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AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL JULY 4-12

YAY!!! Just got confirmed to do some LIVE PAINTING at this year’s AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL

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AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL
JULY 4-6, 2009
( Toofly, AM painting JULY 4th )
12noon-9pm

BAM Parking Lot
(Corner of Lafayette and Flatbush)
Space is transformed into a pop-up skate park: Skaters, Half Pipes, Decks, Live Music, etc. DON’T MISS IT!
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From 4 th -6 th July , it’s the turn of bands, skaters and BMX take over downtown Brooklyn. Check the event page for a full line-up plus more details on the Nike SB skate clinic and the $5000 worth of prizes on offer through two URBANX Battle For The Streets skate/BMX competitions. The festival closes out with a Block Party on July 12 th featuring more live music, djs, fashion, food and local artists.

The festival is the center of the global Afro-punk community and the definitive destination for audiences looking to experience true Afro-punk culture. Last year 30,000 people attended, and this year even more are expected, along with 40 bands, 24 films, a visual art exhibit and a custom built skate park where you can check out pro riders and skaters from around the country.

ALL THIS YEARS EVENTS ARE FREE so it will be first come first served.

Afropunk Block Party
Time: July 12, 2009 from 12pm to 8pm
Location: Clinton Avenue
Street: between Myrtle and Willoughby
City/Town: Brooklyn

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TRIBUTE: TOOFLY NYC

Took me a while to post these up sorry! I’m anal about pics. I needed to hunt and gather them from various sources since my 5th camera broke! Anyway…it’s been a hectic weekend guys. I’m still trying to catch up. Gonna take a SERIOUS SERIOUS SERIOUS break after this year is over, SERIOUS. The evening was a little somber as the world found out Michael Jackson had passed. We were all in shock, all we could do once the event came to a close was blast his music, wipe the tears, and dance the night away with everyone who lost a piece of their youth that night;(

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Shout out to Martha Diaz, and the H2A team for caring, and putting this event together at NYU. Herstory one step at a time, as real women take it upon themselves to change the game, and represent! Folks out there look out for the FRESH, BOLD, & SO DEF book in the works, as well as the 1st women in HIP HOP Grant! H2A needs your help to raise funds and make this book, and grant happen in 2009. Every $1 counts!!! Special thanks to my YOUNITY partna’ in crime Alice Mizrachi, and Diana McClure for presenting Toofleezy with a special tribute piece for my graffiti art, work, and life. THANK YOU!!!

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and now without further do…TOOFLY NYC / YOUNITY ARTS



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!!!
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SCHOOLS OUT! GFC BBQ

Took it to jersey yesterday with the GFC fam. Rolling 30 deep is madness sometimes but we always make it happen. Shout out to TATU for organizing this sunny summer afternoon BBQ! Summer painting sessions are in effect especially with the little ones. Schools out but the real lessons have just begun!

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Lesson# filling in the wall sketch…

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team collaboration…

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can control techniques…

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Solid shapes…

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outlines…and shading…

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inspiration is everywhere…photo by ©Mark Anthony Vigo 09

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a little Toofly teacher action…

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FINITO! Good job little ones. You’ve officially been HOOKED!

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LOL, now for the grown up sessionz…

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Veester grilling, on the 1&2′s…mad food!

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Summer, summer, summertime Time to sit back and unwind…

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Remembering Michael and all the folks we lost this year. Making us consious to LIVE, LIVE LIVE. This summer kick back, make art, eat some good grub, hang with your peeps, and chill with your kids!

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MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009

June 26th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life

STICK’ EM UP!

So I finally got around to checking my FLICKR. There’s too many sites to check these day. Hopefully someone comes up with a way to make it all work for me cause I just can’t keep up anymore! Anyway so I stumbled upon this image on courtesy of Jesus Saves flickr page. Trying to fin out what magazine this is and if this is a photo or a painting of a photo? Is this like a sticker book or something with someone’s favorite stickers? There’s some classic writers up in this…just wondering….

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H2A – WOMEN IN HIP HOP REPRESENT! 6.25.09

June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Community,Events,Hip Hop Culture,Younity

For Immediate Release:

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WOMEN IN HIP-HOP CULTURE UNITE!
- To Celebrate Strength, Beauty, Leadership, and Success -

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2009) – The Hip-Hop Association, in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University, proudly presents the Womanhood Passage Fundraiser Reception, a special evening honoring women pioneers and community leaders. Guests represent Hip-Hop artists, as well as executives, activists, media makers, and entrepreneurs. The event will take place at NYU’s Rosenthal Pavilion, located at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, from 7pm-10pm on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

Confirmed speakers and performers include: MONIE LOVE, ROKAFELLA, PEBBLEE POO, BARAKA SELE, TOOFLY, MARCELLA RUNELL HALL, DJ BEVERLY BOND, KIM OSORIO, DJ JAZZY JOYCE, RACHEL RAIMIST, THEMBISA MSHAKA, DR. ROXANNE SHANTE, P~STAR, APRIL SILVER, DJ KUTTIN KANDI, IRIS MORALES, LIN QUE, ETERNIA, NEMISS, RHA GODDESS, J-LOVE, FIONA BLOOM, DR. RAQUEL Z. RIVERA, JOAN MORGAN, JESSICA CARE MOORE, ELIZABETH MENDEZ BERRY, DR. KYRA GAUNT, DJ CHELA, AJA MONET, MARIA ISA, MAHOGANY BROWN, TACHELLE WILKES, ARIEL PALITZ, VIOLETA GALAGARZA, and ROSA CLEMENTE.

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ESTILO HIP HOP LAUNCH on PBS! 6.28.09

June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Community,Hip Hop Culture

My peoples film got picked up by PBS!!! We’re all excited and proud:) Luv you guys!!!

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ESTILO Logo by TOOFLY

Film to Premiere on Global Voices Series on PBS WORLD Channel
Sunday June 28 at 10PM!
www.estilohiphop.net

Hip Hop music has the ability to give a voice to the disenfranchised in any country, and as music with a message it is a form available to all societies worldwide. Directed by New York based filmmakers, Loira Limbal and Virgilio Bravo, ESTILO HIP HOP chronicles the lives of Eli Efi, Guerrillero, and Magia, three hip hop artists from Brazil, Chile and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. These three inspirational leaders mobilize young people to become politically active. However as the stakes assume greater risks, the leaders are faced with challenges and have to make life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and of the hip hop movement. ESTILO HIP HOP will air nationally on Global Voices on PBS WORLD on Sunday, June 28 at 10 PM. For more information and to check your local listings, please visit click here.
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RAIN OR SHINE BABY!

Rain of shine we made it! This year’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was NOT a wash out. Mad people came through. As long as you had an umbrella, rain boots, rain jacket, or even a garbage bag over you head you were good. Damn missed that flick that was funny. I’m happy we got an opportunity to build with Allison she’s so DOPE!!! One of the organizers for the F.O.K.U.S team. Girl is no joke LOVE HER! Thanks for everything hommie, we had a blast. We’re def looking forward to more YOUNITY ARTS + F.O.K.U.S projects with you!

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10:30am call time. Younity is here bring ya’ll the sunshine!

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1 Main Street. Dumbo Brooklyn…Great SPACE.

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FAMILY DAY 12-4PM

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The ILLLLLLLLLest! Organizer I’ve met so far miss Allison Maritza Lasky! Repping F.O.K.U.S

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Setting up YOUNITY, TOOFLY NYC, and AM FILES…

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Shout out to our Younity team Shana Louallen, and Yvette Devito for helping us hold it down! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

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Our hommie Black Rob, and booth neighbor for the The Hip Hop Association. FACILIATING, FOSTERING, & PRESERVING HIP-HOP CULTURE! Don’t miss JUNE 25th event next week!!! Get Your Tickets!

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JUNKPRINTS! Hommie is def part of  Younity’s collective this year love her stuff! RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE!

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Show your support for your fellow independent artists making HANDMADE, and with LOVE.

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AM preparing the FRESHER STENCIL for the Younity kids workshop.
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Gotta spread the word!!! www.myspace.com/younityspace Call for entries have been extended to JULY 1st!

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Had to make an irrigation system first to keep the rain out. MAD FUNNY!

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Gotta give kids an opportunity to rock out too!

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LADIES LOVE NYC Mommy dropped by with her little one!

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A little rain never hurt nobody. GET your ass out the crib, one day we may not be able to. Mother Nature is not playing!

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Booth is all packed up, time for Performance FUN! PHOTO BY: ★TECHIENYC★

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Yeo Time for LIVE MUSIC! We out, Smif n’ Wesson, Dead Prez, Brand Nubian, and suprise guest BUCKSHOT!!!

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SEE YA NEXT YEAR!!! BROOKLYN we go hard, we go hard….BROOKLYN we go hard, we go hard….

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BHF FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARTY

June 21st, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Uncategorized

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NYC at it’s best before the rain storm. Dope views from the 10 Jay street deck Dumbo location

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R.I.P IZ THE WIZ (1958-2009)

June 19th, 2009 | Category: Graffiti / Street Art,Video

The graffiti community loses one of it’s pioneers;( graffiti writer, artist, pioneer IZ THE WIZ.

Damn mad sad. He was just in NYC like a week ago at TUFF CITY STYLES for his solo exhibit. He was as always a nice and humble man. May you REST IN PEACE IZ THE WIZ.


words from friend Alan Ket at:www.12ozprophet.com

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NEW STICKERS!

June 19th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

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Gearing up for tomorrows Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. I got my goodies all packed including these new die cut stickers! They’re mad cute. Thanks Kidrobot! Got them up on the shop finally.

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HIGH LINE IS OPEN!

June 15th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Green Living,Travel,Uncategorized

The HIGH LINE is finally OPEN!!! Shout out to NY1 news for the heads up this past week. It’s pouring out now, not but earlier today the sun peeked just enough for an afternoon stroll. Monday’s rock because it’s like a Sunday for us. Babe and I get to go on dates! We’re all about it, especially when it involves scenic views like today. As a designated footprint couple we rode our silver limo downtown, and entered at Ganesvoort St to cross the park down to the 20th street exit. The view is DOPE, great for long walks, flicks, lounging, napping, and stealing some wifi on your lunch break. The High Line is a positive glimpse of NYC turning green. We’ve been waiting for stuff like this to finally take shape ( even if it’s not in our own hoods just yet ) I’m a true believer in “leading by example” and SO…I look forward to the day when ALL cities, and hoods go GREEN!

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The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.

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The High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.

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More flicks and Info at the HIGH LINE BLOG

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Be sure to check out the IMAGE GALLERIES. They got some ill flick’s with Graff like REVS & COST below…CLASSIC! Wish they preserved our graffiti “LAND MARKS” as well…

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HISTORY:
The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park

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BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 6.20.09

June 13th, 2009 | Category: Community,Events,Hip Hop Culture,Younity

YOUNITY teamed up with F.O.K.U.S this year to take part in this year’s BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL. Dope event, dope location, don’t miss it! Details below…

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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. Our aim is to highlight Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. We do this by producing a variety of events from musical performances, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Family Day, film screenings, gallery shows and more. In an effort to create a truly open event Brooklyn Bodega does everything in their power to keep the Festival affordable.

Family Day Free! 12-4pm. Performances 4pm-8pm Get your Tickets!



www.hiphopofficial.com
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YRB ISSUE#93 BOARD DREAMS

June 12th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Pressed

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Shout out to QA for curating the CUSTOM SK8 Decks Project. Look’s SUPER FRESH!!!

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Here’s my latest joint. Inspiration for this deck comes from the PEACE within, and the RAGE without it. KNOW THYSELF.

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Alice Mizrachi, ONE9, and CES, and many more up in here you gotta get the issue! YRB Magazine is looking way better these dayz. We LIKE!

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YRB ISSUE#98
www.yrbmagazine.com

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READCONVENTION.COM

June 10th, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

Did an interview a few weeks ago that was right in tune with everything I was feeling. GOTTA SAVE SOULS, and BUILD LOVE. Don’t know where that came from but when asked ” Do you feel like what you are doing is important?” it’s just what transmitted. Enjoy!

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www.readconvention.com

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Shout out to Andrew Fennell for reaching out, and asking some great questions!

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