Archive for May, 2008

WTF // FROM THE VAULTS OF TRUE HIP-HOP

May 22, 2008

We stumbled across a gem of a video that defines Hip-Hop culture and the culmination of all it’s efforts to “keep it real” even when used in cinema. I think the most important lesson learned is that no matter how “funky” he is ladies, all you need is a friend with magical teenage voodoo powers to make you a rap star too. So, from the Vaults of True Hip-Hop I bring you this scene for your “keeping it real” education, from the critically acclaimed film Teen Witch, we present TOP THAT!

Watch. Learn. Repeat.

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ART // CHASING WATERFALLS

May 8, 2008

The mafia graveyard also known as the East River will now have more for New Yorkers to gaze at than snitches and trash. Artist Olafur Eliasson is set to install four waterfalls (one under the Brooklyn Bride) that will start gushing as soon as July 2008. The projects $15 million price tag was privately funded through donations to the New York Public Art Fund. The city is expecting to make a little loot (good ol’ tourist dollars) from this project to the tune of $55 million, hoping to repeat the financial success of Christo’s and Jean Claude’s “The Gates” in Central Park back in 2005. These waterfalls will accompany the artists retrospective show named “Take Your Time” being held at MoMA and PS1 during the same time. I really hope these things have filters, because the last thing I want to see is the contents of the East River being shot out of a 60 foot tower.

FASHION // OOPS // BUSTED

May 6, 2008

I got to give it up to the boys at Satchel of Gravel for catching this amazing blunder. So, A-Trak, you know Kid-Sister’s boy and Kanye’s touring DJ who did floor banging remixes for MSTKRFT and countless others. Also the same guy who won the DMC Turntablist World Championship at the age of 15 and toured with probably the best DJ crew there ever was, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The same A-Trak who also has designs with New Era, Kid Robot and Zoo York. Can you tell that I’m building up to something? So a new collaboration T-Shirt has been released with Korectnuss in which they completely spelled his name wrong . Check the picture above. Correct spelling, A-Trak, the way they spelled it, A-Track. The best part is High Snobiety (the streetwear guru’s) didn’t catch it either when they posted about the collaboration on their website saying “Last year DJ A-Track and Skoold In Korektnuss (actually spelled Korectnuss) collaborated on a New Era cap. They back this summer with a couple of t-shirts. The t-shirts feature both A-Tracks signature and his slogan, Sunglasses is a Must.” Somebody really did their research…whoops. So, the Deviant Decorum flat brimmed salute is to you Korectnuss, for the Fuck Up of the Week.

Source: Satchel of Gravel

NIN // FREE ALBUM // THE SLIP

May 6, 2008

So Mr. Reznor has done it again, as before with Ghosts I-IV, the latest NIN is available for free via the website. If you happened to listen to the previous free release you may have noticed the “evolution” of NIN that sounded much like the mating calls of midi-controllers. But, this new one steps back into what we all love about ol’ Trenty Poo with a couple exceptions, but hey, it’s free right? The music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. That last sentence was copied off the website, I don’t even know what half that shit means. When you download the album you also get a PDF of album artwork and credits. For those who got suckered into to making a “donation” for Ghosts in which upon review of your “donation” you got extra tracks and goodies, this album is 100% free. The whole enchilada. So, even if you don’t like, hey didn’t cost you nothin’. Get yourself a copy by clicking that link right HERE.

MUSIC // STRESS // JUSTICE

May 5, 2008

French electro all-stars JUSTICE just released a video that is a strikingly realistic portrayal of gang activity in the suburbs of Paris. Directed by Romain Gavras, this video is gritty and brutal as it follows a group of French youth through a rampage in the city in branded JUSTICE jackets. I don’t know if this is the official release of this video so there may be changes, but watch it while you can, because it’s probably going to get pulled.

ART // KEITH HARING MEMORIAL

May 4, 2008

This week in NYC a commemorative mural was painted on Houston and Bowery in remembrance of legendary pop/street artist Keith Haring. This Sunday May 4th, would of been the artists 50th birthday and to honor him, Deitch Projects and the Keith Haring Foundation recreated a mural that was originally painted by Haring in the exact same spot in 1982. Due to photo archives and paint samples that were recovered by scraping away the layers on the wall until the original piece was found, the mural has been reproduced to the exact specifications to which Haring had painted it. The mural will remain on the wall until December 21st and will be officially unveiled this Sunday with a dedication ceremony.

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Source: Supertouch