Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, September 23, 2005

"MC stands for Mic Control", Eric B

The essence of MCing is in the freestyle battle. I remember going to the New Music Seminars 1987-8 in New Yawk City. Those had the illest DJ and MC battles...remember the Melle Mel vs. Mikey D battle...ooohhh. Melle Mel lost the vote, but still stormed off with the NMS Title Belt. And he's a big bloke!

So, when I hear the Roll Call battles on Power 106FM it reminds me of less commercial periods, and also manages to capture the real deal of MCing. No holds barred, no PC stances. Just street slang and disses. Jeeves from Murder Valley hit 20 weeks as the battle winner; this week his challenger was Rash from LA. CLICK HERE to hear the MC Battle. Oh, and check out the DJ Felli Fell version of California Love, Zapp/Tupac after the battle. Version! Too cool.


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