April 2010


It goes down Today and Tomorrow people in CT! FANGGGGG!!!

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(All Pics by Jasiatic @Jasiatic.com or Here and Here)

On the up and up Rozzi Daime is creating some flyness for y’all. She has a very versitile style as well as incredibal writing abilities. Some of y’all may know of her from the Creative Partners “SA-RA”. She has worked with them  as well as others. I met her through my homie young Senor Kaos. I give her a hard time too! HAAAAAA! Before I even knew it was her i was rocking to her “So Special” track. One of my favorites I might add. Definitely cool peoples. Unique and honest in her expression. I roll with her! HAAAAAA! But I’ll let the bio handle the rest of the introduction and musical FANGTASTICNESS! FANGGGGGGGG!!

Bio(Courtesy of Rozzi Daime):

Rozzi Daime is the first child of the Creator of Stars. Born in the Sovereign Galaxy as the Goddess of Entertainment, she has flitted from planet to planet, bringing song and light to everyone and everyplace she touches. When Earth peaked her interest, she arrived in Los Angeles the infant prodigy of an enlightened pair, and set out determined to share her grace with the human race. As a young child she posed for the Oscar nominated “Do The Right Thing” poster, and sang alongside such Broadway legends as Ben Vereen and Carl Anderson. As she grew, she honed her craft of theatre; song and story, performing everywhere she could to keep her heart connected to her first love-the stage; The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, The Knitting Factory, & The Temple Bar, It was while undressing in a re-enactment of a tender sexual encounter for a collection of church folk and neighborhood affiliates, that the members of SA-RA Creative Partners recognized her talents, and wanted to play a part in her Legend. Rozzi Daime co-wrote songs with the dynamic group, laced her vocals on songs with Eryka Badu, Common, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Bilal and Platinum Pied Pipers. In addition to being a triple threat, Rozzi Daime produces most of her music, engineers, and mixes, calling her sound AVANT-GLAM. She has toured the world with SA-RA opening for such acts as Eric Sermon, Keyshia Cole, The Roots, and Kanye West. The story continues…

AVANT-GLAM—[uh-vahnt-glam] –adjective

1. advanced and experimental visual, literary, and musical arts, full of glamour, charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, esp. in a mysterious or magical way.

2. Rozzi Daime

“So Special”, featuring Los Angeles soul singer and Sa-Ra affiliate Rozzi Daime, is startling in its sheer sonic richness: fizzing, dry-heat synths, dancing horns, and electronic bass lines that bulge like they’ve had collagen implants. –BBC Urban Review

EROTICA, FREAKINESS & SOUND EXPLORATION =
ROZZI DAMIE PERFORMER FROM CA, HER SOUND CONSISTS OF AN R&B,HIPSTER & SOUL . SOME OF HER SONGS ARE SEXUAL DRIVEN AND HAVE AN EROTIC TONE TO THEM, THAT SEPERATES HER FROM THE PACK OF LADIES OF THE MAINSTREAM. HOWEVER HER SOUND DESPITE BEING RACY TO SOME, IS REFRESHING HONESTY & AUTHENTIC. –Sound Exploration Press

Particularly the anthem “Tracy” (with Rozzi Daime), mimic the fuck rap of Spank Rock and Amanda Blank. –Plug One

! Daring, provocative, magnetic, graceful and intelligent are only a few of the many different ways you could describe her sound. Rozzi Daime is the artist responsible for allowing you to remember your first time, every time. Why shy away from what matters the most; sex, lust, love, envy, desire. She’s an open book, candid and unapologetic. Her music is lyrical freedom and she has no problem stating the things you mean to say, but are too afraid to –Scheme Magazine

Rozzi Daime just sounds like she’s made up of glitter and liquid funk. –Word Press

Rozzi Daime?  I can tell you that she comes from the SA-RA camp and is on some super glammed-out, erotic, opium-scented, velvet-smooth, electro-soul. –Moovmnt.com

– Get More Info on Rozzi Here and Here

It’s going down tomorrow folks between the hours of 3pm and 7pm. J-Live is having a video shoot that you need to be at. It’s called “The Way That I Rhyme” and has 2 concepts… “Women Love Real Hip-Hop” Which requires a lot of women present. HAAAA! Word up. And the 2nd is “Real DJ’s Don’t Take Requests”. Make sure you come on out if possible. FANGGGGG!!

Then after that you get to see a dope show. Do for self!!!! We gotta learn how to. Foreally! FANGGGGG!!!

– Get more info over at J-Livemusic.com

Here’s an interesting article. Peep!

Skin bleaching: The dark side of pale

(Courtesy of WorldHaveYourSay.wordpress.com)

Hi, this is David Stead, Editor of Africa Have Your Say…. we’ve been joining forces with our colleagues in the BBC Caribbean Service to discuss the controversial issue of skin bleaching.

Thousands of African and Caribbean women – and a few men too for that matter – use skin bleaching products at some stage in their lives, despite concerns over safety and long term damage. Why?

Kanangwa Humuyamba Newlove from Zambia where bleachers are called FBI’s (formerly black individuals) got straight to the point, telling us the frightening reality for a lot of poor African women desperate to marry is that men more often than not prefer light skinned women.

Carline in Jamaica seemed to support this view, saying she started using bleaching products three years ago because her ex-boyfriend wanted her to be brown rather than black. She’s given up now…but spent months bleaching herself from top to toe every morning.

19 year old Fenisha in Kingston, Jamaica, was absolutely blunt. She has been bleaching for five years because “people say if you’re black you’re ugly”.

Across in Nairobi, Yusuf – a man – seemed to confirm these prejudices. “I have a passion for light women”, he said. They are lovely and caring, If you walk in the street everyone looks. If you are with a black lady no-one is interested. It is a status symbol”.

It’s one rule for the men and another for women however – Yusuf admitted he would not bleach himself. But lots of callers and texters were shocked that so many people were prepared to bleach.

Nana in Accra said it was “an insult to my race and another form of colonialism. I am black and proud.” Hawa in Abidjan argued that we need to challenge the view that the “latino” look of Beyonce, J-Lo or Rhianna is the epitome of beauty. She says girls should be educated at a young age to appreciate their skin. And of course the irony that white people seemed to spend much of their time – at least in the summer – trying to get their skin darker was noted by many people.

“I spend a lot of time in the sun and on sun beds trying to look darker while other are trying to look whiter!!” Catherine in Swindon texted. “And I have a lot of black and asian friends who are beautiful and I am often jealous of them for their lovely skin colour.”

But few thought that despite the possible side effects – stretch marks, skin irritation, sun burn among others – skin bleaching should be completely banned. And in countries such as Nigeria, the Gambia, Uganda and Kenya which have banned the importation and manufacture of products containing skin lightening agents local concoctions which may contain chlorine bleach, hair relaxer creams and lime juice are still widely used.

I’m serious. Use Turkey or something! FANGGGGGGG!

THANKSGIVING RECIPE (APPETIZER): WATERMELON HAM WRAPS

(Courtesy of whataboutwatermelon.com)

INGREDIENTS:

(Makes approximately 15 pieces. Double recipe if needed)

1 tablespoon chive and onion spreadable cream cheese
1 large, burrito-size low-fat tortilla
1 ounce thinly sliced low-fat ham
1 lettuce leaf
1 seeded watermelon spear, about 1/2-inch thick, 1-inch wide and 9-inches long

INSTRUCTIONS:

Spread cream cheese on tortilla, covering to edges. Place ham across center of tortilla; top with leaf lettuce, making sure edges to be rolled are not covered. Place watermelon spear on lettuce just off center. Roll tortilla over watermelon spear; continue rolling, tucking in ham and lettuce. Cream cheese will help tortilla stay rolled. Slice wrap into half inch to three-quarters of an inch pieces. Fasten pieces with wooden pick if needed.

You better know em’!! FANGGGGGGG!!

(Pic by Jeremiah Garcia over at BrooklynStreetArt.com)

Bio(Courtesy of www.leequinones.com):

Lee Quinones is considered the single most influential artist to emerge from the New York City subway art movement. He is a celebrated figure in both the contemporary art world and in popular culture circles, faithfully producing work that is ripe with provocative socio-political content and intricate composition. Lee’s paintings are housed in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of the City New York, the Groninger Museum (Groningen, Netherlands) and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Netherlands, and have been exhibited at the New Museum Of Contemporary Art (New York City), the Museum of National Monuments (Paris, France) and the Staatliche Museum (Germany). Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1960, Quinones was raised in New York’s Lower East Side in a family that kept close ties to their cultural heritage surrounded by a predominantly Nuyorican community. By age 5, Lee showed a penchant for drawing, instinctively drawn to the colorful characters of his neighborhood and the more fantastical realm of Japanese post-war science fiction monster films, particularly the Godzilla series and animation series such as Speed Racer and Kimba the White Lion. Film scores of the day composed by Lalo Schifrin resonated with Lee, who regularly attended screenings with his mother, and televised images of the Vietnam battlefields left a stirring impression about the nature of warfare.

These cultural cues would later shape much of his work as he gravitated to the urban underground during the explosive 1970s in New York.Against the perilous backdrop of a fractured city, Lee painted his first subway piece in 1974. Inspired by the leading figures of subway lore including Cliff 159 of the 3-Yard Boys, and Blade One of the Crazy 5, Lee began creating whole 40-foot subway car murals in late 1975. By 1976, Lee was a shadowy legend, leaving his fervent mark in a voracious whole subway car campaign strewn across the #5 IRT. Over the next decade he would paint an estimated 115 whole subway cars throughout the MTA system. In late 1975, Lee was asked to join the Fabulous Five, an elite quintet of seemingly mythic graffiti writers. The Fabulous Five’s greatest feat — the only running 10-car train painted from top to bottom, end to end — made its legendary journey in November 1976. Lee was instrumental in moving enamellist art above ground when he stealthily painted “Howard the Duck,” the first entire 25 x 30 foot handball court mural, in the spring of 1978 outside of his Corlears Junior High School #56. “There are people who see the graffiti experience as a vocation of adolescence, the rites of passage without a sense of direction,” says Lee. “I’m not surviving by offending it or defending it, but I saw it early on as a catalyst to develop as a painter and explore the other horizons outside of a forty foot subway car.

My sense of art was to create art without a reference point to art history, because this was art history in the making. A true art movement never goes by the script, instead it flips the script, faithfully reinventing itself.”Lee had his first solo exhibition at Claudio Bruni’s Galleria La Medusa in Rome, Italy late in 1979, which was also the first international show to feature graffiti-based art. One year later, Lee made his New York gallery debut with “The Third Phase” at the White Columns Gallery, ushering in an era as spray paint made the transition from moving objects to stationery canvas. That same year, he was part of the seminal Times Square show held in an abandoned massage parlor that highlighted the post-modernist masters of the day,including Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Kiki Smith, Jane Dickson, and Jean Michel Basquiat. Subsequent shows including the Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion Moda in 1980 and the New York/ New Wave show in 1981 at PS1 Moma were also instrumental in introducing his work to the watchful art world. Lee’s international prominence led to celebrated solo shows such as “Rusto-LEE-Um” at the Fun Gallery and exhibits at Barbara Gladstone, Sidney Janis, Riverside Studios and the Zwirner Gallery. His paintings were included in the prestigious 1983 Documenta #7 held in Kassel, Germany. As his work gained widespread exposure, Lee found himself at the cross-section of two movements in their infancy- hip-hop and punk rock, which provided context for the direction of his work.

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