TOOLS OF WAR
True School NYC Summer Park Jams
(July 14, 2016) The 2016 Crotona Park Jams are officially underway. After cancellation of Week 1, due to weather, Week 2 withstood the hour-long deluge of rain and thunder to emerge unscathed. Making the event happen were DJs Chuck City, Rockin’ Rob and GrandWizzard Theodore. As the word got out that the jam was still on, people promptly began to show up.
(June 30, 2016) The Spanish Harlem Hop 2016 finale proved to be the high point of the Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series, so far. DJs Eclipse, Evil Dee, Bobby Morales, and Amore brought the Poor Richard’s Playground crowd to the roots with their beats. An exciting turnout of bboys and bgirls opened up two cyphers while young-lings got first-hand coaching by members of The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.
(June 23, 2016) Week Four of Spanish Harlem Hop 2016 continued its magical stay of the weather to echo the spins of DJs Lean Rock, Butta L, Tony Touch, and PopMaster Fabel throughout Poor Richard’s Playground.
(June 16, 2016) Week Three of Spanish Harlem Hop 2016 went off with just a quick hint of rain that eventually brought sunshine towards the evening. Chasing the bad weather away was DJs Bobbito, Dirty Digits, Dax Carson, and Jansy.
(June 9, 2016) Week Two of Spanish Harlem Hop 2016 brought in another level of busy, as a horde of bboys and bgirls jumped into the mix with the outstanding debuts of DJ Perly, and DeejaySoul (who is also an official photographer for the jams). Also, returning for the new season: the undeniable Mista Sinista (causing a ruckus galore); and “Mr. Dirty” himself, DJ Sucio Smash.
(June 2, 2016) The Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series has returned for another season. During the month of June, “Spanish Harlem Hop 2016” will be bringing it to Poor Richard’s Playground @ East 109th & 3rd Ave in East Harlem (El Barrio).
(September 3, 2015) The Tools of War 2015 True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series returns with a special edition. “Back to the True School @ Crotona Park” presented by Rane, Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop & Friends of Crotona Park will extend the park jams through the month of September.
(July 23, 2015) A whirlwind of talent spun tides of good feelings and boogie-down spiritism at Crotona Park, Da Bronx (the birthplace of Hip Hop). Bringing it on from the fundamentals to the precision of turntablism were Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Lord Finesse, DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Boogie Blind and special guest 3x DMC US Champion DJ Precision (X-ecutioners).
(July 16, 2015) Quite a gathering of supporters to delight the skills of DJ Rockin’ Rob, DJ Chuck City, DJ Looie Loo and the Diabolical Biz Markie. The 2015 True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series still a big hit at the Crotona Park Amphitheater for the third week. Week Four will feature Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Lord Finesse, DJ Jazzy Jay and a special guest.
(July 9, 2015) An evening of mix-bliss with Grandmaster Caz, Mista Sinista, DJ Hollywood and Dr. Duss the Mixologist interpreting to a large turn-out. The 2015 True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series brought the business to Crotona Park for the second week, delivering the get-down for real, for free and with a smile remedy.