Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Immortal Technique T-Shirt Contest

Submit designs to: as jpegs or gifs along with with your name, email address, and phone number.

-Designs that are selected as finalists will need to be available as Illustrator/vector artwork, so please bear this in mind when creating your designs.

1. You can enter as many designs as you like.

2. The winner will receive one of the new t-shirts with the design on it and a $100 prize.

3. Entries must be received by June 22nd 2008

- The design shall not infringe any intellectual property rights of others including copyrights and trademark rights and by entering the competition you agree that your work is your own

- If you would like to incorporate the Immortal Technique logo into your design, you are authorized to use the logo in creating your design only for the purpose of this contest and such authorization ends with the completion of this contest

-. By entering the competition, you agree to give Immortal Technique and Viper Records exclusive rights to publish your work on our website and use your design on our T-shirts.

- The winning design will be produced and sold exclusively by Immortal Technique and Viper Records.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sour Grapes Blog Updates

If you don't know, then find out here. As they just finished doing an art show hosted by 10 Footwear this past weekend, Sour Grapes keep on keeping. Check out their blog for their most recent news like their new member, videos, and updates. Go this way...

F6 Gallery Summer Festival


Monday, June 16, 2008

Dirty Hands: The Art of David Choe

"The documentary is based on the titled subject, David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic American street artist who executes any and every idea that pops into his delinquent imagination. The film begins in the year 2000, when director Harry Kim decided to document Choe upon his dropping out of art school in order to pursue his creative dreams without abandon.

Choe devises numerous criminal schemes that afford him to hitchhike across the globe via trains, planes and automobiles. By skirting the legal constraints of society, he is allowed to "freely" create his art. Eventually, his nonchalant law-breaking style lands him in serious trouble. After a series of arrests, he finds himself in solitary confinement in a Tokyo prison, totally broken down and uncharacteristically still. During these dark times, he finds himself reflecting on his own selfish history, one riddled with heartache caused to his friends, family and his long-term girlfriend. Upon release from prison, a radically religious Choe, returns home with the hope that he can overcome his criminal temptations and repair the damage caused to loved ones.

We see Choe's unwillingness to grow up, his struggle to make it as an artist and his fight to hold on to his sanity. Faced with an ever-growing appetite for destruction, Choe realizes that in the end he must make sense of the chaos that echoes in his head, face his demons and learn how to harness them for the good of his life and burgeoning art career.

Director Harry Kim fully captures the complexity of Choe through a collage work of archived home video from Choe's childhood, still photographs, intimate artwork, animation and eight years of footage shot while on the road with the artist."

The movie will be making it's premier in the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend. For more info on the movie and future screening dates check out the website.

Meanwhile enjoy the trailer

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Let It Move You!

"Yo slap yourself for not making it out to Fort Worth today. The show was a real hit!!! Mad props to SPB & FF for providing a venue for the kids to rock!!! Mad respect to the kids from JIVE TURKEYS for doing their thing. The event was a sucess in every form of the word."

Footage from the jam:

LTMMYS 2 (7 to smoke) from Chan Daman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One of the most important mixtapes of the year be sure to cop it
1. Intro2. Gangsta Rap rmx.(Prod by Dj Greenlantern)
3. Cops Keep Firing (Prod. By Dj Greenlantern)
4. Hero (Prod by Polow Da Don)
5. Black President (Prod. By Dj Greenlantern)
6.Association (feat. and Prod. by Stic Man of Dead Prez)
7. Legendary (Mike Tyson)..(Prod by Salaam Remi)
8. Ghetto rmx feat. Joell Ortiz (Prod by Dj Greenlantern.
9. Seen it All (Green Mix)
10. Esco Let’s Go (Full Song).(Prod by Dj Khallil)
11. N.I.G.G.E.R. (Slave and Master). (Prod by Dj Toomp)
12 “Be a Nigger too” rmx feat. Dante Hawkins (Prod. by Dj Greenlantern)
13. Surviving the times (Original Cool and Dre Version)
14. Nas Timeline mixed by Statik Selektah (Nararated by Nas)
15. Outro feat. Richard Pryor

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sour Grapes at 10 Footwear

B-Boys Unite!

You know the drill!


It's not easy working 40 hours, taking summer classes, paint, work on projects, write this blog, and have a life. It feels like perhaps nothing big has been done to promote the existence of this blog, so I've taking the liberty to try to come up with some new ways of expanding the information that is provided in this outlet. I've had some ideas on how to improve the blog as a form of not only promoting events and artists, but also to incorporate a window that lets you see through the incredible art/graffiti/hip hop scene in Dallas. This great community composed of artist, graffiti writers, photographers, bboys, and a whole bunch of galleries, have been doing a great job at keeping the family close and showing the metroplex the kinds of talents that it has. Not only showcasing, but also contributing back to the community in some way too.

So with all of that in mind, I've been meeting with certain individuals who in someway will be contributing to this blog and help expand knowledge not just inside the scene but also expand common universal knowledge. Some of these new materials will take their time to be produced and exposed, but with hope and hard work this blog will be more than just my in-between-time-wasting hobby. Also, if you are a common reader of this blog I really encourage you to send some feedback to me on whether you like what is posted or not and if you have any suggestions about the content being posted. There's many bloggers in this Dallas scene that are doing a great job at contributing to the source, but I'm pretty sure there's more thing bloggers can do to communicate some type of general calling of ideas and present bigger opportunities to a massive artistic influence on this city.

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