- February 24th, 2011
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Archive for February, 2011
Battle 4 The District is a month long competition we’ve been having at Liv (2001 11th st NW Washington, D.C.) presented by House Studio DC & dcRap. All of the acts to come through have been phenomenal. We have one week left & there is a $5,000 CASH PRIZE & much more in store so be in the house on 2.28.2011 for the last night!
Yo DMV Live was a super dope show. It got started a bit late ’cause the venue was kinda tucked away but once the crowd poured in we got the joint pretty live. I met a bunch of dope people that night one of them you’ll see in this video, another is responsible for this video. All in all it was an awesome night & I’m glad to have been a part of it. Peep the pics & footage.
As a kid I thought “Batman & Robin” was awesome. I had all the action figures, Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze, all the motorcycle & car accessories, hell I even almost bought Poison Ivy but was like ehhh. As I grew older I realized how terrible that movie was I think it might be mostly due to all of Mr. Freeze’s terribly corny puns lol. But, now that I think back, this movie is still awesome just because it’s so terrible. Thank God for corny kiddie movies, they made childhood that much more dope, albeit a bit cheesy.
Nando’s been the homie for almost 2 years now & I’ve seen his career, music, & following grow like crazy. He’s put together quite a solid team with his Delorean Music Group imprint & I see nothing but dopeness coming from him & his camp. I’m posting this before I’ve even got to listen to it so, sit back & enjoy ’cause that’s what I’m about to do right now.
Where do I being to even start speaking about the goddess Nina Simone. Ok, Nina Simone just might be the most diverse female vocalist ever. Not just because of her vocal range which could go from sharp highs but also to very deep lows, almost sounding like men. But because of the emotion & emphasis which she sang her songs. Not many artists can come close to her diversity & musicianship. Her presence & legacy have inspired thousands who’ve come after her. Not just vocalists but instrumentalists, poets, & revolutionaries alike. For these reasons and many more Ms. Nina Simone is a true Light Bringer.
“I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.” Nina Simone
Yo, I didn’t even know The God dropped this project so I’m a bit late on posting but, I must say, I’m really liking what I hear so far. I respect him not only as an MC but as a person who possesses a level of intellect & humility I truly admire.
You can download the tape & preview it down below.
Jean Michel-Basquiat is a legendary artist of Puerto Rican & Haitian heritage. He is my favorite painter and in my opinion one of the most influential artists to have ever lived across any genre. He’s one of my favorite artist because he was a genuinely a star. Basquiat started his artistic career in his teens & was an international art superstar by 23. Who does that? He started out doing street graffiti under the alias SAMO© meaning Same Old Shit. Around New York City he would tag statements saying things such as
SAMO© as an end to mindwash religion, nowhere politics, and bogus philosophy. SAMO© saves idiots PLUSH SAFE he think SAMO©
He formed a rockband called Gray and was in the forefront of the young artistic movements of the time. As he rose in fame and noteriety he was known for creating works and painting in Armani suits, then showing up to major public functions in the paint splattered Armani apparel. He dated Madonna & became became best friends with Andy Warhol. Who does that?
I don’t think he’s worth mentioning just because he was incredibly cool. I mentioned Basquiat because not only was he cool but his art carried a cultural, spiritual, meaningful, timeless & unique aesthetic to it. Jean-Michel Basquiat, a true Light Bringer.