April 30th, 2009 by omar , No CommentsPrint This Post
Shouts to Asho, once again, for passing this info onto me. Powerhouse Books is getting set to release It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ in a few weeks. Check out the details on the book below…
Half-Cuban, half-Puerto Rican, Luis “DJ Disco Wiz” Cedeño is 100 percent Boogie Down Bronx. Raised in the 70s, he learned the code of the streets while hustling with his crew, the East Side Boys. He discovered salvation when he hooked up with the legendary Grandmaster Caz to form the Mighty Force Crew, waging some of the biggest DJ battles in the Bronx during hip hop’s earliest years. An innovator, originator, and a battle-style DJ with no fear, Wiz swept through the Bronx like a tornado. But the streets wouldn’t leave him in peace. Convicted at the age of 17 on an attempted murder charge, he was sentenced to nine years upstate and forced to leave his baby daughter. But as time went on and he overcame his struggles with violence, drugs and alcohol, and women, liberating himself from the path of self-destruction through love, self-respect, and self-determination.
Featuring over 50 never-before-seen photos, It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ is a gritty and gripping tale of one man’s struggles to not only survive, but to triumph over adversity and abuse that will make your blood run cold. By conquering unimaginable obstacles, Wiz offers inspiration to anyone who has ever wondered, “Why me?”
The book hits shelves on May 19. For more info on the book click here: It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ @ powerHouseBooks.com
Also, check out info on the release event at the powerHouse Arena in Dumbo after the jump…
Friday, June 5, 5-9PM, $20
Music by Grandmaster Caz, Master of Ceremonies for the Evening, featuring performances by Prince Whipper Whip, Poison Pen, DJ GI Joe, Bocafloja, Hst, Circa ‘95, Alvare, Eye-N-See, and Rebel Diaz, with readings by Nile Rogers, Charlie Ahearn, and Jamel Shabazz.
Entrance is $20 at the door and includes a copy of the book.