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Mixed by DJ UG
01.Bob Marley-Is This Love
02.Bob Marley-One Love
o3.Bob Marley-Midnight Ravers
04.Monty Alexander-Crazy Baldheads
05.Eric Clapton-I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It(Hiroshi Fuziwara mix)
06.Raphael Saadiq-sky’s The Limit
07.Azimuth-Seems Like This
08.Isaac Hays-Moonlight Loving
Photo by Josh Derr
Vandalism Stirs Debate – NYTimes
NARA at Niagra – Gothamist
Tupac to Drop Another New Album – Vibe
50 Years of Island Records
The Downsides of Streaming Music
Warp Celebrates it’s 20th Year
Vox Pop is Struggling – NYTimes
Vandal Squad Panel at Powerhouse on Thursday
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Friday: Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt @ 7PM
The recent release Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984-2004has caused consternation throughout the global graffiti community with charges that author Joseph Rivera is profiting off the very criminals he spent his career incarcerating.
In response, the powerHouse Arena will host a conversation between former members of the Vandal Squad and the graffiti writers, the first such event of its kind. With the intent of providing an open forum for public discussion to discuss the issues regarding the methods that the Vandal Squad employs and their impact on the lives of the writers themselves. Panelists include Vandal Squad author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2, graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G. The event will be moderated by Stern Rockwell, Streets Are Saying Things.
By James Barron – NYTimes
“The coffee shop-and-bookstore credited with kindling the social scene on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, cannot sell coffee. Beer? Sorry, no beer, either. Salads? No.
Before the BusinessWeek.com article by Douglas MacMillan on consumers’ use of streaming services as substitutes for purchasing, I was the only one (as far as I know) to point out this harmful downside to free, ad-supported services.
In December 2008, I wrote that streaming services are not a boon for record labels because of two key reasons. First, they are a poor way to monetize recorded music assets. Here’s what I wrote in December: [Read More]
The number of classic records released by Island is ridiculous. Career-defining albums from Nick Drake, John Martyn, Tom Waits, King Sunny Ade, Tom Tom Club, Pulp, Roxy Music, The B52s, Sly & Robbie, The Slits, Grace Jones, DJ Shadow, Portishead – the list literally goes on and on. And on. [Read More]
By LINDA HOBBS-VIBE
Many rappers claim to work hard, but none seems to have had more energy to get busy like the late rapper Tupac Shakur. And to prove it, the deceased emcee is slated to drop another (you read right) album that was reportedly done to smooth over the West Coast’ tension with the East.
In 1996, Pac teamed up with Boot Camp Click to work on the album, which will be called One Nation. The project was one of the rapper’s ways of showing media he wasn’t a bully, during the height of his beef with the Notorious B.I.G. After his murder September of that year, the album was shelved for years. A.E.G. has since acquired the rights of the 18-track project.
One Nation features appearances by Tha Outlawz, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Greg Nice, Big Daddy Kane, and the Notorious B.I.G.
It’s scheduled to be released March 20, through iTunes.
By JEN CARLSON -Gothamist
So just where was artist Yoshimoto Nara tossing back a few before his arrest in February? Prior to getting arrested for drawing some smiley face graffiti on the L platform, he was at Niagara bar in the East Village. He adorned the place with original artwork on the walls there, too, but the owners didn’t try to arrest him, instead they put it under plexiglass to preserve it.