nothing, just a dvd-r with a Focus FM tag written on it on a black marker. I told the fella to give me his profits and we’re even, he laughed and left. I stayed feeling confused and yep, robbed.

Another good example of lack of support in our community. I been to jams where dj’s rock cd-r’s and even worse, play other dj’s downloaded mixtapes in battles. And are probably getting paid for it too. I’m talking about full mixtapes including scratches and shoutouts. It’s a weird feeling hearing “Mr Fantastic” from the speakers when the dj doesn’t match.

So once again, pay your entrance at the door, buy your dvds and records, support the people who put in work and actually make things happen for our community.

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http://breakboy.net/viewtopic.php?t=2014

Written by focus, at 18.25, filed under Uncategorized | 89 Comments »

Training inspiration

January 24th, 2011

Training inspiration, UMA trailer part two check it out:

http://vimeo.com/19096813

Written by focus, at 9.05, filed under Uncategorized | 66 Comments »

Break Hardcore-Class, 20th January

January 9th, 2011

“Focus’s and Hatsolo’s  Break Hardcore-class starts again on Thursday 20th January at Saiffa. Selection exam will be held on the first class, the students with most motivation will be selected on the hardest school of them all. Training on the class will be champion style on the limits of human body tolerance. Last autumn we saw concrete circles, bootcamp training, whole lot of sweat and almost tears. Come along if you got what it takes. ”

www.saiffa.fi

Written by focus, at 14.13, filed under Uncategorized | 84 Comments »
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