Sunday, March 29, 2009

SF-Vibrance

Needless to say my trip to SF has refueled the engine and the inspiration of this place will carryover to the hood in a day or so. Trust I have like 70 posts to hit who evers out there checkn' 4 these. Sometimes we have to take time just to make time and act as energy conductors moving one vibe from one tribe to another...More to come, I miss the studio. photo: vibrance

Saturday, March 28, 2009

SF-Sliding Boards


coming out the mission 24th train stop this dope escalator....see the link to the slide. I hit this slide ala 5th grade status...more SF poppin' up after the jump.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

N.I.G.G.A - N.ever I.gnorant G.etting G.oals A.ccomplished


My niggas got dope,
They got ambitions,
Common sense,
My niggas got lil goals,
Babies to feed, families,
My niggas got hand me down handguns on kitchen tables,
50 bags and grippers,
My niggas push Lacs, Regals, and Classics,
They drink Highlife and live life high,
My niggas ain't sorry,
They clean, my niggas ain't f*cking with you,
My niggas got jokes,
They got talent, and responsibilities,
My niggas is here and there,
My niggas about they bread,
My niggas is hard, they frustrated,
They motivated, they sitting around the house, they locked up, they in this mans military,
My niggas is on that sh*t,
My niggas really don't give a f*ck.
My niggas is on a few fingers,
My niggas is like my family,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DOWNLOAD ME - Stay Up Remix Ep By Timmy Harp of Power Douglas


Shout to the homie Esen for sending me this goody good. Check it out, catch the download here TAKEARECORD.COM

Under The Stars Beneath The Palm Trees?


Under the stars beneath the palms trees,
The carpet is covered in candy,
We like to walk barefooted and hold gold coins,
With triumph comes the solar energy of the last God man set eyes on,
Everyone has candy on there floors and the atmosphere in there souls,
We tried to move forward with love,
But the Negroes stopped building the train tracks and became colored,
The coloreds became too indigo and started having money thrown at them for their colored indigo antics,
I woke up and smelled defeat,
The colors on my paintbrush changed right in front of my eyes,
Somebodies Cadillac parked near the dirt road played southernplayalistic,
A small child somewhere had a pocket full of stones.
The captain landed us safe on the Wall
Of The swimming pool,
I began to tread water and it started raining,
It was a Monday

Kehinde Wiley - Painter

One of my favorites doing it with the culture in mind. I don't agree with his subject take completely, but his work speaks for itself. He mos def comes off as a Yale "Master of Arts" and his frame game is crazo! Holla @ me Wiley! haha



Kehinde Wiley

photographer - ANDREA GALVANI




Source: kanyeuniversecity

KANYE ART - COMPLEX MAG. - Chris Milk

I can't even front on how dope the cover and photo art for the april/may Complex mag with kanye feature is. Photographer/designer Chris Milk came sick with his computer graphics, and courtesy of the 'Hypebeaster' you can checkout another colorway of Ye's kicks. I am intrigued by how art and hiphop are mixing, I know we tend to hate on the materialized industry of what our music has become, but there's something futuristic and fresh about where we are headed. Source: KanyeWestBlog - Hypybeast



Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Loui' V I shouldn't act so Foolishly

Well if you are wondering how much this dude Kanye's kicks are....ummmm peep the tags to pop on these jawns'. Some cats' are gonna get flipped upside down wearing these in the wrong hood.

More colorways.



Source:TheEvilCollector

Painting - "The Alchemist" - Written - 'The closest thing to love I know'


The closest thing to love I know,
Coltrane and his horn,
The farthest place that I done been,
Thru dance inside my mind, another planet,
The easiest thing for me to say,
I have never whispered because I cannot walk off the court,
The most beautiful story ever told,
Won't be heard until I go home,
The only thing that troubles my heart,
Is a conclusion ending with the past,
The people I call my friends,
Distant, spoken through time and space,
The woman who doesn't stay,
A muse the dynasty of my paintbrush.
The first stroke of a painting,
Is the second, fifth, or last one,
The reason why I can't fly,
A reason if described may make no sense.
The A Train to the streets,
I travel invisible in ultraviolet colors.

TABI - RICH KIDS' video


rich kids from tabi Bonney on Vimeo.
Had to rep' for my DC folks, I like the imagery and nostalgic quality of the video. Real throwback "Hay Young World" status. This dudes name is Tabi Bonney and this is a single off his new EP Dope'. Source: Nahright.com

Amazing photo - undersea volcano eruption

This doesn't even look real? But it's amazing what the universe can do...

10 DEEP - SPRING 2009 LOOKBOOK

I always like what these guys are doing - VISIT 10DEEP

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Substantial (Feat. Steph) - My Favorite Things

Parisian street artist - Ludo

Ludo is nice with the pastees'
Source: Juxtapoz



Artist - Patrick Martinez

LA-based urban artists Eyeone and Patrick Martinez teamed up to put on a two-man show simply titled New Works. I dig' this guys stuff from what I peeped, Patrick Martinez. Source: Juxtapoz

NIKE - FRESH WATER - PACK

So I went bananas when I realized this was a pack. I ran around looking under rugs but no dice, turns out the pack should be available at Foot locker in April. Foot Locker already has the Airmax 95's if you wanna get them now, but i'd like to wait for the Griff's, my Lo' is on deck for these.

Levi's® × Damien Hirst "The Spin Jeans"

Hang these on your wall?

Source:Honeyee

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ARTBATTLES - NYC IS BACK!

I'll be sitting this one out but it's mos def gonna be another official event, especially if you haven't had the opportunity to check an event out yet. Details: Artbattles.com

March 20th 2009 - ARTBATTLES - 8pm & 11pm (w/ DJ Jus Ske)

Body & Soul NYC Webster Hall _ Iphone Shots

SOME DOPE LIGHT AND COLOR SHOTS I TOOK OVER THE WEEKEND AT BODY & SOUL. DANCE HOUSE VIBE TYPE OF PARTY, WHEN I DON'T DANCE I JUST LIKE TO PAINT MY OWN PICTURES WITH MY HANDY 4MPEG CAMERA PHONE. MY FAVORITE IS THE STRONG BEAM OF LIGHT COMING DOWN, THE PARTY WAS CRACKIN' AT THAT POINT. SHOUT TO MY HOUSE MUSIC FAM.


IF YOU PAY ATTENTION YOU KINDA REALIZE THAT EVERY SECOND REALLY IS TIMELESS.




WHICH ONE IS A PAINTING...?

10 Things

I read my horoscope today and it made me think of this, I wrote like a week ago but never posted. The horoscope basically was like, you like to give advise and not take your own...so here is my ten point list to myself right now. Trust' I got like a "Hundred" point list but this is the short of it...

1.Paint- the future
2.Travel- to places you have already been in your mind
3.Think- when the world doesn't want you to
4.Project- positivity in dark situations
5.Motivate- others as they will motivate you back
6.Expand- on the ideas,goals, and dreams you create for yourself
7.Progress- each day even if it's at a snails pace
8.Create- oportunnities by simply being prepared
9.listen- instead of always being the one who speaks
10.Give- thanks because we ain't never promised tomorrow

Paint,Travel,Think,Project,Motivate,Expand,Progress,Create,Listen,Give.

My Boi' Edubs is a Model (werdup!?) - C-Pas / customs

So the homie Edub is getting his male model "cold steel" on for C-pas, a line that made noise for it's recent collection using organic or reused materials. This sh* is pretty dope, and my boi' is doing his "thug thissle"...I like the suit lapels made of old cassettes. Checkout the link: MensStyle.com And Holla at Edubs through his label: TakeaRecord.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009

cool sculpture

From artist Keiichi Tanaami

Source:honeyee kaws blog

PULSEWIDTH'S FELT MINI SYNTHESIZERS


Source:kanyeuniversecity

Stomach Ache - Jordan Raging Bull Pack


Courtesy: Hypebeast

Sunday In The Studio- THE WORLD IS A PLAYGROUND.



looking through the glass I see so much...
it looks like fun, glitter, light & shinyness,
on the other side of the thickness I place myself,
I envision this fun, this place, this time, and hope,
yet on my side of the glass exists something that the other side doesn't have,
my side has it's dirt, it's grime, and it's repetition but a certain reality,
reality that makes it the place to be,
reality that the other side admires,
as i look through the glass and hope,
someone on the other side looks at my fun, glitter, light & shinyness,
They envision my fun place, this time, and they hope...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rapper big pooh's "The Delighful Bars" Album art is - Doooooope!

Kinda reminds me of some ol' Ohio Players sh*


Source: Nahright.com

NEW PAINTING - LIBATIONS @ SULLIVAN ROOM 03|12|09

I tried to loosin' up lastnight and didn't use any acrylic white...I forgot it and had gesso. The gesso gave the paint a real wet unattached look, none of the colors fully blended but this concept sprung up from me thinking about the recession I guess. You know in a sense we are all in line for something, something big to happen, that rescue package, bailouts, the future etc. So in this painting i'm saying it's allgood to wait our turn, there is clear direction, uncertainty, patience, challenge, all these things,...thus the phrase at the upper rt corner reading "Things Will Come In Time". Share your thoughts if you have any, a stark difference from my live work two weeks ago.

sometimes a n* feel like he at the back of the line...?

The full perspective offers the idea of not knowing what the future brings but being a part of this overall process of life...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

G. Studios photo - Live Painting from Sullivan Room | Sold

OK class, are you ready for the photo? lol,Thanks George & my big bra' Khahim for all yor support!

AirMax 95s | The Best