Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chief69 - seven is the number

pardon the typo here in the image below but.... I post this with a heavy heart..heart broken and this was no easy decision.... after much thought , here I present the world my official personal UZN - Universal Zulu Nation resignation.......







ummmmm , moving on.......

I am soon releasing some very big personal music projects here you can support my current work that is out at
www.chief69bx.bandcamp.com



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upcoming events : 
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 same day - I will be a guest on a radio station you can tune into the show - info TBA.....


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Friday, March 25, 2016

CHIEF69 - SHOW AND PROVE

 I have alot of dreams and Im doing all I can to Chase them.... You can help and are appreciated or you can simply share my work...new music videos coming...new music...new merchandise and artwork always coming...new exciting events where you can see me perform or selling my art or merchandise always.. New travels perhaps also...thank you all for the continued support and encouragement it means alot to me and my peers to be able to freely and honestly express our craft while supporting our selves and our friends and most important our loved ones our family....
 below like always I post my recent art and travels , upcoming performance or events and videos and other things you should know about..I am very busy doing so much positive and progressive things....THANK YOU ALL for the continued support...

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 Sneak peek.. did a track with Grandmaster Caz its gonna be on my ‪#‎AllCityBboy‬ vol.3 mixtape ....stay tuned its gonna be released as soon as I get the tracks done ... All my music is available at Chief69bx.bandcamp.com and I have physical copies always on hand..... its worth the wait TRUST ME ! ...
. ‪#‎BronxCheer‬ ‪#‎Chief69‬ ‪#‎GrandmasterCaz‬ ‪#‎Smartmonkiistudios‬ ‪#‎BronxHistory‬ ‪#‎Bronx‬ ‪#‎BronxMusic‬ ‪#‎RealHipHop‬ ‪#‎TrueSchool‬ ‪#‎Bboy‬ ‪#‎Emcee‬ ‪#‎EmceesDelight‬ ‪#‎Mc‬ #Mc'sDelight


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check out this dope Interview I did recently for HIP HOP Forum - I personally advise you check this out at least 2 times....  https://hiphopforumblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/zulu-nation-bronx-based-b-boymcgraffiti-artist-cheif69-talks-to-hip-hop-forum/



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 UPCOMING DATES TO MARK:

April 14th - 20th - I will be visiting Milwaukee to perform and bring a bit of the Bronx out there on the bboy/emcee and graff tip...stay tuned... BIG BIG THINGS COMING... anyone who wants to book me while in town reach out..I am available to teach Hip Hop history or paint a mural or record music or emcee on stage or Bboy on stage or whatever....


May 22nd -  I am honored to say I will be at the Artist Alley for the ‪#‎StreetArtExpo‬ go to the website and follow the team for more info... www.Streetartexpo.com .....
.save the date NYC May 22nd at the Elks Lodge in Queens from 2-6pm with a general admission fee of $10 ..you will experience the first event of its kind with panels and more..I will be signing blackbooks and selling original works creating comission art...to all my Nyc and Tri state Hip Hop heads ..friends and family YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS!... ‪#‎Chief69‬ ‪#‎Tbb1975‬ ‪#‎Urgod‬ ‪#‎Frc‬ ‪#‎Sae‬ ‪#‎StreetArtExpoNyc‬ ‪#‎UniversalZuluNation‬ ‪#‎ZuluNation‬ ‪#‎Zulu‬ ‪#‎SoulStonedBrothers‬ ‪#‎Ssb‬




........MORE TBA....
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 Im honored this past weekend my bboy crew TBB was featured on PBS in Puerto Rico for PR voices episode and below Is the footage I am in with my crew...enjoy...



The Bronx Boys from Center for Puerto Rican Studies on Vimeo.

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 Recently I was in a photo project and below is the words of the photographer when he shared it online...here is the photo of me also...




Without further ado I present ...PALANTE- a portrait series shot on #hasselblad for @groundtruth about Puerto Rican youth and their stories on economic opportunity in the U.S. Here is one of my first post in this series.

Chief 69 @chief69bx a.k. Nelson Seda, 24, is a millennial from the South Bronx who turned his passion for Hip Hop into a personal business and form of income. He sells his original graffiti art, performs live music, and dances. He has been featured in the New York Times for his independent Hip­hop career. Recently he has been working on a series of art pieces and teaching Graffiti Art at an after school program.

"What I have experienced ever since middle school is that most black and latinos I know are straight up unemployed so they have to find other ways to make a living. Hip Hop was an easy way out. Since 1979, Hip Hop music came out creating so many jobs that opened up for blacks and latinos. From performing music to helping on tours. Even today helping with graphic design, designing albums, posters, and logos. Having this talent I can make money right now. Because of the internet I can tell you I have gained thousands of customers through Facebook, Instagram, and social media. Personally I've just been hustling. I refuse totally and completely in my fiber as a human to sell drugs and rob people. But I do know a lot of people who have and i can't be mad at them because I know why they do that. At the same time, I know a lot of people who work 9­-5 and they are not happy. I don't want to work a regular 9-­5 at some office or doing customer service and hating my job. There is always a way out....the american way is not to tell you there's a way out. You make your own way out. You make your own business or your own invention. Look at most people who are successful that are Americans. That's just part of the American way." #documentary #storytelling #nuyorican #hiphop #makeportraits #blackandwhite #everydaybronx #street #journalism #economic #youth #puertorican #boricua #120 #bronx #bboy




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 Im honored to be featured in the High buzz section of The March/April edition of B'Discovered Magazine please go check out this issue specifically to read the full interview and also check out everything they have going on and support our own at Bdiscoveredmag.com
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 ‪#‎bdiscoveredmag‬ ‪#‎bdiscovered‬ ‪#‎HighBuzz‬ ‪#‎Chief69‬ ‪#‎C69‬ ‪#‎BDiscoveredMagazine‬ ‪#‎BronxMusic‬ ‪#‎Frc‬ ‪#‎Tbb1975‬ ‪#‎Hs‬ ‪#‎Urgod‬ ‪#‎Uzn‬ ‪#‎UniversalZuluNation‬ ‪#‎Zulu‬ ‪#‎ZuluNation‬ ‪#‎SoulStonedBrothers‬ ‪#‎Ssb‬ ‪#‎Boricua‬ ‪#‎Taino‬ ‪#‎Magazine‬ ‪#‎LocalTalent‬

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Recently I released this music video - peep it - share it - enjoy...

CHIEF69 - SHOW AND PROVE - available at    www.Chief69bx.bandcamp.com




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Recently my homey DJ Charlie hustle Released this Breakbeat mix for the Bboys and Bgirls featuring myself...go enjoy it at soundcloud.com/DjCharlieHustle #DjCharlieHustle

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Recently I had a great honor in being featured on and having my music video on Video Music Box- Peace to Uncle Ralph and the whole VMB fam...


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here below is some recent artwork , drawings, paintings, murals and more...I was also at SXSW music festival this past week and enjoyed performing and running around Austin Texas...
























Sunday, January 31, 2016

HOW ABOUT SOME KNOWLEDGE - KNOWLEDGE OF SELF - KNOWLEDGE BORN - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - CHIEF69

recently I released this music video I am glad to share and I also did these interviews below so enjoy....also I have more interviews and music videos coming soon - to any Directors in NYC wishing to collaborate on videos or interviews and really talk about HIP HOP in depth please reach out I am always humbled and honored to share my work and my point of view I am not the only person out here able to do the work I do but I am glad to simply share the platforms and stage with my peers , thank you to everyone who hires me or works with me and believes in me....










so many HIP HOP events and showcases and I am always hitting up promoters and host and organizers to involve Bboys and writers and the actual raw and often unspoken for aspects of HIP HOP and these people rarely seem to get it , they dont even connect the dots and see the cultural value in it and are confused on what the hell it is I actually do or am asking them ....these are the same people who are radio station programmers and school or community space leadership all confused when I approach them from a place of being culturally responsible and using HIP HOP and its tools for the same end goal but from different angles ....its the hardest job...Its not fair for 42 years of all the work put in by others to go in vain because of a few rotten apples in 2016 making decisions to keep the global mainstream dialogue closed off to people like me because it just might take food off their plate or worse it might not even affect them and they just dont want to see any contrast in popular thought and thinking .....Im not alone...far from it...but it breaks my heart to feel like I am alone sometimes and to see HIP HOP used in such divisive foul ways to destroy so many lives when it has the power to do the opposite....this is why I loose sleep and why I spend all day every day in HIP HOP mode...

ALL PRAISE DUE TO THE CREATOR !!.....

NELSON "CHIEF69" SEDA
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FLOOR ROYALTY CREW PREZ...
THE BRONX BOYS ROCKING CREW -BX CHAPTER PREZ
UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION
SOUL STONED BROTHERS
WIZARDS OF THE STYLES
MOST WANTED
NHBX
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for any questions or comments chief69@mail.com




ALL OF MY WORK YOU SEE , HEAR AND EXPERIENCE IS ALL POSSIBLE DUE TO THE COUNTLESS GREAT TALENT , PHILOSOPHERS AND MORE WHO HAVE PRECEDED MYSELF SO BIG UPS TO EVERYONE MOST SPECIAL PROPS GO TO THE FOLLOWING FEW PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE GLOBE FOREVER !!!...............
- JAMES BROWN
- BRUCE LEE
- BOB MARLEY
- AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
- MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY
- EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ
.....on and on untill the BREAK A DAWN..PEACE.......