Kicking Gothic Futuristics With Ramellzee + DJ Grand Master Flash ***messymandella*** #HappyBirthdayHiphop

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      Ramellzee was the “Letter Eraser” that decided to reconstruct his own language and cultural adaptation to every day words. He cultivated  his  own alphabetic by erasing the letters and sounds that we were accustomed to and creating his own due to his artistic ability and interest in an underground movement that began with groups of inner city youths expressing themselves.  This is the earliest footage I could locate with an audible sound due to the lack of studio equipment and restoration. Hip Hop at the preliminary styles may come across elementary for some but no one would meet up on the block to murder each other,  solely based on the color of their shirt. Music should breed life into our communities but not terrify  the people who reside in these communities.  Music should never endanger the welfare of our children.
This nostalgic moment in history ushered the era of Self  – love and knowledge of your historical beginnings.  Art and Hip Hop will eternally linked thanks to the innovators  that  remain determined to bring brotherhood and strength and respect for women back in the forefront the Hip-Hop Movement. This is the birth of the mass copied, and always imitated Style that came into the minds of young men, that needed a way to express themselves. At times they were homeless and loners or outsiders chasing their way through dreams that others told them would never be a reality. It is OUR lifestyle, promote your love not your money! An artist knows they have to pay the bills, but you never give up your love for the culture, self-expression, and unification that has now swept the nations.

When they lose interest in your gifts and your dreams… Promote you!

Hip Hop began by simply throwing beats together,but then it was social and not violently killing people,until Crack swept the nation.
Who knew that what this moment would be the industry beginner? The rebellion and escapism fueled a historic truth. This is the earliest that I could locate anywhere until I found this, 1978!

Ramallzee, Jean Michel Basquiat, Toxic 1, and C-1!

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What others may label as trash, can become your treasure.

What one considers treasure may become your worst enemy.

Graffiti  helped pave the way for freedom of expression for artist who didn’t have enough financial backing or resources to gain artitic direction they transformed everything  into art.

Do I want some to paint on the side of my condo?


However, every time I hear a train I anticipate the free art show.

I toast to those that have entertainment me at the train tracks.

  I admire those who opened the eyes for the people, that would get ignored if no one would have explored,and taken a chance.

It is art, just like Hip-Hop that explores our love for the people,and frustrations.

I disagree when Nas said, Hip Hop is dead, it is the audiences get older and the  barz are low and harder to detect.

Graffiti and art in the exposed the world to urban art in the 1970’s and 1980’s.`



graffitti legend al diaz – the other half Of s.a.m.o.***messymandella***






[ ] SAMO©…



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Part 2: MOMA-Jean Michel Basquiat- I SEE YOU SAMO***messymandella***


       SAMO, changed my life, and introduced me to a culture of beauty, ugly art, and intelligence. Yes, I stated, “Ugly Art,” because when you review Jean Michel Basquiat‘s Art, you either get it or you don’t!  You know that for some his Artistic View ;merely a drug induced experiment! Drugs plaqued every Artistic media, and most of the legends of Rock Music.

       Robert Hughes (Art Critic) panned Jean Michel Basquiat as “The Purple Haze Of Hype.” This scathing article published November 16,1992, destroyed credibility and  artistic visions based of his short disastrous love.  Hughes believed that without any artistic training and lack of ability, he was hyped and used by Andy Warhol, or was he? No one knows the extent or even the purpose of  Basquiat and Warhol’s relationship. Maybe, it is better that way!

      Here lies,part of my heart, that enabled me to become who I am presently. I live through my own artistic development, and abandon ideas on speach, writing, and music. I know you have listened to numerous rappers name drop, Jean Michel’s name. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Swizz Beats,dated Madonna, Fab-5  friends, and others ;dedicated to educate others on “The 80’s Art Boom.”

       You definitely can’t forget Renee Ricard, who is the reason we even whisper Basquiat’s name. Now, here lies the contradiction and inner demons of someone who believed he was cursed, and could not trust anyone. Basquiat memorized the book “Gray’s Anatomy“, Voodoo, History, and failing relationships in his art.

        As Jean Michel’s life became a demonic obsession of drugs, he even went into a reclusive state. He visualized the end of his life was imminent. The paranoia from his own insecurities were  on displayed and prophesied  in his last painting “Riding With Death.” He spent his entire life with bisexual sexual escapades, and people in an out of his life. The drugs finally destroyed his career prospects and working relationship with Anna Nosei, Al Diaz, and his relationships.
Jean Michel left New York  for Hawaii because he knew if he stayed in New York,  he would die from his drug addiction.
Jean Michel’s appearance had deteriorated,and garnered stares because of the drastic change for such a young man. Once a handsome man with beautiful dreads and clear skin could be seen walking through New York barefoot and mumbling in a drug filled stupor. He began to lose his teeth and his physical demeanor, and many tried to intervined, but that help would never come…
Basquiat couldn’t win over his possession of drugs and lost his fight to drug addiction from “Speed Balling” before he left to go to a Run D.M.C. concert. In the bathroom everyone downstairs assumed he was sleeping because he was snoring. No one had an idea, that when they opened the doo he would  be slumped over like a baby trying to get air, that never came. SAMO wanted to leave a legacy,and many unanswered questions. I am sure he is confused and humbled to know that we still remember his life, and his struggle and his messages he conveyed in his  Art.  Jean Michel Basquiat’s physical life spanned from (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) and he was correct he would have his  final ride with death in New York.

SAMO knew it!


Part 1:The Tortured Soul Of Jean Michel Basquiat***messymandella***


           What is up with the relentless name-check of Jean Michel Basquiat?  Jay Z mentioned his name fifty-eleven times on “Holy Grail!” Now for artist of the culture,  Jean Michel has always been a part of  our being.  Now, some of us have  purchased print work, and books about the late artist. I incorporate  Jean Michel on my Twitter Background, and did it way before it became cool to jump on the bandwagon.

           Jean Michel will always remain a paradox and  burnt out tortured soul, who  sadly he knew  was being exploited.  Obviously  he was correct. He knew people would utilize  his name and life to fatten their pockets.  It just seems fake that every rapper now is on the Basquiat bandwagon.  Jean Michel died in 1988 . True lovers of his work know Basquiat may have been very excited about being name checked, but not surprised. His entire life he dealt with paranoia ,and fake friends.

       Maybe  it is  mandatory to name check your love for the culture, but his art was unsurpassed and unmitigated. Jean Michel Basquiat lived and died, with very little appreciation of his own talent. Before Jean Michel was a renowned artist he was a Graffiti Artist by the moniker of “SAMO” and used mindful and jibberish sayings with his friend Al Diaz, that gained a following by on-lookers. Samo (Same Old Shit) and Al Diaz both grew apart, and Jean Michel Basquiat spray painted ,”SAMO Is Dead!”

        Homeless, Jean Michel needed money, because he was constantly running away from home. He was devastated when his mom was confined to a mental hospital, and claimed that his dad abused him. Jean Michel numerous relationships with men and women. He had an unhealthy obsession with all drugs, and women. He had a horrible Heroine addiction that…

PART 2  Tonight: Messymandella


Jean Michel Basquiat***messymandella***

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