Tuesday, April 7, 2009

iRECOMMEND: got soul for u

April 8, WEDNESDAY :: Melo-X at Webster Hall. more info on Melo-s blog. These are images of Melo's debut performance of his new album Mustafa's Renaissance at Rehab. Body Language and Taylor McFerrin will be guest performing. [photo: TONE]
...that's right, that's my day...Here is a lil sneak preview of the work on the left. some of these pieces made me laugh as i was lining them up next to each other...it is a funny visual saga about coming out of the darkness and finding light of the true diamond (by now you probably know where i'm going with this-or if not look for the diamond tattoo!). my amazing collaborators Paridee, Rodney, Upendo, Livingroom, and Quan were not just contributing their skills to this project, but they were also part of the story in a way. These pieces kind of raw & unpolished reflecting the state of mind they were born from. My collaborators are all amazing artists with many trades: beside being skilled in the fine arts, these guys are also on top of their game in the fashion biz: Paridee is a designer for Ralph Polo Lauren, Upendo is one half of Leroy Jenkins, while Quan is one of the pillars of A.L.I.E.N. Livingroom Johnston is an established writer, while Rodney is an art director at one of the top ad agencies of NYC...A lot of impressive talents to keep up with, I learned a lot working along them. Also, this day will mark the end of my hibernation period celebrating the spring, abundance, 'swagger with substance' and love. Hosted by the sexy Betta Broad (big shout out to her!!!) :: Lychee martini special, courtesy of Red Bamboo! Animal-friendly soulfood if you're in for dinner:)
7-11pm RED BAMBOO, Fort Greene, BROOKLYN NY :: FREE
271 Adelphi St @ DeKalb Ave
DJ BlackFruitPunch of the Aficionados (that's my man, Deffrei!) will be holding it down

April 11, SATURDAY
:: DJ Spinna :: Prince vs Michael Jackson
One of the best parties in NYC is coming up again! Check out a clip of last year’s SOUL SLAM here

Advance ($20) Tickets Available @:


* Fat Beats (NYC) 406 6thAvenue (Corner of 8th Street) 212.673.3883

* Pieces (BKLYN) 671 Vanderbilt Ave (Corner Of Park Pl.) 718.857.7211

* Addy & Ferro (BKLYN) 672 Fulton Street (Btwn South Elliot & South Portland) 718.246.2900

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