Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers - DJ Documentary

Here's one that I've been meaning to share with you guys, but I wanted to watch it a few times before I weighed in on it.  This is the DJ documentary "Founding Fathers".  It sheds light on a list of DJ's that feel like they were left off the Hip Hop history books.  Throughout the entire documentary there is no or very little mention of Bam or Kool Herc.  Sour grapes or a legitimate gripe?  Let me know what you think on the feedback after you watch it.  In the documentary they say that people like Bam & Herc were a few years too late, but personally I feel more like they were actually a few years too early.  They we're also more disco and or club dj's.  The documentary does shed light on a bunch of technical advancements in the field of DJ'ing.  I feel they did a good job on that.  It also shows what I've been saying forever and that is.  That this DJ game as we know it, has more roots in the sound system business started in Jamaica.  The documentary is narrated by Chuck D who does a stellar job and should ruffle a few feathers or at least open up some interesting dialogs.  Enjoy and don't forget to tell me what you think in the feedback section.

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