These Are The Breaks: Roundtable Discussion
EMP Conference 2012
Moderator: Dan Charnas
Panelists: Bill Stephney, Brian Coleman, BreakBeat Lou Flores and Joe Schloss
Much respect to my man BreakBeat Lou for making the breaks available to DJ’s like me. Those joints were the only way I could get my hands on some of the classics to rock the house.
06:45 – BreakBeat Lou talks about exactly what a break is
08:50 – BreakBeat Lou gets on the wheels of steel
20:57 – BreakBeat Lou explains how Grandwizard Theodore got his name.
00:45 – Joe Schloss talks about the B-Boy Canon
11:38 – Breakbeat Lou talks about the formula many artists are using now compared to how producers used to make records in the 90’s
12:20 – Lou talks about Afrika Bambaataa breaking songs and making them popular, he talks about Larry Levan at the Garage and Funkmaster Flex at the Tunnel. There’s a certain flair a DJ has to have to break new songs.
18:13 – Nelson George comments on the first record he ever wrote a review on for the Village Voice newspaper in NYC. He also reveals how much Joe and Sylvia Robinson payed for publishing.
19:33 – Breakbeat Lou talks about Big Bank Hank using Grandmaster Caz’s rhymes
27:43 – Bill Stephney – talks about his radio show at Adelphi University in Long Island called The Mr. Bill Show. Chuck D, Harry Allen and Dr. Dre from Yo MTV Raps were his class mates.
2:36 – BreakBeat Lou comments on the sample Marley Marl used for Eric B for President and how made also made The Bridge that same week.
6:37 – Bill Stepney talks about Rebel Without a Pause
Must See Mtume:
9:25 Mtume – talks about playing with Miles Davis, publishing, P.Diddy, Jay-Z, and the music business.
15:00 Mtume drops some jewels and gives us his philosophy on age and youth
21:00 – Nelson George talks about not wanting to give up creative control, generational gap and Courvassier vs Old English 800
23:33 – Pissed off chick rants about being ignored by everyone.