Monday, August 31, 2009

Mamas love...Melo-X :: BLACKsummers'night (Instrumental Remix EP)

Renaissance man, Melo-X has carved out a niche for himself in NYC as one of the most sought-out DJs, but as expected with many multitalented musical minds, he has at last revealed his brilliant skills as a producer and MC as well. Last year, he completed two projects which reflects Melo's yin & yang side equally: his debut album Mustafa's Renaissance and the following release, Nikki NTU's History of Dreams where he served as the sole producer for the entire album. Both are available for free download on my other blog (check the side bar for free downloads.)

When he is not holding down the wheels of steel (ok, probably a Serato) at a party, Melo stays in the lab to cook up his next project. His latest of the crop is an instrumental remix EP of Maxwell's recent album BLACKsummers'night...a spacey journey into Melo's galaxy of music made of elements of hip-hop, electronica, world and soul rhythms...dope! Check out Maxwell's reaction to it.

Mamas love...The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "House Of Cards"

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bubble Girls Calendar 2010 on pre-sale

Brooklyn songstress Raye 6, the visionary behind this project got something sexy for you for the whole next year...
House of Dolls mgmt. presents The Bubble Girls 2010 calendar.

Within 1 week's time this 12 month calendar was completed. Four women, 3 looks and 3 photographers later....
The Bubble Girls represent fantasy and sophistication. They are Goddess beings who bring light and life into the world around them.The overall vision of this calendar is colorful and sexy with dramatic over the top designs and locations. Shot in Brooklyn, NY the calendar features The Bubble Girls Akira, Diamond and Crownandhonorary Bubble Girl Khay.

This 12 month spread showcases the photography of Amir Ebrahimi, House Van Helsing and Josie Zetina. Clothing and Jewelry for the calendar provided Brooklyn based designers Idallyic Couture, Chay The Great, Dutty Geisha, Anu Jewelry, Kristi Voss Couture and Raye 6.

Hey ladies!!...SABINE for your Health!

After my recent trip to Budapest, where I visited an amazing reflexologist /nutritionist, I decided to reevaluate my diet and try to pay closer attention to what I eat. I admit, even though I know healthy food and I love to cook, I am not a big fan of cooking for myself alone and I often sacrifice healthy food for an unhealthy take-out to gain some extra time for painting.

As they say, "seek and you shall find" it happens that I recently met the beautiful Sabine Blaizin at the DUMBO Fleemarket, who turned out to be just the person I was looking for. She kindly offered me some of her delicious carob-smoothie... I was completely sold. I since receive her health newsletters; something I am looking forward to reading every month to inspire and keep me on track with my focus on healthier eating. Thank you, Sabine!

"I received my training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.

I practice a holistic approach to nutrition, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect the whole."

Find out more and contact her for consultation on her site, and don't forget to sign up for her monthly newsletters on

Sabine is also a DJ, widely known in New York City as DJ Sabine throwing parties from Target's First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum to the monthly afrosoul getdown party RHYTHM & ROOTS. Download her podcast on her podomatic site.

Younity presents: MARKIT! A NYC Art & Design Market :: Saturday, September 5, 2009

My art collective, YOUNITY is having a cool event this Saturday, September 5th (note the date change duet to bad weather last weekend). This is the time to get some affordable art, hand-made accessories by local designers and to chill with some of the dopest artistas in the city.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WRONGLIPS goes to B-GIRL BE :: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop :: MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT

As part of the fourth installment of Intermedia Arts' hugely successful festival B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop, this Friday the all-female art show "Mama Said Knock U Out" will open its doors in Sarah's hometown, Minneapolis. Curated by Michele Spaise and Theresa Sweetland, "Mama Said Knock U Out" is an international visual art exhibition that will showcase 28 female artists from around the world who use their visual voice to empower, inform and organize. These women are employing hip-hop culture as a means of expression, connection, education and social and political activism globally. The show will feature a select group of very talented female artists who are influenced or work within the hip-hop community.
Representing the feminine wing of the Brooklyn creative force, both Sarah and I will be showing some new pieces along with the works of our friends & fellow artistas, Abeni Garret, JenOne, Sarah White, Alice Mizrahi, Toofly, & Minneapolis-native C-Rocka.

Artists: Abeni Garrett, Alice Mizrachi, Amanda Lopez, B Fresh, Catiesha Pierson, Chanel Kennebrew, Corinne Santiago, C-Rocka, Desdamona, Erotica67, Faith 47 & Rowan Pybus, Janelle Olson, Jennifer Rasinski, Jessica Kitzman, Katrina Knutson, Keegan Xavi, LadyKFever, Lauri Lyons, LICHIBAN, Monica Kelly, Motel 7, Niz, Sarah White, Shannon Joyce, Steph 1, Tamiko Mitchel, Tiffany Smith, and Toofly.

EXHIBIT ON VIEW August 28 - October 23, 2009 /// Opening Night Reception
Friday, August 28, 2009 // 6-9 p.m. at Intermedia Art // 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis //Free and open to the public

Here are my two pieces I sent off for the show entitled
BROOKLYN SUPERHEROES 1-2 (16"x24" mixed media on wood)

SPIKE LEE presents:: THE KING OF POP Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson --w/ DJ SPINNA

This is the party of the summer not to be missed!...sadly, I'll be out of town, but if you are in New York, check out another amazing KEISTAR event with one of my favorite Djs, DJ SPINNA providing the music for a birthday celebration for the one and only KING OF POP ....promises to be an unforgettable musical experience.
# 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station • G or F Train to 15th St./Prospect Park station or 7th Ave. station Q Train to Parkside Ave. station B-41 or B-71 Bus along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I am loving this album...some of my favorites, such as BK fam Jesse Boykins III and LA-based producer AFTA-1 are on this beautiful tribute to mark the eight anniversary of the tragic death of R& B Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Souled out!

From the presskit: Eight years to the day after the tragic passing of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the original princess of R&B, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favourite Aaliyah songs for Aaliyah Revisited – a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by urban-music-and-culture online magazine SoulCulture.

Available immediately as a free download package, Aaliyah Revisited contains eight songs featuring indie soul artist and occasional Brand New Heavies vocalist Sy Smith (currently providing backing vocals for American Idol), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, rising London soul talents Tawiah and Baby Sol, NYC-based beauty creator Jesse Boykins III, Danish R&B/Soul sensation Jonas, saccharine Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, London-based producer Black Einstein, plus international future starlet Nikko Gray with California’s ‘cosmic conductor’ AFTA-1.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mama wants..

Cubannie Links!
Found this one on Mama Clothing.. Big ups.

Theo Parrish: Put on your Sundays Best!

Sunday Best is bringin it every Sunday at the BKLYN Yard, but be sure not to miss this week with Theo Parrish. Its kid friendly so bring it on!

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, Eamon Harkin, Doug Singer and Justin Carter will return as resident DJs. Each weekend, they are joined by incredible guests while we get busy eating huaraches, drinking sangria, and dancing it all off.

This week featured DJ: Theo Parrish

3pm - 7pm
$10 entry

**$8 before 4pm with RSVP
**$8 in advance with RSVP

Thursday, August 13, 2009

We live in Brooklyn, baby! ROCK THE BLOCK this weekend

ROCK THE BLOCK returns to Brookyn with an even bigger production this year. On Saturday, repping my organization Voices of New York (VONY), I will be painting on one of fashion-designer BUTCH DIVA's sexy pieces, which will be featured later the day on live models.

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Mamas love.... Georgia Anne Muldrow "E.S.P." (official video)

The official launch of Georgia & Dudley's SomeOthaShip Connect/EPS TV YouTube channel started today, with the release of the first official music video from Georgia Anne Muldrow's latest release, Umsindo. The song, "E.S.P." is a heartfelt tribute to Dudley Perkins' daughter and the ancestors that live on inside her. Check out the homie, Kenny Fresh's dope write-up on the album, on FRESHSELECTS.


Check out my girl, Amanda Diva's hot new video for "NEON" feat. Johnny Polygon (produced by: DroopE)
the 1st single off of Amanda Diva's latest release Spandex, Rhymes, & Soul!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

NEW WORK at COLLECTIVE ART 3 group show at Dumbo, BK, Thursday Aug 6, 2009

I will be showing some new work at the CA3-the third installment of the Collective Art group show coming up on this Thursday, August 6, 2009. I've been working on a number of new pieces illustrating my avatars from the feline Planet (whose name I can't reveal quite yet).

This show is organized by fellow artists, collectively know as Gen Par, and is a grassroots project.

Please come through!
To find out more visit
the Collective Art site.