August 31st, 2009 by admin
Taken from Jeff Staple‘s blog here.
September 1st, 2009! Come out and have a good time!
This is a kick off to a September chock-filled with art events at Reed Space.
On Tuesday, in association with Limited Hype, Reed Space is proud to host the Onitsuka Tiger 60th Anniversary and the official global release of â€œMade In Japanâ€. Sounds by Unkle Chip and Sickroc of The Elite Camp.
The limited edition magazine, of which 250 boxed editions are available, highlights Onitsuka Tigerâ€™s original sports heritage, vision and evolution, along with its influence as a style icon amongst fashion leaders, athletes and sports fans in Japan, the US and Europe. In Japan, turning 60 is an honor and a time of great celebration and reflection; a time to look back at oneâ€™s achievements and plan for the future. Onitsuka Tigerâ€™s founder, the late Kihachiro Onitsuka, was known for his innovative spirit and appreciation for craftsmanship and in honor of these values, Onitsuka Tiger invited like-minded athletes, artists and fashionistas to share their thoughts for Made of Japan. Fusing Japanese heritage with a modern, metropolitan soul, Made of Japan embraces heroes of the past while uncovering tomorrowâ€™s talents and showcases the ever-growing interaction between Japan and the West.
Made of Japan features more than 30 iconic personalities, including artist, Chiharu Shiota, Verbal of the Teriyaki Boyz and former star athletes Dave Cowens and Lasse VirÃ©n.
August 26th, 2009 by admin
Yet, another installment one of New York City’s most infamous hidden bangers. If you weren’t there last month, peep the pics from TEKNYC’s blog here. At STAY’s new Simone Lounge, this variety of funk gems, classic hip-hop goodies, 90′s house classics, and overall bangers will keep you on the floor until 4am. Music is served by Unkle Chip and Skeme Richards and brought to you by TEKNYC. Definately make it to point to stop by if you haven’t already done so. Guaranteed goodness.
August 26th, 2009 by admin
These kind of posts are not fun to write at all, especially when it involves writing about someone passing away, but in this case, this tragedy happened to hit way too close to home.
For 5+ years, we have done many, many gigs at Forbidden City alongside DJ Reason and the IRT Crew, mainly thursday nights. For many that have partied with us at this venue, chances are Eric “Taz” Pagan has been at the door either checking your ID or for people that knew him, showed mad love towards the regulars there. Instead of mentioning his death, we should all talk about his life and how he was a huge part of our Forbidden City experience. We will definately miss Taz’s pushover remarks, his jokes, and his overall genuineness. Rest in peace, Taz.
August 24th, 2009 by admin
Huge shoutout to Bacon and Mau for throwing a really ill backyard BBQ. They invited M-Pos and Unkle Chip to come thru and play some treats, alongside Willspin and Gradmaster Ginsu D. Peep the flicks via Mel D. Cole (Village Slum) right here. This was definately an epic experience.
August 19th, 2009 by admin
Beat that summer heat and come join us this Thursday (8/20) for the new half-priced drink special! Peep the flyer below for more information.
August 17th, 2009 by admin
This man is one of the most influencial inventors and musicians ever. His contributions to the world of music since the 1930′s is remarkable. Truly, he is an innovator and changed the face of music history. If you don’t know, look it up. Rest in Peace, Les.
August 10th, 2009 by admin
Here it is, another installment of the over 1-year-olf party we call The Go-Off. Hosted by Teknyc of the Skill Methodz crew with resident DJ’s Skeme Richards, Unkle Chip and Sickroc. If you don’t know about this party, find out why this party is NYC’s hottest commodity.
August 5th, 2009 by admin
(from left to right): J Dilla, T3, and Baatin in the early Slum Village years.
At the tender age of 35, the world has lost another member of Slum Village, Titus “Baatin” Glover. This sudden and unfortunate death, after the passing of J Dilla in 2006 from Lupus complications, is a tragic moment for the rap world. For those that don’t know the power of this man’s voice, pick up a copy of any of the earlier Slum Village albums to see what we mean. From the gritty, yet neckbreaking production to the explicit yet seamless lyrics, Slum Village has broke ground for many artists around today. Rest in peace, Baatin.
“My name is Baatin Rasual Rasii, Tantric master, sex, two or three.”
August 4th, 2009 by admin
Here are a few flicks of the event via Mel Cole of Village Slum. Special thanks to Jeff Staple for the invite to spin alongside Neil Armstrong. Huge thanks for everyone that came out to support Staple Design and their new project with Airwalk shoes. For more pictures of the event click here.