From teenage graffiti artist to club DJ to music executive,Elijah Brumfield bore witness to the iconic decades of the 80’s and the 90's and its art and music. Thankfully, this inside player was toting along a camera. www.Goldenthebook.com
THE DAY I GOT WU-TANG CLAN CHINESE FOOD
Right after college I became a director assistant and treatment writer for directors Diane Martel and Brett Ratner at Rat Productions. Brett just got hired to direct "Money Talks" staring a new Chris Tucker. Diane was a hot new young director at the time which was the Golden Years of Hip Hop. Nas was king... RedMan was Funkoroma and Wu Tang was nothing to F*/K with.
GRAFFITI ARTIST "SANE" THE LAST KING OF NEW YORK & MY BEST FRIEND.
Growing up in Washington Heights, New York City, I had a few playgrounds: the subway train yards. the night clubs...and Hip Hop. My mom was Senior Art Director at Young & Rubicam ad agency. I wrote my first commercial with her when I was 9 years old and she wanted me to follow her path in advertising. But by the time I hit 14, I wanted to be a KING And I wasn’t asking for permission.
The Day I made 2pac Dance
I had a good friend from my Neighborhood named Chuck. My Mom and his Mom used to go jogging together in the morning .. so he was like my older brother I never had. Chuck was into the dirt bikes scene and was a dirtbike rider. I remember every Sunday seeing him coming home from a race carrying a trophy. Chuck had a pretty impressive trophy collection. there wasn’t that many blacks growing up in Washington Heights , to seeing Chuck being African-American and also doing a dirtbike sport was pretty unusual - all the other kids were into graffitii or drug dealing-with Chuck he rode his bike across the George Washington bridge to New Jersey and won DMX trophies every weekend,so I thought he was real cool for that. He had a buddy named Joey. Joey was a slick handsome Casanova type guy always hustling himself into different troubles, but he was a ladies man, so every time he got into trouble, he always could find himself hiding in one of his ladies Apartments- doing what he does best. Somehow these two got together and decided to go to LA to start a party promotion company. During that time I was doing parties downtown NYC with Dj Strech Armstrong party called