Last Friday, I decided to take a trip to NYC. Lucky for me, I had gotten the chance to check out the “Brooklyn Is The Future” art show!!! Brooklyn was definitely in the building! On this day, this art show premiered a collective of 40 Brooklyn based artists who would showcase their artwork though the entire warehouse, known as the Vazquez building. Amazing talent and dope exhibit! Check out some pics below and remember …. support the arts! To view more pics, visit our facebook page here.
Hollywood here to deliver some new rap music for your ears to listen too! This new rapper from Brooklyn NY named Joey Bada$$ is a problem!!!! If you don’t know his music by now, please update your playlist immediately!! Here is his latest visual called Fromdatomb$, which is also off his latest mixtape “1999″. Definitely has that vintage/classic 1990s hip hop raw look to compliment the boom bap sound produced by Chuck Strangers and scratched by Boston’s own DJ Statik Seletah.
TSL was given an opportunity to be one of the sponsors for Beats Come Out At Night, a producer showcase and celebration of the “Beat Music” culture that has come into prominence in recent years. The show Priemered just a couple weeks past at the Free Candy in Brooklyn, NY. They Have another show going down on the 28th so if your in the BK area, make sure to come through and possibly win some TSL merchandise.
This weeks top plays of the week come from both NCAA & NBA. With help from UNC’s Tyler Zeller, who tipped a shot into his own basket towards the final seconds of the game and also missed a free throw that would’ve won the game against arch rival Duke University, Doc’s son Austin Rivers drains the cold-blooded three pointer for the win. That ish cray.
As for the NBA, New York Knick point guard sensation Jeremy Lin, aka the 10th member of the Wu Tang Clan or The Yellow Mamba, has caused quite a stir (litteraly) against the Lakers and Derek Fisher was to witness it serverly with this vicious spin move. THE LIN-SANITY CONTINUES!!!!
As a kid who grew up listening to hip hop albums and reading hip hop magazines, I would always find myself analyzing artistic hip hop cd covers and opening its booklet, just to look for some classic hip hop pictures. I would also wonder who was responsible for making such iconic covers and photos and today I stumbled upon one of them. Here is a promotional video for this hip hop exhibition in France, known “Back in the days”, which highlights the career and experiences of hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion. Responsible for taking numerous familar photos are artists such as Jay-z, Biggie, Nas, Aaliyah, Mos-Def, Outkast, DMX, etc., Mannion talks about his experiences in being apart of the beloved hip hop culture, documenting the rise of hip-hop culture for the past 15 years, watching as it start as an underground movement in the early 1990s to what is now considered the pop culture phenomenon today. Just SOLEFULL!!!
As the NBA and NBA players get prepared for the upcoming season, so does the allstar casting crew of TNT. Here is a clip from NBAtv series “Open Court”, where the panel reminisces about sneakers from their past, it’s culture, it’s influence in their lifestyle, and it’s impact and influence in the NBA. The roundtable panel consists of Reggie Miller, Chris Webb, Steve Smith, Shaq, Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.
With The NBA season coming in 15 days, alot of trade reports and intense work from the players and team offices has been going on. But before the NBA lockout issue was finally resolved, a lot of NBA players were still on their hustle and grind, looking or jobs. Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks was one of them and here is an inside scoop of his first working interview for Foot Locker as he expresses how qualified he is for the job.