While the majority of Americans are in observance of the federal holiday we call President's Day today, I much rather dedicate this 3rd Monday in February to 3 Filipinos named #QBert #MixMasterMike and #Apollo.
Known to you as the #InvisiblSkratchPiklz, I discovered them 26 years ago when they called themselves the #ShadowPosse. If you're a "Turntablist", their DNA is in you. If you're a part of a "Turntablist" collective, their DNA is in you. If you ever scratched the sound "Ahhh" or "Fresh" post 1992, their DNA is in you. If you posted a video of yourself performing a "Flare" scratch since the advent of social media, their DNA is in you. These are not baseless claims I make. These are the facts!
The genesis of what "Turntablists" and "Skratchers" across the country (and the globe for that matter) recognize as a crew of dudes forming a turntable band incorporating multiple turntables originates back to the 3 Filipino men in this video. F-I-L-I-P-I-N-O! That's right, these 3 Kings are the descendants of immigrants from the Philippines. Their parents migrated to the Divided States of America to forge a better life for themselves and their offspring. Unbeknownst to these parents, that offspring would impact American culture, American music and American technology.
Pay homage today!
#ShadowPosse #DreamTeam #RockSteadyDJs #InvisiblSkratchPiklz #QBert #MixMasterMike #Apollo #Shorkut #DStyles