The Roots have announced they will partner with Decon and Red Distribution to launch the new independent label Okayplayer Records. The first and yet-to-be named album set for release this summer will feature some of the hottest underground artists -- some of whom were part of the hugely successful "Winter Break" tour -- as well as two unsigned acts to be hand selected by the band from entries submitted to the Okayplayer website.
Started by QuestLove (drummer for the Roots) and others a couple years back, RopeADope is home to a spectrum of Jazz and Jazz-related artists. Their current list of releases include records by the Philedelphia Experiment, DJ Logic, Scratch, Jazzanova, and a remix album by KingBritt. Below is a link to a free MP3 mix with some pretty good music. The sampler is a good representation of their varying yet solid line up. http://www.ropeadope.com/sampler/
- click for the mix. all you have to do is give them your e-mail address. their cool, so don't worry about spamage.
[Note: I'm not too sure if Pahg is a place, a crew, or a single person, or what..]
Pahg is crazy. I was enjoying his/her styles the other night, and felt the need to share. Apparently, they are from Spain, and are down with the whole Eurpean-3D-style, 'cause they fucking excel at it. The third picture below is one my of my favorites of what ArtCrime's has of theres. ( flicsCollapse )
If you don't know already, Giant hails from SanFransisco and is definetly one of the more talented individuals in the grafitti scene. He is well known for his numerous throw up styles, poster designs, and tattoo work.
Giant also runs a small company that publishes and distributes books filled with his and others artwork through http://www.skullzpress.com
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There is some very, very interesting work this guy does. And some very, very offensive as well. It's definetly worth checking out, even if you don't agree with a bit of it. I'm not sure if this guy is a Nazi or not. I haven't read up enough on him yet. Just check it out for yourself!