After the jump I’ve enclosed a description of my amateur design project, a Lego version of my Fisher Price turntable. Lego Cuusoo, a new platform by the Lego Group displays user-submitted designs for potential Lego collections. If the project receives 10,000 supporters (think Kickstarter), Lego options it for production. My idea was recently rejected by Lego Cuusoo because the site does not accept works in progress or projects with placeholders. And that’s totally cool because the finished product WILL be better. My goal here is to show the evolution of the project.
In case you missed my DJ set on the Large Up Sessions last night on Radio Lily, you can listen to that mix on Mixcloud. Large Up DJ Gravy, Jesse Serwer and Stretch Armstrong who coined the term “JAHZUS” on Instagram.
Kanye West’s track record of nods to Jamaican culture came to a climax on his new album Yeezus. I was able to put together a list with Large Up‘s Jesse Serwer of Kanye West’s most note-worthy Jamaican references. Click to read the Top 10 list.
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My recent post for The Knicks Wall was inspired by my frequent reading of the J. Peterman catalog. I romanticized my Carmelo Anthony jersey, Knicks scarf by adidas and the custom Nike hoody previously owned by Spike Lee. Read the excerpt below:
“My boo and I made a weekend out of going to Atlantic City to see Diplo, then capped it off with Knicks playing their last game of the regular season against the Brooklyn Nets. It was my plan that afternoon to wear the Carmelo Anthony jersey I got for Christmas to the game, but I forgot it at home. Nor did I have the Spike hoody with me either. I felt naked without proper Knick regalia to cheer them on. During half-time I hit the gift shop for something I could use to show my team pride as I was flanked by Nets fans in my section. So I bought a scarf. Cold weather lasted long until at least early April, making it practical to wear during the feeling of a winter blast. It resembled those high quality scarves soccer fans wear or wave in allegiance like a flag. Adidas makes this one. It reminds me a lot of the David Beckham Real Madrid scarf that I bought hours before Real Madrid C.F. won La Liga against Barcelona in 2007. I did not get to bask in a Knick victory the way I did for Madrid. Witnessing a loss at The Garden has become a weird tradition for me. I don’t actually remember ever seeing the Knicks win when I was in attendance. I’ve been privileged to be able to afford a ticket or go with someone as their guest. Personally, I’d rather watch at home just to rule out my superstition.”
Click here to read the full article.
This Saturday I have an opportunity to spin alongside one of my DJ idols, Stretch Armstrong. It was around last summer when I had a chance to actually meet Stretch since I interviewed him for a column I edited for Complex. Now to share the billing with him is another surreal moment in my DJ career. Peep the flyer, RSVP then come celebrate your Memorial Day weekend with us.
Given the timing of this event with Stretch, I’m dusting off yet another throwback from the days of his radio show on Hot 97. This freestyle by Terror Squad makes sense to post because Dice the God is also from the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop.
TERROR SQUAD THROWBACK FREESTYLE
Photo by Ray Liotta of Making Deals Zine
“Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all, came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission,” (Fitzgerald, Frances Scott. The Great Gatsby, First Collier Books Edition 1992).
It was with an open mind that I found my way to Klughaus Gallery last year for the 5th Annual New York City Type-Off. The rain had subsided for the duration of the night. It didn’t hinder over 50 people from fitting comfortably to part-take in the typing competition. Yet once we attempted to type a paragraph by Walt Whitman, the space became smaller—we hunched over typewriters to transcribe Whitman’s text, anxiously feeling the ticking of the stopwatch over our shoulders.
Any logo in the form of a red box logo with text printed in Futura Heavy Oblique has caught my eye over the past year. New York is full of them in the most obvious to the most obscure places. Yesterday I compiled 25 of these logos for a Complex list of brands inspired by Barbara Kruger. It was tough to narrow it down to just 25. For all I know, there’s still lots of others that haven’t been documented. When you have a typeface that is so easily accessible, there’s no doubt that more people will use it as a resource to be synonymous with Supreme, the most world famous brand to adopt Kruger’s style. Without further adieu, here’s a few more brands that were left on the cutting floor from the list.
This May, Source Life Radio will celebrate its one-year anniversary. Salute to the whole team from DJ Dreamer, Most Elite Lady to DJ Rugged D for putting together a great independent radio station that plays music, provides insight on music trends, news, and sports. I encourage you to listen daily through the Source Life Radio Tune In app. On May 5th, SLR will host a brunch at NYC’s Taj Lounge at 48 West 21st St. I’ll be deejaying along with Rugged D and DJ Boogii. Happy birthday Source Life Radio and feliz Cinco De Mayo.
The Bible Study party is riding a major wave this week and next week. Tomorrow, Thursday April 25th, I’ll be deejaying for the
third fourth time at IMOK (247 Eldridge St., NYC) for the weekly event. Then next Friday, Bible Study heads uptown to the Bronx for a mansion party. Keep reading for all flyers from the previous Bible Study bangers I’ve helped out.
The Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA.
I’ve been out here enjoying Coachella for the first time. Click here to see how my first day went down.