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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.19.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.19.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! We’re in the middle of a long weekend thanks to tomorrow’s President’s Day. Usually, its a good weekend for some people to get out of the city to go skiing, but seriously there has been no snow here this year, which is troubling. We might as well stay at home and get to know our friend ChatGPT. Maybe make some comfort food and play board games with it. What? Why did you make a face?

Big things are happening in the Bronx right now, thanks to Tats Cru and the cultural ecosystem surrounding them and the community of Hunts Point in the Boogie Down. See some new images below and look out for some new serious Hip Hop & graffiti collaborations this year.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Praxis, Tats Cru, Dmote, Bio, Ribs, Andaluz the Artist, BG183, Qzar, Anahu, R. Flores, XSM, OTL, Skemes, Sheek Louch, The Lox, and YesOne.

Anahu & R. Flores. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anahu & R. Flores. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anahu & R. Flores. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anahu & R. Flores. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Welcome to Bronxlandia, a marketplace, with local vendors, symposia, events and performances in Hunts Point. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Welcome To…The Bronx. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial wall by Tats Cru to celebrate life and in memory of Djay. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial wall by Tats Cru to celebrate the life and in memory of BIG PUN who passed away in 2000. Christopher “Big Pun” Rios was a Hip Hop artist and a master lyricist. His two classic albums “Capital Punishment” and “Yeeahh Baby” are among the most revered among the Hip Hop community and fans. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XSM QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DMOTE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
OTL SKEMES (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BIO TATS CRU (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BG183 TATS CRU (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Andaluz The Artist mural in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop turns the spotlight to Sheek Louch, Mr. David Styles, Jada Kiss, and The Lox. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yes0ne, Ribs, and BG183 wish you a Happy New Year 2023 with the help of Frank Sinatra, “New York, New York”. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yes0ne. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ribs. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BG183 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A constellation of graffiti writers gathered at Hunts Point in The Bronx to hear KRS ONE The Teacha’s proposal for a project celebrating the 50 years of Hip Hop. KRS ONE and Tats Cru will create an exhibition with 50 graffiti writers to mark this momentous milestone in Hip Hop. BSA will keep you in the loop as the project continues to develop. (photo © Jaime Roj

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Don “Campbellock” Campbell RIP, Creator of Locking / Dispatch From Isolation # 41

Don “Campbellock” Campbell RIP, Creator of Locking / Dispatch From Isolation # 41

Everybody falls. Some know how to do it with great style.

Today we give tribute to the man who showed us how to do it right and spawned a thousand dancing and performing imitators and variations practiced since he flew across TV screens in the 1970s..

When it comes to the dance known Campbellocking – later shortened to “Locking” – Don Campbell was the originator of the series of pop and lock joint movements that fueled what would become part of the hip-hop dance lexicon.

Esquire – 1974 Photo by Harry Hamburg / J.P. Goude

The Camblelock Dancers were comprised of with members Toni Basil, Fred ‘Mr. Penguin’ Berry a.k.a. Rerun, Leo ‘Fluky Luke’ Williamson, Greg ‘ Campbellock Jr.’ Pope, Bill ‘Slim The Robot’ Williams, and Adolpho ‘Shabba Doo’ Quinones

Later as The Lockers, the troupe danced on Soul Train, Saturday Night Live, the Dick Van Dyke Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Don “Campbellock” Campbell. Artwork by Cleveland Palmer

He passed in April in his home of Santa Clarita, California and we just wanted to pay tribute to the innovator, incorporator, and top notch operator. Put your hands together as we send off Mr. Campbell to a Soul Train dance floor in the heavens.


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