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Monday, September 21, 2020

The A.N.D.'s Greatest Misses Vol. 2.6 Set to Release September 25..

 

 

A.N.D.'s Greatest Misses will be available 9/25 at my podcast below

 For those unfamiliar with the A.N.D.’s Greatest Misses franchise its simply a concept I borrowed and morphed into an authentic TruSkool Dj Mixtape format(meaning where the dj is actually mixing & or blending the songs) that features prominent, obscure and unsung recording artist and their music uncensored in its original released format from the city of Anderson. The featured records I showcased throughout the mix were not huge commercial successes considered in the industry as chart topping hits, but were solid productions just the same only without the big budget promotions. My attempt is always to aide and highlight various artist and their musical styles from around the city of Anderson South Carolina spanning over the last few decades or so, new school artist and veterans alike. Those that have contributed in helping to make substantial impacts in shaping this city’s urban musical identity and culture.

Download this new mix here....https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/djtuc999/episodes/2020-09-25T00_15_26-07_00

 

 The Greatest Misses project is an attempt to capture a snap-shot of the A.N.D.’s musical diversified soundscape from a TruSkool Dj’s perspective. A lot of hip-hop enthusiast I meet from outside the city, the inquiring minds often are misinformed when we converse, thinking most of the artist they heard coming from Anderson only imitate and emulate other popular radio mainstream artist. My reply “Yes there are, but the few doesn’t represent the many.” Thus, it’s NOT a 100 percent factual statement.  

 

Being a member of the urban Anderson entertainment scene for over two decades as an artist and Dj. I can testify unequivocally there have been scores of artist that carved out their own identity , niche and sound over the years, recorded dope records that most of the public at large is still unaware of and yet never heard. This is the void that the Greatest Misses is intented to help fill. In totality this franchise is somewhat of an extension of my former releases entitled "The A.N.D.'s Greatest Underground Hits" which I presented in volumes in the late 90's and early 2000's using the compact disc media format. It's been three years since my last Greatest Misses Retro edition was released on my very own djtuc999 podcast mix show platform. Which also by the way has become one of my most successful creations.

Track Listings for this latest mix can be found clicking on this link.

  

 

Here's proof look closely at the 2002 date

 

In conclusion the Electric City aka the A.N.D. is like an urban musical gumbo of sorts. Having many different influences from TruSkool Hip-Hop, Gangsta Rap, Trap Rap, Crunk Rap and with everything else in-between providing it with such a unique flavor from the rest of the upstate. And at the end of mix this is what I endeavor all listeners to walk away with. And this is a wider respect and a deeper appreciation for all our artist past, present and future whom represented the city where I’m from. This is a celebration, a dedication of their hard work and effort from one of their own hometown DeeJays. Maybe other Dj’s will follow suite when I pass the baton. Hopefully this new mix represented you well.

 

Side noteYes that is yours truly at 6 years old on the cover art & yes

That is my High School behind me McDuffie so don’t ask. (Ha Ha)

 

 

Peace Dj Tuc da A.N.D. Representa

 


ABOUT DJ TUC:
Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman, blogger 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 also visit our Official facebook page at Facebook/Djtuc999TheMobileApp.com and djtuc999TheMobileApp Podcast is now Live in the iTunes Store.    

 


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Will The City Of Anderson Acquiesce For Our Own Hometown Super-Hero...Chadwick Boseman?

 

ANDERSON, S.C. – A petition that has over 2,000 signatures is calling to replace a Confederate statue in Anderson, South Carolina, with a statue of recently-passed Chadwick Boseman.


         

 

Boseman, the famed actor in "Black Panther" and "42" about Jackie Robinson, among many other movies, died on Friday at age 43 from colon cancer, but he was born and raised in Anderson.

The petition reads out multiple instances of Boseman using his fame to help his community, including in Anderson.

"Upon the release of his film Black Panther, Mr. Boseman took it upon himself to rent out a theatre in his home town of Anderson South Carolina to show the film for free. So that young boys and girls could be inspired by the film without the financial barrier," the petition reads. "Mr. Boseman is without question an American treasure."

Currently, Anderson has a Confederate statue at town square in downtown, and due to the Heritage Act, it cannot be removed.

The petition wants to not only remove that Confederate statue, but replace it with Boseman.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Best 4th Of July Was On The Fifth! (Here's Why)







 (Post Holiday Op-Ed)
Fourth of July speeches tend to divide into two sorts. The predominant variety is celebratory, and prescriptive—solemnized, as John Adams predicted in 1776, “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.”
But in his exuberance, Adams failed to anticipate that the Fourth, as it brought Americans together, would continually threaten to tear them apart. As it is currently doing today by-the-way. Over the years, celebrations of the Fourth have become a periodic tug of war between commemorations designed to affirm and even enforce the common identity of Americans—out of many, one—and subversive pushback from those unruly enough to insist that we are not all free, emphatically not all equal, and certainly not one. For further evidence of this just look what this country has experienced as of this first-half of this 2020 year.
But by the Declaration’s 50th anniversary, celebrations commonly included the firing of artillery at sunrise, the marching of volunteer companies, the ringing of church bells, and the parading of labor associations an nowadays in most major cities rawkus celebratory gun-fire the night of this American holiday.

In Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852. There was the former slave and ardent abolitionist Frederick Douglass who published his newspaper called the North Star. Douglass was a good friend of Susan B. just to add a bit of background context here.

Douglass was asked to provide an oration for Independence Day during this time and here’s a condensed overview of some key points he made. It went a lil something like this. Read carefully all ye misinformed and mis-educated  new crop of woke folks.



The smooth orator Douglass stalked his largely white audience with exquisite care, taking them by stealth. He began by providing what many listeners might not have expected from a notorious abolitionist:

The day brought forth “demonstrations of joyous enthusiasm,” he told them, for the signers of the Declaration were “brave men.'' They were great men too—great enough to give fame to a great age.” Jefferson’s very words echoed in Douglass’s salute: “Your fathers staked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, on the cause of their country … ”

Your fathers

But Douglass continued cordially. “Friends and citizens, I need not enter further into the causes which led to this anniversary. Many of you understand them better than I do.” Then another step back: “That is a branch of knowledge in which you feel, perhaps, a much deeper interest than your speaker.”

Now his parched  humor was edging into view: accompanied, no doubt, by that peculiar twist of the mouth. As a people, Americans were never shy about proclaiming “the facts which make in their favor,” Douglass noted; indeed, bragging about their reputation was often deemed a national virtue. It might equally be accounted a national vice, he continued slyly; but in deference to that habit, he pledged to leave any further praise of the Revolution to “other gentlemen whose claim to have been regularly descended [from their Founding Fathers] will be less likely to be disputed than mine!”
Now he strikes a more serious tone. It was all well and good to sing the praises of past heroes; but his business, Douglass insisted, “if I have any here to-day, is with the present.” Those who praised the hard-won deeds of the founders had no right to do so unless they too were ready to work for the cause of liberty. “You have no right to wear out and waste the hard-earned fame of your fathers to cover your indolence.”

Then he threw down one question after another, each red-hot as a brand from the burning: “Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mineYou may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?”
But what reasoned argument remained to be made? “Would you have me argue that man is entitled to liberty? That he is the rightful owner of his own body? You have already declared it. Must I argue the wrongfulness of slavery? … To do so, would be to make myself ridiculous, and to offer an insult to your understanding.”

What, am I to argue that it is wrong to make men brutes, to rob them of their liberty, to work them without wages, to keep them ignorant of their relations to their fellow men, to beat them with sticks, to flay their flesh with the lash, to load their limbs with irons, to hunt them with dogs, to sell them at auction, to sunder their families, to knock out their teeth, to burn their flesh, to starve them into obedience and submission to their masters? Must I argue that a system thus marked with blood, and stained with pollution, is wrong?

During these tumultuous times of unmitigated hate and unjustifiable modern lynching of African Americans in broad daylight, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. One noted irony today is a segment of this country will proclaims justice and liberty for all while stating to be God fearing still adamantly refuse to openly refute their past and present hypocrisies. Making America Great Again is their motto I believe. And even worse than that, there are still African Americans proclaiming over 170 years after that speech due to ignorance or maybe apathy still do not care to research the actual facts of what they still die to celebrate zealously and spend their hard-earned money on. There are different levels of conciseness (knowledge of self) and to my woke folks reading this, eye love you, but we gotta start acknowledging these things..not for the sake of argument but for the sake of souls and FACTS!! Not your average Dj..
Peace Tuc

This originally appeared on Slate and was published July 2, 2015. This article is republished here and condensed re-edited exclusively by Dj Tuc for djtuc999dotcom for informative, educational and entertainment purposes only.
ABOUT DJ TUC:
Dj Tuc is a well known legendary respected ground breaking dj, producer, promoter, remixologist, writer, freelance photographer, emcee,businessman, blogger 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 also visit our Official facebook page at Facebook/Djtuc999TheMobileApp.com and djtuc999TheMobileApp Podcast is now Live in the iTunes Store.    



Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Dj and COVID 19--Navigating Shifting Times (Op-Ed)


Pandemic Ready Yet TruSkool Always


Shouts go out to all those who support and respect real TruSkool Dj-ing, my love goes out to any and all affected. I’m conscious of how the COVID-19 virus has impacted the entertainment and hospitality industries hard. These are in most cases hard working people, and it's really upsetting.


Here in da A.N.D. (Anderson .S.C) we're in a government-mandated  statewide curfew like so many others throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

So as I pen this from my sofa, the brand djtuc999 will continue on at home & online. This means dope TruSkool DJ mixes for TruSkool music fans worldwide on my platform. djtuc999.podomatic.com will continue to released vintage mixes while djtuc999.com will continue to serve the urban music sector of South East Anderson. To my die hard supporters you will still be able to book me & stay informed on events through my app, when & if things ever get back to normal. Let's try to be optimistic shall we.




  Let's All Hope We Make It Through
 
In terms of what is happening, as Dj's are artist and entertainers let's try keeping busy by sharpening our skills at home by taking this time to practice. Good Dj's are smart Dj's both know the importance of practice. Mediocre Dj's...well you can always tell when they spin who doesn't really invest time in their perspective craft. FACTS! 


To each his or her own.

  My idea is to provide you with resources, content, sound advice, as well as other useful and entertaining music to get you through. Off the bat, I have created a cool platform for today's conventional digital Dj's & us TruSkool Dj's to present their art by streaming right from my platform.

Here's what we're working on now, and there's more to come.



  • Getting your name out there. We'll give you some pointers on how to maximize your creative energy online from how to release mixes and music onto  social media's using the most effective marketing practices.


  • Working with Lyndon's Art Academy School. As you can imagine, a lot of people are looking to learn or improve their skills and learn classic Dj techniques at the moment via online classes. I'm personally going to ensure you get everything you need via my decades of experience.


  • Entertaining your audience. Because bars, clubs, and festivals are not happening at the moment, it's important to stay engaged with your audience. At the moment a lot of Dj's are popping up online mixing live on social media right out of their bedrooms. Very popular yet I plan on addressing that and other things to help you with that if this pandemic continues into the summer.


  • Entertaining yourself. Don't forget to have fun while all this is going on. Our Red Velvet Cafe team will be launching some cool new competitions as well as useful content to help you through. My partner Kevin Norris and I have some fantastic ideas we plan on revealing in the aftermath of this unprecedented pandemic.


Once again, we're really feeling for the artistic creative community at the moment. But we can get through this together, through kindness, dope skills, and the power of music.

Peace Out and Hope You & your family Stay Safe

Sincerely Dj Tuc da A.N.D. Representa
Creator of the brand Djtuc999
Headquartered in Anderson, S.C.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Mumble Free Pt.2 Is a Hit---SKILLZ ARE BACK IN 2020!!!

BREAKING: The New Mumble Free Dj MixTape Released 1/10/20 (Downloads steadily increase In Only 24hrs)

Mumble Free Pt.2 (Skillz & Bars) Mix (Explicit Lyrics Mature Audiences Only) is the long-awaited sequel & second installment that is dedicated to TruSkool fans of real Hip Hop worldwide. This time I take you on a roller-coaster ride with notable hip hop icons who release new dope tracks yet as usual got no mainstream love on these so-called new hip hop shows or disregarded by a lot of this new plethora of offbeat non-mixing mumble rap Dj’s.  

Dj Tuc Summer 2019

I also unleashed a couple of joints from dope up and coming new conscience artist that are presently making a lot of noise reviving the art of lyrical & poetic skills in Upstate SC. Metcalf The God and Selah Blak Sol. Of course, I delivered classic hip hop gems here & there from the golden era throughout the duration of this mix. In conclusion this almost an hour & a half long ride can definitely be enjoyed by real hip hop heads of all walks of life, from the US to the UK and over to the Far-East

We all have one thing in common, we love lyrical flow and blazing booming boom bap beats served up with a classic TruSkool Dj format. On this edition this is precisely what you’re going to get. The Real Last Forever. Hope you Enjoy welcome to 2020. Peace Dj Tuc