Break Bf - Born in Los Angeles and raised in Sacramento, Garibaldi’s early life was
overshadowed by the tough environment that surrounded him. He was not
immune to the lure of graffiti life, and he found a niche in urban art. It was not
until high school that Garibaldi was able to parlay underground influences and
hip-hop culture into positive career opportunities. Despite hard times to come, he
walked away from the mean streets for good and refused to lose the focus and
drive of a young artist pursuing the dreams of world renown.
In 2003, David Garibaldi began turning his illustrations on paper into paintings on
canvas. Although painting was gratifying, Garibaldi wanted to take his artistry to a
different level. He started painting live at urban jazz sessions, nightclubs, and
hip-hop events, using music events to spark his creativity. Painting live became
performance in its own right, and Garibaldi’s work evolved into stage
As he dances, paint flies, arms flail, and...
Beat Break Fever In the late 60s and early 70s, hip-hop DJs began using a new technique. The part of a funk or jazz song in which the music “breaks” to let the Rhythm section play unaccompanied repeats several times in a row to create the rhythmic basis for hip-hop songs. As an infectious fever spread, B-boys and B-Girls would hit the dance floor and let the beat take control. Eventually, the pattern of breaks would become a foundation for pioneer and modern emcees. “Break Beat Fever” represents how a simple break beat helped create a revolution known as hip-hop, and inspire a new generation of millions around the world.
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