Tuesday, April 28, 2009
fresh off tour opening for Common...
they bring you a special live performance by:
and special guest selector (hyping up the dancefloor, as usual):
Simbad (Raw Fusion/UK)
plus raw fusion residents:
OP!, Scribe and Amon on live percussion
APT 419 w 13th street 212 414 4245
$10 (free b4 11pm)
*$5 with individual rsvp (full names please) to email@example.com
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
SO LIVE! Arts Presents
MAKE ART YOUR BUSINESS
Sunday, April 26 2009, 6:00 PM
NoName Cafe in Willoughby Hall
215 Willoughby Ave. b/w Classon Ave. and Hall St.
(G train or B38 bus to Clinton-Washington)
Fly Lady Di, Crystal Clarity, Kirarin, Concep, PESU, Riz22, Mistah Metro, Dawn Okoro, Lexi Bella, Lichiban, Marissa Olney, Julia Cocuzza, Alicia P, Mio Tobiyama, Jayson Natienza, William Mwazi, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Flint Reed, Kevin Hoang, William Macdonald, Derick Cross, Clarissa Hortun, Liia Magi, Anthony Morton, Marthalicia Matarrita, Shawn Murrey, Peter Yip, Nichole Mourino, Roberto Reid Jr, Temar France, Elazar Hoch, Jeny Peny, Jamal McClary, Rolando Brown, Jullien Gordon, Joel Mejia, Chet Green and many many more.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
April 23, 2009. 5pm-1am
Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street - Dumbo, Brooklyn F Train to York / A C Train to High St - Brooklyn Bridge
Performance by: Peter Litvin "The Stupid Alien"
DJ Jack DenimThe Brooklyn Artsmith Collective is determined to provide the children of PS 261, a public school located in Brooklyn, New York a remarkable opportunity to work with local artists working across multimedia platforms. Through our initiative, the students will gain hands on training from local artists and create a work of art based on the lessons taught in the workshops. In conclusion of the workshops, all student artwork will be on exhibit along with the work by the Artsmith Collective.
Our workshops will not only enrich art education, but also provide students a great sense of accomplishment and experience for children to show their art in a gallery setting. In conjunction with the show, a short film will be created to document the art process of each workshop, as well as, the individual artist involved. All artwork created by the students will be available for silent auction at the art show and fundraiser at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn
$10 - Suggested donation for individuals.$15 - Suggested donation for families.
Documentary Film to be projected during event. Directed by Greg Deliso and scored by Jack Denim. This film is about the process of this project.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Words cant even begin to explain how excited I am today! The Rucyl Bass Remix of my song I Wanna Be With You, officially dropped this morning exclusively on FIVESIXMEDIA. The single also come with the original version, produced by great producer and friend Arch_typ of Bagpak, who originally came with a track that insprired me to expand my ideas and style. (Thank you Zilvinas for getting me on this!!)
The amazing thing is Rucyl is the shit. And she's my girl. And we get to embark on this journey together now as her REMIX is available for the masses. Be sure to check it out, spread the word, and play it until it gets stuck in your head.
Thank you so much FIVESIXMEDIA and of course KING BRITT for giving us this opportunity!
Mama's AMPED this morning.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
...that's right, that's my day...Here is a lil sneak preview of the work on the left from my new show "BLING THY INNER WEALTH: The Hermetic Test", opening next Thursday, April 9 in Fort Greene, BK's favorite spot, Red Bamboo.. I had a lot of fun making these new pieces. I'll have all new work some of them might surprise you (kinda stepped outside of my comfort-zone). My collaborators Paridee Kositchiranant, Upendo, Livingroom Johnston, Rodney White, and Quan Luv are all amazing artists with many trades: beside being skilled in the fine arts, these guys are also on top of their game in the fashion biz: Paridee is a designer for Ralph Polo Lauren, Upendo is one half of Leroy Jenkins, while Quan is one of the pillars of A.L.I.E.N. Livingroom Johnston is an established writer, while Rodney is an art director at one of the top ad agencies of NYC..this is why we call it here the Brooklyn Renaissance...artists making it happen in many fields at once...A lot of impressive talents to keep up with. Also, this day will mark the end of my hibernation period coming out of the winter blues, celebrating the spring, abundance, 'swagger with substance' and love. Might as well bring your dinner date ):)
7-11pm RED BAMBOO, Fort Greene, BROOKLYN NY :: FREE
271 Adelphi St @ DeKalb Ave
DJ BlackFruitPunch of the Aficionados (that's my man, Deffrei!) will be holding it down
Monday, April 6, 2009
Advance ($20) Tickets Available @:
* Fat Beats (NYC) 406 6thAvenue (Corner of 8th Street) 212.673.3883
* Pieces (BKLYN) 671 Vanderbilt Ave (Corner Of Park Pl.) 718.857.7211
* Addy & Ferro (BKLYN) 672 Fulton Street (Btwn South Elliot & South Portland) 718.246.2900
Saturday, April 4, 2009
WHAT DO YOU DO? Unveil the unknown.
WHERE DO YOU CALL IT HOME? Buck Town baby!
TRUE BEAUTY IS… balance and bliss.
BEATS…tell me what to do.
TRUE SEXY IS… a sense of humor and the ability to laugh.
MUSIC IS MY…craft, my freedom, my strength, my weakness.
ART DOES NOT…lie.
MY NIGHTS ARE…eye-openers.
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…good conversation, atmosphere, and chocolate!
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …will free us all.
ENOUGH OF…living in the past and running away from the present.
MY CREATIVITY IS…so weird I don’t even understand it yet. It’s 2 parts pressure, 3 parts fun, and a splash of inspiration.
TRUE POWER IS…the power to master one’s self.
LIFE CAN BE THE... best reality.
I DREAM OF… a) Signs and symbols. Subconscious secrets played out through cryptic scenarios. b) Messages coming from who knows where. Sometimes voices sometimes visions. Angels so vivid I could see the cracks and creases in their dark skin. c) Strong feelings that last far beyond the night.
TO LOVE IS TO… let go.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE….I ride the beat like a pony.
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE… is made with old molds.
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU? Nikkintu.blogspot.com / myspace.com/nikkintu / twitter.com/nikkintu, shout me a holla!
LATEST PROJECT...A History of Dreams- both literally and figuratively. It’s a magical piece of work.
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009? The music, the shows, the ideas, the process.
SHOUTOUTS? To my nomads, artists, creators, conscious cats, and everyday conquerors. Big ups to Brooklyn!
Title: Birth of Venus Album: A History of Dreams Featuring: Nikki NTU. Produced by MeLo-X http://www.myspace.com/nikkintu http://nikkintu.blogspot.com/
I am very exited to work as the art director for debut full-length album. Stay tuned, it's dropping soon!
From her untitled novel… She was somewhere between sand and dirt, grass and cold concrete. As she stooped down to the ground grabbing the earth, panting, like a panther prepared to pounce; her belly bulged. She was pregnant with Time, both past and future. She was the millisecond.Eyes smoldering, her lips parted to let the heat in her chest cool off. But it only cooled for so long. She looked out at times to come and the heat grew so hot it wrapped around the molars in her mouth, attached to her tongue, and sparked her taste buds to call forth saliva. But the burning didn’t stop. Fire huffed out of her nose and she became inflamed. Her purpose was realized, her butterflies flew free, and her fears became God in practice.
Read our earlier feature with Deev here.
Check the dope video for one of my favorite joints from Q-Tip's new album featuring Amanda.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Be sure to check out his blog too! http://www.spaceshipgeorge.blogspot.com