December 15, 2013
R.I.P. DJ HIRO
On Thursday, me and a few friends are getting together at Santos Party House to celebrate the life of DJ Hiro. We're also raising money to help cover the cost of his funeral. The event starts at 8pm and there will be a Sapporo open bar until 9pm. Please help spread the word.
If you didn't know who Hiro was, he moved to New York in the 80's and played a huge part in helping to bridge the hip hop scene between New York City and Japan. In the 90's, he established himself as a premier DJ where he played at Limelight, Mars, The World, Coney Island High and at a bunch of downtown parties. In the 00's, he opened up a studio on Essex Street (upstairs from George The Record Man's shop) and became influential in both the street wear scene and downtown community. I had the honor to meet him in the late 90's while playing at a party together and have been lucky to call him a friend since then. He is and will be missed...