One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’ brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97 and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.
For the uninitiated Grand Wizard Theodore is credited as being the Inventor of the scratch & master of the needle drop, also featuring in the first Hip Hop movie ever made called “Wildstyle” (1983). As well as contributing to the original sound track, with his catch phrase “Say Turn it up” being sampled from Public to many a hip hop act world wide, he apprenticed under the legendary DJ Grand Master Flash, and was part of the group The Fantastic 5 which he released the old school classic “Can I Get A Soulclap” (1980). Grand Wizard Theodore was most recently featured in the DJ Documentary “Scratch” and continues to tour the world showcasing his amazing DJ skill’s to this day, as well as being a member of the Mighty Universal Zulu Nation.
Don’t miss the man with the flawless needle drop as he play’s a 2 hour set of turntablism meets party rocking b-boy breaks & beats, supported by some of Australia’s most respected DJs.
SYDNEY - SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
Goodgod Small Club - 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie
Tickets are $25+b/f and are available Here + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: DJ Peril, King Excel, Prequel & DJ FX
KING ASIATIC NOBODY’S EQUAL. The dopest rhyme spitter and ghost writer from the ‘Golden Era’ of Hip Hop, Big Daddy Kane is simply a living legend!
Growing up in the notorious Bed-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Kane was educated first hand in the rapidly expanding culture of Hip Hop. He found strong influence in the lyrical proficiency of Grandmaster Caz from the Cold Crush Brothers and as a late teenager he joined a local group called the Juice Crew headed by legendary Marley Marl. His first single in 1987 called “Raw” was a nonstop barrage of abuse upon the mic without a pause for breath, Kane had proven he had what it took and stole centre spotlight from the Juice Crew only to pursue a solo identity. He continued to build an unforgettable array of gold standard joints such as “It’s a big daddy thing“, “Ain’t no half steppin”, “Warm it up” and “Smooth Operator” amongst countless others. Having also given starts to the likes of Jay-Z, Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante, you can see why he is regarded as one of the true pioneers and immortals of the hip hop game.
It’s amazing to think that in a career spanning over 25 years Australia has never witnessed the magic of a Big Daddy Kane live show…that wait ends in October with a show promising to deliver all the classics that influenced countless MCs and defined to many a generation and lifestyle.