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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Evolution Of This Music We Call Hip Hip---AGREE Or DISAGREE?




Article Written By Guest Author A. Salter- Newell and Co-produced by Dj Tuc..

Most wouldn’t believe all the different stylistic origins, derivative forms, fusion genres, and sub-genres of Hip Hop that exist today.  We like to put Hip Hop in a decade chunk order, starting around the era of Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” and slam on a cherry of D.R.A.M.’sBroccoli”. As a product of the year of 1990, I can safely say there’s a great deal of head scratching if you are not open minded about the speeding Hip Hop muscle car that’s pounding its way through the bricks of steady molding and change.  

    
Rapper D.R.A.M.

Change” isn’t a word that most people really look forward to being associated with Hip Hop now. Personally I love the constant jerking around of the ARTIST perspective in the studio. The Andy Warhols. The Picassos. (Though it may seem as though Jay Z sees himself as just and only that).
The Van Goghs. The Basquaits. As a friend of mine would say “Do what you want with the brush even if people don’t understand Art. Somebody is always watching.” I feel as though the same concept applies in Hip Hop. The lyrics are the brush. The wax is the canvas.  I will not disclose how Hip Hop has changed in detailed elements, however I will speak on it from a personal perspective. I remember when my mother drove a red 1996 Ford Taurus, we mostly listened to R&B. My mother was a single parent and considered Rap back then to be a little explicit for the ears of young school girls. She was more in tune to the 90’s R&B wave of male and female songbirds. However, occasionally, she would tune the radio and we could listen to, what I consider to be classics in my lifetime; Jay Z, Tupac, Big Pun, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Nas. (Again everyone, I repeat, that this is a personal perspective!)



I don’t believe that it is truly possible for me to put all the one-time hit makers, to the many classics that have been reproduced just because I wasn’t a teenager in the 90s, but instead, a little kid.
However, I will say that there was a particular moment that I wouldn’t forget that sketches the basic theme of Hip Hop that was fashioned at that time. I reminisce riding with my sister in the backseat of my mom’s car and the song “Hard Knock Life” was playing in the speakers. My sister and I would stammer out some lyrics that we generated by ourselves, trying to act cool as though we knew all the lyrics. Our mother would quickly look into the rear-view at us, and correct and repeat the real lyrics in a stern voice. Then she would make us comprehend and appreciate what the rapper was trying to say. I still saw it funny, so I was assigned a report on the song.


She explained the meaning of “Hard Knock Life”; the theme song of Annie, transposed into, not just a song, but an anthem about how he overcame life in the ghetto to achieve massive success. Jay Z established independence. Tupac established change and a voice, particularly for troubled black youth. Big Pun established culture. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony established originality. Nas established heritage. While these impressions could be learned through society, it was incorporated into Hip Hop. As a kid, Hip Hop had significance and meaning. Period. Every artist tried to embody work that could potentially be legendary and nothing less. An album was crafted with producers who kept the artist’s character alive and the themes relevant. It wasn’t created if it didn’t have a message.

Now, that is in no way slamming how Hip Hop is currently. I embrace it with wide arms, because now it expresses more in terms of rebellion, maybe with politics, gangs, and sexual innuendo, hardship, and deeply rooted pain and sadness. Expressionism; let that sink in for a minute. “Today’s” artists cannot rap about hardships of yesterday, they could only dance to the beats.  Even growing up as a teenager in the 2000s was a diverse dialogue than the 90s.
 It was less vicious and less racially tense. It was in my eyes the pretty boy era where rappers incorporated sex or romance into their lyrics. Rappers were more prone to writing about a lover than a police officer. I snuck in CDs into my house that had unsurmountable amounts of profanity and explicit content. You name it, I had it and I loved every moment. Constantly making sure the track was on “Repeat X1” until I memorized songs. During that time, you still had rappers who captured and held your attention for a long time lyrically as well as marketing wise. Ludacris, 50 Cent, Eminem, T.I., Lil’ Wayne and more are examples of artists who broaden the window of Hip Hop with dazzling technique. Rappers also started realizing how to market and brand their acts as well. Money didn’t have to be made through dealing to fund a potential powerhouse label. Simply investing in stocks, franchises, or just tagging LLC to the end of the business name started putting up antennas.

Assort this along with the prompt stages of the Information Age, (Internet, MP3s, etc.) and you WILL get a concoction of samples, auto tunes, and quickly pressed compilations. Not to mention, the conception of the mixtape, which back in the 90s was either a demo for a record label or a recorded playlist of your hot favorite singles that you strung together by yourself. The founders and pioneers of Hip Hop created a Frankenstein that they became even bigger and badder.


Regardless of how we as society compares it to the past, it’s still going to continue to grow and manifest into something even more surprising or maybe even weirder. Lil UziVert or Otis Redding may be sampled in the next generation to come, but we must not get in the way of the painter’s brush. Someone is buying into the art. Generations are connecting, reflecting, and responding to who’s next. Also, Hip Hop has never went by the rule books, ever. Therefore, I think it’s important to keep pushing and to keep ruffling feathers of those who want to draw within the lines when it comes to the microphone. This isn’t Jazz. 
  
 This is life, as we know it, written, sometimes scribbled down into a whimsical nonsense that lashes out in forms of various frustrations, transgressions, and fears that, most people, act like does not exist in today’s communities and civilization.

djtuc liner notes.. A. Salter-Newell is a fantastic freelance writer I'm happy to bring aboard and of which whom in my opinion is a very talented sista. Please let her know what you think if you are touched by her literary works. Please feel free to give her feedback via the comment section of this site or her email: asalternewell@gmail.com or look her up on her facebook..


Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Skully and Killz ---- Named Two Out Of 20 Hot Artist To Lookout For in The State Of S.C.


Skully of J.M.E. (Jugg Money Entertainment)


A.N.D./Los Anderson trap rappers Killz and Skully noted as two of S.C.’s top recording artist to lookout for on a list of twenty artists in the whole state according to the blog site Karatewars.com. This is a major achievement that was quietly released back in September that should have been celebrated here in the city more prominently in the entertainment community.  But then again that’s why I saw fit, to create this site to help highlight and augment such notable moments on the local music scene here in Anderson that seem to fly a lot of times under the radar.

 

Anyone who’s knows me will tell you I’m a tru-skool era 90’s Dj  ( meaning the turntable vinyl era before Serato) but just with a healthy appreciation for certain millennial local artist, because I came from the same grind cloth, but as I'm sure you know, just a different style of music. I don’t condone all the messages in modern day trap/bando rap but I do respect their artistic expressions and their grind.




Rapper Skully is the cousin of the late, highly respected and celebrated Jugg Money. Skully has really been creating his own lane on the music scene here in da A.N.D. with the help of his Y.E.A/J.M.E. music management team following in the traditional footsteps and legacy that his cousin Jugg started. I’m happy to see this young brother making a huge impact with his music along with his various eye catching head turning videos all over the web. Representing the pain of his generations struggle for success.

Rapper Killz from A.N.D. S.C.

Rapper Killz is a name I became recently familiar with last year thanks to the popular, talented and beautiful female videographer from Anderson known as Ms.RKAYBEE!. If you are not familiar with her click here for the article I wrote on her a while back. She has been working extensively helping to promote this young A.N.D. music Phenom, propelling his name and helping to launch his career throughout video cyberspace via her signature cinematic visual styles. The “Sky Falling” is one to make note of that really caught my eyes and ears. Watch the video below.



 I don’t know much about Killz personally because I’ve never met him but as an artist I do know he’s talented and from my city that in itself is deserving of our support. A.N.D. STAND-UP and let’s support our own. Los Anderson STAND-UP and support our own. I have always lead by example just look around my website, my plight and motivation is to inspire any and all reading this to do the same, congrats to Skully, congrats to Killz.

Highly Respected Videographer and Photographer--- Ms.RKaybee

You guys are both sterling examples of how talented artist from Anderson are knocking hard at the door and have been since the early nineties, artist like you both inspire old skool kats  like me who came before you, to keep hope alive  because  eventually they are going to have to let the A.N.D. in WORLDWIDE with the respect we deserve. We knocked at the door in the nineties with such groups as Baddazzis, South Flock, Se7ven, Darksyde, South Movement, Sevil, Correseptic etc, but with the aid of this new thing called social media. You guys have the ability to kick that mutha f*%ker in!! I'm fully aware there are some folks out there that don’t think so, but some of you upcoming artist give me hope that those naysayers will be silenced and by default proven wrong.

Final Thought:
Follow your dreams, stay positive as you can in this negative world. Achieve your goals but NEVER SELL YOUR SOUL!! Keep grinding….

Peace Dj Tuc the Legendary A.N.D. Representa since 96..

Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Meet ILL GATES The "Microsoft Paper" Renaissance-Man Of A.N.D. Hip Hop..


 There are those of us here in the A.N.D. who have grew up musically in the golden era of the hip-hip, remembering the glory days of the skilled emcee accompanied with boom bap drum tracks with a unique chopped soul sample or two here and there. On the latest album release of ILL Gates entitled “Microsoft Paper’’, with this fourteen track expose’ ILL offers a nice reminiscent yet balanced mixture of the retro sound of true skool hip-hop minced with a pinch of today’s contemporary radio sound of rap.


ILL Gates Microsoft Paper Album Cover..
Chadric Wardlaw aka ILL Gates is by no means a new jack on the A.N.D. hip-hop scene, he’s been spitting dope lyrics from as early as the year 2K, continuously representing the city’s Westside for years along with fellow West coast veteran emcees like Nimrod, Doc Webb, and Gheechi Black. ILL has in my opinion during his lengthy rap career been somewhat overshadowed, not due to skill but by his firm conviction not to sell-out his true skool hip hop roots just in order to attempt a run at making a fast buck, by either watering down his music for a contemporary or corporate pop radio sound. Trust me ILL Gattes is having none of that! Never heard of ILL?-- Well check out his verbal flow on this freestyle below..

ILL has worked with some of the best emcees in the A.N.D. from Correseptic to Nimrod as alluded to above and his lyrics are second to none when he steps in the booth. It’s not surprising that most true skool artist mostly stick to the fundamentals, having a huge disdain for fad raps, fad dances, and auto-tune vocal gimmicks. To my knowledge it has been a while since ILL released a full length project for public consumption but he’s been known to drop signature singles such as the likes of “Cloud Atlas” with a complimentary thought provoking video. Check it check-out below! 




The first track setting the tone on his latest album Microsoft Paper is a banging boom bap track called “Girl Watcher” where he boldly declares his attraction to the opposite sex especially those of whom he would like to bend the “A” over when he’s on the scene. It instantly became one of my favorites due to the fact of how honest the record is not to mention how he flipped-it lyrically. Track four is “Chase that Change” featuring the A.N.D’s own original rapper turned actor Kaiotic showcasing a thumping beat laden with a creative sounding Diana Ross and the Supremes sample. It was a refreshing moment to listen to Kaiotic dropping fly lyrics on a true skool hip hip track. I still rock his classic “Hop in the Bucket” joint every once and a while.




The album Microsoft Paper high-lights fresh new artist such as UG and Bone on the soulful laid back song “Still Getting Paid” though it was my first time hearing these Kats I must say they really impressed me with their vocals. Another dope track that caught my attention entitled “Dollars Signs’ produced by the South-Side A.N.D. Mover and Shaker Prafessa

ILL articulates his birds-eye point of view from the street level of the A.N.D. when he shouts out how the streets are trill lately around the city. Veteran Gheechi Black makes a couple of special guest appearances alongside ILL on a track entitled “My Window” that kinda puts you in mind of Goodie Mobs classic record “Cell Therapy”. Gheechi provides is signature touch verbally by addressing police brutality and injustice in his verse, also adding his well-known sing songy style on the hook. He’s also garnered a solid reputation over the years as one of the most conscience rapping brothers in the city of Anderson.

Gheechi pops up again on the grimy street thriller “Trust NONiga” but ILL throws a surprise curve at cha on this joint, he employs the talents of the not heard from in a while, A.N.D.’s North-Side Veteran trapper/rapper hustler-- Weetstraw. Shouts to Pee-Wee on a musical note, it was good to hear him spit again on the mic! 


A.N.D. Westside Veteran Conscious Emcee Gheechi Black aka Ricky Joe

The song “Dollar Circulate” features ILL Gates at his finest on a 9th Wonder influenced boom bap track espousing his unapologetic Pyrex recipe on how some A.N.D. street hustlers in the city make that paper maneuver around, you know as in “Circulate” folks if you get my pun.

For the track “Tired of Being Broke” the Westside’s Original Gutter Brother himself D-ROB makes a cameo along with “Rah Rah” aka Rah Eastwood aka Cartel Eastwood who hails from the East Brick (East-side) side of the A.N.D. of whom both artist have been highlighted on my site in their independent respective featured articles. Just do a google search of them using djtuc999 as your anchor keyword. In retrospect I’ve always advocated Anderson artist and also Dj’s by the way, should move collectively in order to cross promote each others music as a whole. ILL Gates is on the right track basically saying I may not subscribe to your style of trendy music but it doesn’t matter just bring your rap style and we’ll make something special happen just the same. WORKING TOGETHER is the key and I hope you younger artist reading this follow their example.



Another joint that really caught my attention was this song called “This Is My Life” another 9th Wonder inspired hip hop track that added the proverbial icing on the Microsoft Paper album cake. It stars another Westside Veteran by the name of Nimrod which you should be familiar with after the detailed article I wrote on him back over the summer. Nimrod can spit on anything just give him the track and a little time and he will be ready to lace it. D-Ro and Rah Rah shine also on this boom bap banger least I forget. My overall opinion on this ILL Gattes album is, its mostly true skool based boom bap influence may not appeal to today’s new crop of gimmick radio listening millennials. But for the seasoned vets and students of true skool hip hop culture it will be a welcomed breath of fresh air.

 Don’t get me wrong ILL was crafty and smart enough to throw in a few conducive millennial joints, but the majority of the album vibe has that classic hip hop feel. And for that I salute his effort because he may have compromise his music just a bit, but never sold out his roots. In the age of parasitic rap sell-outs A TALENTED MAN OF CHARACTER he is, forever being respected and remembered in the A.N.D., we need more artist like him as an example to follow. Respect will always out last cash on the street. ILL is the perfect example.

Share your thoughts about ILL Gates music in the comment section below.


 Da A.N.D. Representa….Dj Tuc


Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.



Monday, September 19, 2016

P&W Film Productions:- - - Set To Host Huge Upstate Film Screening Featuring Hollywood Celebs!!!!

Recently a News Promo piece was aired on WYFF Channel 4 here in the upstate(video below) which featured two prominent businessmen whom hail from Anderson, SC. Here in Da A.N.D. they really need no introduction if you are already a frequent visitor of this site. But If not the company is known as P&W Film Productions (Pond & Wideman) and it's spear-headed by one Landrick Pond aka "Prafessa" and two Anthony Wideman.  Both brothers have been extensively high-lighted on my site, if this is your first time surfing over at djtuc999 urban Voice of da A.N.D.. So when I saw the news promo of the upcoming film screening via Facebook I had to help support it no doubt. NOW HERE"S  A BIT OF INSIDE BASEBALL below.

"Hollywood Actress Patti D'arbanville will be attending The UPSTATE FILM SCREENING"...

 "Notorious" 730, "Barbershop 3" & "All Eyez On Me" actor Jamal Woolard will be At the UPSTATE FILM SCREENING. See him in "Good guns...Good bullets" a short film filmed in Anderson! SEPTEMBER 20TH!!!"

If that wasn't enough to get you excited about these two talented Anderson entrepreneurs your either a person who hates to see others succeed or just a strait hater in my opinion.  Now let's go out, get behind and support these hard working brothers..Visit there website by clicking here or check their facbook page for more info about the event. The below flyer pic should also help with this as well..

A.N.D. Stand-Up!!!!  Peace Da A.N.D. Representa

Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.


Jamal Woolard Actor and S.C. Wyff News 4 Own' Michael CogDill is just a few of the familiar faces that will be on tap for this ground breaking event..


Two A.N.D. Film Makers Put On Film Screening from Derrick Diamond on Vimeo.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Conscious Awaking Of A. Salter--- Based On a True Story Of One Woman From The A.N.D.

Author and Inspired Freelance Writer A. Salter..


On the morning of July 18th, 2016, I woke up to a text from DJ Tuc sharing a new post from freelance writer Lady Yaz. Interestingly enough, I had prayed for God to show me the way on pursuing a career in Hip Hop the night before. 

She’s there, ready and waiting on you to really know who you are, so she can emerge from the depths of your spirit and ROAR like never before Once you find your roar, don’t allow anything to take it away from you!” a quote taken and repeated once more in this post I share with you for women of today’s society.
“Okay………” I said to myself, (But really to God). “A bit literal, but to the point. It is a step to being a voice in the hip hop community” I read the post again, and decided, I needed to speak up. 

From the time we are little girls, developing into young women, we are adorned in revolving femininity and domesticated roles to fill. We are constantly placed in the environment of matriarchal traditions and expected conducts. It is certainly a culture to be embraced for now and centuries to come.
I, however feel that the roles and traditions have always been somewhat jagged for me growing up and I never ever truly questioned why. 

You should learn to sew, cook, hold your tongue (particularly around the company of men), cross your legs, garden, dance, dress ladylike, and most importantly, never color outside of the lines.
In hip hop, there is CLEARLY an outweighed scale of women who are trying to make an impact in a male dominated art-form. It’s an expression of self. WHY? WHY? WHY is this constantly being silenced? Why is it being bashed and frowned upon? Simply put, if it isn’t sexual, then it won’t sell.


I was pursuing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med. I was preparing for the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). I was very busy convincing others on what my career goals were and a lot family members GLEAMED at the idea of having a future doctor, let alone a female college grad and doing something “productive” and “significant” in the world. I was up late studying for a midterm in Anatomy. I was overwhelmed and I did not feel present in my body or my mind. I had lost myself and became very distraught. I said to myself…I’d rather be doing “Lyrical Anatomy” I couldn’t fathom letting my family down, particularly my grandmother and my mother. 

My sister had already graduated which I was greatly proud of. I just didn’t want to be a disappointment. But the passion was dying on a continuous downward slope. I was convinced that I wasn’t focused or driven enough to go into medicine and that I was in some sort of denial. That being a so called rapper was just a phase and that I was just like the rest of these “wanna be’s” who swore they were the next Tupac on their way to Hollywood or signed by the next Atlanta rap label mogul. But I simply could not leave it alone. In between time, I read poetry. I loved it and wrote my own. I memorized poems such as “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Bells”….by rapping them into a song. I realized that becoming a doctor simply wasn’t my passion. I had to be real with myself.


 I didn’t mind coming home from a 10 hour night shift sit up, write, and record music WITHOUT compensation. As Maya Angelou stated, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I was thrilled by my creativity. The artist in me had such a loud voice that I suppressed for a long time, that wasn’t afraid to go against the grain and I’ve never felt so alive.
  
I highly encourage women of any age to find a way to embrace their very own passion, ESPECIALLY if it is in hip hop/rap. Women are being taught that the only way to do music business is through promiscuity and immoral acts. Secondly, never allow someone’s definition of a “lady” or a “woman”, define your dreams. BECAUSE WE ARE WOMEN in the world of hip hop, we are automatically marked for failure in the music business. Statistically, women rarely will make it.

 Therefore, you have to rise up earlier, go to sleep later, network, understand your competition, and seize EVERY opportunity that comes to you. Remember, what we are thinking, we are becoming…therefore…if you think success, you must be prepared for it as though it is an fire alarm drill happening. Hopefully this article will help cultivate the soil for the talented seeds that we want to plant and harvest to share with others in our future . We all have a story to tell in a unique way and the way that it is delivered to the audience is what makes us exceptional.

Best Wishes,
A. Salter-Newell

djtuc liner notes.. A. Salter-Newell is a fantastic freelance writer I'm happy to bring aboard and of which whom in my opinion is a very talented sista. Please let her know what you think if you are touched by her literary works. Please feel free to give her feedback via the comment section of this site or her email: asalternewell@gmail.com or look her up on her facebook..

  

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Da A.N.D.'s Dj Nic --- Makes Special Guest Appearance On Friday Nite Blitz!!!

Dj Nic aka Mr. Electric City Spinning On The 1's & 2's downtown in Da A.N.D. at 134..

Props Goes Out To Dj Nic for continuously working on his Dj Grind here in the city and most importantly showing support and love for my site. So once again I give it back to this brother.

Peace the A.N.D. Representa aka Dj Tuc..

Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.

Dj Nic Makes Guest Appearance On Foxcarolina from Derrick Diamond on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"The Next Level Is Staying Fit" -- Check The Video!!

Just trying to stay fit folks and share the importance of it with all who visit my site. No matter who you are, are what you do, never under-estimate the value of living clean and taking care of your health. The root word of health is "Heal" that's a few of the secrets to longevity so let's not be reactive but proactive think on that..Peace Out Da A.N.D. Representa..

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I am not a medical physician  of any type so please check with your doctor before you begin any type of physical workout with weights,punching bags,dumb bells etc. I shouldn't have to say this but you know some people now-a-days. I just did this video to perhaps bring awareness to those who may visit my site in hopes to inspire or motivate those who have been contemplating or may have been on the fence about working out. At the end of the day its all about how you feel about yourself and what you're comfortable with.. Use common sense and be smart about anything you do.


Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.




The Next Level With Dj Tuc from Derrick Diamond on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Behind The Scenes In Da A.N.D. ft. Dj Flea and Dj Scientist

I'm posting this footage I shot last month from Dj Flea's Annual Birthday Bash, I think it exemplifies the comradery between most Dj's here in the A.N.D. Not all but most so let me be clear on that!!  
Dj Scientist is originally from Greenwood, SC aka the emerald city not Anderson yet  we have always had a healthy respect for one another since debuting  myself and Cool Chuck as recording artist on his Saturday Nite (Street Jamz Mix Show) around 1998 during his tenure at 107.3 Jamz as their go to jock back then. When Robb Laid-Back was a huge popular radio personality gracing the airwaves then for those who can remember.

The 98/99 Street Jamz Official  INtro Mix for 1073 JMZ featuring myself and Cool Chuck Below Classic fosho..






Dj Flea whom I regard as one of the most down to earth, most improved, funniest, never ego tripping (yes there are Dj's in Anderson who have huge ego's) works hard to improve always and knows how to take constructive criticism from older jocks. That ability is what makes him great as a person and ensures he will always get better at honing his skills as a jock. The video below is a perfect example of what type of a person and kool Dj he really is. He always supports my website the Mobile Apps the whole nine..So I always support him as that song goes "that's how it's post to be!" ENJOY THESE BEHIND SCENES MOMENTS!! A.N.D. STAND UP!!!

Dj Tuc Da A.N.D. Representa  

Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.




Behind the DJ Scene In Da A.N.D. from Derrick Diamond on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back To School 2016 --- Featuring Singer T-Lemons and Da A.N.D. Representa

This years annual  Back to School  "Shop Til You Drop" extravaganza keeps getting bigger and better every-time around that I've hosted it. This year they up-ed the ante with live entertainment presented by the Southern Wesleyan University Singers, Clemson University Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the infamous Omega Psi Phi Fraternity aka the Que Dawgs.

 All the college frat chapters in attendance did a spectacular job representing their school performing live step shows for a huge enthusiastic crowd inside the Central Walmart. 95.3 own DJ Fresh dropped all the latest hits from the one's and two's and I put on my emcee (M.C. Master Of Ceremony) hat as I am known to do at times while keeping the crowd laughing and hype as I raffled off many prizes.

 I would like to Thank all the staff and especially the Deli crew at the Central Walmart because every year that I've hosted it, they have taken good care of us (Fresh and I) with free food and drinks. Special shouts to Ms. T-Lemons who put on a fabulous show and communicated to me that she thought I was a "Good Host" that night. Overall it was a fantastic showing and Fresh and I always receive a lot of love when there. I look forward to next year because I was told Governor Nikki Haley was in the building days prior due to the fact she is former Clemson alumni and I'm a Gamecock Fan. Oh the article that I would write about that experience.. (LOL)

Signing Out-- Dj Tuc aka Da A.N.D. Representa, Anderson,SC Own

Click On Pics To Enlarge Below..

Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.

Upon meeting the Lovely Ms. T-Lemons not only was she talented but very professional..

Looked forward  to working with the Famous Two Tons on the mic this year but he didn't make in. Maybe next year!! (LOL)

Manager Ms Tawanda orchestrates this event every year and does a superb job. She always takes care of Fresh & I along with the deli department.. 


  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dj T-Rock - - -Proves Why He's A One Of a Kind Dj In The A.N.D....MUST SEE VIDEO!!!

Dj T-Rock is what I would call a freak of nature when referring to him as a disc jockey(which he is by definition) but he has always pushed the boundaries as an entertainer beyond that title. What I mean is how many guys that call themselves dj's but can only specialize in one specific style and or genre? Very few! Now if I throw in how many can mix records and grab a mic while in the middle of their set and wake-up a seemingly dead audience with their voice? It becomes even fewer! Now let's throw-in how many dj's can hit the dance floor to kick off a lack luster lethargic party vibe then transform it into a concert atmosphere? I don't know about dj's in other cities but the picking are slim to none here in the A.N.D. Except Dj T-Rock!! 

Dj T-Rock and his sister Kim..
What alot of people forget especially, this new crop of millennia Dj's and most were never taught I suspect. Is that a [Dj sub-planted a band] on stage in the early years of hip-hop and was not just a person who played records but he or she was a well respected corner-stone of entertainment for the crowd they were helping to rock( as in Dj T-Rock) while the emcee held down the mic device. Dj T-Rock embodies all of these principals rolled into one. He doesn't turn-up but he will definitely work your body as he turns the party out. NO none sense and no gimmicks just the true spirit of an entertainer whether he's on the mix or the mic. 

Dj Fresh and Wifey of 32yrs Deborah Cowans


Nothing proves my point more so, than recently when he did one of his signature shows at the A.N.D. Civic Center on M.L.K. at the wedding vows renewal ceremony for Dj Fresh and his wife of 32 yrs Deborah Cowans. With class, sophistication, skill, and grace he displays just one aspect of his many talents and in my opinion solidifies him as an A.N.D. Dj 2.0 vet. So to all yall sneak dissing dj hater's that hate on him, Take That as P.Diddy would say! If you would like to book him to entertain or Dj for your next event simply contact him at tylittlerone@gmail.com

Now watch below for yourself this man in action!!!! Like always leave a comment if you like.

Dj Tuc Da A.N.D. Representa!! 

 Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Message From Lady Yaz To All Women---Don't Ever Lose Your Roar!!!




Lady Yaz freelance contributing Editor..

 Ladies, so many of us are so busy with the cares of everyday life: the concerns of marriage, the caring of our children, our education, other goals, and our passion, that we forget to truly find our inner roar.  We sometimes end up forgetting about ourselves pertaining to what we desire or what we truly want out of life.  Sometimes we lose ourselves within everyone’s desire or purpose for themselves.
Queens, this truly has to end!  Please hear me…there’s nothing wrong with being there for our families, businesses, our friends, and loved ones, but you must take time out to find yourselves.  You need to find your place and inner roar in this world.  You matter and you have so much to offer and bring to the table.  In other words, you must find time to mold and shape the gifts within you that you can share with the world.

The Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet representing the femi-nine or feline principal of the woman..
So…what do you like to do?  What are you passionate about? What’s your life’s purpose and calling?  What is the vision for your life?  Have you truly sat down and thought about these things? If not, now is the perfect time to think about it.  2016 is here and you don’t want to begin a new year without having divine purpose.  To know why you were birthed upon this earth is a great feeling to have and once you know why, you won’t stop at nothing to complete your assignment.


This is what it means to unleash the inner lioness within you. She’s there, ready and waiting on you to really know who you are, so she can emerge from the depths of your spirit and ROAR like never before!  Once you find your roar, don’t allow anything to take it away from you!  Your roar is yours and yours alone! No one can take that from you, unless you give them permission to overtake your space, your spirit, and your inner peace.  Don’t ever allow that to happen. Selah.

Please feel free to share what you think about Lady Yaz's article by posting a comment below…

Contact Lady Yaz @ lionessunleashed.wordpress.com and
or email bhswaney@gmail.com

Note from Dj Tuc: Lady Yaz is a talented feminine freelance writer, just one among a few new female writers I will be slowly introducing to this site in order to provide more balanced content to all my readers. I can only do my part, now you do yours.-- If we were to be really honest and let the truth be told, None of us would be here without the woman she truly is a Goddess. TRUTH IS TRUTH!!

 Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pop Music Sensation Macklemore---Weighs In On The Alton Sterling Shooting!!


 Macklemore has always been outspoken about his ideals on racism. In the past, he has identified his own white privilege and called out celebrities, such as Iggy Azalea, for cultural appropriation.
Most recently, the “Same Love” rapper chose to speak up about the death of Alton Sterling, a Baton Rouge man shot by two Louisiana police officers.


Read what Mr. Macklemore's thoughts were on this polarizing  event captured from his instagram...
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Macklemore blames what happened to Sterling on what he refers to as “hundreds of years of conditioning.” “We have been told our entire lives that people that look like Alton Sterling, selling CD’s outside of a store, are a threat to our society,” Macklemore says. “The news, TV, movies, jails, history books, schools and our laws all uphold this false belief. A person isn’t born fearing someone because of the color of their skin. This fear is taught, crafted and instilled in the fabric of our American lives.”
What does the “White Privilege II” rapper believe will end injustice and senseless death? “The systematic oppression that enables a murder like this will be corrected once white people care enough to change it,” Macklemore says.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

The Legend Of A Gone But Not Forgotten Shirt King In The A.N.D.--- A Tribute To Tommy L. Jackson



Just a week ago I learned of some very disheartening news by phone about a friend of mine of whom which I profoundly respected many years ago and regardless of his untimely passing, I will always revere him.  One thing I have come to realize as I have gotten older is that most of us{people in general} seem to never miss the water until after the proverbial well has run dry, we all have heard that phrase at one time or another. We wish to express things after the fact, meaning after a loved one or close friend whom may have made their transition, before we were given a chance to let them know personally the affect they had upon us and the difference they made personally in our life and the rest of the world.

Classic Tommy with his humorous personality always on display.

This is not just another typical article that I’m penning, but somewhat of an up close and personal revelation of how the late brother Tommy L. Jackson affected my life from the first time we met around the year 04.  With an infectious sense of humor and lively personality accentuated by a go getter attitude, that the world can be yours if you have the motivation and hustle to go get it. Yes from the brief time we spent in local entertainment together, that was one of the first things I learned just by observing his actions. I remember Tommy as being a family man, entrepreneur, an urban clothing aficionado, and always staying ahead of the fashion curve when it came to the hottest urban trends.
I’m proud to share with all my readers, there was also a “second thing" that rubbed off from him on me when he anointed me his first go-to Anderson Dj at the Original Club Envy in 05. For all those that remember and who were there, can and will attest I speak nothing but the truth! What did I learn you may ask?  He taught me that in any business that if you are serious about achieving your goals or dreams, you can’t sleep in late always, but that---- you must get up and get out to get something. Reminiscent to the 1994 Outkast hit record of the same title. 


L-R Pictured Da Zelek, Tommy (Shirt Kingz) Jackson, Cool Chuck, Keith "Kita Roc" Watkins, Kenny"BKS" Benson, Jermaine "JR"Rogers

  This principle Tommy practiced and preached religiously and became one of the main pillars of his work ethics that I personally became a witness too. I have fond recollections of him reiterating to me riding in his jeep when traveling to go load up some Dj Speaker cabinets for a gig, saying humorously in a patent tone that only he could do “ Tuccccck You Gotta Get Up Early Baaaaaby--- If you Gonna Make Some Monnney!”
The Late Great Dj T-Bone aka the "Crowd pleaser"
From that point forward he demonstrated to me through hard-work, stern actions and not just words, how and why he became such a success with his multiple “Shirt Kings and Queens’ urban outlets all around Anderson. From movies, music to the lasted fashions Shirt Kings either had it or could get it and let nothing or no one stand in the way of his business' expansion. Tommy was one of the few brothers in the city back then that supported my talents as a dj while presenting me the opportunity to sell music out the trunk of my car as a side hustle, and he was known to often support monetarily behind the scenes for local musical hip hop projects such as “Building An EmpireDa Mix tape Vol.1 mixed by the A.N.D.’s late great Dj T-Bone, and conceived by Buffalo, N.Y.’s own FranklinDa ZelekStewart.

Classic Shirt Kings Drop By Tommy..
Tommy on the inside insert of Building an Empire..
 These are just a few of my own personal experience’s I felt I needed to share about how he impacted my life and so many others. None of us are perfect so we need not point the finger, it was not my intent to paint him in the image of a saint. We all have our flaws but when it came to helping people in his circle of whom he respected, as was my case he not only did that flawlessly, but he also exemplified the unique ability to inspire simultaneously .  Many years had passed since Tommy and I last conversed, I remember saying to his brother Carl BiG PoppaJackson almost two months ago when he stopped in my place of business downtown about a cell phone issue he needed assistance with. 



I ask him about his brother as my recollection would have it I said “Big Poppa can you tell Tommy that I asked about him and if he could drop by the shop the next time he’s in town because I really would like to see him in order to get his take on my apps and website work!” Sadly to say I never got that chance due to his untimely passing, but knowing him I know he would have given me the best advice on which direction I should maybe move next. At least I can received the comfort that my message was delivered to him before he left this plane of existence in the spiritual form thanks to his big brother.
Me Dj-ing Live  for Customer appreciation day at one of the old Shirt Kingz locations on Hwy 28 near the first walmart location in Anderson in 05. 

People really don’t think about the pain they inflict upon a person’s family, friends and love ones when they commit senseless crimes against another person.  I remind all reading this small tribute piece, that there is such a law higher than man’s law, and its the law of the universe of the highest order of nature call it God or whatever your religious affiliation may term it. This law is reflected by way of our actions and deeds, so dear friends and family of brother Tommy let your hearts be not troubled because that vile act that person or persons perpetrated, they will surely reap double for all the pain and suffering they have cause stemming from their heinous acts. This is not conjecture but is by way of proven facts of the highest order of justice. I cannot fathom having to go I.D. my brother on my birthday when I anticipated celebrating that day with him just days prior.  Whether it was Danielle, Yolanda aka Veta, Big Poppa aka Carl or just sitting and talking with the matriarch of their family Ms. Linda, all would show me much respect when I hung out at any Shirt Kings location on Hi-way 28. And now with this small tribute to Tommy I wish to give you all that love and respect back, during this difficult week of your bereavement.

Rest In Paradise my Brother and Friend..

  I considered Tommy a friend and a mentor in all aspects of an entrepreneur and a black businessman. Make no mistake his swag and humorous persona, I will always keep as fond memories in my heart as well as the business ethics he impressed upon me while working together with him here in the A.N.D..
My condolences again to each and every one that was related to or touched by Tommy L. Jackson because I definitely was, it was what motivated me to pen this small article in his honor…….9 Love (infinite) to all!!  I promised his sisters and brother that I would share my thoughts, thus I hope I didn’t let you all down..   

Sincerely Dj Tuc -da A.N.D. Representa.

 Please feel free to share your thoughts about your fond memories of Tommy and Shirt Kings below…

 *About the author: Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman from the city of Anderson,SC and is the founder and publisher of  djtuc999.com the website and djtuc999 the mobile apps which are available on Google Play  and the Apple app store.