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Feb. 4 - 10, 2013 newsletter + event listings
About Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop

Co-founded by Jorge "Fabel" Pabon and Christie Z-Pabon,Tools of War was named with the idea that there are many "tools" one can use in competing or battling within Hip Hop culture: paint, turntables, microphones, one's body, and especially one's voice. Although the name may appear aggressive, the intent behind it's use is actually to inform and educate people regarding not only Hip Hop but many other social and political issues. As we grow, we are finding that it has also become a forum for voicing opinions and sharing ideas which might help in unifying and uplifting people all over the world. Contact us at toolsofwar@ gmail.com


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Peace! We would consider listing your event in the Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop newsletter. Please send a brief paragraph including the following info. Date. Event Title. Start time. End time. Who, what, age limit, cover charge, where including full venue address, cross streets, city, state, zip code plus trains to get there, website for more info. Source: name and website. Do not send flyers, attachments or info in all caps or all lower case.  Please send it to toolsofwar@gmail.com Thanks in advance! Christie

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Fabel writes: 



Tools Of War would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, crewmates and friends of two Hip Hop soldiers who passed on the same day (2-2-2013) TRACE 2 and SHOP. 

 

Both of these dear brothers will be missed but never forgotten! May they rest in peace.

 

 

Trace 2 by Manny Fernandez TBB

TRACE 2 was a 1970s B-boy and graffiti writer who was a member of The Bronx Boys (TBB). He was a spokesman for the culture and helped set the standards for B-boying. He's featured in Henry Chalfant's documentary, "From Mambo to Hip Hop". He is a beautiful soul and always repped our culture to the fullest!


"To all my new TBB/TBG fam....I see the pride in your comments for the crew you now represent, but it's nothing compared to pride we feel for the way you all are doing everything for the good of the crew..just like we did way back when......god bless you all...the one and only  TRACE2 TBB4LIFE"

For more history on TRACE @ Please visit: solo138.com
facebook: Tracetwo Tbb
 

Painting of Trace 2 (RIP) by Manny Fernandez TBB 

Fabel & Shop - photo courtesy of Fabel
SHOP was one of my best friends. We used to hang out just about every day in the early to mid 1980s. We wrote graffiti together, partied together, laughed together, cried together and enjoyed life together. He was from Washington Projects aka the "D" in Spanish Harlem. He was a hardcore tagger and got up big time in the 1980s.  SHOP repped various crews such as: The Washington Boys, The Crazy Vandals, The Electric Company, Rock Steady Crew's East Harlem Division and Zulu Nation. He was also a long time CB radio personality known as DESTROYER BASE. He was one of the funniest brothers I ever met and kept us laughing all the time!


"It be the double A one three coming straight out of the Empire State! Keep your knees in the breeze and your chin in the wind, I'm gone!" = DESTROYER BASE aka SHOP on CB radio.

Mon. Feb. 4, 2013



DJ BOBBITO: NYC

9pm - 1am. 21+. $5. Camaradas 2241 First Ave Betw. 115/116th St. NYC 10029. 6 to 116th. info

Upcoming: March 4, April 1 

 

KING SHAMEEK @

MOBILE MONDAYS! NYC

Every Monday! All 45s! 

9pm-3am. 21+. DJs Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs & Joey C @ Bowery Electric 327 Bowery at 2nd St. NYC. 6 to Bleeker & Astor or F to Houston & 2nd mobilemondaysnyc.com

  

THROUGH MARCH 8

SEIS DEL SUR: BRONX

Photo exhibit feat. 

Joe Conzo, Edwin Pagán, Ricky Flores, 

Ángel Franco, David Gonzalez and Francisco Molina Reyes II @ Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx 

seisdelsur.com  Like us on Facebook   

 

Please Support! Bobbito Garcia's Kickstarter Campaign for his documentary: Doin' It In The Park? Pick-Up Basketball! 

kickstarter.com

 

DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC - Trailer
Doin' It in the Park Trailer
Tue. Feb. 5, 2013



 DJ TONY TOUCH: NYC

10pm-4am. Sutra 16 First Ave. betw. 1st & 2nd St. NYC. F or V to 2nd  sutranyc.com

 

FREE BBOY/BGIRL WORKSHOP: BRONX

4-7pm FREE! All ages welcome. Every Tuesday BBoy Chief 

teaches foundation @ 1303 Louis Nine Blvd Bronx. 2 or 5 to Freeman. 
info 

 

 

BISHOP CHRONICLES #4 

Tajai, Scott Budman, Diamond Shakoor - To celebrate the 20th anniv. of the legendary '93 'til Infinity, Adisa talks to Tajai

about how Hieroglyphics formed. Scott Budman talks about the state of Silicon Valley. Daimond Shakoor tells us what it's like to be a young chess prodigy. Listen to the podcast bishopchronicles.com


HONORING AMADOU DIALLO: BRONX

March and Vigil. 6-7:15pm

6pm Meet at YMPJ 1384 Stratford Ave Bronx. 6:15pm: March starts, 6:30pm: Vigil at Amadou Diallo's Home 1157 Wheeler Ave Bronx NYC.

 

LUNCH BREAKS SHOW - USTREAM

Join Crazy Legs on Ustream: 2 to 4pm EST

crazylegsworkshop.com


TRUE SCHOOL RADIO
8pm-12am EST w/ DJs Afrika Bambataa, Dr. Shaka Zulu & Yoda WHCR 90.3fm whcr.org

 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Training 6:30-8:30pm @ Taino Towers, Crystal Room, 240 E 123rd St. 4th fl. E. Harlem NYC.

 

 

Wed. Feb. 6, 2013



NIGHTLIFE: BROOKLYN

8pm-2am. $5. 23+. Art. Dance. Music. People.

 DJs Doc Jay, Buddha Stretch & SnowBklyn @ Lox Lounge 15 Putnam Ave. Btw Cambridge & Grand Bklyn NYC. C to Clinton/Washington. 

Juliakitokirtley.com

 

UZN THROWDOWN

VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Feat. MzRizk, DJ Peril, King Excel and TOFU. 10pm until late. 18+. Free @ The Lounge 243 Swanston St Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3021. facebook.com/djmzrizk

 

LOW END THEORY: LA 

Wednesdays!  DJ D-Styles, Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer and Nocando @ Airliner 2419 N Broadway LA CA 90031info

 

HALFTIME RADIO SHOW

10:30-1am EST. 89.1 FM WNYU wnyu.org. DJs Eclipse, Skizz, Petey Cologne, Navani and sometimes D-Stroy!!!

 

PROPS: NYC

10pm. DJ Rich Medina & Akalepse. $5. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St. New York NY10012 info

 

AWESOME TWO: NYC

DJ Teddy Tedd and DJ Special K. $5 @ Sweet Jane's 172 E 106th St NY sweetjanesnyc.com

 

DG-BO THE PRO NYC

? - 1am. 21+. Camaradas 241 First Ave Betw. 115 & 116th St. NYC 
Thurs. Feb. 7, 2013

 

ART OF RESISTANCE: COLORADO SPRINGS 

Bakari Kitwana, Sonia Sanchez, FABEL, Adam Mansbach & Chinaka Hodge: The Art of Resistance: An Intergenerational Dialogue Between the Civil Rights and Hip Hop Generations" 7pm-9pm. Free! Open to the public. Colorado College @ Armstrong Theatre inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Colorado Springs CO. info. Watch the Live Stream at

coloradocollege.edu 

 

LOS RAKAS: NYC

8pm. Nitty Scott MC, Dave East and Panama. 
Show 9pm. $10 adv,18 +

SOBs204 Varick St & West Houston NYC. 1 to Houston. sobs.com

 

DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG: AZUSA CA

FREE! 8pm- 12am: Spring Scratch Session w a SPECIAL Mixtape Tutorial By DJ Neil Armstrong @ Acrylick ® Store 631 N. Azusa Ave Azusa, CA 91702. 626-334-9922

 

HAKIM GREEN & BIG DEE'S B-DAYS: NYC

FREE! The Industry Cosign To celebrate the birthdays of Hakim Green (Channel Live) and Big Dee (Ultramagnetic) 6pm to 12pm @ Fat Buddha Bar 212 Ave A (between E. 13th & 14th St) Harlem info 

YEJIDE'S BEARTHDAY

9pm. 4am. Da BeatMinerz DJs. 21+. FREE. Brooklyn Stable 486 Metropolitan Ave. btwn Rodney St & Union Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. G to Metropolitan -Grand OR, L to Lorimer St. info

 

 

 

JOSE PARLA: LONDON

Feb. 7th, 6-8pm. Opening of 'Broken Language' @ Haunch of Venison 103 New Bond St London. Through March 28.haunchofvenison.com

joseparla.com 

artcrimes.org

Fri . Feb. 8, 2013


RAEKWON & RAKIM: NY

8pm. 10pm show. 21+ @ Stage 48, 605 w. 48th St. NYC stage48.com

birthplacemag.com 

 

DJS RHETTMATIC & NEIL ARMSTRONG: CA

Also DJ DJ Plann. B @ 10 Year Anniv. of Sweeet SoCal Edition @ The Crosby 400 N. Broadway, Santa Ana CA 92701

 

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & SHEEK LOUCH: CHI

9pm-2am.  The Shrine 2109 S. Wabash Chicago IL (DJ Ren: trueskool.com)

 

REGGAE ROOM: NYC

11pm-4am. $10 before 2am. DJ Max Glazer and more! Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St. NYC

 

FEB. 8-10: KING OF HEARTS 5: AURORA CO

King of Hearts 5 Bboy Crew Battle and Breaking Limits Workshops. All Ages. Family friendly. Feb. 9: Crew v Crew Battle.@ Excalibur Event Center 10801 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012. Feb. 8 & 10: Workshops @ School Of Breaking 14190 East Jewell Ave. #7, Aurora CO. www.dance2live.org

 

 HOW & NOSM: NYC

Solo Exhibit "Late Confessions" Jonathan Levine Gallery 557 West 23rd St betw. 10th &11th NYC 10011. Through Feb. 23. F,M to 23rd or the E/C to 23rd St.
jonathanlevinegallery.com
howandnosm.com
simjeetextor.com

PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD: RADIO

DJ Billy Jam 7-8pm EST WFMU 91.1 wfmu.org 

TRGGR RADIO

6-8pm. Rec & Chris WMUA 91.1 EST  wmua.org  

DOC: STRAIGHTMAN: LAVA 1 & 2: NYC

 

7:30pm. A docu about a true Legend of Graff and Hip Hop. Feat. Lava 1&2, Flint 707, Bama, Clyde, Turk 62, Nic 707, Panic, Rebel and Slave & more.  Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox betw. 127th & 128th Harlem 

mayslesinstitute.org

 

 

Sat. Feb. 9, 2013

DINNER & A MIXTAPE: SAN FRANCISCO CA

DJ Neil Armstrong & Fran Boogie. 2 Sittings: 6pm & 8pm. All Ages. $35 Prix Fixe Menu (3 Courses) O3 Bistro 524 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco CA. RSVP: 415.934.9800. After party at 111 Minna w/ DJ Neil Armstrong } info

 

RJD2: BROOKLYN 

Doors: 6pm. Show: 8pm. $15. 21+. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave betw. N. 11th & 12th St. Brooklyn. L to Bedford. G to Nassau brooklynbowl.com

LOVERS ROCK & BONNIE & CLYDE: CA

 6-11pm. 2 vs 2 Bonnie & Clyde breakin' & all styles battle for $200 prize plus the Flyest Dressed Couple Contest for $150. DJs ILL-Literate, @Large, The Son of Jarel, Sake & more. All ages, $5, kids under 12 free. The Loft & UCSD, Price Center East, 4th Floor 9500 Gilman Drive MC 0077, La Jolla, CA 92093. info

 

OD ART SHOW: NZ

6-9pm. Nothing over $100! OD gallery/store @ 2 Ashworth lane, Mount Maunganui 3116 Tauranga NZ info 

CRAZY LEGS B-BOY/B-GIRL WORKSHOP PONCE PR

1-2:30pm. $20. Future Dance Studio En La Calle Cristina, Ponce, PR 00731 (Afrente De La Ponce High School 787-960-8104. info

 

 ZULU RADIO 

10p-12a on 91.3 KBCS kbcs.fm out of Bellevue WA! 

 

DJ FELIX HERNANDEZ

10am-2pm. WBGO 88.3 wbgo.org 

classicsoul.com

 

 

Sun. Feb. 10, 2013



BEATMAKING WORKSHOP + ASIATIC BEAT BATTLE: NYC

 18+ Today's Future Sound Workshop 6-8pm ($15), battle 8pm-12am ($7 w/can of food, $10 w/out), $20 for both. Host: Soul Khan. DJ Funktual and Phillipdrummond.  Judges: DJ JS1, Mr. Green, Don DiNapoli. Public Assembly 70 North 6th St. Brooklyn NY 11211 (betw. Wythe and Kent). L to Bedford Ave publicassemblynyc.com

infotodaysfuturesound.org

 

 

NEGRO: DOCU-SERIES LATINO IDENTITY: NYC

3-5pm. Q&A Panel. $10 suggested. La Casa Azul 143 E. 103rd St. & Lex E. Harlem NYC. info

 

THE RICHIE PEREZ RADICAL LIBRARY & BENEFIT HIP HOP CONCERT: NYC

5pm-8pm @ Rebel Diaz Art Collective. 478 Austin Place Bronx  6 to 149th. info

 

CROTONA PARK: BX

Volunteers are invited to help clean up Crotona Park every Sunday from 10am to 1pm. To register call (718) 430-1878. info

 

DJ TONY TOUCH NYC  

9pm-4a. 21+.Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan St btw Bleecker & W 3rd St NY 10012   FunkBoxNYC.com

 

END OF THE WEAK NYC

8pm-12am: $10. Open Mic. Club Pyramid 101 Ave A, btwn 6th & 7th NY

C. F to 2nd or L to 1st. 

EndoftheWeak.com

PopMaster Fabel
Upcoming
 

 

 

 

 

Marshmallow Shoes!

 

 Fabel is selling original never been worn Marshmallow shoes. Please contact him at fabelrsc at gmail.com  

  

Weejun: Bass Fat Tacks 

  

2 pairs of yellow w/ white soles: 6 1/2 and 7 1/2. 

 

2 pairs of White w/ White soles: sizes 7 1/2 and 8

 

 

  


Feb 7: Colorado College in Colorado Springs CO

coloradocollege.edu 

 

Feb 11Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)  

 

March 4Ohio State University 

 
Above Dates are for:
Rap Sessions: The Art of Resistance w/ Sonia Sanchez, Popmaster Fabel, Chinaka Hodge & Bakari Kitwana  
 
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Feb. 16: 7:30 Fashion Moda panel at Seis del Sur  @ Bronx Doc. Center 614 Courtlandt Bronx seisdelsur.com

March 20 - 31: Dubai & Kuwait, God willing

May 2 - 5: Breakin the Law: Madison WI 
 

 

 

Look for Calvin Klein's CK One Shock Street Edition for him 

with Fabel's designs on the bottle & box! 

 

check: whatyouwrite

 

read more at

popmasterfabel.blogspot.com

2013 DMC USA DJ Battles 
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invites & updates!
APRIL 4
DMC Seattle 
presented by Rane, Trinity Nightclub & The Skratch Lounge. 6pm-10pm. 21+. Judges, host, showcases & partyrockers tba. Trinity 111 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104    trinitynightclub.com 

*No filming permitted. Still photography ok. Like us on Facebook

 

More Battles to Be Announced as They Are Confirmed!

APRIL 13: 

DMC San Antonio TX 

presented by Rane,
DMC SATX, DJ Donnie Dee and M.I.A. 8pm-2am. Host: DJ Donnie Dee. Feat. 2x DMC US Champ: DJ Precision. All Ages/21+.  Fitzgerald's 437 McCarty Rd #101 San Antonio TX 78216

  fitzgeraldsbar

  

*No filming permitted. Still photography ok Like us on Facebook


May 10: 

DMC Washington DC 

presented by Rane, Urban Artistry + Beat Refinery. 6pm-10pm.  U Street Music Hall 1115 U St, NW Washington DC ustreetmusichall.com

$10 adv and $15 door. 6 and under- free w/ admission of 1 adult. All ages until 10pm. Host, judges, performances and partyrockers tba.
*No filming permitted. Still photography ok Like us on Facebook

2012 DMC US & World DJ Finals DVDs are out! 
2012 DMC US Finals DVD
the Most Legendary & Longest Running DJ Battles in the World!
US & PR customers please visit DMC USA's eBay store. Everyone else can purchase at dmcworld.com
2012 DMC World Supremacy & Team DVD
2012 DMC US Finals DVD! Live from LPR
2012 DMC US Finals DVD - the nations biggest DJ Battle! DMC USA
2012 DMC World Finals dvd
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Limited Edition T-Shirts designed by Fabel! 100% cotton. White ink on Black only. Printed by BKNYC. We are taking requests for other sizes, just write to toolsofwar@gmail.com and let us know what you need and how many! Allow a min. of 2 weeks for delivery due to holidays & travel but could be sooner!  Photo by Francisco Reyes (mamboso.net )
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