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YOUNITY SPRING MARKIT – FLICKS

May 16th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,Hip Hop Culture,Hommies,Younity

Yesterday was A-MA-ZING!!! The Younity Spring Markit keeps getting better and better. Mother nature blessed us with a beautiful day full on sunshine and breeze. Shout outs, and much love to Father Tom, and the Lady of Sorrows family. Thank you for allowing us to shine and do our thang. DJ Ski-Hi, DJ Laylo, all the beautiful artists and designers, Rockafella, Full Circle Crew, 5 Crew Dynasty, Circa95, Younity gals, family, and everyone who came through and showed their support. It means so much to us, and we are so happy to share days like this with YOU!!!

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Love all you guys!!!

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It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

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spring color and smiles…

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DJ Ski-Hi on the 1&2’s spinning the best of Hip Hop, House, and more!

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Let’s get this party started!

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Time to shop! Handmade goodies, designer limited edition flyness…

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Cutie pies!

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Wasup Christine! Thank youuuuuuuuu

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Shout out to Tina G aka PAPERSOUL for holding down the Toofly booth;) Photo by AM

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What what…Chanel don’t play I want one! $$$

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Ok I think it’s time we all did a fun fun colorful photoshoot! Just cuz…lol

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UR NEW YORK CITY baby! Everyone need’s one of these in their crib – I got mine:)

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MASAHIROOOOOOOOO….Wow your stuff is so sick! I need more feathers in my hair….love my suade purse too! thank youuuuuuu handmade goods are the BEST! Photo by: Ivette Garcia ©2010

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Ill…

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Antonio KEL5MH taking it back! Yes…Big Daddy Cane, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and many more dope dope…

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Hey! What you got there Mr? I’m not letting you miss the next one I want that shirt…haha ha!

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FRESTHETIC got the goods! I want, I want, I want…

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My sister Inks looking cute w/ her big sister’s new T! Photo by: AM

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Marthalicia soaking in the sun, and getting busy on this beautiful painting. We got a Live Arts Corner planned for the nest one stay tuned…

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Beautiful! Photo by: Ivette Garcia ©2010

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Kelly! And all her cute little plush, and illustration works.

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Loved these, I want, I want, I want…

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Kids Corner time!

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with lot’s and lot’s of bubbles…

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SOHNUP did a awesome job of setting up an area for kids to make art. Thank you Aaron!!!

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Shout out to Martha Cooper who came through to support before she hit up her NAME TAGGING Book release opening at Reed Space. Photo by: AM

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Shout out to all the artists, and designers for creating such beautiful works! More flicks coming soon. TOOFLY, AM, INKS, JUNKPRINTS, FRESTHETIC, KELLY DENATO, URNEWYORK, DAVE CORTES, MARTHALICIA, SEE ONE, ANTONIO KEL5MH, MASAHIRO, EROTICA, ARIANNE ZAGER, KOOKIE KIMMIE TREATS, SOHNUP, BOWN SOAP FAMILY, and FREE5!.

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DJ LAYLO ready to spin the breaks and get that linoelum blesssssssssssssed….

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Kids love Linoleum! I gotcha on the next one kiddies…

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Classic…

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Youth team was focused! Rokafella is such an amzing teacher. Check out her classes on Tues 7-8:30 and Sun 6-7:30 $15 – Hybrid Studios 1828 Amsterdam Ave 3fl.

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Thanks guys!!! Photo by: Ivette Garcia ©2010

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CUZ Inc…got my back. BIG HUGGGGGGGZZZZ

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THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!! Enjoy your summer, the great outdoors, family, friends, and your community.
with Love,Younity Arts Team : Toofly, Alice, Yvette, Shana, Diana, and our new gal Melissa!

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Whew! Tired, but wired to chillax, and kick back for some margaritas, and shrimp fajitas….

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Mmmmm’ sizzle sizzle, and the fire hazzard group tweets hah ahha!

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GOOD TIMES!!! Next up: Philly Roots BBQ, Summer Stage with DJ Laylo, and Shana B-Day Crab dinner jam see ya’ll there wooohooooooo fun fun…

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((( MIND.BODY.SOUL ))) Weekend…

May 09th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies,Travel,Younity

Back home from a relaxing weekend at Mount Tremper Arts in the Catskills, Upstate NY. Every now and then it’s good to take a break from city life and reconnect with nature…

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– We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

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The night we arrived we made a quick and delicious home cooked meal then hit the firepit outside. Nothing like a little warmth by the fire, some sake and much needed giggles. The next morning we got a chance to soak up some sunshine as the cloudy sky cleared up, and Alice got busy with the charcol to draw. The art of  relaxation was in full effect. It had been a minute since we touched base with nature again, there’s ((( Mind.Body.Soul ))) freedom in all this green!

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The Temper Arts community home. Nothing like having a grill and a kitchen with everything you can possibly need to make healthy and home cooked meals. I love chopping up that cilantro in the morning, noon, and night. Mmm’m my favorite herb:)

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It’s too early to see the full blown garden and it’s flowers but you can check them out here…took some flicks last year when we discovered this place…

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Speaking of discovering, you gotta take the road less traveled and seek new trails! Yes, and we heard the river and we followed the stream down the pebble pond…

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determined to find the river…

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We made it! The journey is the destination. Our mind really opened up at this spot. We found a beaver damn with some fallen tree trunks by the water, and chillaxed with some dry fruit and nuts. We were talking about all kinds of crazy beautiful things about life. I love moments like that where your thoughts just flow like the water…

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About Mount Tremper Arts

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, just over two hours from New York City, Mount Tremper Arts supports contemporary artists in the creation and presentation of new works of art. Founded by photographer Mathew Pokoik and choreographer Aynsley Vandenbroucke, MTA fosters an environment of creative risk taking and intellectual curiosity. It does this through an integration of performances, exhibitions, artist residencies, educational programming, and informal gatherings.

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We love it here!!!

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We’re coming back so get ready peeps. 8ppl max crew, all facilities included!:) >>> FALL 2010 – Younity Pow Wow Retreat!

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FRESHER 2009!!!

October 04th, 2009 | Category: Community,Events,Exhibitions,Hip Hop Culture,Hommies,Younity

wow guys, words can not describe how DOPE last night was. YOU HAD TO BE THERE!!! Turnout was amazing, the energy, the people, the art, the space OMG, I don’t know where to begin + I’m up way to early posting these pics, I’ve only had a few hours of sleep;( I’m gonna let the flicks do the talking. Sending a special special THANK YOU to all my peoples, friends, supporters, team, family, and everyone who came thru to share this  experience with all of us. STAY FRESH, and SPREAD LOVE…

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WOMEN ROCK.

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Ken! Thanks for coming, I was so happy to see you w/ the fam;)

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2nd fl GALLERY…

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Photo by Martha Cooper www.12oprophet.com

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Jen One, and Abeni in front of my latest joint! Abeni thanks you for all your hard work on helping document YOUNITY!!!

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FROZEN. I needed to re-name it…

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ACB, always with us…

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Amazing turn out both floors were packed!

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peeps! Yvey & Jess thanks for all your help with the art sales!

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Rokafella and Marthalicia beautiful souls…

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Love it when kids stare at art…wonder what they wonder?

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GOODWOODNYC always a hit!

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PIECE BY NIZ. B-GIRLZ ASIA1, LADY CHAMP, AND AIKO. Sold to Martha Cooper;)

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My sisters piece. INKS >>> handcarved mad work!

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Laura Meyers, Sofia Maldonado, Lichiban…

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Handmande book + Photos by Stephanie Land

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Nani Chacon wood purses…Sold to Marlon;)

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More flicks of art coming soon…

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JAMES TOP, thanks for the interview:)

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Shout out to FRESTHETIC who helped sponsor us on the sticker vinyl!;) Thanks Mikey, and Randy!

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Oh shit…TONE! OMG can’t wait to see your flicks, your skillz are amazing!!!

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I LOVE FLICKS!

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Photo by TONE
The lovely DJ ELLE, blessed us with her selection! Got the breakers to boogie…Shout out to DJ Laylo who we missed so much! but helped us lock down the turntables. Thanks kid!

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This had to be the icing on the cake. Ya’ll had to be there to experience the energy in the room, it was so gooooooood!

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I love breakers…

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ROKAFELLA came thru w/ the breakers crew thank yoooooouuuuuuu sweets!!!

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What! Jen One doesn’t play…Love her style.

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I get so happy to see all of ya!!!

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Dopeness…

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GOOD TIMES!!!

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Shana and Diana, luv you guys!!! Thanks for all your help;)

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My mighty suspect brothas…

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Shout out to Emilie from Caprise Magazine, and Samia Grand Pierre from Highsnobette for all your help:)

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AFTER PARTY TIME!!!  LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…

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Jenevieve, Cece, Erin, Lichiban, and Marthalicia wall installation downstairs. THANK YOU! Photo by Martha Cooper

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After party at SUTRA NYC who always has our back. See ya at the FRESHER closing party!!! Details coming soon…
BEHIND THE SCENES FLICKS

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THE KICK OFF!

September 21st, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Hip Hop Culture,Hommies,Travel

Friday September 18th. Intermedia Arts walls at the Twin Cities, in Minniapolis MN. MISSION: Lock down your spot, gather your colors, and sketch in your piece!

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Glad I didn’t go crazy with a 20 foot piece like in years past. Wanted to experiment a little with some new designs, hang w/ the crew, and enjoy taking photos…

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JEN ONE! We repping NYC this year baby, ready to rock the walls, and hit that linolium

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Different sponsor this year…CLASH. Not bad, didn’t mind it. Came w/ good caps too…

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My B-Girl hommies 4life! Legend Rokafella, and BIG TARA! Stretching for the SHEro show…
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Hip-Hop dancer/choreographer Ana “Rokafella” Garcia was born in Spanish Harlem where she grew up with a strong Latin background. At the age of 16 she began going to clubs and doing back-up dancing for freestyle singers on the local NYC party scene. Her hip-hop dance style became her bread and butter when she began street performing with such crews such as The Transformers, The Breeze Team, and the New York City Float Committee. Rokafella has taught workshops at NYU and Howard as well as neighborhood high schools and community centers. The non-profit company she co-founded with her husband, “Full Circle Prod”, serves the community with educational performances and multimedia urban-themed performances. She is presently producing a documentary based on the challenging lifestyles of female breakdancers featuring b-girls from all over the world. She believes this culture was born to help urban youth get through the ups and downs of life with something to hold on to.

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Motel7 from Noraway came thru to represent for the overseas artists…she’s a sweetheart!

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Leaving the finish for the BLOCK PARTY!!!

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YOUNITY MARKIT FLICKS!

September 06th, 2009 | Category: Community,Events,Fashion,Graffiti / Street Art,Hommies,INKS,Younity

Yesterday’s Younity Art & Designer MARKIT was a sunny successs!!! From dope handmade goods, fresh artwork, designer T’s, to the valiadas and hot dogs on the grill by Father Tom and the parish crew. Our peeps came through and showed maaaaaaad LOVE! Dj Jedi, and Dj Disco Wiz killed it on the 1 & 2’s playing the best in Hip Hops classics and Freestyle. Bboyz, and BGirlz would of loved it. Ya def up in the mix next time without a doubt. Can’t wait!!! Got lot’s more stuff planned for Markit#2 The Lady of Sorrows parish is down for us, that’s why I love COMMUNITY. Real recognize real;) Bringing together fresh creative talent to our hoods one summer at a time. Look out for the HOLIDAY MARKET in the works for December. Thanks again everybody!!! * Especially Freddy & my Momz who came to town, & helped us make folding tables, paint rings, stuff little pillows, and pack the tiny smartcar w/ all our shit. Gotta LUV family, they’re down for you no matter what. Have a safe trip back to Florida!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! >>>

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Goodies for all…

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My new Trinity rings were a success! I gotta make more they sold out;)

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Thanks for the LUV GFC Peeps!

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Circa 95, officially yours;) LUV YA! Pete, Rephstar, Patty Dukes, TF > Flick by Joe Conzo

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DJ Jedi is the man!!! Hooked it up with the whole set up, the schoolyard was jammin. Big huggggggz to you for all your support hommie. See you soon for those METHODS catalogs.

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INKS had some new goodies this year…NEON zebra print tank top styles, and houndstooth fabric pins so cute. Little NYC pillows sold out!

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JUNKPRINTS > Check out that huge ass duffle. WHAT! this girl is NO JOKE. She’s is all about about it and we LOVE IT! Check her our soon on People Magazine. Congrats hommie!

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GOODWOODNYC baby! Yeo Kerri’s new stuff is looking SICK!!! See for yourselves…

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UNBELIVEABLE, there ain’t nobody on her steez, she is def ORIGINAL. Love it Kerri keep up the DOPENESS.

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awwwwww it was so cute to see Psalmz from TWEAPONZ come through w/ his wifey and newborn baby boy. Your such a GREAT TALENTED DADDY!!! All the best to you and your fam;)

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Destroy & Rebuild Collective > These fellas are all so talented. I can’t get enough. Shout out to 2esae, ski, and avone. Looking fwd to the collabo it’s gonna be illlllllll. Be sure to check out their set up up in Soho on prince near the apple store. They’re work is TOP NOTCH. I need my REVS & COST piece ya still got it?

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624713 Collective > Grimy Patterns/graff + prints Art, T’s and much more. This crew is doing their thing, you can also visit their setup in soho. Lookout for Jenevieve713 in the FRESHER show OCT 3rd!

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DOPE! I love art, especially when it’s from NY…

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DJ DISCO WIZ came through to drop the skilllllllz. I think if there was a linoleum around i might have just thrown down even though I can’t break the music was so goooood. Thanks so much for sharing your time Wiz! Look out for his AWESOME book and bookstores worldwide IT’S JUST BEGUN. This is a LEGEND right here supporting YOUNITY;) Thank u!!!

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TOUGH LOVE NYC cupcakes! too bad I don’t have a sweet tooth these look YUMMY!

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STEPHANIE LAND > Photographs + Stationary. This lady’s images are so peaceful I love looking at them. I can’t wait to see her handmade Journal for the FRESHER exhibit!

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FRESTHETIC > Our crew without a doubt! Repping amazing artists on T’s wood, and print. Check out their shop on 560 Grand St in Willy B, Brooklyn.

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AM > Art, Knits, Pillows, Art and more! I’m in LOVE with your momz crochet earrings I want 3 more colors kid!

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Sohnup> HIP HOPE FOR HEALING. Check out the organic steez…

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Mina Suarez > Vintage purses, I’m so bummed I didn’t get the little wallet I liked. I was going broke shopping;(

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La Araucana by Norma Bravo > Vee’s momma making some beautiful handmade knitted scarves, hats, and sweaters. Time to get cozy soon!

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Ivette Urbanez > Handcrafted Dresses, Purses, and Silkscreened T’s. I love this pic!

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Mr Tony Peralta chillin’ making plans for the next market. Joe Conzo was diggn’ it. Dimélo y que lo qué primo…

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Thank you Father TOM!!!

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Younity sporting the goods, new T’s gonna go up online soooon. Shout out to Yvey for hooking it up w/ father TOM on this dope schoolyard location. Especially helping to organize the DJ’s. Your a TROOPER kid! LUV YA;) Big hugz and kisses to miss Shana Louallen for holding down the Younity booth with her cuz and giving folks some Tarot Card readings. Your on the next FLYER!

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Oh shit! Look who came thru to show the ladies love. Artists legend, graff head, b-boy, DOZE GREEN. It was great to see you!

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Kicking off FRESHER 09 like no other baby! THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE…yeah yeah OCTOBER 3rd >>> Lower East Side…

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See you guys again soon THANK YOUUUUUUUUU!!!

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WILLY B’s SOUTHSIDE!

August 10th, 2009 | Category: Graffiti / Street Art,Hommies,Younity

The YOUNITY Re-Fresh the Streets live street art collaboration is complete!!! I’m super tired. That wall took a lot out of me dammit! Working on a 15′ piece, going photo real was a bad move. What the hell was I thinking…I was wearing way too many hats this weekend;( From going, up and down the ladder, simutaneously working on the store front, talking to folks left & right, I’m surprised I didn’t just pass out on the sidewalk and screamed UNCLE!!! Bet no-one noticed. I think that’s why I’ve been tossing and turning all night this week, insomnia sucks. The perfectionist in me wouldn’t let me sleep. Anywayyyyy, had to vent. Super duper special shout out to our Younity Youth Jerely, and Talia who threw down with the can control. We are so proud;)  our Younity Crew Shana, Diana, Mama, and Samia for helping freestyle that store front. Jazzy jazz baby! I couldn’t have done it without ya. Especially Abeni Garrett for hooking up the video piece for this project I can;t wait to see it!!! Gracias MAMASITAS! Shout out to the owner of this entire spot, JERRY ( Official Hero Status! ) for being so humble and sweet with all us girls. Looking fwd to the Friday Jazz Jam sessions to close out the summer, SOUTHSIDE style. Mad love goes out to OUR people, the few left in this community who got smart in the 70-80’s and bought their property! This hood back then was one of NYC’s worst. Gentrifaction is inevitable, and we feel for you. THIS WALL IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE-FRESH THE STREETS – YOUNITY Female Stylez, Ideaz, and Skillz!

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Jazz Jam Sessions every FRIDAY NIGHT!!! wmcjazz.org. Support your local peeps who do this for the love not for the money. Especially folks like Jerry who have held it down from day 1!

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Day 1: PREP WALL. Younity Crew; Shana Louallen, Diana Mc Clure, TF, AM, & Younity Youth; Talia, Jeraline, Tati, and Charlie, and #1 mom Oli.  Thank You!

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DAY 2: AIKO fresh start…weather was great!

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EMA, and Sofia Maldonado

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Tabasco your so cute!!!

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My cuz, Chill Will stopped by for a sneeky peek…

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Classic Charlie! Repping the Dominican flag I LOVE IT! Photo by: OLIVIA

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GROW…

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I need another day on it it, lot’s to fix…

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VIK – You killed it girl! I LOVE IT;)

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My hommie from wayyyy back H.S Fashion dayz, stopped by to show us some love. Gonna hit some trucks soon! Shana in the back doing Tarot Card readings for everyone. Good Times!

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Our peoples, Jim and Kala Murray from their latest BOOK: Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York out now! taking professional flicks of our wall. THANK YOU!!!

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MORE PICS >>> urbanimagephotography.com

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So proud of our Younity Youth…give them a can and they FLY!

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Freestyle skillz baby, off the dome…

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Mama! Yeo thank you so much for the ladders and extra paint your BIG CITY WALLS HEART rocks!!!

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AM going high with the sunflower seeeeeeeds…

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My sister INKS came thru to rock some bird stencils…

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JEN ONE work in progress…Fresher Logo in progress…We’re almost there ladies, SEND ME final flicks! It got too dark…

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EROTICA 67 baby! I feel like going to Hawaii!

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We were happy SHIRO got a chance to paint with us this summer while she visited us from Japan. Her flight was the next day and she banged this baby out in 1 day! Good job Shiro! We love youuuuuuu. See you next summer!

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FRESHER T’s!

July 19th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies,Younity

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Linked up with our hommies from Destroy & Rebuild to help us get the Younity FRESHER T’s printed this time around. Shout out to Mike for printing the shirts we love them!!!

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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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IT’S JUST BEGUN!

Didn’t let the rain hold us back yesterday. In true support of DJ Disco Wiz we trooped it to the book launch of  It’s Just Begun! at Powerhouse. Performances by our peoples Rebel Diaz, Patty Dukes & Rephstar, and T-Weaponz. Sound at this place bites, but the community LOVE for this amazing man was def where it needed to be!

It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ By Ivan Sanchez and Luis “DJ Disco Wiz” Cedeño

“If there are words to describe DJ Disco Wiz they would be ‘true survivor,’ born in a time when war and injustice was the state of America. This book is a must-read for all fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and educators alike, so that one may understand the pain that so many young people born in harsh conditions have to endure.”
Jamel Shabazz

It’s Just Begun has opened my mind up to so much more about hip-hop history than I could’ve imagined, and is a sure-fire tool to help younger generations understand the volatile 70s decade in all its mess and glory. DJ Disco Wiz represents for all Latinos who have ever grabbed a set of headphones since. Estoy tan orgulloso de él.”
DJ Bobbito Garcia

Congratulations DJ Disco Wiz!!!

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Rebel Diaz is a Hip Hop group from Chicago, based in the South Bronx, making music for freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Fronted by the Afro-Boricua songstress/mc Lah Tere and Chilean brothers RodStarz and G1, Rebel Diaz reports from the trenches on life, love, the streets, and the struggle. From welcoming Hugo Chavez to the Bronx, to opening for Rage Against The Machine at a political rally for migrant farm workers, they represent the pulse of the active left. They have also shared the stage with the likes of Common, Public Enemy, dead prez, and Mos Def. Recently chosen by URB magazine as one of “The Next 100 groups of 2008,” Rebel Diaz looks to take their bilingual flow and global view on Hip Hop into the 21st century and beyond.
http://www.rebeldiaz.com/

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Circa ‘95
is much more than your average Latino Hip-Hop group. The trendsetting duo, has taken over NYC with various projects. PattyDukes (Dominican) and RephStar (Puerto Rican) are performers, emcees, writers and tech savy-multimedia artists.  Performing throughout the country, working with youth based organizations that promote Hip-Hop as a tool for social change. Hosts of the #1 Internet radio show on UrbanLatinoRadio.Com, Circa ‘95 is  live every Sunday from 2-5pm.  Patty and Reph were recently featured on HBO Latino in shows like RoadTrip and Habla.  On stage, PattyDukes and Rephstar will be acting in  Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz’s  Boogie Rican Blvd this Summer at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.   PattyDukes and Rephstar are the recipients  of the 2007 BRIO Award and the 2008 UAI (Urban Artist Initiative) grant.  They are the 2007 national Cuervoton winners, walking away with a demo deal from Roc La Familia.  PattyDukes and Rephstar are currently in the studio working on their first album. http://www.circa95.com/ http://www.myspace.com/circa95music

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T-Weaponz is an explosive lyrical trifecta hailing from the streets of Brooklyn’s East New York, composed of brothers IzReal and Arkitek and their neighborhood friend Psalmz. After meeting at an impromptu neighborhood ‘CIPHER’ (term used to describe a circle of emcees rhyming together) and later discovering how many similarities they shared both in terms of their life experiences and their ideals they soon came together under the moniker Tomorrow’s Weaponz, which they later shortened to T-Weaponz, representative of how the trio lives for today and hopes for a tomorrow using their own weapons-thoughts and wits. http://www.myspace.com/tweaponz

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It’s always a blessing to see Jamel!

Jamel Shabazz’s work has appeared in publications such as The Source, Vibe, Trace, British Elle, Jalouse, Dune, GQ, and French Vogue. In addition, his photographs have been exhibited in Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhymes, and Rage at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, at Xhibiton Transition in Chicago, and at Trace Magazine: True Signs in Paris. Shabazz is a Teaching Artist with Rush Arts Foundation, where he mentors at-risk youth. He is a philanthropist who supports organizations like The Harlem Art Project, The Queens Council on the Arts, and Project Hope. He has published three books with powerHouse: Back in the Days, A Time Before Crack, Seconds of My Life, and Last Sunday in June (2001, 2005, 2007, and 2003). Shabazz was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in 1960.

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Good Times;)

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LADIES LOVE NYC

I’m poofed been out all week! June is gonna kill me, there’s mad sh**t going on. Gotta grind it’s NYC! Last night we almost didn’t make it but our homegirl INVINCIBLE from Detroit was in town and Southpaw is the place to be if you want to see some dope performances. Sound system there is great!!! We got to meet Mr Flashing Lights who took some dope pics of the evening below. My camera was acting up, and Fly Lady D dropped hers in tea:(  Werd! It happens. Good times no matter what when we link up with our busy bee NYC peeps, and tweeps. Any chance we have to roll together is a blessing. GOTTA BUILD…

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INVINCIBLE The one and only!

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LADIES LOVE NYC is an all female collective founded by Mary Pryor of We Fancy Agency that collaborates with World Renowned Artists to Serve as a Catalyst for Change. This was the HIP-HOP AND AUTISM AWARENESS FUNDRAISER. Gotta def support!

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One of my SHERO’s and OUR own Hip Hop Ambassador TONI BLACKMAN!

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YOUNITY showing support to the ladies! Shana Louallen, TF, Alice Mizrachi, and Jasmine Solano

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CIRCA95 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BBQ

May 25th, 2009 | Category: Community,Day in the Life,Hip Hop Culture,Hommies

Seems like this year there’s going to be a lot more BBQ’s than ever. SUMMER MADNESS is in the air. Kicked off Memorial Day weekend at the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective in the Boogie Down Bronx with Circa95 on live feed radio. If you caught it you saw everything under the sun ( eeek! ) from grilling some pollo, corona sipping, and the 4/20 fresstyle sessions from the crew. Kids got down too! Great way to bring families, art, food, and community together to enjoy the sun!

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The tech savvy crew…

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Most of our tweeps ( peeps on twitter ) are online these days. It’s like we’re all hanging out together:) FREAKS…yes…

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How else would we round up the troops!

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Shout out to Patty Dukes & Rephstar and the Circa95 Crew / Rebel Diaz Arts Collective for setting off a caliente summer!!!

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La communidad unida jamas sera vencida! More flicks of a BBQ weekend coming soon…

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MISS FAVELA

April 26th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies

It finally hit 80 degree weather in NY! Time to get the 007 activities rolling…

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1st stop of my sunny Saturday afternoon; catching up with my latin side for brunch at Miss Favela

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A Brazilian neighborhood bistro located on the southside edge of Williamsburg. Food is delicious!

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My fellow virgo bud, and hommie for life Jose Rodriguez also known as Mr Latino Life is always minutes away from getting the party started.
Grub, drinks, live feijoada band, and samba dancing!

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A few of these capirinas and we were all happy jitter bugs on the the dance floor. The caipivinho was my favorite especially if ya caught all my silly twitterz lol

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Meeting good peoples are always moments away when you cherish your friendships.

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thanks kid! see ya at the house jam:)

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CIRCA 95 ON URBANLATINORADIO.COM SUNDAYS 3-5PM

March 30th, 2009 | Category: Community,Day in the Life,Hip Hop Culture,Hommies

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!!!

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Rocking the beatz, beatz, beatz! with Patty Dukes, Rephstar, and

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Interstate Pete! on the multi technorganizing task to get us on with the live feed generation

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PattyDukes & Rephstar are more than just your average Hip-Hop group. Circa ’95’ is a movement. Celebrating the best of 90’s Hip-Hop and beyond. Holding down NYC and all galaxies.ladiesfirst.jpg

Toofleezy, Queen Godis, Patty Dukes & Rephstar for Ladies First! March 2009

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Being creative, silly, and most of all STAYING TRUE!

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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!

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YVEY’s B-DAY WEEKEND!

March 08th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies

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!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETS!!!

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Dinner at Congee Village family style is always great!  We def recommend it, authentic and delicious.

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The night was great for a walk crosstown down canal street…

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The Jedi Crew has arrived…

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Location: SoleFoodNYC between Church and Broadway on Lispenard, right behind Pearl Paint…

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Never knew this spot was here, I need to hit them up…digg’n the space!

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KEL 5MH 90’s HIP HOP Baby!

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Gotta get our $4 recession drink on early so we can parteeeee!

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keeping it on the DL!

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It wasn’t your typical artsy fartsy show, this is how the real NY get’s down!

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Then everyone dispersed lol, as soon as the cops rolled up:( Destination #3 of the night; Gallery Bar…

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Dig this space too…good for a solo show:)

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It’s about to go down! stay tuned…

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