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ECUADOR TRIP 2010

September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Travel

I’m off to the motherland! It’s been a minute since I’ve been back to the land I call my country. The place that gave me life, and where so much of my native roots still lay undiscovered.  I hope one day I can call this place home again, reconnect, and build my own little natural paradise far far away from city life. Until then it’s all about spending some quality time with my grandparents, painting some walls with my Ecua hommies, and taking a trip up, down, and around the mountains to the paradise of Mindo. I can’t wait!

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Virgen del Panecillo, Quito Ecuador

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ROUGH SKETCH BERKELEY,CA 10.2.10

September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Events,Exhibitions

Shipping some drawings today before I’m off on my trip for the ROUGH SKETCH exhibition at Pueblo Nuevo Gallery in Berkeley California. If your in the area check it out! It’s this weekend, Saturday October 2, 6pm-Midnight. Part of Estria’s international annual graffiti battle.

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EAST RIVER BIRTHDAY CHILLAX!

September 18th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life

Rain or Shine! Toofly Birthday Chillax. Luckily there was no tornadoes, no rain whew…

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Last minute b-day planning called for a chillaxed celebration this year. Gathered the troops to the East River Bar in the south side of Brooklyn where DJ Jill de Bushwick was spinning classics, classic style! Strictly wax baby. She rocked it! Always happy to let things unfold organically. Wow, what a cute spot! I had not been here before this night. They got plenty of room to dance, chill, chat, and backyard access with a graffed up taco truck to get your little grub on. This place was just perfect. Thanks Jill!!! Big thanks to my virgo twin Millie Millzzz who also celebrated her bornday. Wow them pastelitos and strawberry dip was yummy thank you! Your such a sweety pie;) Big ups to my fam, and peeps for coming through and sharing your love with us. Your friendship after all these years is priceless. We are all truly blessed to have friends we can say yeoooo….we go way back! AWWWWW I LOVE YOU ALL & THANK YOU!!!

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Where my ladies at?

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Where the fellas at? Bearing “street art” gifts for the tooflowers?

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LOl! Leave it up to the fellas to get creative with their gifts. Thank youuuuu guyyyyyys….

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silly vandalz!

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Oh shit this place is so lovely…..

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What do you think Oli? { sign of approval }

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Oh snap! Dj Jill de Bushwick on the 1 & 2′s spinning the best of classics, classic style! Something about straight up vinyl. No laptops. No digital media. Just good old skillz and great music;) Loved it…

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((( music.love.happiness )))

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THE ORIGINAL WILLIAMSBURG LOCALS. That’s right! This is their hood don’t get it twisted…

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Speaking of twisted…

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Round 10!

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This is where the photos start to get funky….

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and naughty…lol!

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We should come here for Bingo!

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Pool, tacos, happy hour…you know GOOD TIMES!!! Why not?

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Live it up!!!

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Enjoy your life!

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Right senõr Kel?

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KELINDOS! Hey I think that’s your new name LMAO!

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Y mi little linda, Little ALex. BFF 4Life!

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I love you guys!Your friendship means the world to me:)

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LOL!

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Alright babe. I see that look in your eye. It’s time to gOOoooooo…

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Wait. Gotta leave a little slice of TF art…

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Here’s to a new year of life on this here planet earth. (( Thankful ))) Where love, happiness, and good people surround those who want it, and want to give it with honest hearts and good intentions. It’s simple. Enjoy life whenever possible. Do it with love, do it with care, do it because you know you can’t live without all these beautiful beings, and priceless gifts;)

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MY MIC SOUNDS NICE

September 12th, 2010 | Category: Hip Hop Culture,Video

What! This video is DOPE!!! Best BET joint they’ve done in a LOOOooooong time. Finally! THANK YOU. So proud to have been part of the generation that set it off for women MC’s. Skillz baby skillz! TALENT. Bottom line. Great to see they gave shine to the women in the underground who are keeping the voice alive even if you don’t see them in the commercial world. F@#! that! “Create and embrace the underground” – Questlove

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NYC WARRIORS…

September 11th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,Fashion,Hommies

Warrior themed exhibition at Fresthetic last night was pretty dope! Those dark griddy days in NY are long gone now but all kinds of territory wars still go on today unfortunately. In honor of our generations cult classics artists rocked some magic on leather vests to represent their warrior love, warrior message, and warrior style. Shout out to Randy and fresthetic team for hooking up the exhibit, show casing the film, and opening their backyard for some end of summer fun. I’m so bummed I missed the fashion show! Had to support all our peeps doing positive things for the community last night.  Here’s to all the  gangs out there who spread love the warrior way. Can you digggggggg it!

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“COME OUT TO PLAY” is an art show curated by Randy Quiles – co-founder of Fresthetic based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is a tribute to The Warriors, the 1979 cult classic movie from Paramount Pictures. The iconic film serves as an unceremonious interpretation of the diverse collectives that make up Brooklyn and its surrounding boroughs. It is a reminder of the political, social, and economical adversity that each of the boroughs and the individuals within have faced. Brooklyn itself has seen many changes ranging from the gentrification of Williamsburg to the drastic reconstruction of Coney Island. For those that can remember, the Brooklyn we all knew and loved still continues to slip further away over the years no matter how closely we grip it to our chests. Very much like a Warrior we find ourselves stranded and forlorn amid the changes and adversity as we make every attempt to fight our way back to a Brooklyn we once knew…

IN THE CITY…
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The Fly Girlz gang…Photo by: Teddy Adolphe

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“Love Warrior”

When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.
– Morihei Ueshiba

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Brooklyn Stylez Jill in the house!

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Junkprints

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Love the studs…

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Fresthetic 560 Grand ave. Brooklyn NY.

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Masahiro

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The Peralta Project

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I love Bounce’s painting. One of my faves…

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Where’s Brooklyn at?

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Getting our Apollo drinks on…

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Building on some winter collabos with Masahiro…True native warrior right here…

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Bummed I missed the Fashion show, here’s some flicks…

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Great show. Till next time!

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6 blocks down…

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The Back to School Fundraiser with some poetry, rap steez, music, and  live painting by these two wonderful artists…

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One the beautiful community showcase was over we were ready to get the party started!

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Salsa time!

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Getting silly by the hour…

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Happy to see Oli and her smiles again;)

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A happy Vee is a happy Vee.

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It was great to see everyone come through to support art, community, and friends. Good times! See ya next friday for TF’s special celebration!!!

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LOVE WARRIOR…

September 04th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,Exhibitions,IN THE ZONE...

Sneaky Peak of the warrior piece I’m working on for the upcoming exhibit at Fresthetic. Info below see ya’ll there!

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COME OUT TO PLAY
Friday, September 10th // 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
@Fresthetic //560 Grand St // Brooklyn NY.

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RICKY POWELL X TOOFLY PHOTO COLLABO

September 04th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,IN THE ZONE...

I’ve been in the studio since 7am this morning working on a bunch of new works. I enjoy deadlines. I get super focused, and motivated. SOOo I’m on board for this photo collaboration with Ricky Powell for some upcoming spreads on FRANK151. I’ve never painted photographs before so I was excited to give it a try. I had taken a few hours to build up the inspiration and once that marker hit the paper I didn’t stop. I swear making art is a sweet sweet rush! It just fills you up like love. I don’t know why I don’t paint as often? I need to have a talk with myself about this. Anyway…these came out dope!!! I’m really happy with them. I got a new little steelo going on that’s surfacing off some of my street work. Gonna see how far I run with it. Shout out to Ricky Powell for the invitation to be part of this collabo joint;)

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Basquiat Soho 1986 Photo by Ricky Powell, collaboration with Toofly

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Honey Rockwell NYC 1995. Photo by Ricky Powell collaboration with Toofly

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PS. I’m officially hooked on these Posca markers I won at Sweden art battle. OMG! I want more…

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ONE LOVE…

September 01st, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life

ONE LOVE…

September 01st, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Family

I love NY! Especially when you stop to notice it’s beauty once in a while. Makes me forget all the rotten things it does during the day when it’s all lit up. Anyway…on this night the skies were clear and the breeze was one of those perfect temperatures. Not too cold, not too hot, just right. Spent some good ol’ quality time with the love of my life. Resting from the daily grind, and reminiscing about the crazy shit we’ve been through all these years. I feel blessed to have just about all I really need these days. Especially someone I can share beautiful nights like this with and just be me, Maria…

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One love, one love…

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Happy 15th year anniversary my love!!!

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