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Rammellzee and Basquiat inquiry

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I just have a quick question, and I didn't want to have to waste space and make a thread about it, but what the hell.

 

I have been a fan of the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Rammellzee for quite some time now; and recently I've been trying my damnedest to get my hands on the music that they made. I know that Ramm was an emcee back in the day (he was rapping in "Wildstyle") and I think that he still does the music thing, I heard that he was in a group in the 80's, but I have no idea what the name is, nor do I know the names of any albums; and I heard that Basquiat produced a rap album as well as other pieces of music, but I haven't a clue as to how to find them. I tried searching the web, but I had no luck.

 

If someone could help me out with some info or something, I would appreciate it.

Squalay!

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ya i wondered that too....

 

i did a kazaa search a while ago and turned up nothing.

 

didnt basquiat do some experimental electronic type stuff?

or was it along the lines of hip hop?

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Gray was a band formed in New York City in 1979. Founding members included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Marion Taylor and Vincent Gallo. The name was a reference to the book, Gray's Anatomy

 

A part of the thriving downtown music scene that included artists like DNA, Blondie, and Talking Heads, Gray reportedly never recorded but performed live a few times, most notably at the punk hangout the Mudd Club.

 

As Basquiat rose to fame as a painter and eventually became addicted to heroin, the band naturally got pushed off to the side. This year, recordings of the band finally surfaced and made it into the film Downtown 81. The closest thing to Gray recordings before this was when founding member Nick Marion Taylor contributed a song "Suicide Hotline" to the soundtrack for the film Basquiat that looped sounds from a prank call Basquiat made to a Suicide Hotline in NYC.

 

 

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Gray

 

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Veloso's tropicalista motto, "I refuse to folklorize my underdevelopment," resonates with Basquiat, who played with art-world expectations of black identity by balancing his hip-hop ties with the downtown avant-garde of the no-wave scene. The only professional recording Basquiat ever made with his Mudd Club noise band, Gray, "Drum Mode," appears on the new Anti-NY (Gomma) compilation in two versions: the listless 1984 original that sounds like the inside of a hollow steel pipe and its 2001 remix by Paul Mogg, which puts Basquiat into the same global breakbeat loop that Otto feeds off of.

 

 

 

http://www.sfbg.com/36/20/x_frequencies.html

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1978 - With Rammellzee, a disc jockey and graffiti artist, he enters the world of music and starts a band called Gray in memory of his anatomy book. Jazz and Rap music are influential to all his work.

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there ya go dredz...... for the most part this is the most i could find. as far as a place to get the music...i'll look for it a bit later , or if you find one post it

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didn't he (Rammellzee) do a few tracks with the clash??

 

 

on another note, i own a mint copy of the revs album....fresh!

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You could check the end credits of Style Wars for Ramm's song in it.

 

I don't know why you would want this stuff--Basquiat and Rammellzee is way overrated. but, to each his own.

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^^that's one of the joints that I was able to find^^

 

...peace to all the kats who threw me a bone on this one

...holla:scream:

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Originally posted by JesusMachine

Basquiat and Rammellzee is way overrated. but, to each his own.

...more like underappreciated.

...but that's jus' my opinion.

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im so amped because i just found out the ICA in boston has a show with a few of his paintings. sooooo fucking dope to see them around, definetly one of my favs

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i dont know....its odd i never look at others artwork/graff and draw from that. but it struck me that alot of the images and symbols basquiat used..and style where almost identical to mine.. kinda sucked cause i thought my shit was original....wich opened my mind to the fact that nobody's shit is original..but just a slight variant ...with exception to a few.

 

 

 

she's mine aaaaallll mine

 

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Originally posted by MOOGLE?

she's mine aaaaallll mine

 

damn you

[dredz shakes fist at Moogle?]

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Guest imported_sofarok

downtown 81 is out on dvd i picked it up for about £5 over here

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