Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Lichiban & Sha (Yah couldn't make it)
DJs AmirNYC, Don Cuco & Hadyn
Taylor McFerrin & Rahj
Taylor McFerrin & TK Wonder
In the heart of LES, NUBLU, NYC
62 Ave C
check a clip of TK & Taylor holding it down
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
When I first came across LUCY LOVE, I was definately feelin' her flo and style. Then once I got a little deeper into her music, I was pleased to see her message had just as much bang as the dirty grime beats had bite. Lucy will be droppin' her debut this February so keep your eyes out and be ready to cop it, if you have a taste for grime...
She's been pushing the single NO V.I.P., which I love, because she raps about how TIRED she is with all the blingbling. Say WORD. Here is a little of what she said with an interview from a Danish national paper, Politiken:
"I’m irritated by being confronted with V.I.P. all over the place. It is all hype. You must have this bling, and if not it is a problem. Everything is status. There has to be others than me, that are tired of it"
Here's some words from LUCY LOVE for WRONGLIPS.....
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I'm a rapper, performer and artist.
WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?
CPH, the cold town of Copenhagen, Denmark.
TRUE BEAUTY IS...
not caring what others think.
always created by the intricate mind of Yo Akim.
TRUE SEXY IS...
not to be found on MTV.
MUSIC IS MY...
ART DOES NOT...
have to make sense.
MY NIGHT ARE...
long. it's when I create.
THESE 3 THINGS TURN ME ON...
playing supermario on my gameboy, shopping and BOYZ.
ENOUGH OF...bling & stardom. will make your heart turn cold..
MY CREATIVITY IS...unstoppable.
TRUE POWER IS..
doing it yourself.
LIFE CAN BE THE..
craziest roller-coaster ride ever.
I'VE GOT FLO BECAUSE..
I'm the sharpest tool in the shed.
YOU LAUGH OUT-LOUD WHEN..
CAN'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT..
fixing my hairdo and making sure that I look sharp.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON FOR 09?
My debut album, which is coming in February.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?
in the studio or on stage with Yo Akim.
Check this video, and be sure to peep her myspace..
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
To commemorate the release of Invincible's lifetime-in-the-making debut album, ShapeShifters, BLING47 dedicated an entire podcast episode to the latest & greatest of Invincible's collaborations & compilation tracks - plus as always, some B47 exclusives. check it out here...it's free!
loving this blue zebra windbreaker...Rocksmith has mastered the art of jacket design. def one of my top 3 choices. check out the entire Rocksmith Fall 08 collection, where pop art meets art deco on a spacebike ride to the frontiers of the new millenium.
Monday, November 17, 2008
WHAT DO YOU DO? Lol, these days it feels like what DON'T I do? To narrow it down I'd say, make music, make Diva Speak TV, make masterpieces and in general MAKE MOVES!
WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?I'm lucky to have a couple: Grenada, Orlando, and Harlem.
TRUE BEAUTY IS…Being able to see the beauty in others.
TRUE SEXY IS…Not having to use your body to engage the laws of attraction
MUSIC IS MY…Life
ART DOES NOT…Exist without style
MY NIGHTS ARE…Random
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…Humor, Music love, Tatts on necks! Lol
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …Can be painful.
ENOUGH OF …Folks questioning Obama's genuineness. Let him get going first before the cynicism
MY CREATIVITY IS…Abundant
TRUE POWER IS…Fearlessness
LIFE CAN BE THE...Most frustrating, painful, annoying journey.
I DREAM OF...My mom quitting her job because of my success and performing for U2 size audiences!
TO LOVE IS TO…Give selflessly, appreciate abundantly, and share equally.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE….I've got SOUL!
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE…Is self defining and free from gender biased hindrances
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU?Myspace.com/amandadiva ::: Youtube.com/divaspeaktv
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009? Love Experience, the next ep in my trilogy...art shows...and the growth and expansion of Diva Speak TV
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Come check out this dope show where art meets politricks organized by the Hustlenomics crew... I will have a few new previously unseen pieces in this show, and I am glad I had the opportunity to get some of my political thoughts out there on the canvas.
The 5th Annual Hustlenomics
Friday, November 14th 2008
The 5th Annual Hustlenomics event is being held on Friday, November 14, 2008. This year, the team invited a diverse range of artists to create and present art pieces encompassing the theme "Politricks". The artists will display their personal perspective on American or global politics. Since this year's event falls after the elections (in hopes that OBAMA is elected our President), it won't strictly be focused on the 2008 campaign. We've asked each artist to step outside the box and produce pieces that express how important and powerful politics has been throughout the turn of the century. These pieces will represent the impacts of politics and how its affected people of different race, demographics, economics, language and gender. Hustlenomics team is working hard to make this year's event really special!
VISUAL ARTISTS 7-9pm FREE (Gallery Viewing)
Miguel Angel Perez * Bor ish* Ana Bravo* Erin Yoshi* Juandoe* Tony Peralta* Crystal Clarity* Ron.j.nub* Shaun Turner* Romeo Rex* Lichiban* Marthalicia* Atomic
PERFORMING LIVE Show Starts at 10pm:
Blitz The Ambassador & The Embassy Ensemble
Wonway and The Park Band+Special Guests
Special Guest: LEMON from Def Poetry
Hosted by kahlili almustafa & Pattydukes
DJS:J-BOOGIE * BRAINCHILD* SCIENTIFIC aka ELAN VYTAL* Brina Payne* L.E* One Mic Rivera* Lucha
2 for 1 Drinks
$5-$20 sliding scale donation after 9pm
Depending on if you want to check out BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR after the free gallery viewing at HUSTLENOMICS, or want to watch Shades of Brooklyn, the project of Sunshowah Films at the COUP D'ETAT show, you might choose to switch up the order of the gallery hopping.
Coup D'Etat fam is holding their first annual art show in production with Sly Art Gallery / Robot City.
VISUAL ART: Livingroom Johnson, Concep, One9
Photography: A. Cespedes
the episode runs of DJ Moni's Friends We Love web series and Sunshowah Films will be in the house showing some of their work.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th Coup D'Etat Art @SlyArt vs. Robot City
425 Broadway (btw Canal & Howard) Trains: N/Q/R/W or 6 to Canal 7pm - 2am | $10 suggested donation art exhibition 7pm - 9:30pm
Featuring One9, Concep, Livingroom Johnston, Alexandra Cespedes &T Ellis G. fim screenings 9:30pm - 10:30pm short documentaries from Sunshowah Films
Afterparty 10:30pm - 2am music by DJs Tahleim & Moni FLYER:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Also performing some talented peeps I know,
Violent Sex, MEGABONE,, TK WONDER w/Taylor Mcferrin
and some that I don't, Mr Mecca, M.ISLAND, THEO, Trezure , Brokn.Englsh....so I am also interested in learning about some of these new acts.
Tuesday, November 11th 2008 @ 8pm
SOUTHPAW, 125 5th ave Park Slope BROOKLYN NYC
$10 in advance or on the guestlist $15 general admission
The Good People at HustleMode & We Fancy Present:
When Boy Meets Girl IV
Not to be missed, people!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Beautiful moments to live, indeed.
To celebrate this monumental victory, join the fam of Keistar/ Minority Report/ Stylistic Agency crew this Saturday at the PINK ROOM with Wronglips' favorite deejay, DJ Spinna will make you get your groove on. This is a dressy event, so make sure to put on your sexy swagger and your favorite dancing shoes...
SIDE NOTE: I designed this flier about a month ago for Keita of Keistar Productions...of course, no one knew the outcome of the election back then, but we were ready to celebrate CHANGE...every good thing begins with a dream!
Barack Obama made world history last night. Beautiful moments to live through, indeed.
The world was watching and hoping for a change too. Having traveled around the world for years, I've seen the way the US began to lose its credit in the world's eye during the last 8 years...now time has come to change that and recognize that we have come from the same source and as people we have a responsibility toward one another...to recognize and apologize for our past wrongdoings and to assure that solidarity and love for our fellow human soul travelers win over the will to power and greed. Obama is the symbol of this, which is why he touched so many all over the world. Click on image to check the world's reaction to this historical victory.