Thursday, 29 March 2012

Innovative Art: Brand Spirit - Andrew Miller . . .

 White-Out
 M&M
 U.S. Dollar Bill
 Scotch Tape
 Music Tape
Ketchup Packet
 Sharpie
 Trojan

"Every day for 100 days, I will paint one branded object white, removing all visual branding, reducing the object to its purest form. Each object may be purchased for less than $10, something I own, something another person gives me, or something I find." - Andrew Miller, a brand strategist, says of his project, Brand Spirit

Makes you think...when common objects are stripped of all their colors and labels, can you still recognize them, do they hold the same value, are we addicted to brands? Such an interesting commentary on consumerism and our society.

New Video: Elle Varner - "Refill" . . .

I've been vibing hard off Elle's recent mixtape "Conversational Lust" which I posted and you can download here. Now she's dropped a video for her drunk on love song "Refill". Love her . . .

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

BUDDY FT. KENDRICK LAMAR: Staircases (Prod. By The Neptunes) . . .

Pharrell’s artist Buddy links up with Kendrick Lamar for his new single, “Staircases.” The Neptunes handle production on the track. This record will appear on Buddy’s forthcoming, Idle Time, project.

Crazy Beat/Production: Macklemore - "Can't Hold Us" . . .



This beat is intense. Not a huge Macklemore fan, but this song as a whole is crazy and I thought worth a share...even if it makes you want to buy some glow stick and hit a rave. ha! Shout out to my friend who linked me this ishh - you know who you are.

BAAMM: Lauryn Hill New Album Realease - "The Return" . . .

Sweet chocolate cherries, this news hit me yesterday thanks to a friend who knows about my love for this woman as a musician and human. I've been waiting for a second album from Lauryn since my boobs started coming in. Seriously though, I saw her live last year (finally) and it just ignited the fan fire that is my obsession with this artist. She is unlike any other female musician. She is a poetic pioneer.
She recently performed a new track titled "Fearless Vampire Killer" which I posted  here. Presenting the possibility of a comeback. Personally - she was never gone to me. Still fresh tracks from her got me hyped.
The former Fugee officially announced that she will follow up her critically acclaimed debut solo LP, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, with a new album titled The Return.
Along with the announcement of her second solo album, Hill has also revealed that she will be headlining London’s O2 Arena on April 14th where she will preview her long-awaited second album.
As of press time, no release date for The Return has been determined; all that has been said is that the LP will release later this year! Yesssss!!

Monday, 26 March 2012

"How To Satisfy Your Lover" - Denitia Odigie & Sene . . .

Those pills and self help books not working? Well Denitia Odigie and Sene have a few pointers that may help you satisfy your lover. A nice little jam I discovered to sign out of this fine mellow night . . .


New Painting! - "Golden Skies" . . .

Last week I finally finished the latest piece I've been working for my show in August! Yay and thank god. There is always a relationship with each painting, and we all know relationships can be ups and downs, struggles and triumphs! I took a quick picture - a sneak peak if you will before I take it down to the print shop, there is a bit of a glare but you get the general idea. Hope you enjoy!  . . .


Graffiti Mural . . .

A friend of mine that knows about my obsession with graffiti art sent me these shots of a mural done at a park-aide. Unreal use of color and concepts. I actually was going to try and crop the shots, but the surrounding city buildings are kind of an interesting commentary. Love it. Free for the whole world to see. Enjoy . . .

Sunday, 25 March 2012

X-Rated: Syleena Johnson - Slowly . . .

Alright so we are used to hearing the fella's go on about the nasty on tracks. This is a change - a female's smooth jam on getting some quality lovin'.  Ladies deserve to boast a little too I'd say. It's ridiculously sexy so keep your hormones in check  . . .

Kush & Wizdom: Erykah Badu . . .

Love her.

Friday, 23 March 2012

New & Fressshhh Mixtape: Add-2 Save. Our. Souls.


Download this mixtape here. Do it. 

One of my favorite tracks . . . 


Check ADD-2's myspace here for more tracks, info, tour dates etc.