Before computers enabled graphic artists to make layouts in Photoshop or Illustrator. DeeJays would simply use pencil and paper to draw the layouts of their flier, before making multiple copies for the distribution and promotion of an event. Back then a deejay's flier held a lot of prestige for a deejay crew because of the anticipation for the event and the amazing effect the graphics had on the public.
Heres a flier of the Battle of the DeeJays. The event was held at the St. Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington, Ca. The event was packed that night with plenty of people from Carson and Wilmington. Party Zone, System 5 and Unique Technique productions battled for supremacy. Battles during that time were nothing like the DMC battles you see nowadays. The DJ crews were judged by the way their equipment was set-up, music selection and how well they rocked the crowd. Not only was that night a battle of the DJs, but it was also a b-boy extravaganza.
#Hip Hop Ya Don't Stop
Unique Technique productions was established in Carson, Ca. as of 1983. A year later, a San Diego chapter was established by a UT family member who lived in the city of SD. As our family grew throughout the years, UT was found in various places across the state and globe because of family members that either lived or relocated to the different parts of the world. But heres a little history about the origin of the UT name which came out of San Francisco, Ca. Home to the hip-hop dance form called "Popping." A popping crew called Unique Technique used the name originally. We adopted the name as a DeeJay crew through a family member from the popping crew, Unique Technique. Thats how Unique Technique productions became the big family that it is now! God is Love and Love is Hip Hop! #UT83 Ras One The Reason
Heres a video of M.C. Ryno sharing Unique Technique's set-up at a gig just to give you a general idea of what we have in store for all those who may be interested in our services. Enjoy!
Many people don't know about this female emcee coming straight outta the Bay Area. She has to be one of the first original pinay rap artist during her time to represent on the mic way back in the day. None other than herself was Lani Luv who had a tremendous voice that was all the way live. I never heard any of her recordings but Lani Luv's stage presence was dope. Check her out when she performed at The Hideaway in Carson, Ca. At the old Samerika Hall (Brick House) during 1992. #pinayrapartist, #AncientHipHopKulture, #UT83
Long long ago during the ancient times of Hip Hop. Graffiti Art was a very influential part of the street scene in Hip Hop Kulture. Artists would spray paint pieces on walls or use felt tip markers of various colors to produce styles of artwork on paper. Many found the use of Graffiti Art to graphically communicate their ideas in a true form of expression that is illegal according to governing laws. Despite the implications, man has always tried to communicate in the form of pictograms and alphabets by using graffiti to scribe inside of caves, Egyptian pyramid walls, Greek pillars or whatever substrate that was available at the time. Graffiti Art, DeeJaying, Emceeing, and Breakdancing are the four core facets of Hip Hop Kulture used to express the ideas and spirit of a society formed out of oppression. As a self-proclaimed curator of Unique Technique Productions, I would like to preserve our history in this blog so that future generations could acknowledge our existence through remnants and artifacts left behind by an Ancient Society of Hip Hop Kulture. - Ras One The Curator UT83 2015 #Ancient Hip Hop Kulture
"My name is Reggie the homie with the natural glow coming at you with my style as I'm about to let go of my flow!"- Ras 1 The Curator - UT83