Thursday, May 27, 2010

L.I.F.E.LONG Single on Sale Now.

L.I.F.E. Long and producer Black Sparx present the first single from their upcoming album "The Waiting Game". The first single is the hip-hop classic "Veteran" featuring the legendary DJ JS-1 on the 1s and 2s, alongside the up tempo jazzy tune "Get Up Off It" featuring reggae sensation Melodic on the chorus. The first single showcases the classic jazzy, boombap uptempo production of Black Sparx, who compliments the vocals of L.I.F.E. Long. Look out for "The Waiting Game" to be released this Summer on Domination Recordings!

Tracklisting:
1. Veteran feat. DJ JS-1
2. Get Up Off It feat. Melodic

L.I.F.E. Long & Black Sparx "Veteran" now available at:
iTunes
Amazon.com

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ron English, Jason Maloney and Bigfoot.

Art by: Bigfoot, Jason Maloney and Ron English.
This piece has been up for a while, but for those who haven't seen it... Enjoy.

Peace to all three of the artist for bringing life to our city!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Arsenal & Animal by: Dylan Egon


Arsenal & Animal by: Dylan Egon was a pretty beautiful exhibit to bump into just strollin around the neighborhood. Mr. Egons work was super clean and fashionable in a weird way. His work is being exhibited at 58 Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Shout out to 58 Gallery for putting me on to Dylan's work.

POSE

This video is sick.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dummy Smacks Now And Len

E.T. So, what does "Dummy Smacks" mean?

LEN Dummy Smacks was my way of calling attention to artists I knew were dope, but were being slept on or not getting the props they deserve. It stemmed from my "Pity the Fool" album on Matador.

E.T. What are you up to nowadays?

LEN I'm working on a new Mr.Len album as well as an electronic project for the label DJ's Are Not Rockstars. I just did an electronic remix for the label that will drop sometime in July. The song is called "Can't Sleep" by Lauren Flax feat. Kelli Scarr.

E.T. I'm a huge fan of 90's hip-hop, in your world what has changed within the industry/culture?

LEN The amount of music that comes out almost daily. The concept of a "project" is lost on most artists now which makes it obsolete in the minds of the listeners. The culture itself is seemingly only important to people 25 and up. Nowadays there is no such thing as a wack record. I dig the support people are giving artists but you can't give EVERYBODY a pass for always putting out music that the artists themselves don't really stand behind. You know when someone is putting out stuff just for the money...call them on it people.

E.T. Who or what inspires you as an artist?

LEN I like most men am a visually driven being. Looking at art be it graffiti, abstract or pop art, gets my mind going. I also love those awkward moments in life that cause conflict in your mind but you would never speak on it in public. Listening to older artists styles and approach to music gets me amped also.

E.T. Will they ever be another Company Flow album?

LEN I can honestly say...........I don't know.

E.T. Is their any artist out there we should all be listening to besides you of course? (anyone you want to give props to basically)

LEN I find myself listening to people that I know more often these days. Prince Paul, Juggaknots, Paul Barman, Freddie Foxxx, Mass Influence, Count Bass D........ I realize that doesn't exactly answer your question...so I'll say Kice of Course for now.

E.T. Who would you like to work with in the future?

LEN Me'shell Ndgeocello.....didn't see that one coming huh?? There's the reason why!

E.T. I personally think radio today is a pile of repetitive garbage! How do you feel about radio stations and the artists they support?

LEN I think it's business. If any artist you like had the machine/money to buy their way on to the radio we'd hear more good stuff. Radio, contrary to what we believe, is not about music but more about keeping your attention until the commercial break. Artists make jingles to sell Pepsi and Budweiser. If a top exec at McDonald's decides he likes Murs and will only sponsor the countdown if Murs' song is on it...guess what?...you're gonna hear a lot of Murs.

E.T. If you can address the whole hip-hop community what would you say? ( I ask everyone this question.)

LEN Appreciate yesterday, but live today in preparation for tomorrow.

E.T. Element-Tree is my way of keeping people informed on the current "underground scene". My goal is to put people on to cats they've lost track of through out time or just haven't discovered yet. How do you feel about the Element-Tree movement?

LEN It's needed. The scene is flooded and it's easy to forget or just be unaware of what goes on in the subculture. Our yesterday is mainstream's today.

E.T. Any last thoughts?

LEN I'd like to say "Peace" to all those that support me and to those don't understand what I do, or aren't in on the joke. Salute! you can find me on twitter @therealmrlen

Peace to Mr. Len, your time is greatly appreciated. -SERRINGE

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SERRINGE'S LATEST WORK!


These are the first two of four that im done with. These 11x14 pieces have been a lot of fun to work on. Im going to post the other two in about another week or so, they're still being created. Thanks to all my real Element-Tree supporters... I do this for all of us! Peace!!!
-SERRINGE

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sav Killz- Scratchin the Surface

Ever heard of Sav Killz? If you haven't I highly recommend you take the time to check em out! His latest release, "Scratchin The Surface" is full of that classic boom-bap. On a lyrical level, Sav's voice and delivery make a great combination. This project has that pure East Coast, New York Veteran SOUND! You know the sound we all miss. The album features special guest appearances from... Planet Asia, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Hell Razah, Big Lou, Sha Stimuli, Gold Chain Military, Donny Goines, Vast Aire, Spit Supreme and more. Its definitely a good listen and definitely worth your time.
Shout out to Sav Killz... cool cat and true hustler!!! peace!

for more info... CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINKS.

myspace.com/savkillz

twitter.com/savkillz

savkillz on facebook


Werds and Then One, box truck bombin.

Got this shot in the city about a week ago. Pretty fresh.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Future Development Exhibit.

The Wife and I went to check out the Future Development Exhibit at Loft 676 on Broadway in NYC. The exhibit displayed art by Quik, Hakulla, Ces, Cram, Ket, Cinik, Klass 1, T.dee, Tats Cru, Bigfoot, Porn, Pawn, Earsnot, Ree and The Flying Dutchman. This event celebrated graffiti art from its roots, to the tree and all the leaves growing from it.
My wife and I had a great night sipping on champagne and processing techniques and colors. Everyones work was amazing and each piece complemented the next. Great show!

Erica viewing The Newsies Series by: T.dee.

art by: Ces

art by: T.dee

T.dee and his work.

art by: T.dee

art by: T.dee

art by: Bigfoot

art by: Bigfoot


art by: The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman and his work.

Serringe, Vin Rock and Dj Kay Gee of Naughty By Nature.

All photos by: SERRINGE except for the one with them naughty kids... Erica handled that!