During the early hours of November 19th, 2013, 5Pointz, a New York City landmark whose walls prominently displayed countless pieces of sanctioned street art, was hastily painted over on the orders of the building’s long-time owner as the first step in a process to develop the space into luxury condominiums. Now on the anniversary of the November 19th “whitewash,” a short subject documentary entitled We Don’t Need More Rats Here is available on-line for public viewing.
“Rats” documents the 5Pointz artists’ efforts to save the building before it was painted over and gives viewers a last look through the eyes of independent filmmaker, P.J. Monsanto, at what 5Pointz represented and how it fit into the City’s street art history and culture.
SHIRA SNOW: IG @shirasnow, Twitter: @shiramissmuffin
Direction and Choreography : Shira Snow
Urban Arts Showcase Bodega Edition
X101Jamz.com is hosting the seventh edition of his Urban Arts and Fashion Showcase series during Black Friday weekend, November 28th and 29th. The event will be held at “Specials On C,” a space previously occupied by a bodega severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. GothamSmith and friends have now renovated it, giving it new life as a creative arts and events facility. The Urban Arts and Fashion Showcase event will feature street art exhibits by Taki183, Phetus88, and Kingbee Uw collaboration pieces with Sen2. Raffle prizes, live painting, pop up shops for ASA College, Calebs Kola, Goody’s Granola, Doce Clothing, Bandit-1sm, Vandal Collective as well as Grits and Gravy Clothing will also be on display.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564112353824519/
In the changing climate of the music industry there has been one constant – the DJ, who had yet to be recognized exclusively for their contribution to both music and entertainment industries. The Global Spin Awards has become the Premier DJ Award & Ceremony. From its commencement, November 19th, 2012, The GSAs have been classified as the Quality Standard of DJ Recognition by music industry executives and tastemakers.
The Global Spin Awards (GSAs) were created to award and honor the world’s most dynamic and talented DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment: past, present and future. From the influential DJ pioneers and innovators, to the trendsetters and entrepreneurs; elite DJs across the globe will be recognized and honored, amongst their peers and other industry professionals for their contribution to the entertainment industry and the ever expanding DJ Culture. Shawn Prez (Bad Boy Records Executive and founder of the 15 year old premier Urban Lifestyle Marketing firm Power Moves Inc,) created the GSAs to award and honor DJs who have impacted diverse audiences globally and across genres.
With only a couple weeks away from Rozay dropping his new album ‘Hood Billionaire’, he leaks this hot new one “Movin Bass” featuring Hov.
Rapper, author, actor, poet, father — and now Common can add reality TV host to his resume. Kicking off in January (1/6/15), Common will be the esteemed host of Spike TV’s furniture repair show, Framework. Common also serves as executive producer of the show, so look for his big checks to continue to roll in. Can’t say we saw this coming, but it’s not a surprise. Com stays killing.