Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The MADVSCANCER PGH Benefit is to help out MAD (ESC KD WH NSF crews; co-founder of the INFAMOUS MAG; respected Philadelphia artist; and all-around good dude) to raise funds to help him support himself and his family during his battle with CANCER.
MAD was rushed to the hospital just after the 2012 new year with severe pain and discovered his spleen had ruptured. During the operation to remove his spleen, Stage 4 cancer was found in a few locations in his body.
MAD had no insurance nor workman's compensation, and, accordingly, he is in major financial distress. While his medical bills are astronomical, the immediate need os for financial support for his basic costs of living. MAD has two beautiful children to support, his home and family to care for, and with week-to-week inpatient Chemotherapy, can not work a normal job, even IF his weakness and nausea weren't a factor. SO, he needs HELP.
There are three prongs to our effort to generate support:
ONE - an art auction, where we will need ART donated that can be sold/auctioned with all proceeds going to the charity. The date for this auction is TBD. There will be a Silent Auction held in Philadelphia, and possibly other cities, as we hope to find people willing to help us set that up. There will also be an online portion to the auction, for those who would like to purchase donated art as a donation, but cannot attend the live silent auction. Dates, Times, URLs, and Locations for these events will be updated as they are set.
TWO - we are selling small packs of stickers in a "grab bag" format on this site. There will be printed vinyl stickers, and a mix of some of the best writers in the US and abroad who are donating custom stickers specifically for this cause. Like a public television drive, essentially you will be getting an "incentive gift" for different donation levels. These will be clearly listed as products to purchase on the main page. There is also going to be sketches, a zine, and possibly T-Shirts and some custom "fuck cancer" jewelry for the ladies.
THREE - straight donations. there is a big red DONATE! button on the site here where you can skip the shopping cart and specific amounts and just donate whatever you can afford or manage. This is perfect for smaller donations.
You can help the cause in one (or more) of several ways:
-Donate ART (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on shipping art)
-Donate STICKERS made by you, your crew that can be added to grab bags
-Donate SKETCHES made by you, your crew that can be added to grab bags
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Allow us to introduce you to another brand we just added to the collection. Deadline is a New York City-based apparel line that draws its inspiration from early and late 90's Hip-Hop music and culture. We're talking H.N.I.C. snapbacks, Boyz N The Hood font and No Limit-inspired graphics. Check out a little peek of what we have from them; available in store and here!
We are now carrying ANLMHSE, if you're unfamiliar read up!AnmlHse (pronounced Animal House) is a Philadelphia based company, formed by a group of college students concentrating in the visual arts field. Their company is surrounded by a brotherhood, which they call The AnmlHse Crew. This weird cast of characters serve as a foundation to the company and brings much to the table with each person’s individual talent. As a brand fully operating in it’s college years, they strive to showcase life experiences. Whether it be struggling, entertaining, successful, and in some cases illegal, we hope that most people will be entertained by our daily ventures.
1 NIGHT with 2 PARTIES, 4 CITIES REPRESENTED by 7 PERFORMERS, 8 HOURS of MADNESS!
BROKEBEAT / AFTERBEAT @ Rocking Horse Artspace / Urban Elite Gallery
Featuring SoundCloud’s top experimental hip-hop producers dropping interplanetary beats from the inside of a spaceship named “El Conquistador”!
Saturday July 28th from 7pm – Midnight
MR. OWL presents BROKEBEAT:
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/275640425854044/
PROF.LOGIK (Producer, Cascade Records/Paris, Queens NY)
JO3WII PIFF (Producer, OpenJar Crew, Rochester NY)
MAGGZ (Producer & Emcee, Columbus OH)
JACK WILSON (Emcee, Pittsburgh/Brooklyn NY)
SPAED (Producer/DJ, Dominant Force, Pittsburgh)
MR. OWL (Producer/DJ, Dominant Force, Pittsburgh)
Visuals by the Legendary Androids
Spaceship installation/performance stage created by Casey Hallas, Tom Brown, Kyle Anthony Adams, MR. OWL & others: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxGWIaz3DEM
@ Rocking Horse Artspace, 179 43rd St in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh)
NO COVER (suggested donation)
Complimentary Iron City beer available to guests age 21+
Can’t party til late? No problem!
1am-4am is AFTERBEAT: the official BROKEBEAT afterparty
presented by MR. OWL & Obvious Corp.
Pittsburgh’s hottest afterparty goes down in the wee hours, late saturday night/early sunday morning. Enjoy the OPEN BAR while hometown heroes Tracksploitation mash it up with three of the meanest up-and-coming beatmakers in the eastern US!
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/295760953856089/
PROF.LOGIK (Queens NY, Cascade Records/Paris)
JO3WII PIFF (Rochester NY, Operjar Crew)
MAGGZ (Columbus OH)
@ Urban Elite Gallery, 311 South Craig St (in Oakland between Forbes & Fifth, between Pitt & CMU)
Come cise with us at this inaugural afterparty for a brand new venue! Open bar + rooftop views + partying til 4am or later!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Check out some videos of ZEPS, Jus Daze, and Jadon Woodard performing at Rhyme Calisthenics NYC Series Championship Round at the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, 2012.
Yes this headline is correct! Friday August 3rd 2 Chainz will be performing at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. Pittsburgh's own Crystal Seth will be opening up along with Verse Simmons. We will have a flyer for the event soon! Tickets are available HERE! Also check out the videos and mixtape below to get familiar with the artist.
|Bayfront Convention Center|
Friday, July 20, 2012
Lay Lanskey, a member of the legendary Pittsburgh super group Tha Govament or G.O.V. for short, is preparing his first solo street album ever. For the first leak off the project he brings you a video for the intro track which is just a small taste of what he has coming. Expect many more videos and singles coming soon. You can catch Lay performing alongside his homie Boaz on the Under The Influence tour with Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q and more starting on the 25th in Atlanta. Follow Lay on Twitter @LanskeyGOV.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Waka Flocka newest Brick Squad Monopoly artist S.Money releases official "50 Shots" (Video) off @SMoneyGOV K.I.N.G. Mixtape Hosted by @DJSCREAM Dropping July 24th on LiveMixtapes which features Waka Flocka, Wooh Da Kid, Cook Tha Monster, French Montana, Kizzle and Broadway Dre.
Shot by Blink Folks Films & Edited by Gorilla FLIX
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Beedie and Ben Fredette get together with Tree J of Most Dope to bring the visuals for "The Smoke Shop" to life. The song is on TreeJ's 3rd annual 4/20 mixtape titled "The Grow Op" which is available below; Beedie had another song on the tape called "The Co-Op". Funny how each of his songs from the project rhyme with the title lol Anyways be on the look out for the Timebomb snap back in the video which is available HERE! Beedie always holding it down!