HEAT ALERT — Producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt) present The Stuyvesants – Brooklyn’s Finest. Both hail from — where else? Bed-Stuy. With this project they wanted to encapsulate; “The sound and visuals of the 60’s and 70’s”. The free LP is 25 instrumentals of pure hip-hop soul.
This is the trailer for the documentary “A Walk Through Fort Greene”, which takes a look at how Fort Greene, Brooklyn became a convergence point for Black artistic minds in the 80s and 90s. Directed by Nelson George & Diane Paraga.
With interviews from Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, Toure, Bill Stephany and more.
More live footage of stencil artist Jef Aerosol in the streets of Brooklyn. Video and photography by Carlito Brigante
In his latest project Specter takes on the Gentrification of Brooklyn. The exhibit which was hand painted and took two months to create, gives us a satirical viewpoint on the increasingly changing face of Brooklyn. The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, opens February 4th at the MoCADA.
Over the weekend street artist Poster Boy (Government name Henry Matyjewicz) got arrested in Brooklyn. He was caught doing his trademark ad slicing/splicing.
Specifically slicing the heads off people depicted on an ad on the Jefferson Street L train station in Bushwick . He tried using the ‘but it’s my first day’ excuse with the arresting officer but then quickly found out his reputation precedes him.
According to Gawker:
Sources said Matyjewicz told the cop he should get a break because it was the first time he did it — but admitted he was the infamous Poster Boy after the officer ran his name through a computer.
Jef Aerosol pays tribute to “The Boss” in Bushwick, BK. Video and photography by Carlito Brigante.