Monday, November 19, 2012


Bisikleta Productions is launching it's Hip Hop arm called CINCO ELEMENTO on the 22nd of November Thursday at The Spot in Caloocan City. The reason behind this endeavor is first to pay homage to the culture's foundation - The five elements: Djing, Mcing, Bboying, Graffiti and Knowledge that binds it altogether.

The elements brought people together, the DJ would be spinning, the b-boys would be dancing, emcees would be lining up to take the mic and hype up the crowd and the graffiti artists would be there supporting, putting together a mural.

And second is to clear out the misconceptions that had plagued the three of the most rebellious music mankind had created and that is Reggae, Hip Hop and Punk into a seamless correlation. 

The music is intertwined in terms of the street entrepreneurialism and rebellious character, Which is the attitude and the Do It Yourself. This rebellious connection between hip-hop reggae and punk music had seeped into each other. 

In the late 70's and early 80's with the birth of hip hop the influential independent dub and record label called Wackies had noticed the emerging culture and had released several hip hop singles and in Jamaica Joe Gibbs had released Xanadu and Sweet Lady's Rapper's Delight. And in the UK a recording company specializing in dub and reggae music called Lightning Records whose responsible for Althea and Donna's Uptown Top Ranking had also been releasing punk rock singles. 

And as time goes by the relationship was further cemented as bands and artist alike are crossing over slowly blurring the boundaries the likes of Tim Armstrong who had appeared on Cypress Hill's What's Your Number sampling over The Clash's Guns of Brixton, Madball's front man Freddy Madball had released a strictly hip hop joint called Catholic Guilt, Reggae singer Tippa Irie had appeared with Long Beach Dub All Stars together with Joe Strummer. These are some of the like minded people that had demolished every single barrier reggae, punk and hip hop had faced.  Haters still gonna hate but I heard The Clash and Grandmaster Flash and without them's like Burt Reynolds with a Moustache. 

Fuck the purist this is Cinco Elemento motherfuckers.