Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on December 7, 2008

photos by Leia Jospe, words By Black Bubblegum

MC Kool Kyle
MC Kool Kyle

Spank Rock was AWOL (once again), but the originoo headz were still in full force in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wild Style at Danbro Studios Warehouse in Brooklyn back on November 13th. Billed performers who did show up included Busy Bee, Double Trouble, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizard Theodore, and The Rub. Unannounced guests included Fantastic Romantic's Master Rob and Kevie Kev, and "starchild" MC Kool Kyle. The entire night was curated by Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn and Sleep When Dead NYC (his son Joe Ahearn).

"It's not just young people here. It's a really great turnout, all over the spectrum, not just one type of person, or race, or age here," [event promoter] Todd P said.

He was right. The audience included hip NYU Freshmen with skinny jeans and ankle boots, a young CUNY professor, a 44-year-old radio station volunteer from Seattle, all sorts of music professionals, video and graffiti artists, nostalgia-stricken fans from the original Bronx scene and everyone in between.

Rapper duo Fenton Arms and Raylight Hope, who call themselves "the future of hip-hop," felt honored to be in the same building with the guys who broke ground 25 years ago.

"It's like you go back in time and actually chill with Malcolm X," said Arms. "Without that movie rap might not have happened the way it happened." [Greenpoint Gazette]

More pictures below, and warning, the following scenes may contain male nippleage...

Double Trouble...

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Grandmaster Caz...

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz

Grandmaster Caz & Cosmo Baker

Grandmaster Caz & Cosmo Baker

Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn & Cosmo Baker

Charlie Ahearn & Cosmo Baker

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee...

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Grandmaster Theodore and Busy Bee

Charlie Ahearn

Charlie Ahearn

Master Rob and Kevie Kev...

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

Brothers Fantastic Master Rob and Kevie Kev<br />

MC Kool Kyle

 MC Kool Kyle

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Comments (10)

nicely done leia. great shots. This lineup almost seems more special without spank rock.

Posted by ryan | December 7, 2008 2:19 PM

i will never again pay for a spank rock show - nice job losing a fan with your douchey no-showness throughout the last year in brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 2:25 PM

yeah it was pretty awesome even without Spank Rock, but that no show bullshit is fucking childish.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 3:23 PM

wasn't this like 100 months ago?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 4:20 PM

"wasn't this like 100 months ago?"

It was November 13th like it says in the introduction.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 4:54 PM

I'm the radio station volunteer, but I'm not from Seattle. Just the station is from Seattle (KEXP of course).

I demand a retraction.

Posted by birdboy | December 7, 2008 5:29 PM

"I'm the radio station volunteer, but I'm not from Seattle. Just the station is from Seattle (KEXP of course).

I demand a retraction."

They also referred to Todd P as the publisher of Showpaper in that article. Is he?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 5:36 PM

Todd P founded Showpaper and is on the board that oversees it, so he's kind of the publisher, if that title existed

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 6:15 PM

show went late, was drunky sloppy and fun. I've never seen so many 18 year olds dance to middle aged people's music before

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2008 7:12 PM

"I'm the radio station volunteer..."

(I'm the nipple guy)

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2008 8:43 AM

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