Archive for December, 2010

Team Backpack Freestyle – ft. So Proper, Esque Coast, & Duckworth

One of the best opportunities an emcee has to create a memorable moment is during a cypher.  Its a raw demonstration of pure creative talent in front of an audience of your peers, that can make, break, or shape the way your perceived as an artist.  Team Backpack seems to recognize the importance of this format of rap, and puts out cyphers on the weekly, (much like the BET Awards cyphers) featuring different emcees of the highest caliber.  Their most recent however features a good friend of mine cuttin in last.  Check the method below to see Tokyo 24’s Duckworth tearin up the mic.

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Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (Official Video)

Go Lupe, go.

Ryan Mason’s Tattoo Art.

I display certain artists all the time on this blog, but this is one of the first distinct tattoo artists I’ve put up, and for good reason.  I’m not really sure exactly how to decribe Ryan Masons style, he uses a lot of traditional elements, but mixes them up with more realistic images.  Once in a while he may throw some some absurd or humorous elements in the mix (like glasses on a deer), but all of his work ends up being quite astounding. He works in Scapegoat Tattoo, Portland, Oregon, and if you frequent that area (Adrienne/Zoe) I highly suggest you check it out.

Liquor vs. Weed…

Are You New Years Eve In New York City?

So, no matter where you reside, New Years Eve is fast approaching, if you happen to be in the Tri-State area, I’m here to inform all who don’t already have plans that “The Cottage” in NYC will be off the chain this year.  Hot 97’s DJ Rob Ru, DJ Express will be holding down the tables, and the world famous Rob Scott will be performing.  Just know I will be there, and acting a DAMN fool all night long.  So come see us.

Wild Street Graffiti

I’m familiar with ton’s of illustrators and designers who all have different specialties, and who all are extremely good at what they do.  When I see some street graffiti however, I’m reminded that it takes such a different type of skill and love for your craft.  Running the risk of getting arrested for simply expressing yourself is just one of the minor pitfalls of this type of art, climbing to insane heights, venturing into dangerous areas, or risking being mistaken for a thief by police are all things that happen quite often.  This is why it amazes me to know the some people go through that and still manage to display stunning works of art.  Check some of these pieces out below.

Nicki Minaj’s Birthday Party @ Tao

Now a days everyone talks about “doing it big”.  Weather your an artist, disk jockey, promoter, what have you, most entertainers tend to pine for the better things in life.  When I saw a video of Nicki Minaj’s recent birthday celebration at Tao in Las Vegas, it simply made me wonder… “When you have everything you’ve always wanted, when your already doing it big, what more can you ask for?  How much bigger can you get?”  Check the video below to see Nicki’s ridiculous party.