Sunday, May 31, 2009

Two-Finger Ring

I had some left over plywood from the stamps I made so I decided to make a couple rings. Here's a ring I made for my girl in CHI for her b-day. I carved the ring out of the wood, sanded it down, stained the wood and then used a metallic paint for the design on top.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ladies Stand Up!

Milly July is part of the undergound indie hip-hop scene in Baltimore. Combining the classic underground hip-hop sound with a touch of B-More Club July's flow has depth and confidence that will make any female head feel empowered. Her latest release Sneak Chamber offers 17 tracks of honesty, comfort in letting others know they are not alone and fighting the good fight.
Download: Sneak Chamber

FRANKRADIO x East Village Radio

with DJ BIG KAP & Special Guests; BLACKNBLUE TAKEOVER with CUZ JOE & JIMMY GESTAPO Streaming now on East Village Radio

In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary Frank151 brings you FRANKRADIO. Two hours of quality, unedited music by true legends in the hip-hop & hardcore game!

East Village Radio is proud to present FRANKRADIO, a special on-demand two-hour stream in partnership with Frank151 and Black N Blue Productions. First up is Bustin Kaps, an hour of the latest and greatest in hip-hop with The Wardin himself, DJ Big Kap. Next comes Black N Blue Takeover, classic and brand new hardcore brought to you by Cuz Joe and the legendary Jimmy G of New York hardcore mainstays Murphy's Law. Besides being a quarterly hip-hop lifestyle publication celebrating its 10th anniversary, Frank151 has its own apparel line available in over 600 stores worldwide, and on June 23, Frank's new label will drop its first releases, from Grand Puba and Wu-Tang's UGOD. For the last five years, Cuz Joe and the Black N Blue crew have been providing NYC with the best and the latest in classic hardcore shows.

Stream FRANKRADIO Episode #1 as a special on-demand stream

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


BOMP and Louder Than Bombs have paired up to bring you the OFFICIAL SANTIGOLD AFTER PARTY this Thursday evening part one of two "Schools Out Forever!" edition of BOMP! The evening will feature Devlin and Darko (aka Rockswell and Lord Darkie) out of Baltimore who are tour DJs for Amanda Blank but better known for being the DJs behind genre-crossing party rap phenomenon, Spank Rock. Also on the bill, Trouble Andrew pro-snowboarder-turned-musician and boyfriend to Santigold, who describes his music as "Crunk Rock" will be doing a DJ set. Last but not least our local heros Plain Ole Bill & Jimmy 2 Times of Get Cryphy and Mike the 2600 King will start the night off right. Make sure to hold onto your ticket stub from First Ave to receive discounted admision to the after party.

$3 with Santigold ticket stub and $5 without.

Bedlam Theatre

1501 S. 6th St.

Bonus: WE MAKE IT GOOD VOL 2 (by Devlin & Darko), download here:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

THOR's 24hr Installation @ NOVEM

Check out this awesome video captured of THOR and his crew putting together an amazing installation for Martha Cooper's book release in CHICAGO! via: Novem Live

Alphabet Keychain Release Party TONIGHT!

Tonight is the release of the new Kidrobot ALPHABET keychains designed by Minneapolis Mike Davis of Burlesque design. The release party is going down at ROBOTlove along with in-store DJ sets from Kenny Kingston and Jimmy 2 Times. Refreshments, prizes, limited edition Burlesque Prints for sale and, as always, 10% off your entire purchase all evening!

2648 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dam-Funk remixes Animal Collective

I had the pleasure of catchin' Dam-Funk throw down when he was in Minneapolis a few weeks ago during the Stones Throw DJ tour. I didn't know what to expect but I was definitely blown away. The way he cut the funk and then threw some of his own vocals over it?! NUTS! Dam-Funk put his spin on Animal Collective "Summertime Clothes," check it out. Do you like it??

Monday, May 18, 2009

Scion Metro Tour Rolls Through MPLS

Check out this amazing FREE show coming to Minneapolis. KLEVER, KILL THE NOISE, DJ HAUL, ROB WONDER will all be peforming at the 7th Street Entry for this intimate show. Please RSVP! If you don't RSVP you will be allowed in.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Field Guidezine

The past two weeks have gone by so fast and I feel like I missed out on a few cool things. I was cooped up in my Apt. working my ass off on this final project we had for class. I'll admit it was nice having the final combined between the two class but I dug myself into a hole. I was up until 2-3AM every night get the picture.

Our project was to create a zine. The two teachers had picked out four different areas of land, beach, mountain, dessert and forest. We all had to create a cover system and then vote on who's cover system we'd us for the cover. After that we were free to do whatever we wanted to the guts. I had the topic beach, here's what it looks like.

CGD Award Winning Piece

Last Friday I found out that myself along with my other three classmates received an award from HOW Magazine. Below is what we were emailed.

"It’s my pleasure to inform you that your project Certificate in Graphic Design Brochure, which you submitted in the Student Work category of HOW’s recent Promotion Design Awards, was chosen as a Merit winner. Congratulations!"

The piece will be printed in the October issue.

Just noticed the colors on the photos are waaaaay off! I'll throw some 'right' color joints up a lil later.

**update peep the real colors here on my flickr page

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Clutchy Hopkins

Clutchy Hopkins apparently is an enigma wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in a yacht rock look. Nobody knows who he is, there are theories, most likely someone like the Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, or maybe Danger Mouse. Who ever the hell he is he makes sick music.

You can find out more about this mystery at

The Life of Clutchy Hopkins: download

Black Jesus Freestyle Feat. Mickey Factz

VIA 2DopeBoyz

Factz & Rahsaan go in over Ghost & Rae’s classic Ironman cut. Thoughts time, people: is it Ironman > Cuban Linx, Cuban Linx > Ironman or Cuban Linx = Ironman?

Download Here.


A lot of attention is back on Eminem but have you ever wondered what he was like before “Hi my name is…” Well we got the goods. Originally released 1996 on a cassette tape is Eminem’s “Infinite,” you’ll hear more of an East Coast flow coming out this rappers mouth (think AZ, Nas...). After this tape was released he made it down to Scribble Jam where it was said he stole Slugs flow after a battle. “Infinite” is LEGENDARY! Don’t sleep on this joint.

Thanks to for the leak.

Download here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Start Your Monday Right...

The homie Señor Kaos out of ATL is steady grinding and getting the word out that ATL isn't filled with a bunch of cookie cutter hip-hop artist that make bullshit ass music. That's right, there is a crew of underground cats that never make the airwaves because they don't "Pay to Play!" Kaos hit me with a fresh remix of the song "Foolish" feat.Ozy Reigns, Mojo Swagger and Señor Kaos and I'm not going to lie I've had it on repeat since he hit me with the joint.

In the words of Kaos, "It's gonna make you go in the office and slap your boss, that's if you have a boss. If you're a boss, then it's gonna make you slap yourself!!"

"Foolish" feat. Ozy Reigns, Mojo Swagger and Señor Kaos. Download here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Found Angles Opens Friday

Graffiti, Mix Media and Graphic artist Codak will be having his first solo show in Los Angeles this coming Friday May 8th, 2009 at the Archrival Boutique. The show is titled “Found Angles” and will feature work that has been created over the last six months. Codak shows off his mastery of mixed media with pieces of simple acrylic to collages of media or just straight up pencil and gesso. In addition to the mix media, Codak incorporates his obsession with graffiti and line work that dance across the compositions he creates. Be sure to pick up one of the 50 limited edition three-color silkscreen signed and numbered prints. If you can’t make it to the “Found Angles” show be sure to catch Codak’s self-portrait that is currently on the nation-wide Scion Art Installation 5 tour (see dates below).

Archrival Boutique
349 E 2nd St
Los Angels, CA 90012

Future Dates/Shows with Codak:

June 5th-“Metallum” A collaboration show with fellow artist Kofie where all artwork is composed on found metal. Ronin Gallery (LA)

July 15th-The Funk Rumble Block Party featuring Breakestra, Codak will be doing live art along with several other LA based artists like Mear One,Kofie, Foodone and Eye.

Sept 5th-Un:Earth a show curated by Codak at the Mid-City Arts Gallery in LA. The show will be featuring work from 14 extremely talented artists outside of the California arts scene with special guest UK artist Shok1.

Scion Art Installation Tour 5:

May 7th-21st-New York, NY The Showroom NYC
June 5th-20th-San Jose, CA Anno Domini
July 3rd-25th-Philadelphia, PA T & P Gallery
Aug 6th-28th-Portland, OR Igloo Gallery
Sept 12th-Los Angeles, CA (