Sunday, November 30, 2008
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
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!
Monday, November 24, 2008
HIGHLINE BALLROOM Monday, Nov 24th, 2008
491 west 16th street (bw 9th 7 10th ave) doors:8pm
Friday, November 21, 2008
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.)
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]
check out the first lady of ROCKSMITH & KILO Intl. my favorite Diamond Girl's blogs on BKRW and on Format.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Lichiban & Sha (Yah couldn't make it)
DJs AmirNYC, Don Cuco & Hadyn
Taylor McFerrin & Rahj
Taylor McFerrin & TK Wonder
In the heart of LES, NUBLU, NYC
62 Ave C
check a clip of TK & Taylor holding it down
AUDIO AESTHETICS ...highly recommend it.
RSVP strictly enforced: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
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.
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
[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.]
stay tuned for photos from their Fall/Winter Collection!
...it's the Brooklyn way.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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
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:)
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.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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
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
Exclusive Bed-Stuy Rock T-shirts Avaiable
925 Bergen st.
Between Franklin & Classon
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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
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.
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
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
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.