Welcome to my blog. I guess for my first post I should introduce myself. I'm Zak. I'm a stay-at-home-dad in New York City. I also run my own graphic design company called Office Thug. I am also a hip hop dj (although I don't really perform live very often anymore), record collector, photographer and beat maker. You can check out my design portfolio, some of my photos, and some of my music at OfficeThug.com
I don't really consider myself a writer but I wanted to start this blog so that I can share music, photos, weblinks and occasionally my opinions with my friends and I guess strangers too.
"It Takes Ca$h to Rock the Def Jordache"
For my first post I'd like to take it back to the old school. This is a live recording of Masterdon and the Def Committee rocking at Harlem World from 1981. (mp3 format, 30 mins, 27 mb *Pretty bad sound quality)** I had to take the mp3 link down to save room on my server but if you want the mp3 e-mail me.
I couldn't find a good bio on Masterdon so if anyone knows a little history about them please e-mail it to me
or post it in the comments section (the link is below). I got this mp3 from someone on the soulstrut
message board. Listening to Masterdon drop these classic breaks and the mc's rapping, singing and harmonizing really reminds me that hip hop was born from live performances. Originally, hip hop was all about entertaining audiences and keeping people dancing and having fun. You know, when M.C. actually meant master of ceremonies for a reason.
I have some more old live hip hop recordings, battles and park jams that I'll be posting soon. If you have any mp3s for me please get at me.
Oh, and for those of you that aren't feeling this old school style hip hop I'll have some rugged thugged-out 90's sh*t soon enough...