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Been wanting to do a interview with this brother for a while, and I finally got the chance today. In case you didn’t know, Ethex is a true b-boy/participant in every case of the word in the culture we call Hip-Hop. Whether he was getting down with Rock Steady in Malcolm McClaren’s ‘Buffalo Gals’ video showing us all his amazing footwork or “bombing” the MTA, Ethex has been there and done that.. Anyway,let’s let him tell his history on the art and so much more.
DJ Blendz:Tell me a little on your come-up in the culture..what part of hip hop element did you gravitate to first?
Ethex:BBOYN I HAVE FLICK OF CRIB BORN-17
DJ Blendz:So u grew up in East NY?
Ethex:Grew up on 167th St. In heart of Ft.Apache moved to TROY ST. AT 16 BOUT TO BE 17
Ethex: Irony IS my Dad WAS opening a resturaunt on Stillwell anyway he knew what i WAS doing he met DONDI,KEL& WAS VERY IMPRESSED W ORGANIZATION BECUZ THATS BIG ON HIS LIST
DJ Blendz: Word?! I got a lotta great memories from out there in Stillwell.. used to work on the rides out in CI back in the day lol
Ethex: My childhood WAS all hiphop though my PaPa IS still a writer
DJ Blendz: That’s dope that your pop still write
Ethex:Having RAM L FREESTYLING THE DOPEST ISH TO ME AT 10 VERY BUGGED
Ethex:He has a gallery & before he’d give me one man show he WAS mad tough on me much more than anyone else
DJ Blendz:How so was he tough on you?
Ethex: I think he felt if he gave me too much adulation i’d “get gassed”&put n less effort .make sense
DJ Blends:Got you
Ethex:But i knew he loved that i loved the culture & if i didn’t,believe me wouldn’t get me lil flyer gigs, etc very young
Ethex:& making friends w DONDI WAS BETTER THAN MICKEY MANTLE TO HIM
DJ Blendz:So u was Rollin’ with DONDI and them back then.. how was that like?
Ethex:HE(DONDI)SHOWED ME NEW LOTTS AKA CIAs PLAYGROUND
Ethex: THAT YARD IS AS HE SAID “A LAND OF GIANTS”
Ethex:IT WAS SURREAL NO BEDTIME, NOTHING. BUT FUN BUT ALL GREAT THINGS TAKE SACRIFICES
DJ Blendz: That’s what’s up
Ethex:WE WEREN’T THINKING ABOUT MONEY TIL WE STARTED AT A CLUB ON 12TH ST CLUB NEGRIL
DJ Blendz:Tell me a little about that
Ethex:IT BECAME THE ROXY BUT MOVED TO THE SKATING RINK & IT WAS ON LISTEN..
Ethex:ANYTHING WENT EVERYBODY TOGETHER THROUGH DURO,MARE,& MY BRO SHY(rip) HAD A DENIM STAND DOING JACKETS..
Ethex:A WRITER NAMED KAOS VERY DOPE DOING Ts
Ethex:OH ISH & W RSC OUR DOZE,KENNY OUR PARENTS WOULD BE THERE WAY AGES FELL WE WERE 14-16 THEY WERE 35-37 IT MADE SENSE
DJ Blendz: Did u know who was the DJ at the time there and what was the joints that was big for the b boys ?
Ethex:THE LATINA DIPS RULED THE DANCE FLOOR DURING SONGS LIKE CHERYL LYNNs ENCORE OR DANCING MACHINE IT WAS BEAUTIFUL BLENDX
Ethex:FROM. JUMP ’83 JAZZY JAY WAS HOUSE DJ FRI NIGHT
Ethex:DST FILLED IN INCREDIBLY A LOT
Ethex:BLENDZ I DON’T LIKE DRUGS BUT THEY WERE PUTTING NEWSPAPERS W 1/2 KEYS DOWN AT VIP TABLES
DJ Blendz: Montana-style lol
Ethex:IT WAS PATTERSON PJs meets TIFFANYS
Ethex:& SAME HEDS EVERY FRI NEVER STOOD INNA 4-BLOCK LINE, WE DIDNT HAVE TO I’D LOVE TO HAVE TIME TRAVEL & TAKE YOU
Ethex:Yes TM STYLE & ALL POWDER STILL THOUGH MELLE MEL,FLASH WERE BASIN’ SHHHH
DJ Blendz:So u were Rollin with RSC too, right?
Ethex:Yes i met Doze we were both 9
DJ Blendz:9 years old? That’s crazy
Ethex:Yea then all my time split between RS PARK & WRITERS BENCH
Ethex:KIDS LIKE MY MAN WOODY REMEMBER POST, WE LIVED AT PARK ..NO-ONE WANTED TO GO HOME FEAR LOL THEY’D MISS SOMETHING
DJ Blendz:Amazing seeing u in the classic Malcolm McLaren joint
Ethex:I GOTTA THANK MALCOLM HIMSELF
Ethex:I WAS “GOIN OFF” PRACTICING & DID THAT LOL LIL MOVE W JACKET & HE PUT IT IN SUPER PZ
DJ Blendz: Yup I peeped that.. #GEM
DJ Blendz:Any last words u wanna add before I wrap up this interview, G?
Ethex:Id like to thank DJ BLENDZ & IF YOUR A YOUNG MAN/OR WOMAN DO WHAT U LOVE & THE OUTCOME WILL BE LOVE *& NEVER BE A FOLLOWER.. THANKS ALOT BLENDZ & PEOPLE U GOTTA DECIDE DO U LOVE HIPHOP OR like it. BIG DISTINCTION.GOD BLESS
Check out Ethex aka Gregg Stizzl 2:11-2:23: