Reviews and Blog Posts: DJ Skills

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The Denver Public Library starts 2013 with a dream team for your speakers, featuring new CDs by Two Fingers, Kid Koala, Diplo, and the Gaslamp Killer...

The DPL catalog is no stranger to the Ninja Tunes label and all its abstract beat creators, such as ColdCut, Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Diplo, Emika and the massive Xen Cuts compilation.

JUSTIN BUA CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF HIP HOP

The Legends of Hip Hop "Tupac Shakur" - Justin Bua

Listening to Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa, The Message - Grandmaster Flash, Roxanne Roxanne - UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization), I felt like break dancing but did the calculations: age + height + gravity = 911. The urge to "boogie" hit me while I was reading the book The Legends of Hip Hop by Justin Bua.

I would describe him in the most literal sense as an "Hip Hop Artist." Justin Bua brings us an excellent critique of some of Hip Hop's greatest. His discourse on Hip Hop's Legends instantly took me back to that place we called the Student Union at Metropolitan State College talking Hip Hop over slices of pizza and soda.

Justin incorporates a Hip Hop narrative while reflecting on the affects of Hip Hop on his life. His colorful portraits of Hip Hop's great artists appeal to that "inner Hip Hop" in all of us who grew up during that era.

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