source: one of my favorite photographer duos MI-ZO, zoren gold and minori, mi-zo
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Björk's amazing video from last year was awarded Best Video of the Year & Best Art Direction on the Antville Music Video Awards 2008. Incredible job with the animation and the art direction; kudos to directors Encyclopedia Pictura (Isaiah SaxonSean Hellfritsch) and produced by Mark De Pace and Zach Mortensen at Ghost Robot. Check it in HD here.
BILAL at S.O.B.s
204 Varick St, NYC
Admission: $28 in adv & 32 DAY OF SHOW
With the appearance of his single "Soul Sista" on the 'Love & Basketball' movie soundtrack in 2000, Bilal gained much-deserved exposure and attention from people outside R&B circles. In addition, Bilal sang the hook on Common's "The 6th Sense" with neo-soul singer Jill Scott. He also commonly scats and plays keyboards at his live shows. Bilal has appeared on Common's Like Water for Chocolate, Guru's Jazzmatazz Street Soul, and has written and produced for the likes of Erykah Badu. Get Tickets Here
FRIDAY, JAN 30 7pm - 3am
Sly Art vs Robot City Presents: The Friends We Love Festival Fundraiser
434 Broadway 5th floor, NY NY 10013 between Grand + Howard
*Enter at 38 Howard around corner*
Trains - NR6QJMZ19 to Canal
Suggested donation: $20 / $10 minimum
DJs & Live Performances by: Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love * Waajeed * Moni * Dhundee * Jose James * GAEA ft TK Wonder * Sarah White / Daru Jones / DJ Kiva / Don Cuco* Probe dms * Asen James Hosted by: Stimulus
Live Art by The Neocons: Ellis G* Poster Boy NYC * Aakash Nihalani
Screenings of Friends We Love Video series at 7:30 / 8:30 / 9:30
also on FRIDAY make sure to check out my man, AL DALE, aka The Minority Reporter's huge party in Brooklyn. Al is one of my favorite peoples in Brooklyn, so when he asked me to be one of the hosts' of the night that celebrates the one-year anniversary of his way-more-than-just-a-blog THE MINORITY REPORT, I gladly said yes. Al, one of the most stylish men alive actually managed to translate the virtual reality (which often gives an illusory sense of connectedness to the "real" world) into a real community with his blog. Kudoes to him for that.
Fri. Jan 30th '09 "YEAR ONE" -the Minority Report's One Year Anniversary and Tiffany Rhode's B'day Celebration Dinner
@ Tamboril - 527 Myrtle Ave near Grand St.
Dinner starts 9pm-10:30 Dance from 10:30-4am
Music by Brooklyn's musical ambassadors the Ahficionados
And guest DJ K-Salaam
Hosted by the Stylistic Agency, Guts, Cocolah, Keith MSJG Enterprises, Harriet's Alter Ego, Lichiban, Silky (Sound Proof International), Loft Boys Media, 718 Bodega, Swagger 360, Not Just Vintage, Tamara Delbridge, Coup D'etat BK, Kristen Fraser, Heavy, Children of Da Curb, Isis (Small Wonder / C.I.A.), Kiser, Born As A Raggamuffin, and the Brooklyn Circus.
Dress code Semi formal Semi funky
Heineken Lite promo $3 beers All night
Two happy hours 10pm-11pm, 2am-3am
$30 bottle special
John Legend ticket give-away
And possibly an Ipod (?)
Live percussionist w/ DJ
SATURDAY Jan 31 2009, 9pm doors; 10pm show
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street $12
Hip-hop aficionados Danny Castro and Anthony Marshall bring their legendary Lyricist Lounge showcase to 92YTribeca. What started in a small studio apartment on the Lower East Side has grown to include some of the hottest names in hip-hop (Q-Tip, Mos Def, Common, Snoop Dogg and Erykah Badu to name a few). Come see what the live Lyricist Lounge shows are all about, bringing you some of the best new hip hop talent from Brooklyn and beyond. Tonight, they bring it to 92YTribeca!
The lineup for January 31 includes:
Blitz The Ambassador
Monday, January 26, 2009
To find out more about Brian's artistic evolution check his interview on Miami New Times.
Friday, January 23, 2009
so take a deep breath and download it for free
New Yorkers can catch Theo tonight at his official party with Melo-X at the decks MIXTAPE RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT @ ARROW BAR 85 Avenue A 11pm-till late
Thursday, January 22, 2009
PPP 's highly anticipated second album, Abundance, IN STORES NOW!!!!
This incredible record has been on heavy rotation in my cd player since the summer...and now it's finally available to the public! PPP (formerly known as Platinum Pied Piper) fans who have been waiting for a new record since their banging debut release Triple P are in for a treat. The new sound couldn't be more fresh and yet musically as complex and ferocious as music used to be back in the heydays of soul and funk...it is simply real, good music with a lot of soul and heart-hitting beats. PPP's ABUNDANCE takes their Detroit Motown-legacy to new heights creating a classic sound that is definitely on pair with the old masters. As I've been saying it since I first heard it, this album is huge and hearing it live might just change your life forever...if you were at the after-party of last summer's BROOKLYN Hip-Hop festival, then you know what I am talking about, but in any case make sure to catch the crew at their live shows. Meet the cast and check out other dope PPP & Waajeed videos from bling 47 on youtube.
Abundance features an all new cast of up-and-coming singers including the album's main songwriter, Coultrain, and leading ladies, Karma Stewart & Jamila Raegan (check my feature of them on WRONGLIPS), plus the return of PPP vet, Neco Redd. My two favorite tracks Luv Affair and Pigeon Hole are perfect examples of the vast talent that this new line-up represents. You can buy Abundance now through Ubiquity Records & Amazon, and iTunes. Support artists & good music by actually purchasing their work...unless of course it's free (check the free download ABUNDANCE mixtape link on the right.)
And there's still a lot more in store from Waajeed, PPP & the whole Bling47 crew - so be sure to stay tuned to www.myspace.com/
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
stay tuned and get the teaser here!
oh and here is the link for an equally electrifying freebie...the remix of Ka$h by A-Trak
If you want to know more about the man, check the interview with Stonesthrow's founder Peanut Butter Wolf.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
LIVINGROOM JOHNSTON /////////////////////////////// renaissance man, poet/ writer/ painter/ pro-skater, miracle man, the now, the magnum opus, the physical manifestation of the Philosopher Stone.
WHAT DO YOU DO? Write books and paint and enjoy life.
WHERE DO YOU CALL IT HOME? The world within.
TRUE BEAUTY IS… Livingroom Johnston.
BEATS… something Livingroom Johnston doesn’t give mind too.
TRUE SEXY IS… Livingroom Johnston.
MUSIC IS MY… bitch.
ART DOES NOT… mean one should ask for it for free. Or try and hoodwink folks to participate in lucrative events wherein finance, (as a gesture of appreciation), is not given the artist – in exact proportion to service rendered.
MY NIGHTS ARE… wild like Hunter S. Thompson with Brown skin.
THESE 3 TURN ME ON… Money, Pussy and mirrors.
SELF-KNOWLEDGE … is Livingroom Johnston.
ENOUGH OF … Livingroom Johnston then start again and fill up from more Livingroom Johnston.
MY CREATIVITY IS… the physical manifestation of Gold.
TRUE POWER IS… Livingroom Johnston.
LIFE CAN BE THE... experience that one learns from or a bitch, when one is not deliberately creating.
I DREAM OF... creating Livingroom Johnston’s days.
TO LOVE IS TO… know Livingroom Johnston.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE…. I AM the physical manifestation of Gold.
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE… is going to do whatever it is they will to do.
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU? just think hard enough.
LATEST PROJECT... writing with the NEW WORLD MAGAZINE.
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009? MORE LIVINGROOM JOHNSTON.
SHOUTOUTS? Shout out to all who support the life of Livingroom Johnston.
Livingroom's exclusive set of handmade novels are available for $20.00 each... $100.00 entire set. firstname.lastname@example.org they are delivered in a special secret way!" Don't miss out, these prized items will be one to show off to your grandchildren. Also check his new hardbound book "I Don't Want To Think About It Right Now" here.
Sarah White "Fade" (happened to be also one of my favorite tracks from her) ::: Yellowtail feat Selma I "Miss 17" (Arch typ's Punk Funk Mix) :::: Nappy G "Fight The Power" (Pimps Of Joytime Remix) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::CLICK TO CHECK THE SONGS
Also check out the sexy new track FALL 4 YOU that my girl,Sarah White just did with our homie, DJ/producer Dhundee DHUNDEE.
Monday, January 12, 2009
On that note, if you wonder why only My Homies Rule on my blog is because along with my blog partner, singer, Sarah White, I've been posting the features of the ladies on WRONGLIPS under the label Hey Ladies. Check the answers of some of today's most talented female artists we have featured so far from Yukimi from Little Dragon, J Davey, Karma Stewart and Jamila Raegan of PPP, Kissey Asplund, Lucy Love, Rucyl, MJ Zilla, Yah of Cocolah and YAKBLAK, Eagle Nebula, Jimi James, Marthalicia, Fly Ladi Di, Delhine Diallo, to Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee (Founder of Mama Clothing) among others on WRONGLIPS!!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Along with its partners, MoveOn.org Political Action, the Service Employees International Union and Obey Giant, MANIFEST HOPE: DC, will issue an inspiring visual call-to-action, encouraging a redirection of public energy toward true reform in three key areas: health care reform, worker's right and green economy
The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery will be open to the public in Washington, DC for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration, Saturday, January 17th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Art exhibition management will be provided by our Washington, DC gallery partner, Irvine Contemporary.
I know that many of you are planning on heading to DC , so don't miss this if you are in the area. Check more info at manifesthope.com.
Jan 10 thru Feb 7, 2009
Opening Reception - Saturday, January 10th 6pm- 9pm
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Also get more goodies on his imeem page
Monday, January 5, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
NEW WORK from the
SECRET LIVES OF SAMURAIS FROM THE LAND OF ETERNAL LOVE
Quan Luv x Lichiban collab "Harakiti & Lotusheart :: I'll Meet You In The Light..."
Working with Quan on two of our collabs was connecting on both creative and spiritual levels. Our characters knew each others and started to activate old archives of knowledge in us.
Lichiban :: [beginning of my collab with Concep, I made this and then handed it over to him]
Concep x Lichiban ::: "I'll Meet You In The Crystal Cave" One of my favorite painter friends, Concep hasn't seen the rest of the work when he painted this, but he managed to tune into not only the subtle theme of the show (painting her aura) but also the color scheme of the rest of the work..he made the piece radiate with a glow..a quality he has mastered in other of his work as well.
Lichiban x Quan Luv :: "Harakiti & Lotusheart :: The Prototype". This one was the very first piece of the show. I drew Lotusheart and then Quan went in with his character, the cosmic lover Harakiti, Lotusheart's long lost Ninja warrior. I worked on this for more than a week and it is one of my favorites.
Lichiban :: "Ray of Six Petals" inspired by my fellow feline warrior, beautiful amazon woman Raye 6. I can't wait to have her new album, 'She Looks Like Fun' drop soon...Watch out for her, she is the next big thing.
Lichiban :: "The Return of the Future" Theophilus London. He'd asked me earlier to do a pitch for his upcoming album, This Charming Man. During the all-night painting sessions, I kept myself inspired by listening to my friends' tracks (it happens that most of them are dropping or just recently released their new album, which is why I made a point of making their music into the soundtrack of the opening. I am planning to draw all of them as time permits)
Lichiban :: "The Challenger:::My Defeat is My Redemption" & "Leopard Lux ::: I Carry Light"...there is so much I could say about these two...On the left, the young Mega D masquerading as Darth Vader/Challenger.
Quan Luv x Lichiban collab "Harakiti & Lotusheart :: I'll Meet You In The Light..."
Quan drew Harakiti on this one first and then I took over with the rest continuing to unfold their story. I love Quan's characters, his drawing skills are outrageous.
Lichiban :: "Serpentpower Reminds Lotusheart". I painted this one live at Mutant Folklores Digitales show in Brooklyn
The Hall of Heroes
Hall of Ninjas featuring Pesu x Lichiban collab ::: Pesu did an amazing job with this...I tried to keep it simple to let his part shine ::: pieces in this series were painted live at various locations in NYC.
Off the Wall
the inspiration of these works to a large degree came from sharing our creative energy with my dear friends during the all-night powwows, collabos & priceless conversations or from listening to their music. i spent the last week staying up till 7:30-8am trying to finish everything...will never forget the support. thank you!
stay tuned, more images of collabos and show pics are on their way!
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