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February 15, 2009

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Two weeks ago I saw DJ Disco Wiz and Pop Master Fabel speak about early hip-hop culture in the 1970's...which they very much helped to found. Disco Wiz was adamant that "graphic images and lyrics and desensitizing shit is the crack of this generation", and that "now they've got you tryin to think that you can call your own sister a bitch, and that that's cool...man, back then, if you called someone a bitch--especially a lady--you were just askin' for a beating"

That's interesting to here. Did they write anything about this, or are they on video/audio talking about it? I'd be curious.

I doubt they wrote about it, but if so it would be in DJ Disco Wiz's book that just came out--"It's Just Begun". I know some pretty good writing on gender imbalances in the DJ world, but not necessarily on domestic violence.

In my upcoming book -Its Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, you will read in chapter # 5 (This world will rest) A gritty and gripping tale of the price I had to pay in order to protect the honor of a woman back in the 70s....I promise you that the story will break your heart...

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