An interview with Brother Ethex…

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Pics via Gregg Stizzl aka Ethex (c) (TM), any re-post with permission please

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:Yes

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:

5 responses to “An interview with Brother Ethex…

  1. Great Piece BLENDZ!!!!
    Left a comment on the other one but I’m not sure if the fact I didn’t put the before underground movement if it will post I hope it does that was me
    STONE- E1 UTICA!!!!

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  2. Hey BLENDZ kind sir, STONE-E your everywhere & appreciate your ‘hustle’ & dedication to the #MOVEMENT, &
    Thank you for your testimonials on both the beat & the Concrete . I re-read this Part1 for second time ever because I’m running into many people that are saying “WOW,KAOS YOU TOOK ME WAAAYYYY BACK,&SPEAK ON IT LIKE WAS LAST NIGHT” Thx people I’m paraphrasing but also Cuzo that wrote me about this pt.1 after seeing everything I speak on he commented wish would here but all love ‘Everything You say Checks out down to the Bouncer details’ I find nothing funnier that our lack of we had a tremendously good hip-hop journalist all through the eighties and nineties ppl like John Lelend, Entire EgoTrip mosse especially Sascha,&CHAIRMAN MAO TO ME,BEST EVER. So BLENDZ, I hope you get good feedback on because it seems extremely important to heads our age that there is a great lack of Fundamental Understanding of how WE arrived here, so thank you no-one needs to scream it for me to feel the impact, & as I always say it’s not how many its who it is that’s checking. Hope your well ,as do I wish your supporters nada but the best.Blessings. btw August Mixtape….. official regulation status

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  3. I’ll adjust, Lol it’s all about CONTENT
    Matter fact skip the whole comment I only made it because in place of the Buffalo Bills video there was some chick sitting where Malcolm McLaren was supposed to be but that’s all good one love Bledz hope you Memorial Day is lovely

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