Even though it was regarded as one of the most successful Graffiti magazines from the 90s, On the Go doesnt seem to get much shine on the web, were sortin that
www.megaupload.com/?d=38E4RL04 is the 2nd On the Go video upped a couple of years ago by Cosmo Baker from The Rub crew outta NY [shouts to big Joe 11]. Weve gaffled the video but biggest shouts to Cosmo for the original up. Peep us on the regular and youll find full issues comin up in future posts/ alternatively, SUBSCRIBE YOU DUCK !
The 1st video was called Eyeshocker Express and naturally lent on the Funkadelphia side of things before branchin out to New York, Cali and the like on the 2nd On the Go VHS selection, Repeat Offender
On the Go – Repeat Offender highlights:
- Cost and Revs interview under a mad storm
- Black Thought freestyling over ?uestloves beatbox near some random parking lot, while Espo gets up in the background
- Positive K offerin ‘tips for toys’
- Masta Ace doin dubs
- Artifacts stoop chat
- A whole heap of roughly chopped together footage of various writers in discussion and in session. Stills of walls, freights, trains, and of course many other peripheral ‘quality of life offences’
- The quote, ‘All them back there, theyre ducks !’…
As well as being an ostensibly Hip-Hop based publication, the covers being adorned by KRS, Flavor, Jeru et al, On the Go had alot of its pages littered with graff, we thought we’d erm, throw up a few bits
Publisher, artist, editor and designer, the mighty mighty Espo, aka Steve Powers, did a whole heap of issues it seems, not many of the older ones give much away with regards to editons or issues but there were a fair few of them, we knows that.
The general content of the videos was a fair representation of what interestin in Rap at the time [mid 90s], with articles, interviews and reviews by underground suburban-hero Upski, big-dog pitbull Max Glazer and shed-loads of others, not forgetting some sick bombin.
Powers gets dap from me personally as he braved Belfast [my hometown] back in 2007 to ‘create murals’ based on the powerful politically inspired walls there, and he still gets up, as well as doin his ‘Love Letter to You’ gear. Espo is also returning to Dublin for the iloveoffset.com event at the start of October
Shouts to Velvet Jones and the Chubby Competitor over at HURTYOUBAD
The 12″ reviews in On The Go were as good as anything in Ego Trip. Gotta love a magazine which uses the phrase “that ill Chewbacca shit” to describe a record.
thanks Marti’…. true true, and some of the leftfield questions thrown in for some of those interviews were seriously out there, the Flav interview during the period he was crrracked out springs to mind, i’ll dig it out and post that puppy soon enough. people need to witness that ‘ill chewbacca shit’…
once again, big respect is automatic
word? Cosmo Baker upped this? It’s funny because I uploaded this onto youtube and Haze (who partly put the video together) had me thrown off youtube for copyright infringement for uploading it. Then it gets uploaded by someone else? Kinda fowl, anyway, at least it’s out there… big up
Nes, yeh, it was Cosmo’s original upload from VHS so maybe he wanted personal props, who knows
As you say, at least its up
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