12.5.14

On1 Culture Exclusive Interview: The LEGENDARY M.C.EL BEE


This one is going to be a pinnacle for me thus far and a treat for all you true hip-hop heads. Through some work with some very talented people I have a SUPER EXCLUSIVE interview with the one and only the LEGENDARY M.C. EL BEE! For those of you who claim to know the history of hip-hop, pay extra close attention to the knowledge that this man is dropping. Why should you? The LEGENDARY M.C. EL BEE was there during the conception and construction of hip-hop. He was one of the very first M.C. and b-boys of hip-hop. The lesson went something like this.....

WHO ARE THE INVISIBLE LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP?
The invisible legends of hip-hop, are the individuals who participated in the birth of hip-hop during the 1970's in the Bronx . uh...when hip-hop first started we were the first participants of it and we're the ones considered as the invisible legends because the world has seemed to have forgotten about us all the time.

HOW FAST DID YOU SEE THE FORMATION, FROM HOOD TO HOOD OF HIP-HOP?
It started primarily in a little pocket in the Bronx and it rapidly began to uh...grow into other Burroughs . I can say within over the course of a year it really blew up .

WAS KRUSH GROOVE ON POINT ?
Krush groove was definitely on point in regards to the A side and B side of hip-hop . That shows a particular aspect of those individuals (inner city youth) at that time .

LOOKING BACK OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR CAREER, WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT HOW A GROUP OF KIDS/TEENAGERS CHANGED MUSIC?
Well , I wouldn't say that they changed anything . Because see first and foremost you gotta understand that uh..that when hip-hop was taken over by the record industry and stuff like that you know, they primarily told them what they wanted them to uh..put out basically. But in the beginning you know, they had free reign to put a lot of stuff out they had free reign to do, You know what I mean . But they ultimately controlled what they wanted them to put out .

WHO UNLOCKED AND OPENED THE DOOR FOR HIP-HOP?
I...it wasn't like that, it was a bunch of brothers that were uh..uh..on top of they game doing stuff in the parks. It was the mafia who uh... saw us as a potentiality to make money off of it on another level. And they put up the finances and that's where it went from there, but nobody tells that part.

HANDS DOWN, WHO'S GOT THE BEST HOT WINGS?
We got this little place up here called the Elbow Room, they got the best hot wings I ever had .
WHAT'S UP WITH YOU AND DARKNESS 
(Charlie Murphy)?
Legendary M.C. El Bee
HA-HA ! Aww...nothing man . That's my brother man, You know . But it's just some things that transpire in life , that...you know...that I disagree with and uh...he's never rectified it. So...you know I'm grown man, I'm older you know what I mean so..I decide to let stuff like that go. My brother and him used to get money together, they used to hang out together, do everything together. And when my brother died and he was supposed to come to my brother's funeral and bring flowers which he said faithfully over the phone and he's never did that. This is somebody that was just his friend, his man you know. I took that as being disrespectful.


IF STILL ALIVE WHO WOULD BE THAT ONE?
Tupac! That would be definitely Tupac . Because he was a radical as a kid. He had the information, he didn't know how to disseminate it because of his age and his immaturity . But when he began to mature see what I'm saying, then he began to formulate certain things that were...were...uh geared towards uh...uh...developing and rebuilding and nurturing the minds and hearts of those in the ghetto. But before he did that, they saw that...they anticipated that and they seek to eradicate him. He's somebody that actually made a change.
                                      A Gangsta' s Tale Hip-Hop in Da 70's: 
Invisible Legends of Hip-Hop! Get the book, sit down and learn how the few in the beginning transformed neighborhood street dozens into rap battles. Neighborhood party's creating the different styles of B-Boys and Girls. Graffiti art now classic art, gave break-dancing to the world! Way to much knowledge for us to get in , in one interview. So...on that note, Many thanks and appreciation for allowing me (and my fans to be the students) into the truth of hip-hop . From the 70's thru today hip-hop has outlived what people once called a Fad..But unfortunately the world has embraced and loved it for more than 40 years. It's no fad, it's a way of life. 

Also I need to shout out my homies paying homage to:


Legendary kevie kev Rockwell & the fantastic.
Grand Wizard Theodore
L Brothers
Grand Master Caz
Melle Mel
Legendary Collin brothers
Kool herc
Africa Bambaata
Bisy bee
Slick watts
Crazy legs
Clark kent
Dj A.J.
Kurtis Blow
Big Sal & MANDINGO

Thanks again my brother, much love ...The LEGENDARY M.C. EL BEE! We Out!

By: Sean Jones  aka uglymugs

www.on1mag.com


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