Anyone who knows me should know that Jean-Michel Basquiat is my favorite painter. His work and him as a person has inspired me to pursue my dreams and bring my personal brand of art to the world. This film, originally titled New York Beat is based around Jean-Michel’s rise as an artist but also around the New York art scene at the time. The film features many young stars of time era such as Debbie Harry from Blondie & renowned graffiti artist Fab 5 Freddy. Peep the visuals.
Yo, I had no idea this young lady was spittin’ but trust me she’s got bars and lyricism that you don’t hear from too many female MC’s or MC’s in general to be honest. Be sure to give this a listen and stay tuned for when her project drops ’cause it’s looking like a good listen.
P.S. whoever made the beat successfully flipped the theme song for “Reading Rainbow”. That alone gets mad props from me.
Machiavelli has recently become more known through the slight adjustment of his name by legendary MC Tupac Shakur. I recently acquired Machiavelli’s famous book “The Prince” which is the book said to have inspired ‘Pac’s name change. Machiavelli’s work not only inspires one to aspire toward greatness but also to look at the world with clear eyes. For these reasons and many more Niccolo Machiavelli is a true Light Bringer.
“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
Meet Bernard has been one of London’s premiere stores since 2005. This new lookbook and video is to promote their newly developed site. The video was shot around a few places in Greenwich & East London and truly showcases what Meet Bernard is all about. Peep the video and don’t forget to check out the website.
Marvin Gaye is without a doubt one of the greatest singers and musical icons to have ever lived. His voice and essence has influenced countless vocalists since his passing. Marvin Gaye has blessed the world with such classic songs such as “What’s Goin’ On”, “Sexual Healing”, “Distant Lover” and my personal favorite “Trouble Man”. His life was sadly taken away too soon but for his contribution to the world he will live on forever. For these reasons and many more, Marvin Gaye is a true Light Bringer.
Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three-octave vocal range. Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records. After starting off as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label’s top-selling solo artist during the sixties.
Because of solo hits such as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”, “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, he was crowned “The Prince of Motown” and “The Prince of Soul”.
His mid-1970s work including the What’s Going On, Let’s Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm, urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres. After a self-imposed European exile in the early eighties, Gaye returned on the 1982 Grammy-winning hit, “Sexual Healing” and the Midnight Love album before his death. Gaye was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984. He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time, and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.