NOVEMBER in NYC…. November 2013 was a special month in New York City…. home of Hip Hop, Mecca of our culture. The month of november celebrated the 40th Annivesary of the Universal Zulu Nation. All major artists and activists united from all four corners of the world to celebrate at the National Black Theater, in the heart of Harlem, NY. A week long celebration that enable each and everyone to get together and share all elements of our culture. DJ, MC, B-BOY, B-GIRL, WRITERS, KNOWLEDGE, the 5 elements united for positive actions and celebrations. Family days, social actions in the community, concerts, parties, and Meeting Of The Minds made this week long celebration a must. Many long time artist and activist received prizes and where honored with titles for their hard work and involvement on uplifting the Nation.
DJ KOOL RED ALERT – JAMALSKI – LE BIJOUTIER : To be honest these two guys are the one who made me who I am today. A raggamuffin radio DJ defending hip hop to the fullest……nuff respect!!
CHIEF 69 – This young man is one of the most surprising cat you could meet in the Hip Hop world. MC, B-Boy and Writer, this 22 year old shares a true vision on the Nation and teaches free B-Boy and graffiti class weekly. This shot is taken from A walk in the South Bronx documentary coming soon. INCREDIBLE……for those who know me, you all know i am a big tall dude….But this cat is a Panther….he was the tallest in the Party, taller than the Ghettoblaster i built that was already 7 feet tall… JAZZY JAY – LAVA 1&2 – Celebrating 40 years with Universal Zulu Nation legends. DJ Jazzy Jay and Lava 1&2 rocked all the parties with a smile. PEACE UNITY LOVE and HAVING FUN… GRAND MASTER CAZ – MK-1 : Caz was all over the place and did it all in the early days of Hip Hop, and he still does. MK-1 came all the way from Australia to represent for Sydney and his chapter. Both of them where happy to pose for the record. CHUCK D : The political conscience of Hip Hop… founder of Public Enemy in the 80′s, he is definitly still the man he was back in the days… And he still get the outmost respect for his work and implication in the culture… it was a real pleaseure to get together again after the photos I did in 2007 for their album….it’s been a long time… POP MASTER FABEL – Original member of Rock Steady Crew, I met Pop Master Fabel in Marseille in 2000 when he came for a B-Boy workshop. I have seen him here and there over the years, but would have never expected to see him pop his special pippin and lockin moves in the street in front of the giant Ghettoblaster… what an honor….and what a great family days it was…. ZULU KING SLONE : After months of organising the building of the Ghettoblaster, Slone, Graffiti hall of famer 2011, was honored to paint my giant sculpture. I was definitly honored too. Both of us know that it’s the beginning of a great collaboration. ZULU NATION – The Universal Zulu Nation is 40 years old, or 40 years strong I should say. Afrika Bambaataa leads the way, for this Universal power that is here to stay… UZN FAMILY DAY – the Graffiti jam on family day was a great success… Over the fact that a dozen of graffiti writers got together to paint this giant wall on the side of The National Black Theater, the response from the people of Harlem was intense. For many reasons people where happy to see that ZULU was back on the block. Graffiti is still up to this day an outlaw for of art, worth millions in the galleries and modern art museums all over the globe… New York City is still pressuring this art form and contemning its display…..lets fight to keep our culture alive an our element visible… 12/03/2013 M aka Le Bijoutier
Back in the place to be with a special Tribute to the Old School!
Dedicated to the Universal Zulu Nation, celebrating the 40th anniversary in November….. This Giant CardBoard Ghettoblaster belong to the serie Remains of Our Past, and was built in Zwickau Germany during the IBUG Festival 2013…..Nuff respect to all the german possee and to my brother in action Frank of Ulan Bator Crew…..
Handbuilt with pride and cardboard by Le Bijoutier…..
Le Projet du COCO LOCO, le fameux burger de plombières à Marseille, réalisé par le crew DECOBLASTER – Acuz et Jlois en bad combinaison…
BOL DE FUNK 2011 – SPECIAL BROOKLYN FUNK REVUE….
Une méchante soirée de Funk ou Charles Bradley conquis le public sans compromis avec son single World Goin’Up in Flames.
plus d’infos sur le site de Mister Charles Bradley
Je vous conseille d ‘écouter son album, c ‘est un classique de soul. C’est le premier album de cet inconnu de 62 ans….le meilleur artiste inconnu du funk actuel….
Suivi du Mister funk Lee Fields….le tout mené de main de maitre par le groupe de l’écurie Dunham Records: Le Menahan Band.
Big up a DJ C pour son rendez-vous FUNK annuel inégalé, big up a DJ YUG et tous les funksters de marseille.
J avais posté un lien il y a quelques semaines avec des photos du mur,
voila le film de la session….big up a toute l ‘equipe pour le super boulot.
Big up a Cosa Prod et BDDP
CONTINUONS DE SOUTENIR LA FONDATION ABBE PIERRE, IL Y A ENCORE TROP DE MAL LOGES EN FRANCE ET DANS LE MONDE….
Let’s act and react….
/ Abbé Pierre – Recall (VF)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user6067007″>BDDP
Unlimited</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
Hommage rendu au fondateur d’Emmaus: l’Abbé Pierre. JonOne 156 a peint l’appel de l’hiver 1954 et Le Bijoutier a concu ce pochoir immense de 8m x 10m.
Indispensable! Federateur! Krs One pose encore un pavé de plus dans les fondations du mouvement Hip Hop international. Avec Gospel of Hip Hop, First Instrument sorti chez Powerhopuse Books, Krs One explique, definit et organise toute la culture Hip Hop en la recentrant sur ses bases. Son discours est clair, precis, ordonné, tellement ordonne que le livre ressemble a une bible. Krs One maitrise son sujet, lui qui a toujours oeuvre pour un Hip Hop dont nous sommes tous acteurs.
Ce livre est un MUST HAVE dans la bibliotheque de tout Hiphoppa. La version originale en anglais est parfois dure a aborder pour toute personne n etant pas bilingue, mais son contenu donnera pour sur envie d’approfondir la langue de Shakespeare pour enfin pouvoir mettre des mots et definitions sur des pratiques quotidiennes.
KRS ONE rend hommage a Charlie Ahearn realisateur de Wild Style, le film culte de la culture Hip Hop, en ces mots : “Charlie Ahearn est le premier, le seul, a nous avoir depeint non pas tel qu’Ils souhaitent que soyons mais vraiment tel que nous sommes”. Retournons lui le compliment pour un livre qui parle de nous tel que nous sommes.
Le Bijoutier – marseille
autres livre a voirs…
FUZZ ONE – Vincent Fedorchack autobiography of a graff vandal
THIS MEANS NOTHING – Le Bijoutier graff and street art best photobook
IAM – Marseilles Classic Hip Hop
celebratin’ 20 years
it was just two week ago, i received this nice VIP invitation to go to the most expected aniversary in French Hip Hop. These days old school possees and crew, are celebrating their history, right after NTM reunion tour, it’s time for IAM to do the same thing… in such a different way. IAM decided to make it intimate. They organized a live gathering for family, relatives, friends, and some so called guests. About 350 “fans” were there. after a few drinks, it’s time for the show. They kicked it live for 1h30 with the band replaying their best hits, and a selection of most wanted. Besides the MIA anthem that made them super famous, we bounced all night on super heavy tunes that only IAM can play. The crew played tough till Chill dropped “it s really weird to play in front of our kids”, and the atmosphere got tougher with heavy laughs….
IAM is the number one crew in France, they represent the roots of the french movement, their attitude and engagement never failed…long live IAM
peace to all hip hop heads out there
Nuff respect to l’AFFRANCHI on Marseille for the spot. http://www.l-affranchi.com
big up to DJ PH
text and photos by Le Bijoutier 2008
Welcome to my world,
I will show you whats up in my surroundings, and give you infos on my wanderings in and out the hip hop world.
In Febuary 2008, I published a photo book about New York City street art, called This Means Nothing by Le Bijoutier published by Powerhouse Books Brooklyn, NY.
In January 2008, along with the crew formed with G-Zep and Krussia, I produced with A Step Ahead Production our 1st Album called Makin’ Moves bringin together 14 Top of the crop New York MC’s, including Grand Puba, C-rayz Walls, Sean P, Afura, Poison Pen, Billy Graham, Creature, among others
In June 2007, was released “How to sell souls to…” the reunion LP between Public Enemy and former producing crew the world famous Bomb Squad, I had the chance to shoot the live photos for the LP. A great honor for a long time hip hop activist like me. That’s how i celebrated my 20 years of activism.
well i hope you will enjoy these pictures and the rest…
feel free to send comments and contact me for more infos, bookings, exhibits, and prints.
M aka Le Bijoutier
aka Don Camera, aka El Furioso, aka Bijoutski, aka Beesy Beej