Archive for May, 2010

Bouncing Cats trailer

BOUNCING CATS film trailer from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

“Bouncing Cats”, a film by Nabil Elderkin is an inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdancing. Abraham “Abramz” Tekya’s Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.) is a project that could empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture.

Uganda has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. In the South, children face the threat of poverty and disease. In the North, these threats are enflamed by a brutal, mindless war inflicted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.) that has divided families, displaced millions, and led to the abduction and mutilation of tens of thousands of children resulting in the deterioration of identity and culture.

Bouncing Cats is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.). The dream was to establish a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture. Based in Kampala, Uganda, B.P.U. has recently expanded to include permanent classes in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Abramz teaches classes three times a week to more than 300 kids from all parts of the country. Many of the children are homeless, victims of war and poverty, and few can afford proper schooling yet they walk from miles away to attend the B.P.U. classes. As Abramz says, “This is where many people’s pride is. It’s a skill that no one can take away from us.”
Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the seminal Rock Steady Crew visited Uganda after receiving an invitation from Abramz to teach b-boy classes. What he discovered upon his arrival was both heartbreaking and inspiring. Traveling throughout Uganda, from the southern slums to the war-torn North, Crazy Legs encountered a passion for hip-hop and desire to learn amongst the most squalid conditions.
Bouncing Cats follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will-I-Am, and K’Naan.

West x Ricky Powell tee’s

New York City based store, WEST, teamed up with the world famous Ricky Powell to bring us a series of three limited edition T-shirts including the mighty RUN DMC and former heavyweight bad arse Mike Tyson. The Mike Tyson photo was taken at Studio 54 during a Public Enemy show the night after Tyson’s infamous street brawl with Mitch “Blood” Green in Harlem, circa 1988. Ricky snapped the picture of DMC, of Run DMC during the summer of 1987 in Hollis Queens, New York. Finally, the third image was taken in Venice Italy in 2000. The tranquility that is represented through the image is astounding. Sneakers, champagne and relaxation.

Dropping Thursday May 20th, all three shirts are available in both black and white. And apparently phone orders will be accepted! Get dialling 212-787-8595

Us European kids will have to make do with a visit to WWW.WESTNYC.COM








‘Yours truly’ summer drop.

Yours Truly is very happy to announce their Summer 2010 Collection “Lifestyles of Yours Truly.” The collection is a fabulous mix of summer tops and dresses for your life’s style. Everything is available now on the Yours Truly Brand online shop just in time for those hot, summery beach days! What’s even better is this collection is made from 100% Organic Pima Cotton for that extra butter-soft, eco-friendly feel.

Check out more of the range at the ‘yours truly’ online store, and order that summer goodness direct from NY. click here

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