WILDSTYLE TOUR of JAPAN 1983 [Fab 5 Freddy, Afrika Islam, Busy Bee, Charlie Ahearn, Rock Steady]

Live Session feat Fab 5 Freddy and Afrika Islam from one of the parties during the month long tour of Japan in the autumn of 1983

Anybody actually remember this tour hittin Japan, im old, but im not that old, thats why wee documentary clips like his are great

I dont think I’ve heard Freddy so tidy on the mic since…

Tasty mini-doc about the tour

These were the probably the earliest documented moments in the cultural crossover for worldwide Hip-Hop, the industry as we know it wasnt even a twinkle in Kool Lady Blues eyes at this point…

Cheer up Baby Love, it could be worse, you could have joined the Floormasters/ Nice beaver hat/ Busy Bee is still lookin for that other knee-pad/ KK Rockwell lookin sharp [pause]

OG Jap Wildstyle poster

Look how happy the Cold Crush are, Charlie Chase has some grin on him. Freddy cant believe he’s on a subway platform in Tokyo and I cant believe he pulled off that Argyle and Members Only type jacket combo so well…

All pics courtesy of Charlie Ahearn, get the book here

2 responses to “WILDSTYLE TOUR of JAPAN 1983 [Fab 5 Freddy, Afrika Islam, Busy Bee, Charlie Ahearn, Rock Steady]

  1. I have an old tape recording of Mastermind on a uk radio show back in the 80s interviewing Fab 5.They play a whole lot of this jam.Introducing rocksteady and so on.

  2. Scoo Bee Doo.

    nice one.

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