I remember when the Beyond the Streets exhibition first opened in L.A. (featuring mostly West Coast writers) a few years back and me definitely wanting to check it out, so when I found out that they were doing an east coast version in NYC – me attending was a no brainer.
To put it short, its everything that I thought it would be and if you’re a fan of graffiti, street-art, and contemporary art then do yourself a favor. The show stays open until the end of this Sept.
Props to Roger and his team for a well produced show, including all of the programming and product that goes with it, and to check out part 1 of my recap click Read the rest of this entry
We had a good time shooting this impromptu video two weeks ago at Coney Island. The wind and traffic on the boardwalk were no joke, but it was worth it.
For tickets to our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center click here.
We got a chance to hit Coney Island recently and we’ve got something special that we’re about to drop in anticipation of our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center feat “The Warriors” (12.8.18).
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Whenever we do SHAOLIN JAZZ events in New York, its always love and our Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party was no different. And despite us not having done an event in New York in a min, and some rain, the community (as in people walking in not knowing what was even taking place, but intrigued by our SHAOLIN JAZZ sign) in addition to family and friends – showed up making our listening party the kind of experience that we envisioned.
Thank you to Basquiat’s Bottle for hosting and all of your generosity, thank you to all of the artists who exhibited works giving our event that extra layer, much appreciated to everyone who attended, and props to everyone who helped spread the word.
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Last week’s DC Listening Party for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album was the perfect mix of friends and family. Thanks to everyone who attended, all of our media partners, and props to Diet Starts Monday for hosting.
And in addition to our DC Listening Party, we’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting an NYC Listening Party/SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition (plus Artist Talk) in Brooklyn on Thurs. May 10th at Basquiat’s Bottle, 6 PM – Close, No Cover. For additional info/RSVP click here.
Check out our range of SHAOLIN JAZZ sweatshirts and other gear for the winter. To customize and purchase click here.
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