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June - August! 2009 Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop True School NYC Park Jams


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#1 Christie Z-Pabon

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:44 PM






2009 True School Hip Hop NYC Park Jams




Tools of War in association with Rane & Serato presents:

JUNE 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2009
Boogie Down B-Boy/B-Girl Jams: Bronx


A Brand New Park Jam Series Featuring DJs who Dance, Dancers who DJ and simply the best B-Boy/B-Girl!

JUNE 4:
DJ JAZZY JAY (Soulsonic Force, UZN, Strong City)
DJ DP ONE (Turntable Anihilists)
DJ LEAN ROCK (Floor Lords, Horsepower)

JUNE 11
DJ TONY TOUCH (Rock Steady Crew)
DJ IGNISHUN http://www.myspace.com/djignishun
GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE (L Brothers)

JUNE 18 - RAINED OUT - NEW DATE: JULY 2
DJ FORREST GETEMGUMP (Horsepower)
DJ GRANDMASTER CAZ (Cold Crush Brothers)
DJ TONY TONE (Cold Crush Brothers)
JOHNNY JUICE ROSADO (Public Enemy)

Thursdays, June 4, 11 and 18 2009 @ Behagen Park
5pm-9pm. FREE! All Ages!
Behagen Park E. 166th St. between Tinton and Union Aves. Bronx NY 10456.
2 or 5 train to Prospect or try http://www.hopstop.com for directions.
Behagen Park: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/X166/

JUNE 25:
POPMASTER FABEL (Rock Steady Crew)
KOOL DJ AJ SCRATCH (yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh)
DJ CHUCK CITY (Black Spades)

Thursday, June 25th from 4-7pm @ St. Mary's Park
FREE! All Ages!
St Mary's Park 146th St. and St. Ann's Bronx NYC 10454.
2 or 5 train to 149th & 3rd or 6 train to Brook or try http://www.hopstop.com for directions.
St. Mary's Park: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/X045/


JULY 2:

DJ FORREST GETEMGUMP (Horsepower)
DJ GRANDMASTER CAZ (Cold Crush Brothers)
DJ TONY TONE (Cold Crush Brothers)
and special guests including DJ SNIPER from the Netherlands!

5pm-9pm. FREE! All Ages. Host: GrandMaster Caz. Crotona Park Enter at Charlotte St & Crotona Park East, Bronx NYC 10457.
http://www.itsmypark.org/brochures/crotona.swf
Held in association with Council Member Joel Rivera and The Friends of Crotona Park.
2 or 5 train to 174th St or try hopstop.com for directions.





The Friends of Crotona Park and NYC Council Member Joel Rivera
in association with Tools of War, Rane & Serato present:

JULY 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2009
7th Annual Crotona Park Jams: Bronx



JULY 9:
THE DIABOLICAL DJ BIZ MARKIE (he's just our friend)
DJ KID CAPRI
DJ SUPREME
GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE (Fantastic Romantic)
and more tba

JULY 16:
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA (Soulsonic Force, UZN)
DJ JAZZY JAY (Soulsonic Force, UZN)
KOOL DJ RED ALERT (KiSS FM, UZN)

JULY 23:
GRANDMASTER ROC RAIDA (1995 DMC World Champ, The X-ecutioners + he's the new DJ for Busta Rhymes!)
DJ JAZZY JOYCE: http://www.jazzyjoyce.com
DJ CASH MONEY (88 DMC World Champion)
DJ ROCKIN' ROB (Mean Machine, Influenced Diamond D and many more - scratches up his Funk 45s and he don't care!)
+ special guest CHIEF ROCKER BUSY BEE

JULY 30:
DJ SCRATCH (88 NMS Champion, EPMD)
DJ LORD FINESSE (DITC)
DJ GRANDMASTER CAZ (Cold Crush Brothers)
DJ POPMASTER FABEL
+ a very special guest DJ legend who's never spun at any of our park jams before!

5pm-9pm. FREE! All Ages.
The best of the best legendary Hip Hop DJs and special guests rocking Crotona Park!
Host: GrandMaster Caz. Special guests (that even we don't expect) all of the time!

Enter at Charlotte St & Crotona Park East, Bronx NYC 10457. http://www.itsmypark.org/brochures/crotona.swf
Held in association with Council Member Joel Rivera and The Friends of Crotona Park.
2 or 5 train to 174th St or try hopstop.com for directions.








Tools of War in association with Rane, Serato and the Friends of St. Nicholas Park presents:

AUG 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2009: Digger's Delight: Harlem


AUGUST 4
ROCKIN' ROB (Mean Machine)
DJ CHUCK CITY (Black Spades)
DJ LEAN ROCK (Horsepower, Floor Lords)

AUGUST 11:
CHAIRMAN MAO (XXL, Bumpshop)
JBX (Big City Records)
and more tba

AUGUST 18:
DJ JAZZY JAY (Strong City, co-founder of Def Jam)
DANNY DAN THE BEAT MANN (Dusty Fingers)
DJ FORREST GETEMGUMP (Horsepower)

AUGUST 25
MISS SHING-A-LING (Jazzman Records)
DJ LORD FINESSE (DITC)
and more tba

4pm - 8pm. FREE! All Ages. All star producers and rare record collectors spin their funkiest 45s and more!

Every Tuesday in August
St. Nicholas Park Plaza @ 135th & St. Nicholas Ave, Harlem NYC.
B or C train to W. 135th or try http://www.hopstop.com for directions.
Held in association with The Friends of St. Nicholas Park: http://www.stnicholaspark.org



Park Jam Rules:
No Alcohol (that means nutcrackers too ya freaks!)
No Drugs
No Vending without a TUA from the NYC Parks Dept.
No Driving Vehicles into any Park.
No One on Stage Unless Scheduled to Perform.
Keep your Garbage in the Cans and off the Ground. Support your local "Friends of..." the Park organizations and the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation.


Presenting Sponsors:

RANE: http://www.Rane.com
SERATO: http://www.Serato.com
TOOLS OF WAR: http://www.myspace.com/toolsofwar
& http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101115026613


Major Sponsors:
THE FRIENDS OF CROTONA PARK
NYC COUNCIL MEMBER JOEL RIVERA
SONY MU*TE*KI: http://www.sony.com/muteki
MASCHINE: http://www.native-instruments.com/newrelea...oducer/maschine
DJ TIMES: http://www.djtimes.com
FRIENDS OF ST. NICHOLAS PARK

Supporting Sponsors:

FAT BEATS: http://www.fatbeats.com
SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY: http://www.scratch.com
NY KINGS: http://www.frank151.com
DMC USA: http://www.myspace.com/dmcusa
PRO X FADE: http://www.eclecticbreaks.com/proxfade
JOE CONZO: http://www.joeconzo.com
JAZZY JAY: http://www.myspace.com/jazzyjayproductions
GRANDMASTER CAZ: http://www.myspace.com/grandmastercaz
RES ONE: http://www.myspace.com/resonenyc

#2 Christie Z-Pabon

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:32 AM

We made the NY Times online & in print - for the June 4th kick off jam
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/...-new-generation

And please check:
http://www.myspace.com/toolsofwar for updates and
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?...iendID=84371381
for pics from all the major photographers who document our jams!!!

Thanks!!!
Christie

#3 Yorick

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:54 AM

That is some lineup. Wish I could get there.

#4 Wax On

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:02 AM

I'd be all over this if i was in that part of the world...

#5 Gizmo

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:21 AM

Once again, the lack of money thwarts me getting to this. Maybe I should get a real job instead!

Props to Christie for organising such legendary events.

#6 aRKei

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:32 AM

Wow what a lineup. Ms. Pabon never ceases to amaze.

#7 Christie Z-Pabon

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:00 PM

Thanks all!!
Photos from the jams are up in the photo section
http://www.myspace.com/toolsofwar

and for a beautiful clip of the jam from June 4: http://www.vimeo.com/5189636
by Mark Carrenceja of Noisemaker Media.

Enjoy!




#8 Christie Z-Pabon

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:35 AM




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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:05 AM

just out of curiosity, how large is the average attendance of these shows?

#10 Christie Z-Pabon

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:53 PM

anywhere from 100 (on a rainy day) to 1000!

Check out the footage from previous jams from Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media

June 4: Jazzy Jay, GW Theodore, bboys & more! http://vimeo.com/5189636

July 9: Kid Capri, Biz Markie & DJ Supreme: http://vimeo.com/5576389

July 16: Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay & Kool DJ Red Alert: http://vimeo.com/5649109



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