Super Junior in Singapore

1 07 2010


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Learning from SleeQ’s label dramas & complacency – Never mix business and friendship ever

27 08 2009

In the entertainment industry, sometimes you see unfortunate situations happen to deserving talents. Thats why it is necessary to separate friendship and work. This is my personal experience with a group which I almost collaborated with. I tried to support this group because they have been constantly cheated by their own record labels & management for the past 4years and their confidence is heavily shattered due to this. But instead of being appreciated & thanked, I was taunted with racial slurs and got intimidated by them during a local showcase featuring the best of local talents.
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Reasons why Singapore Hip-Hop (SGHIPHOP) scene never made it & Why I urge people to boycott Rhythm & Poetry: Racism

7 06 2009

Back in 1999 when I was in my early teens, I was one of the few audience/volunteers to witness Hip-Hop scene being displayed on a large scale at the R&P 1999 at NYC Youth Park, where teens & people of all walks of life came in unison to enjoy Hip-Hop culture presented to them.

Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and supporting from B-boys dancers, Turntablists as well as Rappers on stage but behind it there were so many racist undertones by the organisers and how they treat staff of a different race or in plain simple English racial biasness.

I even had one organizer bossing me around like I owe it to:”You are a chink and you do not have a reason to be in Hip-Hop. Stick to your Andy Laus & Aaron Kwoks.”. To be honest really, the problem was that I can’t sing to save my life if not I would be singing in front of live concerts and driving a Ferrari like Aaron Kwok in Hong Kong.

Anyway, I wasn’t allow to participate and partake in a culture, which I feel is exciting, by egoistic racist organizations except to be their volunteer as well as their “blame buddy” to ridicule and mock. These racist bigots or as they call themselves “SGHIPHOP PIONEERS” love claim to be authoritive figures and voices that supposedly created the scene with their self-righteous “know-it-all” bigotry but where are they now? If they were that passionate and influential in the culture as they claim to be on their own viral video, you would be doing proper Hip-Hops shows still. But instead after R&P 2009, there was no major shows at all. Instead these organizations cease to exist because the manner which they conducted themselves in limiting talented people of other races to perform as well as being very dishonest paymasters. Some of these organization close down while others change their name to try and hide this blackmark which they created upon themselves. While some continues to brag about what they did in year 1978 or so and forgot that we are living in 2009.

I agree that they are “SGHIPHOP Pioneers” but for being a bunch of racist bigots who pioneered racist practise and racial biasness into local Hip-hop music.

Eventually, this left a bitter feeling in performers as well as general audiences, who noticed these sort of bias practise, and decided not to support the local Hip-Hop scene at all. Thus creates a lack of introduction of new audience as well as not maintaing the core audience.

This racist rejection only made me more determine to maintain a simple civil approach in engaging talent of any race, language or religion as long they can fulfill simple rules likes being on time, performing and behaving professionally. That is my goal. We might have a strong disagreement on opinions and views but if we can work together I am all out for it. Because my goal is to achieve a positive result and promote talent.

I have dropped a chinese rapper who was a “no-show” as well as coming late for a few bookings which I had. As I need to uphold some professional standings of my principles, I had to make that decision base on this. This chinese rapper pleaded to me that we are of the same race that we should “look out” for each other but truth to the matter if corporations were to base on the bias race factor between employee & employer, I doubt many would not last this long until today. Organizations which presents equal opportunities to every race and religion is usually the one that lasts longer

Just yesterday I just attended the R&P 2009 with hopes to see changes in the people and culture in the local hip-hop music scene. I applaud the efforts of FreakZ & 65hope in doing an event and trying to make the scene more unified regardless of this racist stagnant but unfortunately the mentality of the attendees and some participants have never move beyond the racist mindset they have from R&P 1999. R&P is nothing more but a racist convention meant to mock other people’s race and stroke ones’ ego to fill good about their race being involve in Hip-Hop music & culture.





SUPPORT HIDEO’s FIGHT

6 04 2009

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Support DJ Hideo a DOPE ass Fuk DJ, who is fighting stage 4 colon and liver cancer

Kind donation is appreciated from everyone from anywhere & everywhere of blogsphere.
Pls log on to:
http://www.djhideo.com

to the right you will see a PayPal donate button — donate anything you can – even a dollar goes a long way.

If you are in LA, pls go to his concert which is held for him.

Skratch





Dawn of the Dead: The Year in Turntablism & DJ BATTLE 2008

31 12 2008

DJ BATTLES are similar to an Air Guitar Contest this year. Seems exciting, alot of WHOO-HA but in reality nothing but gimmicks smoke & mirrors to the general audience.

Is it about skills or P.R skills that Skratch DJs are being judge these days? Or is it how many friends you have on the judging panel?

Judging from the bored patrons and boo-ing from the recent skratch session in Singapore as well as the self-proclaim Platform for DJ Battle & Turntablism, officialy the interest in not there and it is no longer the platform with viral marketing being so easily available & hustle more important.

It is official, DJ BATTLES are DEAD for this year.

DJ OF THE YEAR:

Is there any I should take note of? Doubt it.

Yawn





Kanye West – Glow in the Dark Tour ~ Live in Singapore 2008 ~ Pinocchio Story

25 11 2008

This is the exclusive freestyle in Singapore, requested by Beyoncé Knowles, which is included by Kanye West in his new album “808s & Heartbreak”.

A very suprise inclusive but nontheless captured by SKRATCHTV & DJ Quiz/VJ-Skratch.

I decided to upload this the same day I purchase 808 & Heartbreak. I hope Kanye links this to his blog. hahah and pardon all the crazy Kanye West fans screaming their asses out.

THIS IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE HIGH QUALITY VIDEO OF THIS CLASSIC PERFORMANCE by KANYE WEST.

Recorded in High Definition Quality on a Spazz Cam by VJ-Skratch aka SkratchTV (Singapore).





I Am… Sasha Fierce

13 11 2008

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NEW BEYONCE out in STORES NOW