“My first Huey was Uncle Jam. Growing up in the 90s, my friends were listening to the G-Funk of NWA, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and 2pac. I got hit by the bop gun from the P-funk universe. I got infected by the funky, militant message of Unity; of “One Nation under a Groove (getting down just for the funk of it)” that wanted to “rescue dance music from the Blahs”. Uncle Jam was my captain, the general of the army I wanted to join.
My friends were listening to the ‘remix’; I was into the ‘original’ samples. Or at least, that’s what I thought it was…”
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Photo by Diem M. Jones, 1979
Call for Collaboration. We are looking for partners to move this project forward and dig deeper into the world of Huey Newton, revolutionary art and remix strategies. We would love to see the book published and distributed over the world. We want to collaborate and interact with artists, designers, activists and writers on future research activities, we are designing an educational program (workshops and lectures) and we dream about curating an exhibition. Do you see opportunities and want to collaborate, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 6 41 19 01 83.