Beats, Rhymes & “Strife”

The documentary “Beats Rhymes & Life” follows the career trajectory of Hip Hop icons A Tribe Called Quest (Q-TIP, PHIFE DAWG, ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & JAROBI WHITE).  In the film, Director Michael Rapaport tells a story of how artistic talent, opportunity and success converged in a perfect storm whose aftermath ultimately led to the dismantling … Continue reading Beats, Rhymes & “Strife”

MOCA Covered in Krylon-A Preview of “Art in the Streets”

MOCA is bringing the streets to museum patrons in a comprehensive overview of the history of street art from 1967 through present day in “Art in the Streets”.  It is the first major exhibit of its kind in the U.S. “Art in the Streets” primarily focuses on graffiti art’s infamous rise in an economically tumultuous … Continue reading MOCA Covered in Krylon-A Preview of “Art in the Streets”

Fat Beats: “The Last Stop In Hip Hop” Reaches the End of the Line

Somewhere in the midst of Youtube videos, MP3s, digital downloads, Pandora, and Serato Scratch, a unique art form has been lost. Vinyl. It’s not just the gritty, raw sound of vinyl records that I love, but the art of the album cover is a unique medium in its own right. Album art complimented the artistic … Continue reading Fat Beats: “The Last Stop In Hip Hop” Reaches the End of the Line