Friday, September 16, 2011

[TONIGHT: 9/16] Epic Album Release Party at Local Tourist, DTLA

In celebration of the release of Third Shift, Epic will be throwing a record release party at DTLA spot, Local Tourist. Come through, i'll have the photobooth set up for your enjoyment. xx


Thursday, September 15, 2011

[TONIGHT: 9/15] Blu & Scarub at The Airliner

[VIDEO] The Knux "Run" Feat. Kid Cudi

The new video from The Knux and Kid Cudi follows a model through her entire day, from early AM shoots to late night nose-candy sessions. The Knux will drop their new album Eraser September 27.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

[VIDEO] Lana Del Rey "Blue Jeans"

Mark my words, this little poptart is going to be fuckin' huge. Check out Lana Del Rey's latest visual offering for her track "Blue Jeans"

World's Steepest Rollercoaster - Japan

Japan's Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park has set a new record with it's rollercoaster The Takabisha, the world's steepest rollercoaster.




The highest point features a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, before it's 141ft vertical freefall descent at a 121 degrees angel. 




Takabisha cost the park owners £23 million and features seven stomach-turning twists, to ensure it claimed the record. The ride's official opening on July 16th.









[EVENT] 9/17 3 Kings X Subliminal Projects Opening Reception


Check out details from press release..

3 Kings
Featuring the Artwork of FRED BRATHWAITE AKA FAB 5 FREDDY, LEE
QUINONES AND LEONARD MCGURR AKA FUTURA 2000 WITH GUEST CURATOR PATTI ASTOR
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 8-11pm
Exhibition Dates: September 17 through October 8, 2011
Subliminal Projects Gallery
1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
www.subliminalprojects.com
Subliminal Projects is proud to present its opening Fall show 3 Kings, on view September 17 through October 8, 2011. In classic NYC Subway Graffiti lore, a “King” is one who has achieved the most recognition for not only excellence in style but for the mark they have made on the culture. For over thirty years these “3 Kings” have been at the top of the game. Their history-making rise to international prominence from the subway tunnels of New York City was recently chronicled in MOCA’s “Art In The Streets” exhibition. At Subliminal Projects they will be presenting their contemporary work created exclusively for this exhibition. Please join us at a reception for the artists on Saturday, September 17, from 8-11p.m.
Fab
5 Freddy is well known as Hip Hop’s ambassador to the world. His early work with Blondie on the hit “Rapture,” his creation of the seminal film “Wild Style” (directed by Charlie Ahearn) and his groundbreaking shows at the FUN Gallery brought graffiti art, rap music and break-dancing to the big stage. He would go on to co-produce and host “Yo, MTV Raps!”, the first show to regularly feature this culture on TV. Starting with his famous “Campbell’s Soup Can” subway car homage to Andy Warhol, Fred has been at the vanguard– and his new work is no exception.
Lee
Quinones is generally recognized as the greatest graffiti artist of all time. His ten whole car train with the Fabulous Five is a feat that has never been matched. Lee was also the creator of the graffiti writers’ creed, “If art is a crime, let God forgive me.” From his first show at the FUN Gallery in 1982 “Rust-O-LEEum”, he has never looked back, expanding his painting in extremely sophisticated ways while often including a touching look at the past.
Futura
2000 had his first one man show at the FUN Gallery in 1981 and with his unique, ethereal style became one of the FUN’s most successful artists. He was instrumental in bringing graffiti art to Europe and beyond with rock group The Clash, painting back drops on tour and designing
album art. Futura was also one of the first artists to work with manufacturers of transformer figures and clothing designs. His otherworldly new work is always eagerly awaited.
In 1981, Patti Astor was famous as “The Queen of The Downtown Screen”. Having worked with such directors as Amos Poe, Jim Jarmusch and Eric Mitchell, she was starring in her 12th beyond low budget “No Wave Cinema” film, UNDERGROUND USA, (the punk rock Sunset Boulevard), enjoying a six month run as the midnight movie at the St. Mark’s Cinema. Fab 5 Freddy (Fred Brathwaite) had come downtown to check it out and so the “King of Uptown” met the “Queen of Downtown”.
Unbelievably at that time no one in the downtown Mudd Club scene had ever heard of graffiti art, break-dancing or rap. However, that
was soon to change. With partner Bill Stelling, Patti opened FUN Gallery, the first art gallery in NYC’s East Village. From 1981-1985 this gritty tenement storefront was the epicenter of the early 80’s cultural explosion in art, music and dance. With Fab 5 Freddy leading the way, downtown punk rock met uptown hip-hop. English rockers The Clash and the Sex Pistols partied with Futura 2000 and the Rock Steady Crew, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf traded tags with DONDI and LEE and Jean Michel Basquiat spun platters with Afrika Bambaata, everyone rocking to the box at the FUN, while renowned collectors, art historians and museum directors joined in the party.
Though the FUN Gallery’s duration was brief, the barriers had come down and the art world would never be the same.
Join these longtime friends and veterans of the most important cultural explosion of the last thirty years at our fall exhibition 3 Kings.
For images from the show please visit www.subliminalprojects.com.
Subliminal Projects Gallery is located at 1331 W.
Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-6pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm.
For sales inquiries please contact info@subliminalprojects.com


TUES - FRI, 11am- 6pm / SAT 12-5pm

[VIDEO] Curtiss King "Sinbad"

Check out this new video from rapper/producer Curtiss King. Produced and edited by Pasqual Gutierrez.


Vans X DQM General Store

Vans and DQM have come to together on a retail experience built for New York skaters. The collaboration works to capture the heart of New York and the soul of sunny California. The shop will carry threads from both brands, as well as special pieces unique to this collaboration.

The store opens September 15.

The Vans DQM General
212.226.7776
93 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013



Monday-Friday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM



Check out more images after the jump

[EVENT: 9/26] Lana Del Rey at Bardot

Total babe and soulful throwback singer, Lana Del Rey, will be at Bardot on 9/26.

[VIDEO] Kid Cudi "Mr. Rager"

Check out this new mini-film for Cudi's "Mr. Rager" directed by Jeremie Rozan of Surface to Air Studio.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

{MAGIC WEEK} Day 3 After MAGIC Pool Party Hosted By BBi


 Intellectuals
 Food Prep
 Coco Loso Lifestyle x BBi

 Young Apple & Annabelle
 Dee Of BBi , Jeneva , Lexy
 Pool Party In Full Effect
 Showing Love
 Pool Volleyball Turnt up
 Swagg Magazine in the building.










 Young M


 Young Intellects

{MAGIC WEEK} Day 2 Randomness




 Sangria Life!
 UV's First Purchase !!
 You already know
 Vegas Mayhem

 Big Ass Flaps
 Marking our territory with a clean C-walk.
 Young Lexy
Going Hard!!!