MR. WIGGLES - INTERVIEW
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Thou it’s just a mere formality: What’s Your name? where are You from? what crews doYou represent now?
I’m Steffan Clemente – Mr. Wiggles from the Bronx. Represent Rock Steady Crew, Electric Boogaloos, TheCool Five – TC5 Generation, Magnificent Force, Electric Company. Part of them are from time when I was akid.
You’re in Warsaw for the second time now. How do You like Poland?
People are warm but the weather is cold. ;)
You’re in touch with hip-hop culture from the very start and at its source. What were Yourbeginnings?
My beginnings were at the street. You know, Mom was working all day, children got out from school andtried to not get into troubles. I was born in Spanish Harlem, we moved to the Bronx in 1970. It was a veryscary place where they sent people back from NY. So everybody was there on the street, especiallychildren. It wasn’t so bad because at summer time we got around there and had a lot of parties, every day.Everybody got out their equipment. Everybody knew what was goin’ on. Hip hop culture came from that. Itwas a life style for me, I grew up this way, doin’ all those things that kids do. Also we had there a lot of activities on the street – bombing, battling and things like that. We just do this at the Bronx and never thought that that will become something as big and go around the world.When we got older parties became our lifestyle. It was in connection with the things which were around us.Jams where there all the time. You could hear from your block that there is a jam at the park. So you gotthere and see that everybody was there. You are there on 52 and you hear that there is another jam. It wasfor us just for dancin’, hangout and get some girls. Boom. There’s another jam
and it was at one night.Jams were everywhere. It was the life in Bronx. In our time it was the hip hop.At this time everybody in my crew (in Bronx) were mc’s, dj’s, did the jams, bombed, danced. We did all thosethings which got in common with this culture, also dressed fly. You know, we just wanted to look fly in our neighborhood. We knew that everybody was lookin’ at our clothes and even the little details. For me it wasimportant. I changed color of my cazals for it. Take the lenses out. Get the spray change the color and justwear the cazals without the lenses. Do the same thing with my belt buckle. Everything had to match. It wasour style.