Here’s a track from Bay Area artist Chris Gatsby. With production by DJ Hen Boogie (Dereliks), this remix of “Clap Your Hands” will only be available through digital download on “Middlegroud, Morals and Money”. Featuring production from Statik Selektah, Illmind, Da Beatminerz and others, The album is scheduled for a Fall release.
Estria’s 6th Annual Spraycan Art Battle is going down this Saturday, October 12th in Oakland CA, from 10am to 3pm. 16 people are battling it out for 400 cans of Montana and a BMX bike. It’ll be judged by Risk, Codak & Doze Green.
If you’re in the area head out – should be a good time.
Looks like locals aren’t too stoked on Banksy getting a bunch of shine in NYC. The New York Post is running a story on OMAR NYC dissing his latest piece.
British graffiti artist Banksy popped up again on Monday, tagging a wall in Red Hook with a 3-dimensional red heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages — which was quickly defaced by a rival artist, according to reports.
Graffiti artist “Omar NYC,” also known as “SWATCH,” spray-painted over the heart and scrawled his own name next to the artwork in front of shocked fans who’d gathered to gawk at the piece, reports the blog AnimalNY.
Crazy that in 2013 you’ve got major media outlets reporting on this shit. Viva graffiti.
Listen to Project Pat, Juicy J, and Doe B spazz the fuck out over this menacing bass monster produced by Mike Will Made It. Not sure what project this is from, but it’s going in the whip instantly.
Oddisee just dropped a 25 track album you’d be an idiot to sleep on. Oddisee has been producing high quality hip-hop projects for awhile now, but still seems pretty slept on. The Beauty In All contains 12 laid back instrumental tracks, and 13 with vocals. I could attempt to describe it further, but you’d be better off reading about it in his own words.
About “The Beauty In All”
“The Beauty In All is about the flaws & mistakes that give life its character and worth – how even ignorance can give light to knowledge. For me, not knowing how to do something & still trying is a process that helped my production style evolve. If everything we are is out in perfect tutorials, we might never deviate from the teacher. This record is dedicated to imperfection and the sense of pride & accomplishment we get from our struggles. Hopefully, you listen to this record, reflect on the ups & downs of life, and see the beauty in all.”
Say what you want about “street art”, but Banksy’s current project is pretty ambitious. Looks like the (overly) hyped street artist is trying to pull off an art show on the streets of New York this month.
For the next month Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York.
To enhance your enjoyment of the exhibits an audio guide is provided via cell phone. Simply call the number next to the painting and select the appropriate option on the keypad. This is a toll free service.
I’m not sure if this means dude is trying to do a piece a day or what, but count me in. Definitely something to keep an eye on as the month progresses.
Upcoming streetwear brand New Jack City SF just dropped their Fall 2013 lookbook, which is available for purchase online now. If you’re not up on game, they’ve been running a vintage clothing shop in San Francisco for a few years now. They’ve recently branched out to dropping their own streetwear line which by all accounts looks to be a success in the making.
The Pacific Northwest is one of my favorite places in the world. Dark, cold, dreary…the perfect place to inspire great music. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Seattle movement of Blue Sky Black Death and Nacho Picasso. Riding that same drugwave vibe comes Bolo Nef, who just dropped this video with Ryan Evans.
This video is on some scum-fuckery business…in an abandoned house, burning things, breaking shit, and rapping. Bolo’s not gonna find work as a house demolition contractor anytime soon, but I’m with the music. Bolo and Ryan have project in the works titled Croatoan Crimewave which you should def be on the lookout for.
Young Dro’s ‘FDB’ was a summertime ignorant indulgence of mine so you know I was fucking STOKED when I came up on the remix. I’m about a month late, but fuck dat bitch. The remix above is my favorite, featuring verses from TI, Montana, and Trinidad James.