The Shukriy Fabel

Jorge Pabon, a Boogie-boy pioneer, best known as Popmaster Fabel of the Rock Steady Crew encompassed the culture of Hip-Hop. Born in Spanish Harlem he grown to become an amazing dancer, DJ, an aerosol artist, and a poet. Today at the age of 43 he is known as Shukriy, the thankful one. Shukriy became Muslim 20 years ago, in 1989, after a promise to read a Quran that two friends had given him. His intent was to prove them wrong, but his heart recognized the truth.

Shukriy has a long list of great accomplishments. His list begins with the film Beat Street. Beat Street is the icon of hip-hop culture released in 1984. This film had Kool Moe Dee, Doug E Fresh and also featured the Rock Steady Crew battling the New York City Breakerz. He has won the Drama Desk Award in 1996, the Bessie Award in 1991, and he was also the first American Hip-hop dancer in Cuba in 1986 and 1988.

Currently he is working on Documentaries such as,Apache Line: From Gangs to Hip-Hop, Fabels History of Hip-Hop Fashion Vol.1, and Puerto Ricans in Hip-Hop. You can also catch him in the film Deen Tight

1 comment:

tariq said...

Looking at the video makes me feel old....