Sunday, December 28, 2008


Let's finish off the year right & kick aside all the worries of yesterday...this party is gonna be jumpin! I'll be live painting on (that is if you want) your face at the Afro Punk & Coup D'Etat Brooklyn NEW YEARS EVE loft party along with my illustrious painter comrades Concep, Dister, Geeta Khanna, Ibrahim, Livingroom Johnston, Sonny Bombs & Yang-chi doing murals & body paint.. and yummy food by Dante's Fried Chicken!

Afro-Punk & Coup d'etat Brooklyn Present:"The Punk-N-Paint Ball"
9pm-3am Sly Art vs. Robot City (425 Broadway btwn Canal st. & Howard st. NY, NY, 5th floor )

DJs: DJ Tahleim, Synapes, & DJ Soul and live performance by Game Rebellion , Izza Kizza
Cover: $50 Advanced Tickets (includes plate of food & Champagne toast)
$60 @ the Door ///// Open Bar from 10-11pm & drink Specials. Pay Bar after 11pm.
Expected Guests: 500 guests – Artists, Art Enthusiast, Afro-Punk supporters, Trend-setters, & Tastemaker
get your advanced ticket HERE while it lasts!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Party people in the place to be!!!!
Come out this FRIDAY night and get your dance on, in Brooklyn.

This spot in Dumbo, formally known as Toro, has 3 floors and 2 of which will be ours for the night. The 2nd floor will be the lounge for those of you who want to take a load off but still hear the music. Floor 3, will be where it's poppin' with Dj Dhundee, Don Cuco,
Nick Pepi and Josh Del Valle playing Afrobeat, Latin House, Baile Funk, Soul, Broken Beat, Dancehall, Disco and Hip Hop.
The club will be hooking us up with some recession friendly drink specials, so dont stay home cause you broke.
Live painting by Marthalicia, Atomic, Jai, Massa and Lexi Bella.

Cover:5 dolla's.
Bring a new (wrapped or unwrapped) toy for a kid in need, and you can get in 2 for the price of 1. All of the toys will be wrapped and then donated to a shelter before Christmas by yours truly.

FRIDAY DEC 19th, 2008
#1 Front St (@ OLD FULTON ST) in DUMBO.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
10pm till 4am.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

COUP D'ETAT FUNDRAISER: live art & music for a good cause

Come support the Brooklyn fam's COUP D'ETAT Brooklyn in collaboration with the Lyricist Lounge, VooDoo Ray and Children of Da Curb Holiday Fundraiser & Food Drive @ Sutra

I will be painting live and the painting will be auctioned off to support ZOTE Worldwide, a social development organization established in 2007 to offer services in education, community development, tourism, and social investments. ZOTE helps to create a positive change for individuals, communities, and businesses, starting here in Africa.

December 19th, 10pm-4am
Children of da Curb, Coup d'etat Brooklyn, Lyricist Lounge & Voodoo Ray

Performances: M.Island, Jade, Rockstar Society, Natty Fire

DJ's: Radio Rose, DJ Treats, Black Lion International Sound

Cover: $5 with Food Donation, $10 without Food Donation

Saturday, December 6, 2008


YUME GALLERY * 925 Bergen St, bw. Franklin & Classon (C to Franklin)
13 December, 2008 8pm-12am
ON VIEW: December 13, 2008 – January 9, 2008 FREE ADMISSION

A. L. I.E.N. , Audio Aesthetics, YUME, the Brooklyn Tee Party, Shadowplastic & Lichiban present
“The Adventures of LOTUSHEART

with a special guest appearance by cosmic lover, HARAKITI
an art exhibit by
featuring collaborations with fellow ninjas
Quan Luv * Diamond Girl * Jelsen Jargon * Mega * Pesu * Sarah White * Concep

“The Buddha Dharma is nowhere remote. It is close to us, in our hearts. Suchness is nowhere external. If not within our bodies, where can it be found?”
- Secret Key to the Heart Sutra by Kukai, Founder of Japanese Shingon Buddhism

Meet shapeshifter LOTUSHEART and become part of her journey to discover the Hidden Flower guarded carefully by the Challenger. On her magical journey, she encounters new, as well as old friends such as HARAKITI, who help her to visualize the glowing blossom of the Flower.

“This show is the fruit of numerous all-night-till-the-sun-rise painting sessions of the last two months, many of them spent with fellow artists who labored with me, kept me inspired and helped me to sharpen my vision. Taking the Japanese samurai and ninja tradition as a visual reference, I have tried to illustrate a number of spiritual concepts I have been meditating on for years and place them in a dreamlike setting of love and chivalry. I also wanted to make this solo show into an opportunity to honor my friends -my Brooklyn fam- by inviting them to be part of this fantasy heartland of lovers and secret monk-warriors that we created as we were preparing for the show.” Lichiban


playing unreleased tracks of the Brooklyn fam (CONTINUE)
Nikki Ntu * Raye 6 * Rucyl * Sarah White* Dhundee * Theophilus London * Waajeed/PPP* Kon & Amir * Melo-X * Jesse Boykins III * Kiva * Print

Featuring limited edition tea-dyed LICHIBAN X BROOKLYN TEE PARTY (YUME X SHADOWPLASTIC) tees
+special guest appearance by CRAZY 88s skate crew

Supported by: A.L.I.E.N, Format Magazine , Audio Aesthetics, Shadowplastic, YUME, The Brooklyn Tee Party, Good Sex, WRONGLIPS, Fusicology, The Minority Report, Coup d’Etat BK, Old Soulz, Voodoo Ray, Charles Anthony of Hustlemode, Sugarcuts Inc., Crazy 88s

LINK here for more flicks!

Friday, December 5, 2008

THIS FRIDAY:MELTDOWN with Dolphin and the Airmath

My homie and one of the most talented musicians I know, DOLPHIN is coming to town with his band the AIRMATH bringing timeless galactic sounds from the green chambers of sound.
The Baltimore-bred sonic wizard writes, sings, produces, plays several instruments and probably has over 40 records worth of unreleased music in various different genres...

check my interview with Dolphin from last year here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ursula X Wendel///Little Dragon X LPR

YO! Check out photos from my gig @ Knitting Factory last week with Ursula Rucker, Eagle Nebula and Wendel Patrick. The photos are up on my personal blog, so peep them HERE.

Also just wanted to mention, that Ursula had Wendel Patrick playing with her, and I have been bumpin his cd since SAT! Be sure to check out his myspace for his music and his story. Found this video on his page. Classically trained too. Peep this while you relax to the sound of music!

Be sure to also check out pics from Little Dragon's show @ LPR on my blog too! They had an amazing set!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Japan loves Moni!

Hey, Im so excited to be a part if this compilation that Dj Moni put together for LUIRE Mag in Japan! It drops DEC 3rd! Check it out!

From Moni:
I take great pleasure in sharing this mixed compilation of some of my favorite hip hop and soul artists of the moment. It just so happens that most of them are also good friends, which makes the CD even more meaningful to me. I’d like to thank them for inspiring me with such great music. This CD would not be possible without the commitment of Luire, Base & Toy’s Factory, most importantly, Yoshihisa Goto and Mari Senju. Thanks to all of you and your staff. Many thanks to my family, Mami, Papi, Mau & Nene for all your love. Gratitude to my crews, Ubiquita, Friends We Love, Giant Step, Brownswood, In Joy and colleagues Gilles Peterson, Jonathan Rudnick, Maurice Bernstein, Claudia Cuseta, MdCL, Michael Adasko, Fiona Bloom, Gerard Mitchell, Jose James, Mike Vargas and a special nod to OP! Thanks to Heather Sommerfield & Johnny Vicari for making the photos happen and to Probe dms for the last minute studio session. From New York to Tokyo, to my great friends who are always there to listen, laugh and enjoy life - I love you & you know who you are!

Can’t wait to go dancing and celebrate!!

Nicolay & Kay ft. Oh No & The Luv Bugz - Tight Eyes
Probe dms ft. Sophia Lauren - Off and On Love
Hezekiah ft. Bilal - Looking Up (NeoSoul Disco Mix)
Waajeed ft. Coultrain - So Fine
Sarah White - Hiding Blind
Asen James - Know Me Well
Little Dragon - Wink
Dhundee - Season
Ovasoul7 ft. Devi Soleil - Feels Like Home
Sotu the Traveller & AĆ®scha - What’s Going On
GAEA ft. TK Wonder - Fantasy World
Erik Rico - So Much Greater
Bonus Track
Zaki Ibrahim - Grow Again

Thanks Moni and LUIRE and Toy Factory for making this happen!
Make sure to check out FRIENDS WE LOVE.....