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Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Crashplanet & Mopeshi : Art For Money (Interview) At PNCRADIO.FM


With Hip-Hop leaning towards commercialism and catchy hooks, you stop and wonder where has the essence of the genre gone? Where are the story tellers or wise enthusiast who give meaning to the music? Maybe it is a dying breed, but I happened to stumble across a few individuals who still possess the graphic sound of Hip-Hop at its purest form. Art For Money is a group of three Emcee's from different backgrounds who have come together to make Music, Art, and Clothing in their expressive form. The group consist of Artist Crash Planet, Mopeshi, and Ramon Rendezvous who have been making music since 2008, and officially linked up as a group in November of 2009. The group has a nineties influenced sound with a futuristic flow embedded on each record. The groups name is comprised of all their skills put into one focus. With backgrounds in graphic arts, managment, clothing reproduction and design, the name Art For Money compliments their many talents and gives them an edge in this music industry.

Their signature sound is like Kid Cudi meets Souls of Mischief, but at times it can be more like Outkast over House music. None the less its all FIRE and well put together from the subject matter to the witty jokes and phrases the group is known for. The group has worked with producers Mad Soul & Nitro in addition to band mate Ramon who also produces a lot of their records as well. Art For Money is currently working on their biggest project to date titled, "The Dirty 30" releasing one song per day until April 20th, which were all patiently waiting for. Not only will they drop the Art For Money debut Album, but they also plan on releasing their solo projects as individual artist, which many fans are eager to hear. Crash Planet one of the three members of the group is currently working on his solo project which features songs like, Spider Webs, Chillax, and Take Me Home. The song Take Me Home is pretty dope, it's about a Superman like figure who comes to save the planet but at the end of it all wants to go back home to his planet. As a Texas native Crash is a very humorous guy who's not afraid to hold his tongue and be expressive at all times.

The thing with the group is that they are basically walking pieces of Art, if they see something that sparks their interest they will use that muse towards creating something worth hearing or looking at. Crash Planet had the chance to meet Mopeshi at President Obama's Inaugural party and the rest became history. Artist Mopeshi is a Northern California native who holds a college degree in Graphic Design, which he uses in all forms. He recently designed the flyer for a Fund Raiser titled "We Love Japan" which was a collaborative effort to raise money for those suffering victims in Japan, after the devastating tsunami disaster. He has also designed and collaborated with brands such as Rock Smith, Miskeen, Mister and New Era. In addition Mopeshi has even taken the time out to begin the Art For Money clothing line, Liberation Lab which will begin distributing more products soon. With influences in music like 2 Short, Snoop Dogg, Dre, MJG and DJ Quick you understand where he gets his vibe from.

Together as a collective Art For Money is on the rise, recording just about every day while seizing all opportunities involved. Members of the group all share different inspirations in music, but share the same atmosphere in their music barrier. Artist Ramon Rendezvous is quite different in his own outlook, he draws inspiration from Ronni Size, Carlos Santana and classical pieces of work such as Stevie Wonders Inner Vision Album. Mopeshi and Ramon both met in Art School and became good friends in no time. Ramon Finds time to produce beats for the group in addition for himself, making his visions come to life with his words and play on sounds. Although I only got to speak with Ramon, he did employ the truth in his craft by saying, "Inspiration keeps a flame under me, I'm just blessed to be creative". The trio have performed in venues such as South Paw, The Knitting Factory, Little Field, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Scope Art Fair, Wynwood Art District, Miami Art Basel and various lounges throughout New York City. Everyone's talent has its own value, and these three guys are bringing back the creativity of the meaning: Art For Money.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

THE 4FUN FUND RAISER IN BK


A little rain never hurt anybody, but it might make a you a little Loco. Last night members of The Loco Life and Fum Life movement came together to bring good music and entertainment together at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. The place immediately started buzzing once the Loco's took over the stage and began performing. Musician and DJ Roofeeo was on the one and two's keeping things hot, DJ Laser joined him on the set for a few as well. Leader of the Loco Life movement Hood Chef amplified the stage and set the presence for the rest of his affiliates to perform and rock out. The event was a fund raiser for the Hood Chef Barbecue which takes place about 4 times a year, which is also Free to all. (Pretty Dope)

Loco Life members Ricky Bobby, Dirty Turk, G.R.A.M.Z , Midnite, Leek, Sky and DOC took the stage and set it ablaze. The fans were going crazy as Hood Chef began passing out RAW rolling papers, which have become quite popular over the past few months. The Locos were also passing out their signature 4Fun Chains, which were quite popular with the ladies. The energy was good and the excitement was steadily rising as Lower East Side Rapper PROFECY took the stage to perform a few hits from his latest mixtape. Fum Life member Flea was capturing every moment on camera, and Manager Keef kept the energy high. The bar was chill and the crowd was buzzing and yelling Loco & Fum all across the room. The Locos went as far as to throwing a blow up doll and a blow up mattress into the crowd; That shit was LOCO!!


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cee Money - Michael Jackson (Video Shoot) In The L.E.S.


It was a great day in the Lower East Side As Cee Money Rapped Up his latest Video Shoot for the track titled MICHEAL JACKSON. The track was the ultimate form of homage to the late great artist who showed us all how to believe in greatness and reaching the masses. Cee shot the video on location by Columbia and Delancy street with FUM Life's @BeardsXFreckles Directing the project. I managed to link up with The Lower East Side's own Profecy who showed love and also made a cameo appearance on the video.

It was a great enviroment to shoot and the weather was perfect to say the least, talks of collaborations between Cee and Profecy arose a few times. The FUM was definetly in the building supporting Cee and his project. Everyone is excited to hear them on a record together because they both have so much to bring to the table, if you haven't heard SALUTE yet with them both get in the loop!! Cee is definitely on his grind and knows what he wants to do. His appearence is definetlly on par as he commented, "I can never wear this outfit again, this is an official outfit killer". He sure knows how to keep everything nonchalant and fun.

The Video went off without a hitch and the shots were done with great patience and enthusiasm. I'm quite positive the project will come out according to plan and Cee will drop it sooner than later. Stay tuned for Cee's next video dropping Next Week!!!

Kanye West - All of the lights (Music Video) ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi

Tattoos & Interviews


GetSaucedTV was on the set of Pedro's Tattoo shop today on 173 street & Saint Nicholas with Rapper Casino Putwork as he was getting some work done on his sleeve.We had the privilege to sit in while GunMetalTattoos.com as they interviewed Pedro on his craft and how he goes about choosing his signature style and preference in his art work.Pedro is currently trying to get his website RootOfEvil.com up and running for all to see his extensive art work.

Casino picked the rest of the theme for his King of New York theme on his sleeve which consisted of The Statue of Liberty recording on a classic microphone over the city lights. It was a positive effort and the interview should be up on YouTube soon enough I'll keep you posted! Till then check out Casino Putwork's Music @ Reverbnation.com/CasinoPutwork

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stop Sleepin All Day Get Ya Paper Up!

You couldn't ask for a better day to shoot a video in New York City. I had the liberty of being on the cast of Cee Money's latest video, "Paper Up" Which was shot on location In Queens as well as 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photographer @LuxxDeluxe on the scene making the video come to life, capturing the essence of the song in full effect. Cee had a great sence of what he wanted to accomplish, making sure his vision was properly distributed bar for bar. " The time is now, this year Is gonna be crazy shit is over! Get on ya Grind! " Which is something Cee mutterd as we walked to Rockerfeller Center to capture scenes for the second verse.

Cee Money has consistantly continued to produce music and remain relevant, the past two weeks have been inrediblly productive and instrumental toward the completion of his next project titled, " There's Something About Mary" which is said to be released soon. His latest video titled, WE FLY was shot this past week in recognition for the intro to DJ LAZY K latest mixtape GET USED TO THE FUTURE 2011. The dedication behind his craft and progression is currently on fire, Cee isn't letting anything block his creative view and direction. It's easy to get sidetracked these days with everyhing that's going on yet Cee manages to keep a steady focus and a dedicated attitude towards reaching his goals.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

If you wanna make it you have to Putwork!

It's been a few months since Casino Putwork has impacted the streets, but now he's back and this time he's hungry as ever! His original mixtape debut has been under wraps for quite sometime, which has enabled Putwork to gravitate around this project and perfect it piece by piece. The original title was "Fuck Your Mixtape" which most fans found humorous and direct. After much thought he decided to change it because he wanted the title to reflect his work ethic, and better connect himself with his image. After much thought he cleverly named it, "Self Employed" which empowers his image and stands for his true values. The amount of work he has put into this project speaks in numbers, especially in his hometown of Washington Heights, New York. Fans from all sides eagerly await to hear the latest hit from Putwork Which I can say will captivate a good audience given the fact Putwork is known for his shocking remarks and in your face approach.

I myself had the chance to hear a variety of songs that will find themselves on the mixtape, and I like what I heard. He's currently working with a few fellow artist like Reynos & Heavy DOe on new material which you will get soon, be patient the mixtape debut is May 26!

For more info follow Putwork

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Kid Gashi - Never Coming Back Ft. Nipsey Hussle

Mysonne: The Underdog


Credibly respected by most of his peers, Mysonne has put in his fair share of work over the years as an artist and has managed to make a name for himself beyond the underground circuit. Back in the late 90's he was signed to VIOLATOR Records where he began his journey toward stardom. He had the chance to record with some of the best artist and names in modern day Hip Hop, including DMX, Ma$e, Beanie Sigel and Loon to name a few. All that came to a screeching halt after Mysonne was arrested and sentenced to seven years for armed robbery. After his release Mysonne quickly linked up with his musical connections and began recording once again, showing his dedication toward his progression to once again rise in the music industry as a respective artist.

I had the chance to speak with Mysonne about a month ago regarding his state of mind and current projects. He's currently working harder than ever on his music and has recently signed a deal with The Game and his Black Wall Street label. Many avid Hip Hop spectators didn't take this a good sign, they believe he penned the deal out of anxiety and the urge to be heard under a known circuit. Unlike the critics I believe he did what was best for him, his grind toward being heard is going places unlike most Underground Rappers who never make it. It's safe to say Mysonne will make some noise this year whether you like it or not.

Monday, January 3, 2011

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