WHO WE ARE
Tuff Rocking is a lifestyle media company covering the arts, culture, and current news events. Founded on June 23, 2016 in San Diego, California, this cooperative consists of a Podcast, Vlogs, a video production team, and a website. They are also behind the San Diego breaking event “the Get Down” (no affiliation with the Netflix show).
WHAT WE DO
The reason you're probably reading this website is because of what we do. In the fall of 2016 after much debate and throwing ideas at each other, we decided to start a podcast. As big fans of other podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience and Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, we figured we could begin with a new, fresh perspective in the podcast community created by a bunch of guys that come from the hip hop crowd. Normally our schedule is to record a podcast every other week with a special guest or two, but if we can't help it we will sometimes fit extra podcasts in. In the early 2000's Mad Mike Logik threw a local hip hop event known as "The Get Down." No relation at all to the Netflix show..... at all. These events consisted of mainly bboy/bgirl battles with the occasional dose of graffiti, rap battles and of course DJ's to provide the music. Fast forward to over a decade later and we've decided to bring "The Get Down" back to life with a better venue, better prizes, better atmosphere and much more. The Get Down will take place July 22nd 2017 at Centro Cultural De La Raza in San Diego's historic Balboa Park.
Coming 22 July 2017 is the return of The Get Down. This historic jam in San Diego returns even bigger and better at Centro Cultural De La Raza in San Diego's Balboa Park.
Recorded bi-monthly, The Not So Fresh Podcast is our main product in which we voice our opinions on a variety of topics from hip hop to wild and extreme humor.
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The Get Down
The First event thrown by the Get Down Brothers was in April 2003. From 2003 - 2007 the Get Down was a local favorite event providing a platform for young dancers and artists to showcase their love for hip hop culture. During this time, the Get Down Brothers threw dozens of events at the Epicentre in Mira Mesa and The Culture Shock Dance Studio. Now, ten years later since the last Get Down event back in July 2007, The Get Down returns! Ready to throw another event for San Diego’s hip hop community.
The Get Down was inspired by the community parties, block parties and park jams, known as the first hip-hop jams, thrown in the Bronx in the 60's through early 70's. Within these jams, DJ's provided music and people would dance. This became the epicenter of graffiti artists, DJ's, bboys, and eventually emcees. This was the melting pot for different scenes that then became one hip-hop culture. Now, over 40 years later, we are still doing it. This culture has carried on and influenced many regions, cultures, and generations; the same formula in a new era. Committed to bridging the gap between pioneers and the youth of today, the Get Down Brothers are still pursuing their goals of maintaining a positive urban dance environment in which the local youth can express themselves in.
This event is inspired by those who started these jams, as well as to showcase its evolution from one neighborhood event to a global subculture. Our goals include exhibiting the progression of the dance, exploring new mediums of the art, and presenting how so much has changed but even more importantly... how things have stayed the same.
The image The Get Down strives to capture, is not some big dance competition or some snobby art exhibition, but the type of vibe that was alive during its heyday. We want others to experience the social gatherings of talent, the funky beats of the DJ’s, the gathering of people who share the same love for the arts, the dance, and the music, with a POSITIVE vibe. Although it is not possible to get back the feeling that those people in the Bronx experienced during the 70s, it is possible to remember why we are involved in this scene and how the past has influenced us. The Get Down Brothers, now in their 14th year of bridging the gap between generations, are still committed to bboy culture, the community, and keeping that community jam vibe alive.
The Next event will be Saturday July 22nd 2017 at Centro Cultural De La Raza in beautiful Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Stay tuned for more information