Archive for March, 2009
Closing up Women’s Herstory Month yesterday with my hommies Patty Dukes, Rephstar, and Interstate Pete from CIRCA 95! These guys make a hell of a team on the radio, from freestyles, to sillyness, to info on the 1&2′s, to laughs, and straight up “THIS IS HOW IT IS” Don’t get Beef Patty mad, she’ll come after you! lol. Nah but on the strength these guys have BIG BIG HEARTS for Hip Hop and community and I want to thank them for supporting, and keeping it fun on Sunday afternoons. We’re def, gonna have more good times this summer at that Dumbo rooftop without a question. I can’t wait!!! TUNE IN: Sundays from 2-5pm at www.urbanlatinoradio.com to support Circa 95 Hip Hop radio online, where you can travel back to classics, connect with the people, buzz in some of Rephstar’s whehhhhpa’s, support relevant content, and feel out Circa 95′s dope dynamics. LUV YOU GUYS!!!
Rocking the beatz, beatz, beatz! with Patty Dukes, Rephstar, and
Interstate Pete! on the multi technorganizing task to get us on with the live feed generation
Toofleezy, Queen Godis, Patty Dukes & Rephstar for Ladies First! March 2009
Being creative, silly, and most of all STAYING TRUE!
The Circa 95‘ Radio Show is LIVE every Sunday from 3-5PM only on www.urbanlatinoradio.com Check the calendar for details on the show’s featured guests and PattyDukes & Rephstar’s (Circa ’95′) upcoming performances!Share No comments
Excited today! Shana just sent me a link with Keri Hilson rocking the NATIVE ring from the Trinity Collection. Keri just dropped her album yesterday “IN A PERFECT WORLD”. Wooooops! missed that party, I need to get it together I know… Anyway I want to send a special shout out to Missfit Styles for hooking it up with the goods! Not only did Michelle love the Trinity Collection at Valley this past weekend she also hooked up my baby sis, Joanne as an assistant stylist! Thanks for looking out girl your a GEM:)Share No comments
whew! back home chillaxing. I had a lovely day in the LES today with my girls. SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES was FRE$$$! Good times are always moments away when your around good people, specially creative! I was twittering my ass off today to get folks down to the Valley, there’s no harm in window shopping? I know…I know…it’s hard to face what’s left of the LES. How we all miss the good old days…gotta flow with the times…
Looking for a dope Vintage spot in the LES, this is your place. Valley NY, 48 Orchard Street between Hester and Grand.
Funky nails designs by Maki. She don’t play!
ONE DAY to set up, and kick off this global warming spring!
first dibbs on my new STREET TAG T’s!
I’m all about MAKING SHIT YOURSELF…all about it baby!
Shout out to Miss Busy Lady LIZ, and Gabriella who brought all us ladies together to build and make it happen. It’s all in THE GOODS!
Finally got my own Cubbanie Links! I’ve been fiening for a pair since I met Annie. Thanks girl! your a sweetheart;)
Miss Missfit Styles stopped by to get some goodies for her next shoot, but couldn’t resist some of them frosty pearls on her nails.
It’s all about the Maki hook up. Her funky nails styles are def FRE$H!
cash or no cash I got you. Did I mention how much I love Paypal. LOVE IT!!! I can now take credit card payments with ease;)
Shout out to my partna in crime Yvey, and lil sis Joanne Marie for helping a sista troop it, set up, and represent;) Oh! I can’t forget the fellas too for supporting us chicas!
Planning Something for the Ladies #2 stay tuned!!! got goods hit us up!Share 1 comment
Spring is finally here hooray! It’s been a minute since I dropped something new. It finally got sunny enough in NY to do my first photo shoot. I’ve been in love with street tags since the early 90′s. The hand styles of graffiti writers is an art form all in itself just like calligraphy, and typography. Once you have your own knack for it, it’s on!!!
I got my sister to lead the photo shoot series this year, and bring her unique eclectic style into the mix. Joanne Marie Mena now 20, recently moved back from Florida to carve out a new life in NY. The youngest, and most difficult of the three Joanne is quick to back talk, make you laugh with her crusty remarks, and show you that no mater how tough you think you are outside, you’re just a big pile of mush inside. Sometimes I wish she would just chill on all her piercings, and hundreds of hair color transformations, but she will always say and do whatever she wants. Her rebellious creative spirit doesn’t let her compromise for anybody. A true trait from our family:) Love you fea!
Joanne Marie Mena, Age 20 “Staying True” for Toofly
from the streets to the streets…the saga continues…
Toofly Graffiti Street Tag T $25.00
100% combed cotton on a Classic Girl T fit. Available in black. Sizes S,M,L,XL exclusively on www.tooflynyc.com/shop
* I’ll have a few at the ValleyNYC shop/event on Sunday.
Shop vintage clothing and accessories from The Goods! and Funky Fanny‚Äôs and pick up something new from¬†Cubannie Links, Princess of the Posse, Office Tramp, TooFly, Covet, Dirty Librarian Chains and Agapantha. Book your appointments NOW for one of the following beauty services offered by Valley: Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing or Facials. Receive 10% off all service if you spend $50 or more during the event (discount must be used the same weekend). For appointments call: 212-274-8985.
The shopping event is CASH only, although some vendors will be accepting credit cards via Pay Pal!
Valley accepts all major forms of payment.
Saturday March 21st, and Sunday March 22nd
48 Orchard St NYC
Trains:¬† F train to Delancy
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Younity Presents FRESHER!
Re-Create, Re-Design, Re-Shape a new YOU!
DEADLINE: June 1st, 2009
This year Younity’s 3rd exhibition entitled FRESHER! will host 40 female urban artists who will participate on an exhibition indoors and outdoors dedicated to bringing community awareness to environmental issues like; recycling, consumerism, global warming, pollution, health and renewable energy. Along with the exhibit YOUNITY will self publish it’s second collectors book series that will help keep the message alive. Throughout the exhibit YOUNITY will host youth workshops, mural projects, and panel discussions to help educate the community about the importance of living GREEN.Share No comments
A¬† few weeks back my hommie Rokafella had a small intimate film screening of her documentary project called ALL THE LADIES SAY. I was very excited to see it because I KNOW this film is going to make a huge difference in many young women’s lives, especially young women in hip hop who want to break! Rokafella was one of the first b-girls I ever met in NY. When I saw her break, teach, mentor, write, sing, and SPEAK I was blown away. Being able to identify with someone from your own world, who goes through similar shit helps you connect like nothing else. She’s been my SHERO ever since. Her transformation shows an immense growth in being, so I am very happy she’s moving into film making. It’s time to take control over our images, and complex stories. BIG UPS to ladies in the film who are staying true to theirs and helping to share a positive image of women in hip hop.Check out the trailer it’s now officially UP!¬†
Handstyles by yours truly;)
ALL THE LADIES SAY is a film that highlights the lives of six iconic female street dancers from San Jose, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago, who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male dominated breakdance world. Discussions about motherhood, sexual tension, femininity versus masculinity and the rap industry/mainstream images are a few of the themes explored by the main characters.Share No comments
Got a flick in the mail today from my hommie Tat and Little Alex of Tina Fey digg’n my Fat Cap and Dunny. Check em’ out on the upcoming episodes of 30Rock on NBC.Share No comments
This year YOUNITY kicked off Women’s Herstory month with the 2nd annual Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. I must say the set up was tight!!! organization on point:) Shout out to the team from Rebel Diaz, and lady of the night Lah Tere. Doing events like this for the community is what it’s all about!
Shana and I were teaming it up with our Rebel Air T’s ” I will hustle strong ”
Spreading Younity, and opportunity to our peoples…
especially the next generation of shortie rocks…
Oooh I gotta paint this beautiful lady on my next wall!
Sharing and never forgetting our little sister Andrea “ACB” Bernal
My hommie Patty Dukes!
MC, Organizer Lah Tere! REBEL DIAZ…
Time to set it off!
IT’S JUST BEGUN; 2nd annual Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen!!!
Representing lyrical skillz, dance, and much more; Lah Tere, La Bruja, Patty Dukes, Rokafella, Queen Godis and many more!
So proud of being part of WOMEN IN HIP HOP! These are the women that make real positive change happen in our community. Mothers, Sisters, Artists, Organizers, Educators! One day at a time…Share No comments
You know winter is almost gone when you get that last big snowstorm in NY and 3 days later it’s like 66 degrees! Hibernation mode is officially over and the Real NY is coming back out. This time around our crew has grown, and so has our heart:) Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter is no joke…how else would we organize these massive 007 missions? At the end of the day though there’s nothing like building with folks one on one, and in small intimate moments like these. Yvey is a sweetie pie, go getter and action mama. Has your back no matter what! We love ya kid, your our hommie for life!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETS!!!
Dinner at Congee Village family style is always great!¬† We def recommend it, authentic and delicious.
The night was great for a walk crosstown down canal street…
The Jedi Crew has arrived…
Location: SoleFoodNYC between Church and Broadway on Lispenard, right behind Pearl Paint…
( image missing WTF is going on with WORDPRESS aghhhhh )
Never knew this spot was here, I need to hit them up…digg’n the space!
KEL 5MH 90′s HIP HOP Baby!
Gotta get our $4 recession drink on early so we can parteeeee!
keeping it on the DL!
It wasn’t your typical artsy fartsy show, this is how the real NY get’s down!
Then everyone dispersed lol, as soon as the cops rolled up:( Destination #3 of the night; Gallery Bar…
Dig this space too…good for a solo show:)
It’s about to go down! stay tuned…Share No comments
NUEVA YORK, the Spanish Language Program of CUNY TV, nominated for an Emmy in the Best Magazine Category for the second straight year has a dope new episode this week featuring Grammy-Winner DAN ZANES, Colombian painter OMAR RAYO, poet and rapper LA BRUJA DEL BRONX, graffiti artist TOOFLY and hip hop dancer ROKAFELLA! All in spanish baby!!! with english subtitles. I had to throw in a little bit of spanglish in my interview, but overall I still got it;)Thursdays March 5th, 12th at 10am, 2pm and 10pm;
Saturdays March 7th and 14th, 2pm
Where: Channel 75 ‚Äď CUNY TV
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