zurich/switzerland, july 2012

zürigraffiti bekennt farbe

"so all you hip-hops get on up, and let's take it
to the top where we belong"

zürigraffiti ist
entstanden aus
der vision, die
melle mel vor
bald 30 jahren in
'beat street
aufgezeigt hat

dieser vision ist
zürigraffiti verpflichtet

"and the future of the world is in your hands..."

- grandmaster melle mel in "beat street breakdown" (1984)
- grandmaster melle mel :"beat street breakdown" (1984)
nach 3 monaten wieder am alten ort:

zürich, 17. april 2012
3 monate später ist der mega graffiti-tag
wieder auferstanden

am 17. april 2012 wurde dieser hot spot mit dem 2047er mega graffiti tag eingerüstet
dann wurde das piece mit grossem aufwand an zeit und geld weggemacht
(kostenpunkt 9000 schweizer fränkli)

graffiti news - nachrichten in zusammenhang mit graffiti zürich
2047 - comeback
zürigraffiti berichtete
darüber in TIMELINE
zürich, 22. juli 2012

was für eine vision steckt
graffiti news - nachrichten in zusammenhang mit graffiti zürich

melle mel hat in diesem
langen track über vieles
gerappt - über den
zustand der menschen
und der welt, über leben
und tod, liebe und
schmerz, frieden, krieg,
graffiti, ghettos,
ausbeutung, tod - und
über die zukunft...

grandmaster melle mel + the furious five:

für alle interessierten
drucken wir hier den
text ab, wie ihn melle
mel im film "beat
street" rappt**

"then serenades of blue and red and the
beauty of the rainbow fills your head -
crescendo colors playin' tunes -
man why oh why d'ya have to die so

"where the colors would swirl
and the boys and girls can
grow in peace and harmony -
and where murals stand on
walls so grand, as far as the
eyes are able to see, ha"

"so just throw your
hands in the air, and
wave 'em like you just
don't care. and if you
believe that you're the
future, scream it out
and say oh yeah (oh
yeah) oh yeah (oh
yeah) rrrhaa!"

"bums on the sidewalk,
garbage in the street -
abandoned buildings,
bricks of concrete. the
ladies on the corner are
sellin' their body, and
everybody wants a part in
that party"

"i'm hangin out tough rockin' late at
night -
runnin' wild in the town of the neon
lights. you either play some ball or
stand in the hall. huh, you gotta make
somethin' out of nothin' at all"

"the heart of a lion and the
courage of three, and the
mind of a man much wiser
than me. you're the soul of
the brother who won't come
back - who died in my arms
on the railroad track"

"there's pie in the sky and
a eye for a eye.some
people gotta die just to be
free. - you search for
justice and what do you
find? you find just us on
the unemployment line.
you find just us sweatin'
from dawn to dusk..."

"so after this there'll be no more hard time, no
more bad times and no more pain - no more
chump change*, none of that bull, just movies,
museums and the hall of fame

"everybody let's sing
along, now come on
and say hooo (hooo) -
say hooo (hooo). and to
let me know i'm rockin'
the microphone,
everybody say Ramo
(Ramo) Ramo (Ramo)

"rhe ruthless struggle, the desperate gamble.
the game that left the whole world in shambles -
the cheats, the lies, the alibis - and the foolish
attempts to conquer the skies..."

"there's gold in the street and there's
diamonds under feet - and the children in
africa don't even eat..."

juli 2012

"a fight for power, a nuclear shower, a people shout out in the darkest hour. sights
unseen and voices unheard, and finally the bomb gets the last word..."

"christians killed muslims
and germans killed jews -
and everybody's bodies are
used and abused..."

"huh, minds are poisoned
and souls are polluted -
superiority complex is deep-
rooted. leeches and lices,
and people got prices,
egomaniacs control the self-
righteous. nothin' is sacred
and nothin' is pure - so the
revelation of death is our

deutsche truppen wieder einmal an der ostfront -
diesmal in afghanistan

"cause the children of
Man inherit the land,
and the future of the
world is in your

"well, a picture can express a thousand words
to describe all the beauty of life you give - and if the world was yours to do over, i know
you'd paint a better place to live"

"i never knew art till I saw your face
and there'll never be one to take your
'cause each and every time you touch
a spraypaint can,
michelangelo's soul controls your

"tell me who's gonna dream the impossible dream of the beautiful cities
and the island schemes -
when your works of art brought into being all that the ghetto stopped you
from seeing"

"then serenades of blue and red and the beauty
of the rainbow fills your head"

"i'm sittin' in the classroom learnin' the rules.
and it says you can't do graffiti in school - that
can't be wrong in the hallowed hall, so my
notebook turned into a brick wall"

"so all you hip-hops,
get on up, and let's
take it to the top
where we belong.
cause the age of the
beat street wave is

"a newspaper burns in the sand, and the headlines say 'Man Destroys Man', extra
extra, read all the bad news - on the war for peace that everybody would lose,
the rise and fall, the last great empire the sound of the whole world caught on fire..."

"still life, urban masterpiece - your trademark was written on trains and walls.
a million dollar gift only God released. "huh, and yet you got killed for nothin' at

"I'm talkin' about ashes to ashes and dust to dust, where the good die young it's all
thy must - 'cause as life must live, death must die and the tear shall fall from the
living eye, huh!"

"cause we gotta suffer
while things get rougher -
and that's the reason why
we got to get tougher..."

"dachau, auschwitz,
hiroshima, vietnam,
leningrad, iwo jima,
okinawa, korea, the
philippines - devast
ation, death, cash for
the killing machine..."

"peoples in terror, the
leaders made a error -
and now they can't
even look in the

"so learn from the past and
work for the future - snd
don't be a slave to no

melles mels worte wirken heute
aktueller und visionärer denn je

**für die filmversion des
raps film wurden einige
textteile ausgelassen,
andere abgeändert

im internet kursiert nur der studio-album-text. oft auch noch fehlerhaft. zürigraffiti präsentiert
hier exklusiv und erstmals den von uns selbst aufgezeichneten, korrigierten und kompletten
text der live-filmversion

"beat street breakdown, rrrrhaa!"

"beat street, the king of the beat - you see him
rockin' that beat from across the street"
"say it 1,2,3,4 - just let me know what you came here for. and just clap your hands
everybody, and let me know i'm not alone. and if you knew my main man when he
was alive, scream it out and say RAMO! (RAMO)"

RAMO (in: "beat street"

melle mel in "beat street"

"beat street
breakdown, rrrrhaa!"

1966er Ford Mustang Fastback + 2047er graffiti tag von 2012

hier noch der
original trailer von

26 juli 2012
at manesse
"and huh huh, beat street is a lesson too -
because ah, you can't let the streets beat
you. uh!"

"cause i'm caught in a rat race lookin' for my own space -
it gotta be a better place for you and me

grandmaster melle mel
"there's no justice,
it's, huh, just us"

"lost in space, and what is it
worth? huh, the president
just forgot about earth.
spendin' multi-billions and
maybe even trillions - the
cost of weapons ran in the

"flies on their faces, they're livin' like mice, and their
houses even make the ghetto look nice. - huh, the
water tastes funny, it's forever too sunny, and they
work all month and don't make no money..."



2047 - comeback
at manesse

+ GUCK, 2047, BIRD,
REUBER, etc...,

incl. weltpremiere:
der komplette,
korrekte text von
grandmaster melle
mel's filmversion
von "beat street

was für eine vision steckt hinter
auf dieser seite (s.2) / on this page (p.2):
*chump change = kleingeld

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No. 28/2 - JULI 2012

26 juli 2012
street, line + free-wall graffiti in zurich/switzerland