Sunday, November 30, 2008

FREE MUSIC: Sa-Ra: Hey Love

mmmm.....

check'em here.
Hey Love - Sa-ra Creative Partners

DAYJOB

BERNABE MENDEZ from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.

If
you happen to be in Montreal, check out The Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal, the opening of the exhibition of
SI SEULEMENT J’AVAIS PU TE PARLER Photography by Dulce Pinzón

Thursday December the 4th 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
This exhibition will be open from December the 5th 2008 to January the 28th 2009

FREE MUSIC: Format Mag x Melo-X mixtape

Check out my homie, sonic wizard Melo X's new mixtape featuring some of my fav BK peeps, Melo himself, Theophilus London and Nikki Ntu among other young guns...it's free!

Formatmag.com and MeLo-X present Futurama, a collection of 2008's next generation MCs. Futurama includes drops from 88 Keys, B.o.B., Big Sean, Charles Hamilton, Theophilus London, Nikki Ntu, Diz Gabran, Drake, Jay Electronica, Kid Cudi, Mickey Factz, The Cool Kids, Wiz Khalifa and many more!

CLICK HERE(megaupload)or HERE(zshare) TO DOWNLOAD

SHE'S BACK! Grace Jones: Corporate Cannibal

Just got the word from Rucyl about the new Grace Jones video, CORPORATE CANNIBAL [the "man-eating machine" that "consumes its consumers"] from Hurricane her new album in 19 years!!...dive in & take a journey through the world of one of the most fierce female artists of the galaxy...a huge inspiration for many of us.

Link

Monday, November 24, 2008

i heART NEW YORK: live art LOVE IS LOVE showcase feat. Camp Lo!

going to be live painting tomorrow alongside my peeps, Marthalicia, Pesu, Riz22, Lexi, and performers Oveous Maximus & Kesed. CAMP LO people!...come through and support a good cause.
LOVE IS LOVE ::: a fundraiser event for the Sybarite Arts Development Center
HIGHLINE BALLROOM Monday, Nov 24th, 2008
491 west 16th street (bw 9th 7 10th ave) doors:8pm


Friday, November 21, 2008

WHERE THE PARTY AT? Brooklyn Bounce this Saturday 11/22


Don't miss out on BROOKLYN BOUNCE...if you wonder where many of the makers of the Brooklyn renaissance hang out on Saturdays... well, we stay in BK to feel the good vibrations at the homies, Dhundee & Stimulus's party. (Not to mention that during these hard times, the minimal $5 entry is a plus.)
This week's special guest: WAAJEED of PPP & BLING47.
(Waajeed also played at the BK Bounce when I had my birthday party back in Sept...people are still talking about that party...we danced allllll night long. check the pics)

YOUR PARTY: The Brooklyn Bounce
RESIDENT DJs: Dhundee & Stimulus
WHEN/WHERE? Deity - 368 Atlantic every Saturday
WHEN DID YOU START THE SERIES? February 2007
WHAT DO YOU PLAY? Hip Hop, Soul Classics, Broken Beat, Dirty Disco & Reggae
DESCRIBE THE VIBE: 2 years into Obama's presidency when positive change is becoming the expected.
SEXIEST OUTFIT YOU'VE SEEN ON THE DANCEFLOOR? 4 inch heels, fish nets, corsette and a fleece hoodie
WHATS NEW FOR 2009? Original music from the BK BOUNCE.... An album
SHOUTOUTS? Licsi, Mike July, The Real Live Show, The Taste Crew, 12 Tribes, Fusicology, Rocksmith, Ten Deep, Coup d'Etat, Lyricist Lounge, Ubiquita, Sybarite, B Polite, Damien Bullock, Mike Adasko, Tony Tantrum, OP Miller, Waajeed, Moni, Reborn, Ant Demby, Ish Lab, DJ EQual, Nachy Bless, Mass Processor and the ENTIRE BROOKLYN MASSIVE
[photo by AmirNYC]

ROCKSMITH Fall08 ....meowwww!

my peeps at ROCKSMITH Tokyo really outdid themselves with the new Fall collection and this photoshoot...makes me want to prrrrrr. this sexy spacebiker series is definitely a turn on and of course i'm feeling the green eye mask.

check out the first lady of ROCKSMITH & KILO Intl. my favorite Diamond Girl's blogs on BKRW and on Format.





Tuesday, November 18, 2008

i heART NEW YORK: live art at BONZAI SOUND EXCHANGE showcase

Come check out some of my favorite BK acts at the BONZAI SOUND EXCHANGE this coming Thursday. These guys are some serious underground heavy-hitters, and this event has been known as one of the best live music showcases in the city.

9pm-11pm
LIVE PAINTING:
Lichiban & Sha (Yah couldn't make it)
DJs AmirNYC, Don Cuco & Hadyn

11pm-2am
SHOWTIME:
Taylor McFerrin & Rahj
Taylor McFerrin & TK Wonder
2am
Möbius Collective
4am..vibe overdose!
In the heart of LES, NUBLU, NYC
62 Ave C


check a clip of TK & Taylor holding it down


iRECOMMEND: "I WOULD SPIT ON YOUR SNEAKERS."

This came from my friend, MEGA, Executive Director/Curator of
AUDIO AESTHETICS
...highly recommend it.
For the first time ever, on Thursday, November 20th Le Tapin comes to Brooklyn! In collaboration with Vapors Magazine, A.L.I.E.N, UBER & BKRW, AUDIO AESTHETICS invites Le Tapin for the U.S. debut of "I WOULD SPIT ON YOUR SNEAKERS." The exhibit is a critical deconstruction of the "sneaker" in a post modern/contemporary society using a surrealist and a self described post graffiti aesthetic.

RSVP strictly enforced:
rsvp@audioaesthetics.com
The opening reception will be from 7-11pm. With the exhibit running till December 3rd.


Curated by Sabrina Yo'land & MEGA Special installation by 4th Dimension Complimentary wine & cheese Soundtrack by DarKvader Secret afterparty with NORMrex Records. Must RSVP to receive invite & password...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NEW WORK: K.ing A.siatic N.obody's E.qual

the latest joint. big thanks to Mike of YUME for connecting the dots. in honor of his 20-year legacy in the history of hip-hop, presented to Big Daddy Kane on behalf of YUME at B.B. Kings, Nov 14th, 2008 NYC. pretty amazing project.


YUME is a true Brooklyn phenomenon... a grassroot cultural and educational movement, a gallery, a fashion label, and the secret hangout place of one of the most dynamic underground artist communities in BK. check the recording from the show.
photography [right] by Carl Chisolm

iheART NEW YORK: One Peace Exhibition

please join my good friends, Concep and Pesu at their first collab show on Wednesday, November 19th at the Gallery Bar. Doors open at 7pm.
Beautiful work for a worthy cause. I highly recommend it

Saturday, November 15, 2008

THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK: how many lips?

Breath Love Temple ::: vol 1.
check out vol 2 on wronglips

Friday, November 14, 2008

FREE MUSIC: PPP/Waajeed: ABUNDANCE (Official Mixtape)

hot shit... and it's free. get on it here.
beside all the free PPP remix gems, you also get a chance to get a special intro to Waajeed's new electronic projects, Resurgence and Fresh Boogie...dopest galactic soul.
1. (Waajeed Intro) 2. PPP feat. Coultrain - Angel (Waajeed Remix) (FRESHselects.net DOWNLOAD) 3. Waajeed - Resurgence 4. (Angel Remix Commentary) 5. PPP feat. J Dilla - Shotgun (Waajeed's Plinky Remix) (FRESHselects.net DOWNLOAD) 6. Waajeed - Fresh Boogie 7. (Plinky Commentary) 8. PPP feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Your Day Is Done (PPP vs. DJ Topspin Remix)* 9. (Day Is Done Commentary) 10.PPP feat. SA-RA & Rozzi Daime - Deep Inside (Waajeed Remix) % 11.PPP feat. Tiombe Lockhart - Stay With Me (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Remix) 12.(Deep Inside & Stay With Me Commentary) 13.PPP feat. Zeno - Fever (DJ Topspin's Stay With Me Blend) ^ 14.PPP feat. Jamila Raegan - Goodbye (PPP EXCLUSIVE) + 15.(Fever Blend & Goodbye Commentary) 16.Jazmine Sullivan feat. Coultrain - Jump Off (BLING47 RADIO EXCLUSIVE) 17.(Jump Off Commentary) 18.PPP feat. Coultrain & Jamila Raegan - Stand For Something (PPP EXCLUSIVE) 19.(Stand For Something & Pigeon Hole Commentary) 20.PPP feat. Coultrain - Pigeon Hole (PPP - ABUNDANCE PREVIEW)
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make sure to give PPP & Waajeed a shout..their new album dropping in January 2009, ABUNDANCE is huge.

Big thanks to bling47 for the shoutout!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

THE GALAXYRIDERS /// Kats 'R' Us

Thanks to my peeps at the A.L.I.E.N spaceship for this :) I see you!
[photo of my mural at Yume Gallery, at the BEDSTUY ROCK event. check here for more]

A.L.I.E.N is not just a street wear brand. It is a movement as much about the ancient past as about the future... It is Brooklyn swagger meets inner world travels and intergalactic mind expansions.
Let the galaxyriders help you explore your mental universe.
[photography by Melo-X (just realized that the man, who is a dope producer/DJ, has got camera skillz too!) check more from this shoot.]

and more...

stay tuned for photos from their Fall/Winter Collection!
...it's the Brooklyn way.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

i heART NEW YORK: Friday is ART hopping

FRIDAY is going to be more than one could handle in a night, but I am going to try to visit all 3 events below here...I don't get out these days very often (been feverishly working on some new pieces for my solo show in December), so I've gotta get some multi-sensory stimulation in for the whole week. So it turns out that there are two art shows I want to see on Friday, and they happen to be 3 blocks away from each other (see map below)...whew.
Come check out this dope show where art meets politricks, organized by the Hustlenomics crew... I will have a few new previously unseen pieces in this show, and I am glad I had the opportunity to get some of my political thoughts out there on the canvas. Big shout out to the Hustlenomics crew for including me in this. Check photos from previous events on their website.

The 5th Annual Hustlenomics
Friday, November 14th 2008

"Politricks"

@ M1-5 52 Walker st. (A, C, E, N,Q, R to Canal St) in Money Takin Manhattan

Description:

The 5th Annual Hustlenomics event is being held on Friday, November 14, 2008. This year, the team invited a diverse range of artists to create and present art pieces encompassing the theme "Politricks". The artists will display their personal perspective on American or global politics. Since this year's event falls after the elections (in hopes that OBAMA is elected our President), it won't strictly be focused on the 2008 campaign. We've asked each artist to step outside the box and produce pieces that express how important and powerful politics has been throughout the turn of the century. These pieces will represent the impacts of politics and how its affected people of different race, demographics, economics, language and gender. Hustlenomics team is working hard to make this year's event really special!

VISUAL ARTISTS 7-9pm FREE (Gallery Viewing)

Miguel Angel Perez * Bor ish* Ana Bravo* Erin Yoshi* Juandoe* Tony Peralta* Crystal Clarity* Ron.j.nub* Shaun Turner* Romeo Rex* Lichiban* Marthalicia* Atomic
PERFORMING LIVE Show Starts at 10pm:
Blitz The Ambassador & The Embassy Ensemble
Wonway and The Park Band+Special Guests
Special Guest: LEMON from Def Poetry
Hosted by kahlili almustafa & Pattydukes

DJS:J-BOOGIE * BRAINCHILD* SCIENTIFIC aka ELAN VYTAL* Brina Payne* L.E* One Mic Rivera* Lucha

2 for 1 Drinks
$5-$20 sliding scale donation after 9pm


Depending on if you want to check out BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR after the free gallery viewing at HUSTLENOMICS, or want to watch Shades of Brooklyn, the project of Sunshowah Films at the COUP D'ETAT show, you might choose to switch up the order of the gallery hopping.

Coup D'Etat fam is holding their first annual art show in production with Sly Art Gallery / Robot City.

VISUAL ART: Concep, Livingroom Johnson, One9

Photography: Alexandra Cespedes

the episode runs of DJ Moni's Friends We Love web series and Sunshowah Films will be in the house showing some of their work.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th Coup D'Etat Art @SlyArt vs. Robot City

425 Broadway (btw Canal & Howard) Trains: N/Q/R/W or 6 to Canal 7pm - 2am | $10 suggested donation art exhibition 7pm - 9:30pm

FILM screenings 9:30pm - 10:30pm short documentaries from Sunshowah Films

Afterparty 10:30pm - 2am music by DJs Tahleim & Moni FLYER:

Then you can hop on the Q/N and take it to Times Square to check out the

Big Daddy Kane's 20th Anniversary

B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd St

Doors 8pm | $30 in advance, $50 VIP Celebrate BDK's 20th Anniversary this Friday with a live performance by Big Daddy Kane himself, along with Connie Price & The Keystones, Hot 97's Mister Cee, Biz Markie, Skaz Digga and J. Period. Hosted by Big Daddy Kane!

I'll be there to deliver a gift:)


MY HOMIES RULE TOO: Pesu

Hailing from the land of the eternal sun, Pesu has traveled from Tokyo through California to his eventual home base in Brooklyn to become one of the most well-known and beloved live painters on the New York art scene. (Who doesn't love Pesu?!) One of the illustrious members of Old Soulz crew along with Yaz and Riz22, Pesu is bringing his native flava, leaving his unmistakable brush strokes and signature red sun-dot around the city. He has live painted over 150 times and won numerous art battles. I had a chance to paint alongside him a few times and see the man in action...he is a beast! Make sure to check out his upcoming collabro show with Concep at the Gallery Bar (11/19).
PESU /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
WHAT DO YOU DO? Create ART & Enjoying my Life in NYC.
WHERE DO YOU CALL IT HOME? Mt.Fuji & BK.
TRUE BEAUTY IS…Understanding.
BEATS…Makes my life = art more colorful.
TRUE SEXY IS…Virgin? i don't know. lol
MUSIC IS MY…Air
ART DOES NOT…exist and understand very much.
MY NIGHTS ARE…Henny, patron, grey goose... drink! lol
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…NYC, Dreams, Good shit
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …draw, dream, self- confidence, will and struggle....
ENOUGH OF …War.
MY CREATIVITY IS…from my LIFE.
TRUE POWER IS…Nature.
LIFE CAN BE THE...bullshit cuz every one is not equal
I DREAM OF...Japan.
TO LOVE IS TO…Love and Believe.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE….of the new york shit and cali shit.
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE…has 3 boobs. lol
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU?Every Thursday "Deja Vu" @ Element (225 Houston & Essex/ave A) I'm painting every week. Say "Old-Soulz" for free b4 12:30am.
hope to see you there!!

Save the date for the big collabro show of PESU and fellow visionary, CONCEP coming up on Wednesday November 19, 2008 7pm at the Gallery Bar Show with a common theme of Love and Peace.

BROOKLYN DIARIES: HALLOWEEN 08

My first time painting live portraits...my good friend, Alonzo of the Minority Report asked to hook him and his homie L.A up for Halloween...check his report.
just got an idea....

Monday, November 10, 2008

iRECOMMEND: When Boy Meets Girl 4

It's been a while that I've seen my close friend, Sarah White, perform live, so I can't wait to see her do her thing. To add to the excitement, she and her partner-in-crime, Don Cuco will rock the stage with some serious heavy-hitters, our good friends DARU (ex-Slum Village) & KIVA. Sarah has a fantastic record out called HIDING BLIND, and she's been getting stellar reviews and lots of love from around the globe. If you haven't heard it yet, now is the time to fall in love with it.

Also performing Violent Sex, MEGABONE (check out their hilarious video here:), TK WONDER w/Taylor Mcferrin, Mr Mecca, M.ISLAND, THEO, Trezure , Brokn.Englsh.

Tuesday, November 11th 2008 @ 8pm
SOUTHPAW, 125 5th ave Park Slope BROOKLYN NYC
$10 in advance or on the guestlist $15 general admission

The Good People at HustleMode & We Fancy Present:

When Boy Meets Girl IV

Not to be missed, people!



Friday, November 7, 2008

iRECOMMEND: BEDSTUY ROCK!

THIS IS WHERE I'LL BE ON...
Saturday, Nov 8th, just before heading out to SEW FAR SOUL GOOD, part 2. I can't wait to see what my friend Quan Luv has been working on all this time behind closed doors. Quan has quite a vision to communicate visually, and since I had a chance to start a collabo with him, I know what beast he's got in his palm. Definitely recommend it.

A.L.I.E.N NYC & Yume present

ART INSTALLATION by QUAN LUV
Hosted by: Theophilus London :: King Mega :: Kesed :: Prince DJ :: Lou Diamond

If you come from BROOKLYN come represent and even if you’re not STILL REPRESENT! We’re
Live Music!
Live Art!
Live Poetry!
Exclusive Bed-Stuy Rock T-shirts Avaiable
Yume Brooklyn
925 Bergen st.
Between Franklin & Classon
4-8pm

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ARTIST TO WATCH: GOOD DAY GOOD NIGHT

your mind ::: universe ::: heal ::: time travel ::: possibility ::: truth ::: leave ::: enter ::: future ::: together ::: we ::: one ::: always
This comes fresh from the source, my homie PRINT. Getting to know many new-generation Brooklyn artists & movers-and-shakers made me realize how many of us are out there trying to put out art that has a subtle positive spiritual message, and that we are farthest from being plagued with apathy (I hope it's not just Brooklyn though, but we are definitely one of the centers of the ongoing artistic renaissance). I first heard Print and his band Good Day Good Night's album when I was painting my mural at the YUME loft gallery, and I really got into their music. I love this brilliant collab Print did with another Brooklyn fam member I've been supporting here for a while, Theophilus London...if you want to get deeper into his mind, check my feature from a previous post here.
the Print of GOOD DAY GOOD NIGHT Presents: Who Am I feat. Theophilius London


Their much-anticipated new album"Comic Books UNLIMITED" dropping on December 08, 2008 //// Good Day Good Night, lead by Brooklyn native musician Print, takes you a journey through the fantastically realistic world of comic books, inviting many other artists to step outside their usual artistic self and indulge in becoming a hero who they connect with, so they as imaginary heroes together can create innovative music. Artists such as Fresh Daily, Wordspit, Mickey Factz, Cocoa Sarai, Melo X, Rahsaan, Outasight, Theophilius London, Homeboy Sandman, and many other grace the record with their unique styles. Stay tuned for more on Print...

EVERY GOOD THING BEGINS WITH A DREAM!

..... there was NO NEED FOR RECOUNT.


I am still ecstatic about yesterday's turnout. Luckily, I was around friends to share the hugs, pounding heartbeats, and the feeling of unity brought on by the victory of Barack Obama. Beautiful moments to live for, indeed.

The world was watching and hoping for a change too. Having traveled around the world for years, I've seen the way the US began to lose its credit in the world's eye during the last 8 years...now time has come to change that and recognize that we have come from the same source and as people we have a responsibility toward one another...to recognize and apologize for our past wrongdoings and to assure that solidarity and love for our fellow human soul travelers prevail over the will to power and greed. Obama is seen as the symbol of this, which is why he touched so many all over the world. Click on image to check the world's reaction to this historical victory.

iRECOMMEND: SEW FAR SOUL GOOD part 2

Last night, we watched history in the making. We as people proved without a doubt that our faith in change in fact makes a difference. Barack Obama's victory surely was one of the most liberating experiences for millions of people around the world.

To celebrate this monumental victory, join the fam of Keistar/ Minority Report/ Stylistic Agency crew this Saturday at the PINK ROOM with Wronglips' favorite deejay, DJ Spinna will make you get your groove on. This is a dressy event, so make sure to put on your sexy swagger and your favorite dancing shoes...

SIDE NOTE: I designed this flier about a month ago for Keita of Keistar Productions...of course, no one knew the outcome of the election back then, but we were ready to celebrate CHANGE...every good thing begins with a dream!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

tonite, we are all ready to celebrate change. i wanted to spend this historic day doing something meaningful...i've been a big supporter of the campaign in ways that i could, because i strongly believe that if we stop believing in the power of social action, in the significance of individual efforts and the value of small changes as well as big transformations, we have no right to complaint about the state of things in the world today.

so to commemorate this day, my good friend and one of the dopest painters around, Concep invited me to do a collab with him tonite at the LIBATION party's ELECTION NIGHT event. come through!
Sullivan's Room, 218 Sullivan St. bw 3rd & Bleecker

Monday, November 3, 2008

iRECOMMEND: Q-Tip ::: THE RENAISSANCE :::

Q-Tip's first solo album in nine years, The Renaissance, finally dropping tomorrow, Nov 4th on Election Day, just in time to celebrate change and rebirth.

Produced primarily by Q-Tip, The Renaissance is a collection of tracks based around my favorite topic, LOVE! The album features one my favorite live artist colleagues, my girl Amanda Diva! You can listen to some of tracks here and check his website for the latest updates here. "Getting Up" is already a classic.