Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Kool Skool Interviews The Debonair Doctor Ice (U.T.F.O/Whodini)

The Kool Skool Interviews The Debonair Doctor Ice (U.T.F.O/Whodini)

The Planet Brooklyn has brought us many of the Hip-Hop worlds most serious Hip Hop artists, Whodini and U.T.F.O. were early East New York pioneers that have a huge list of "Hip Hop 1st's".

Doc Ice kindly spared a minute to answer some questions with Shucks One about B-Boying, Brooklyn, humour in Rap (and lack of it today), the Musick industry, U.T.F.O. and its wide ranging influence on the hip hop culture and artists. And most important of all... the release of the incarcerated Crazy Yardman Dread Doc!!!!

Read the full interview HERE

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Kool Skool Interviews DJ ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD (A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, The Ummah & Lucy Pearl)

The Kool Skool Interviews DJ ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD (A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, The Ummah & Lucy Pearl)

For many, A Tribe Called Quest represents a time and place in Hip-Hop when a strong sense of individuality was imperative, and variety was the spice of life. A Tribe Called Quest embodied the concept of the Native Tongues, a Zulu Nation loosely linked super crew consisting of Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, Black Sheep, Fu-Schnickins, Chi-AliDa Bush BabeesLeaders of the New School and later Mos Def, Consequense, Common, and others. Tribe linked Jazz, real DJ Cuts, Rhymes, chopped Breaks, humour, abstract conscious thought with B-boy style to create a unique style; a style that influenced many of todays modern Hip-Hop's greats.

Read the full interview HERE

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Kool Skool interviews DJ Rob Swift, member of the X-Men, X-Ecutioners, Recording Artist & Akinyele’s DJ

Queens New York representer DJ Rob Swift was a second generation member of the legendary “X-Men DJ’s”. The X-men took their name from the band of Mutant super heroes, in response to the original DJ Clark Kent and his Superman DJ’s, who dominated the New Music Seminar in the late 80’s. According to Dr. Butcher, the X-men consisted of Rob-Swift, [1994/95 DMC US & World Champion] Roc-Raida R.I.P., [1990 N.M.S. Superman DJ Champion] Steve-D, [1995 DMC East Coast Champion and Common Sense’s DJ] Mister Sinista, [EPMD’s original DJ] Diamond-J, Total Eclipse, Johnny-Cash and Fatman-Scoop. The group revolutionized Hip-Hop DJing and Turntablism at its early 90’s turning point, as Hip-Hop MC’s focused on themselves, and a new wave of up and coming Turntablists were changing the scenery.

Read the full interview HERE

The Kool Skool's Shucks One Interviews Kashmere "The Iguana Man"

For those who know Kashmere, know he's a hard working master of re-invention. A kool man of many identities and names, but it should come as no mystery that he has been consistantly, representing progressive UK Hip-Hop culture to the fullest. Originally an in house MC & host alongside MC Kope for True School Sound System "Breakin' Bread", he also went on to Host his own show on UK Hip-Hop game changing Pirate Radio Itch FM. For many years he has been touring and releasing fresh  and original music with the cream of UK Hip-Hop artists, but he most often builds with Jehst

Read the full interview HERE

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Kool Skool's Shucks One Interviews UK Hip-Hop Group Scientists Of Sound

The Kool Skool's Shucks One Interviewed Bam & Aqil from the UK Hip-Hop Group Scientists Of Sound HERE

Scientists Of Sound who between 1992 and 1996 released 3 singles, a 2-piece vinyl and a DJ Evil Dee (Black Moon/ Beatminerz) hosted Mixtape.
The Group consisted of Bam a.k.a. Bob Eskimo, Aqil a.k.a. J-Blast a.k.a. Rylo Steelo, Cherok a.k.a. Doc Holiday and Aybee a.k.a. Strontium God. 

Rare Scientists Of Sound Live Freestyle Richie Rich On KIss 1992This is a section of a live session with Bam a.k.a. Bob Eskimo, Aqil a.k.a. J-Blast & Aybee a.k.a. Strontium God on the often forgotten UK Hip-Hop Legend DJ Richie Rich's Rap Show on Kiss 100.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Shucks One id Art Mini Exhibition "Foundation Rocks" @ Hive Bar Brixton South London Now!

JMJ R.I.P. 2004 by Shucks One id 
Paint & Markers on Denim

The Kool Skool is pleased to announce a mini Exhibition of a selection of the small paintings from Shucks One' ongoing Hip-Hop Consciousness Art Project "Foundation Rocks". For a limited time at Hive Bar  Brixton South London now on!
11-13 Brixton Station Road,

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Limited Ed. Shucks One UK Artist Foundation Rocks Prints Signed Available now!

Afrika Bambaataa "The Amen Ra"1 of 50

Limited Ed. Shucks One UK Artist Foundation Rocks Prints Signed 
A3 size Reproductions of Paintings & Illustrations
Recently sold framed for up to £250 at the Team Robbo Fund Raiser
Not many left, they will NOT be reprinted, Grab a piece of history!
25% goes to Way Out Charity Reg Charity number 1123777
Foundation Rocks is an on going Exhibit documenting US & UK Hip-Hop

"Spats85" 1 of 50

Jaz-O "The Originator" (1 of 5)

Cookie Crew "The Queens Of The South"

Foundation Rocks

'FOUNDATION ROCKS' An Exhibition of Works from UK artist Shucks One Update 2011


'FOUNDATION ROCKS' An Exhibition of Works from UK artist Shucks One @ DALSTON SUPERSTORE,117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PBExhibition runs Wednesday 30th Nov 2011 -- 8th Jan 2012

Friday, 18 November 2011

‘FOUNDATION ROCKS’ An Exhibition of Works from SHUCKS ONE 30/11/11 - 8/1/12

An Exhibition of Works from Shucks One
In association with WAYout charity and the unveiling of a limited addition
Jonas Ranson wall paper.
DALSTON SUPERSTORE,117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
Exhibition runs Wednesday 30th Nov – 8th  Jan
Cookie Crew "Queens of the South" by Shucks One (Detail)

UK artist Shucks One Is an Artist, Radio DJ, Youth worker and journalist specialising in hip-hop music and culture.
With this exhibition he presents a unique visual collection celebrating the themes of consciousness, positive attributes and important figures in Classic UK and US Hip-hop culture, discussing its wider implications on modern culture.

"Little Daddy Street Sweeper"by Shucks One (Detail)

Through painting Shucks One has developed a way of expressing and contextualising the history of modern day street music and art. Using a variety of objects as canvasses, such as furniture, clothing, masks and found wood, Shucks One creates a sketchbook, a mix tape way of exhibiting work, going back to the core ethics of street music and art. Using bold colours, pattern reminiscent of tribal fabric prints and ancient symbols Shucks One discusses themes of cultural heritage.

 "Kool Gumby Fade" by Shucks One (Detail)

“The term ‘old school’ is often banded around without any real understanding of the underlying themes. With this series of works I intend to explore messages and concepts, not just from hip-hop, but human history as well. It is part history lesson, part hip hop project.”

 "Kool Moe Dee" Graffiti by Shucks One (Detail)

Foundation Rocks’ combines a series of portraits, illustrations and sculpture, capturing the original hip hop mantras of ‘peace, love, and unity; knowledge, wisdom and understanding’, presenting a challenge to the dominating themes of violence, negativity and corporatism which resonate throughout hip-hop today. The project is the artists’ search to rediscover these foundation principles by retracing the history of UK hip hop music and the individuals making it. It is an attempt to cement the originators of UK hip hop as icons for British music fans, who are often more familiar with the originators in the US.

"The Godfather" Jean Jacket by Shucks One (Detail)

The exhibition is a visual interpretation of interviews Shucks One conducted with hip hop pioneers of the 1980s, whose music influenced a whole generation of young men and women in the UK. The works addresses issues of history, identity and religion.

Shucks One will be donating a percentage of any sales made from the exhibition and will also be holding a raffle on the night of the private view to raise money for the charity WAYout.

WAYout Charity provides arts and media training to disadvantaged and street youth in Sierra Leone. In 2010 it worked with over 600 young people who explored subjects as diverse as street life, HIV and teenage

pregnancy, using music, comedy, soap opera and documentary. Their films have reached audiences in excess of 35,000 people. Users now tell us they want a base. A place where they can write, rehearse,

learn, edit, shoot, show their work or just exchange ideas and support each other. The Hub/ arts centre is the natural next step and is what we are currently fundraising for.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Shucks One The Kool Skool Interviews -Ultramagnetic MC's *DJ Moe Luv in Session* (Rare Interview & Music)

The Kool Skool Interviews -Ultramagnetic MC's ITCH FM Special *DJ Moe Luv in Session* The Kool Skool Radio Show, hosted by Shucks One "the Idiot". Originally broadcast on London's only real hiphop culture station ITCH FM, 21/1/06. Features sections of interviews with the Ultramagnetic MC's DJ Moe Luv, live on the Kool Skool and in conversation with Shucks for an Undercover Magazine article on the Bronx group. also: Unreleased/rare tracks, Cookie Crew's Suzie-Q talking about Ultra, Moe Luv talking about Paul C, UMC's, Tim Dog, N.W.A., etc Rare Ultra appearance on Marley Marl In Control circa 87'

Part 1
Part 2