“Byrd 37” T-Shirt


We’re dropping a range of commemorative product to coincide with the releases from our SHAOLIN JAZZ “Byrd Over Staten” EP, starting first with our “Byrd 37” T-shirt.  To customize and purchase click here.

“Byrd Over Staten” / 1st Single / “Love & Heat”


In 2011 we released a 3-song EP entitled The Gil Scott Suite, a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron.  Now, we’re pleased to announce the next edition to the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series: Byrd Over Staton; an EP dedicated to the works of the late iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd.  As with all previous releases, Byrd Over Staten is a conceptual project in which select songs and breaks from Donald Byrd’s vast collection of music are fused with lyrics and sound bites from the legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

To listen to the first single entitled Love & Heat click here.

Rest In Power Julian Bond


Rest In Power to legendary Civil Rights leader Julian Bond.  Mr. Bond was co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as well as the Chairman of the NAACP.  For more click here.  Mr. Bond was not only advocate for the betterment of Black people but an advocate for the betterment of human rights, as they pertain to all people.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Exhibition / Closing Reception/BBQ


Please join us for the closing reception/BBQ of the NYC DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition: Sunday August 30th, 2015, 2pm-8pm, at the Bishop Gallery 916 Bedford Ave.

Complimentary Heineken will be provided from 2PM – 4PM, Phil V, one of the exhibiting photographers, will be shooting live photos for our DOCUMENT the Fresh “Community Wall,” and 90’s hip-hop and rare grooves will provide the soundscape.

If you missed the opening reception and haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibition, we hope you can make this event!

For additional info and to RSVP click here.



Had a chance to work with Sean Price, at the start of his career when he went by Ruck (1/2 of Heltah Skeltah), the summer of 1996. I interned for Kalodge Projects (producers of the famed Lyricist Lounge), in NYC, and one of my first big projects was helping to coordinate a photo-shoot for a streetwear line called Head-Hunter. I was/am a huge Duck Down fan, I’d been following Heltah Skeltah, their first album had dropped and I thought they fit the brand’s aesthetic. Blue trusted my judgement in bringing them to the table, the shoot took place at a roof top in Brooklyn (before it was trendy), and the photos fit the vision of the shoot perfectly. Throughout the shoot, Sean P’s personality shown thru, like it has in all of his music, interviews, sound bytes, etc…non-stop jokes, a sharp creativity, and a raw edge. riP

DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Opening Reception / Recap


The NYC opening reception of the third DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition did not disappoint.  Props to the artists for bringing their best in terms of works and solid installations, both of which spoke to their personalities and styles.  Salute to everyone that attended, the Bishop Gallery for once again opening their doors to my ideas, props to Alexis (Madison Davenport PR) for the PR/marketing support, and thanks again to the participating photographers.  I’m planning a closing reception/BBQ to take place later this month so stay tuned.

DOCUMENT the Fresh will be on exhibit at The Bishop thru Saturday August 29th, so be sure to stop by, and for more info about the exhibition click here.  And to check out more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry



Despite the rain, this edition of CAN I KICK IT? was one of our biggest, yet.  We actually had to post-pone last month’s installment to due to severe heat and then the storming that followed.  And since we received a great deal of interest regarding the movie (Big Trouble in Little China), in addition to 2-Tone and I being fans as well, we decided to screen it for our July event.

Props to everyone that attended, the staff at Marvin for holding us down, Alexis, TC, and Cherisse for our PR/marketing support, and huge salute to Sherry, Frankie and their Soul and Ink team for conducting their live screen printing experience.  Stay tuned, as we’ll definitely have them back for other screenings.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the end of Aug for our next screening and for more recap pics Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Panel Discussion / NYC


Please also join us on Sunday August 2, 2015, at The Bishop, from 2-4pm, for a panel discussion where the photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh will share their stories and experiences shooting events and concerts, and other related topics; moderated by Stevenson Dunn and filmed by BRIC (artsmedia).

To RSVP click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot

Dangelo_FHNYC15-2583Who or what first got you interested in photography?

Music, Fashion & my Mom.  Music has always played a big part of my life.  My mother would attend concerts and shared her photos & stories.  My mother took me to see New Edition, the music & the lights …just the whole vibe and emotions that I felt instilled a love of music in me. And I wanted to capture that.  Then the hip-hop scene further intensified my love for photography.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document? 

The usual stuff; family, rocks, my feet but that’s when I was a little girl.  When I picked up the camera again as an adult it was my love for live concerts, wanting to capture that moment.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Phil V

pic1Who or what first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always been into creating visuals.  I’ve been teaching myself photoshop since 12 years old.  At about 20 years old, my close friend purchased a digital camera.  I borrowed his camera whenever I wanted to shoot something but soon after, his mother felt I was borrowing it too much so I barley asked for it, which was a blessing in disguise.  That’s when I had to purchase my own camera, it was a Polaroid.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
I’m a people person.  Generally, healthy and organic interactions make it easier to coexist amongst others.  My subjects are made up of creative individuals, all of whom are chasing a dream to create a better reality for themselves.  Via photography, I’m simply assisting them on their journey but subconsciously building a body of work of my own.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry


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