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ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires. 2001. Rainbow and duck. © Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos.

"Alessandra Sanguinetti’s vivid photographs depicting the coexistence of people and animals might at first sight seem brutal, images to be viewed quickly and erased from the memory. But that would be not only impossible but also a great loss, for here is an arrestingly honest portrayal of the relationship between man and beast as the one raises the other for the ultimate sacrifice. These are not animals endowed with human qualities; they are someone’s livelihood, their means of survival. Sanguinetti took these pictures in a province of Buenos Aires. Here, by roadsides, in fields and in woods, she observed the rituals and traditions of the local farmers whose lives interweave with a host of animals – rabbits, horses, pigs, geese, lambs, cows, chickens – caught in the cycle that is life and death."



Wale has been hyping this track up for awhile now on twitter & I see why, its a really dope track. Take a listen for yourself!

Wale feat. Lady Gaga - Chillin’ (Prod Cool & Dre)

Murs-Me and this Jawn



I love The Postal Service and this has been one of my favorite songs from them. Eventhough it came out in like 03' its still an awesome song! : )



I must say, Vanity Fair has really been stepping their game up with the versatility in their photoshoots. First, last month's issue featured up and coming comedy greats as icons--Seth Rogen as Freida Kahlo, and now Jennifer Lopez as Anita in West Side Story. I loved West Side Story when I was younger, and always will. What can I say? Once a hopeless romantic, always a hopeless romantic. It was the dancing. It was the clashing of cultures, and of course, there was the style---LOVED! With the return of West Side Story to Broadway, photographer Mark Seliger captures the spirit of this classic love story in a photoshoot for Vanity Fair.


Jennifer Lopez channels the role of feisty, and I might I add, stylish "Anita."





Actors Brandon T. Jackson in brown slacks (Roll Bounce, Tropic Thunder), Jay Hernandez in tan pants in middle (Crazy Beautiful, Ladder 49) and Chris Evans in yellow shirt (Fantastic Four). The actors, along with others recreate the infamous West Side Story gang, "The Jets."




Actress Camilla Belle (Push) plays love-lost "Maria."




More at Vanity Fair

Yes. Natalie Portman's Shaved Head is the actual name of this Seattle band. Just watch.


natalie portman's shaved head - sophisticated side ponytail from thatgo on Vimeo


NPHS's Myspace

Stacy Epps-Space Tight




"Space Tight" is from Ruff Drafts Volume 2 Available on Stacy Epps MySpace page. The song is produced by Madlib and features Bembe Segue & AinJoy. I also uploaded "floatin'" which is a fabulous track by Ms. Epps so take a listen and enjoy!


Stacy Epps-Space Tight



Stacy Epps-Floatin'



MySpace

SCR|DROPCLOCK



DROPCLOCK is an aesthetically intriguing motion clock screensaver. Every minute of real time is numerically expressed with heavy Helvetica dropping into water in super slow-motion.

GET DROPCLOCK HERE



Can we say twitter addiction?

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Luke Haynes Quilts

When did quilting become this cool? I know! Since Luke Haynes started doing it. I think its pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

About the artist:

"Luke Haynes was born and raised across the American South. After formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Luke Haynes began experimenting with quilting art.

A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes’ imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements."







Luke Haynes website

:(

These past couple of days have been a little hard for me. One of my friends passed away this past friday and ive been wrapped up in my emotions ever since i heard the news. One minute i'm good and the next i'm in tears. Its like i have this cloud hoovering over my head that i can't seem to shake at the moment.


R.I.P Terrell.

Check out Jay-z's tips on being successful.




Read More HERE



Heres some footage of Jazmine Sullivan back in 1999 singing "Home" at her elementary school production of The Wiz. Her vocals back then were something serious and still are.

The Legendary Roots Crew have truly been pulling their weight on The Jimmy Fallon Show, and on last night's show, they set a precedent by performing with legendary pioneers of the game, Public Enemy. This is only a preview of what's to come when The Roots and Public Enemy hit the stage again this summer for The Roots Picnic. Until then, enjoy!



I posted Keri's video for "Make Love" a few days ago and now here is some behind the scenes footage of Kanye and Keri conversing about their experience making the video together. Kanye was definitely giving Keri the look like he had something more on his mind.

Kanye West and girlfriend, Amber Rose get elegant for the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th anniversary gala held in New York this past Sunday. Check how Amber covers up just a bit, for the event.


Ray-J-Sexy Ladies

I must confess, I'm addicted to For the Love of Ray-J. Don't front, ya'll are, too. Ray-J's putting a lot into the show, he even has a new single and video for his reality series featuring some of the show's, lets just say diverse ladies--Lil Hood, Danger, and the half black/half Russian chick even gets a cameo.




It's baaaaack! For those of you who didn't experience the all-day mega event that was the 1st annual Roots Picnic held in Philly last year, then you missed a hot ass show. No, it was literally hot, we're talking about a 10-hour show in 100 degree heat, it doesn't get any hotter. Last year's line-up featured The Cool Kids, J*Davey, and Gnarls Barkley, and The Legendary Roots Crew themselves. This year, The Roots will still be on board, along with TV On The Radio, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi (guess this means he ain't retiring :), rap legends and political pioneers, Public Enemy, and fellow Philly Alum, Santigold (note the name change: Santogold/Santigold, along with others. The show's June 6th and will take place in non-other than the city of Brotherly love. But don't wait until the day of the show to buy your tickets. Don't even wait until this Friday when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Purchase them before then, and there's a $5 pre-sale discount. I'll see you at the show, but I'm buying my tickets today!

For more info, go to okayplayer.com.

U2-Get On Your Boots

Some of you may have caught the new video for U2's, "Get On Your Boots." It's been out for a litte while, but I just caught it this weekend and I love it. I'm not an avid U2 listener, but I think Bono's one of the coolest and sexiest white men, still rockin.' Check out "Get On Your Boots" off of U2's new album No Line On The Horizon, in stores now.

Get On Your Boots


Btw: The "Get On Your Boots" video kind of reminds me of Michael Jackson's "Leave Me Alone video. You decide.




Although this is about two years old, it's still funny and still a damn shame.

Burger Grease Art

And you thought you were an artist....

A very pregnant Kelis was seen this past weekend in LA hosting Damon Peruzzi’s birthday party. Nas & Kelis are expecting a baby boy.



Laura Galbraith



"IMA DROP OUT THIS SHIT BEFORE NIGGAZ TRY AND CRUCIFY ME."

Kid Cudi isn't exactly calling it "quits" from the music game, so he claims be he feels the need to fall back from it before it makes him completely insane. The music game comes with a lot of situations that only the strong can survive and withstand in the long run. Cudi feels he doesn't need to deal with the drama and the rumors that keep invading his life. Here is an excerpt from his blog:

MUTHAFUCKAS TALKIN SHIT HERE AND THERE, SPREADIN RUMORS, MAKIN JOKES, TRYNA JUDGE ME, AND FOR WHAT? DOES MY MUSIC POKE FUN AT OTHERS? DO I TALK SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE N MY MUSIC? I ALREADY WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL ONCE, AND GOT EXPELLED CUZ IT WASNT FOR ME. IMA DROP OUT THIS SHIT BEFORE NIGGAZ TRY AND CRUCIFY ME.

I DONT LOOK AT IT AS QUITTING, FOR I HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED MY GOAL. I HAVE A SOLID FANBASE WHO TRUELY APPRECIATES ME AND MY MESSAGES THRU SONG, I GOT MULTIPLE BIG RECORDS, I HAVE RECIEVED WORLDWIDE CRITICAL ACCLAIM FROM THE BIGGEST TASTEMAKERS IN THE GAME, 3 FAN MADE BEST OF MIXTAPES WITHOUT EVEN RELEASING MORE THAN ONE MIXTAPE AND NOT EVEN RELEASING A ALBUM, I CAN PAY MY MOMS MORTGAGE AND HELP MY SISTER WITH MY NIECE AND HOLD MY BROTHERS DOWN WITH WUTEVER THEY NEED. THATS WUT I GOT IN THIS GAME FOR, TO ACCOMPLISH ALL THESE GOALS AND I HAVE. NO REGRETS

IM SORRY TO THE FANS, IM SO SORRY YALL. I KNO U GUYS WILL ALL HATE ME, BUT REMEMBER, IM JUS A REGULAR DUDE WHO WAS GIVEN A AMAZING GIFT, AND NOW WITH THAT AMAZING GIFT CAME MORE UNCALLED FOR PROBLEMS THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH.



Cudi whatever decision you decide to make at the end of the day those who truly support you as an artist and as who you are as a person will be there for you no matter what. Its a dirty game and not everyone has your best interest at heart, but if you can make it this far then I feel you can definitely take it to new heights.

Cudi wants to now focus on his HBO gig starting in August and plans to do a concert this summer performing his entire mixtape.


Kid Cudi's Blog

GE has created a cool idea where you are able to visibly control a digital hologram right in front of you. All you need is a printer,webcam and a microphone. I don't have a webcam so I can't try this out for myself. So if anyone decides to do this let me know how it turns out!









Get started HERE



Chaos errupted outside of the CW studios where Tyra Bank's 'Americas Next Top Model' auditions took place. A over heated BMW and some loser who yelled "there's a bomb!" caused the aspiring model divas to flee. The video shows people trampling over each other and a fight between two females from which police officers struggle to break up. It has been said that the aspiring models stood in line for long hours and were told that if they left their spot in line they would have to start over. This lead to some peeing in cups and a lot of frustration. After all the drama that unfolded the auditions were shut down.



Candy Girls
E! - Sundays at 10:30pm ET/PT
www.eonline.com/candygirls

Its a Barbie's World





About the Artist:

"Willian Hideki Murai, brazilian, born in Mogi das Cruzes-SP, raised in Arujá, illustrator, comic book colorist, skateboarder for fun, geek by nature and a nice guy."

Will Murai Website

New York New York

I'm still in NY but I leave tomorrow...this has definitely been a great week up here with my BFF's. And i'm dreading going back to school... its bittersweet tho. Maybe i'll listen to Asher Roth's "I love College" for inspiration.

Donwill-Laura's Song



From the album Don Cusack in High Fidelity Music.
Starring:
Donwill as Don Cusack - Jasika Nicole as Laura
Von Pea as Dick - Che Grand as Barry
Produced by Astronote**
Directed by Marques Green





Big Pooh’s latest vehicle is a street-LP entitled, Delightful Bars, and there will be four different versions of Delightful Bars made accessible, including a special iTunes only version (referred to as the Candy Apple version), which will be released on 3-24-09 and the North American retail version of Delightful Bars (referred to as the North American Pie Version) will be released on 4-21-09.

Tracklisting:

North American Pie Version

1.) North American Pie Intro
2.) The Comeback (produced by Khrysis)
3.) Its A Go f/Torae (produced by Dae One)
4.) Nothing Less f/Ab Soul, Jay Rock & K Dot (produced by Young RJ)
5.) C.O.D. (produced by Mickey Free)
6.) Move f/ Darien Brockington (produced by Phonix)
7.) Something Like Stars f/ Big Treal (produced by Jake One)
8.) Step Up (produced by D.R.)
9.) Reality Check f/ Big Dho, D. Black & Mykestro (produced by Khrysis)
10.) Problems f/ Jozeemo (produced by Illmind)
11.) AMO A SU PAPI DE LA BARRA skit
12.) Roll Call f/ Jozeemo, Chaundon & Joe Scudda (produced by The Co-Op)
13.) The Life f/ Mushinah (produced by Khrysis)
14.) Rearview Mirror (produced by 9th Wonder)
15.) EMPANADA NORTE AMERICANA OUTRO

CANDY APPLE ITunes Version

1.) Intro
2.) The Release (produced by Illmind)
3.) Power f/ O. Dash (produced by Khrysis)
4.) The Comeback (produced by Khrysis)
5.) Radio (produced by OhNo)
6.) Hands Up f/ Chaundon and Roc C (produced by Khrysis)
7.) On The Real f/ Jozeemo and E. Ness (produced by Khrysis)
8.) Nothing Less f/ Ab Soul, Jay Rock and K. Dot (produced by Young RJ)
9.) Move f/ Darien Brockington (produced by Phonix)
10.) Roll Call f/ Jozeemo, Chaundon, and Joe Scudda (produced by The Co-Op)
11.) The Life f/ Mushinah (produced by Khrysis)
12.) Rearview Mirror (produced by 9th Wonder)
13.) OUTRO

Keri Hilson-Make Love





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Bat For Lashes-Daniel

Kesed for K-Swiss




I love it when positive people get the shine they deserve, because of the positive light they have shone on others. And Kesed is one of them. I had the opportunity of experiencing the talents of this brother at the end of last year, during a Writers Block gathering, here in Brooklyn. Kesed's one of the forces behind Writers Block, a team of amazing poets who unite every so often to share their original poetry with their peers. Kesed's beautiful words combined with his raw emotion, makes him an ill spitta. It's no wonder major outlets have caught wind of Kesed's gift. First it was Vh-1, during its Black History Month spots. Now, Kesed's sharing his story as apart of K-Swiss's new K-Space ads to launch the K-Swiss: Remasered show. Get to know him.

Check out Kesed's film at K-Space

Quote of the Day




"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."-Jimi Hendrix



Trailer for the Laura's Song music video off of the upcoming album Don Cusack in High Fidelity Starring Donwill as Rob Gordon & Jasika Nicole as Laura Directed by marques green.

Let me find out Donwill has some acting skills under his belt! lol

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Mario



spotted in New York

Dave MacDowell

All Grown Up



-photographer currently unknown.




"The 2 HUNGRY BROS . have been making noise in the NYC hip hop scene for over a decade. The amazing duo of producers Deep and Ben Boogz joined forces in 2003 and have been producing classic music ever since. Forming an alliance with the illustrious AOK COLLECTIVE the 2 Hungry Bros have provided a soundscape to many of AOK's signature records. In addition to their self produced album "TABLE MANNERS", 2HB have laced classic tracks for FRESH DAILY, HOMEBOY SANDMAN, 8THW1, P.CASSO and NOLA DARLING.

The dusty fingered duo are well known for their ability to find extremely rare vinyl. To date they have released a series of "Rare Groove" mixtapes featuring some of their grooviest finds. It only made sense to let the AOK COLLECTIVE and FRIENDS jump on the rare grooves"
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DOWNLOAD: 2 HUNGRY BROS. X AOK COLLECTIVE Present... "MY CREW's ALL THINNER"


Tracklist:
8thw1 – Walk Tall
Substantial – King Strut
Mickey Factz – Move On Up
Fresh Daily & $trictlyBusine$$ - Bedstuy Bullet Dodge
Senor Kaos – Wandering Soul
8thw1 – the Expose’
Critical – Holy Are You
Reef the Lost Cauze – Ripped by Loud Metal Explosions
8thw1 – Executive Lounge
P.CASSO – Second Wind
Little Vic – Black Night
8thw1 – Harlem Hindu
Daniel Joseph – Holy Thursday
Nikkobya Bisou – le Machete’
Gary Bartz – Celestial Blues
8thw1 – Small Crib
Von Pea – Foodstamps
K Gaines – Rum Raisin
8thw1 & Leon Haywood – I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You
Mazzi – SOUL Propulsion
Homeboy Sandman – Parallel Perpendicular
10 Wheel Drive – Ain’tGonna Happen
Willie Colon - Te Conozco




Donny Writes: What's good people? I know it been a minute since I released any new music but I've been working hard on my new project "The Breakfast Club" so in the meantime here's something for ya'll to rock with. I linked up with my dude Mistah F.A.B to bring ya'll this record. Much love and as always, any support would be greatly appreciated.

Donny Goines ft. Mistah F.A.B-Street Poetry

I HEART THE HUXTABLES

I remember groovin' to this when I was like nine. But I never knew it was directed by Lisa Bonet. Did you? Anyway, it will forever be my jam*


Quote of The Day

"It makes me so sad. The truth is that both Chris Brown and Rihanna, if I were your friend. I would call you up and say, 'Give it some time. Get yourself counseling. Take care of yourself. Heal yourself first, and also love doesn't hurt. I've been saying this to women for years, 'Love doesn't hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again.'"

-OPRAH


Graffiti Laser Tagging

Check out how the guys at Graffiti Research Lab prove the art of Graf writing has evolved.




Over the weekend, me, B. Blanco and the girls took in a show at Webster Hall--non-other than J*Davey, baby, courtesy of "Lick." The crowd was mixed full of downtown's regulars, punk kids, and 40-year-old white men with a thing for "soul music." Fall out Boy's Pete Wentz was there, in his tophat and as well as the fruit of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz's back in the day love --daughter, Zoe Kravitz (She and Jack Davey arrived together), who has a mean style, but of course. Though the party didn't really get live til about 3 a.m., (yes that's right 3 a.m.,, doors opened at 11pm, lol), the opening act was Amanda Diva, and although I appreciate Diva as a TV personality, and dig Diva Speak TV, when I happen to catch it, her songs had me a bit lost in translation. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate her effort as a burgeoning, non-conforming artist, but her music is a little all over the place. From rhyming about neon colors to broken relationships--to put it short, it lacked focus. But I dig Diva, so hopefully over time, her sound will become a bit more defined.

But before she took the stage, DJ Jasmine Solano oh-so-wonderfully blessed the turntables with her smooth transitions and retro mix. She had the crowd groovin' to everything from Prince to Dilla. Ummm, Who says female DJs don't get down? Last, but not least, the long and lean, mohawked songtress, Jack Davey took the stage along with her partner behind the keys and production, Brook d'lieu. The chemistry that these two share on stage is amazing--Jack with her frail frame gliding about the stage, damn there making love to the floor, and Brook with his laidback approach to just about everything-whether it's on the keyboard or the mic. The laxidaisical-electro-funk sound that they produce is truly like no other, AND I LOVE IT! So did the crowd, they joined in the performance by jumping onto the stage during J*Davey's set and Zoe even got into it, hanging on Jack's leg while she was crooning. But, before I wrap this re-cap up, there was another moment in the show, that just had me captivated. It was when the "LICK" girls graced the stage with their sensual choreography.

I'm telling you, the things these girls did with lace would amaze you, and in case you didn't know, I love lace. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But what I enjoyed even more, was the track that accompanied the girls' sultry performance-- DJ Keys N Crates remix to Aaliyah's "One In A Million." It was my first time ever hearing the remix and being introduced to this dope production team. All in all, despite the late arrival home due to the inconvenience of NYC cabs ( Note: For some reason, every cabbie is scared of Bedstuy, and we didn't get home until 5:30 a.m.!), that night and oh yeah, meeting Jack is right up there on my list of Classic NYC memories.

For your enjoyment: Keys N Crates-"One in A Million (remix)" (Live performance at Toronto's Down One Lounge)





Today is the anniversary of one of the most influential individuals who ever blessed the mic. And the legacy he leaves behind is even bigger now, 12 years later, than it ever was. We celebrate his life, his music, and his legacy...always.


Join Sway as they help remember The NOTORIOUS one with a special Biggie tribute.

Sway Lounge @ 305 Spring St. New York,NY

Dream-Rockin' That Shit

Check out how The Dream takes a cue from some of your favorite magazines, in the remix for "Rockin' That Thing" featuring Fabulous, Juelz Santana, Ludacris, and Rick Ross. off of Love vs. Money , in stores tomorrow.


It's official. Barbie has truly come full circle. From Pin-up, to working girl, to Chrissy's big sis. Now, she's gettin' inked as "Totally Stylin' Tattoo Barbie" and it's got some parents in an uproar. I don't see what the big deal is, they're temporary tats. But you decide.




Listen to how Ghostface Killah shows support for Rihanna (over Glenn Lewis's "Don't You Forget It"), in the only way Ghostface can.

Letter to Rihanna

Photo of the Week

I don't own any of her Cds and I may not, ever. But I will say, is that Britney Spears has been through a lot these last few years and I am rooting for her journey back to the top. Besides, the girl can move and I can appreciate that. Looks like she's been putting in work, too. Check her out on the first night of her "Circus" tour (Mar. 3)


Quote of The Day




"It's really about control, my body, my mind. Who was going to own it? Them? Or me? I'm not a one-man woman. Bottom line. "

-Tracy Camilla Johns as "Nola Darling" in She's Gotta Have It

BRB.

Headed to NY be back on the 15th! : )

P.O.S.-Optimist




Yo I used to be nice with the cups when I was younger! lol sike naw but for P.O.S. to incorporate the cups in the video is pretty dope, so you'll have to watch it to see what i'm talking about.

P.O.S. MySpace

Christian Faur

"I think that painting is very much like solving a complicated mathematical problem, where each step logically and necessarily follows from the previous step, finally arriving at a solution. Ideally, an elegant one."-Faur









Christian Faur Website


 

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