(Photo By Google Images) **Editor's Note: Today officially marks three years that The Illixer has been up and running. It has been an eventful year full
The Summertime brings about a lot of things: a break from school, vacations from work, music festivals, etc. For dance fans it means a new season of FOX’s hit show, So You Think You Can Dance. The show is more based in formal styles of dance but over the past few years it has really started showing love to the genre of Hip-Hop. This year’s auditions included the dance forms of: bone breaking, Detroit jit, b-boying, animation, traditional Hip-Hop, and more. Plus, quite a few Hip-Hop heads got through to the loved & hated final round in Las Vegas, Nevada. So thought it would be cool to pay homage to the body movement aspect of the Hip-Hop culture by revisiting a dance scene from the classic Urban film, House Party.
“Kalism” (Remix) (preview)
**Note: Throwback Thursday has become quite the phenomenon thanks to social media sites. People from all walks of life take trips down memory lane via: photos, music, videos, etc. So The Illixer decided to join the party. Every once in a while the site will feature content that takes readers back in time. Cheers to the good ole days.
The Kali better known to the masses as Kali Tribe are a Milwaukee based group that came to be back in 1985 (my birth year, haha). Their specialty was conscious style Hip-Hop. Throughout the course of their career they maintained an impressive membership including Speech of Arrested Development. However, the core members were: DJ Landoland, King Kamonzi (Blaqlizt Entertainment), Prince Ulami, and Pharaoh A Mac. They were managed by X’antony Brookens (Blaqlizt Entertainment, Kia Rap Princess). They saw a reasonable amount of success and even made history as the first group from Milwaukee to land a video on BET.