Author archives: kendrick daye

How Do You Know Banksy Is White? #QuestionsThatNeedAnswers

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HISTORY LESSON: in 1983 a talented young black aspiring street artist named Michael Stewart was arrested and murdered by the NYC police department. he was doodling with a marker on public transit (the MTA subways) towards his home in Brooklyn. He was unaware that MTA transit police were watching. At 2:30 he was arrested and handcuffed. later on, the[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Janelle Monae feat Jidenna "Yoga"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   [Refrain] Let yo booty do that yoga [Verse 1: Janelle] Party at the beach down in Copacabana Sipping Killepitsch, got my black yoga pants on Me and Brittany, we’ve been[...]

A Peek Inside Gabriel Moreno's Creative Process

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Madrid based illustrator and artist Gabriel Moreno is letting us into his creative process. He recently shared these images of the process of creating his latest work entitled "Laura." The work was created with Pencil, Pen, Charcoal and Oil and follows suit with his in-depth style. Take a closer look at Gabriel's process and let us know what you think in [...]

Hank Willis Thomas' Unbranding Technique Puts Mainstream America On Blast

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Hank Willis Thomas’ fifth solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015 builds on ideas explored in his celebrated Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008. This go around Hank’s unbranding technique explores notions of virtue, power, beauty, privilege, and desire in mainstream America. T[...]

Explore The Work Of Extreme Body Painter Johannes Stötter

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Johannes Stötter is an artist, musician and fine-art-bodypainter is a passionate artist and his works are influenced by spiritual and nature-related themes. He tactically blends his subjects into their surroundings and sometimes makes them look completely like a different object. Explore some of our favorite extreme works from Johannes Stötter below. [...]

20 Quotes On Creativity, Commerce & Design From Andy Warhol

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Decades after his death Pop Art king Andy Warhol's words still resonate with artists and creatives alike. Here are 20 quotes on Art, Creativity, Commerce and Design from Andy Warhol to get you through your day.   1. "When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums." 2. "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of [...]

Lyrically Speaking: Dorian "Mirror, Mirror"

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  Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   Verse I Living in my own shadow Drowning in all these tears Subconsciously feed my sorrow With doubt fueling all my fears I tend to shine a light On all the[...]

Disposable Media Is Funny, Because That’s All It Is

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Disposable Media is funny, because that’s all it is. Disposable Media. Snapchat is disposable media. And you fall into the dark ages, because it’s disposable, and media is a representation of your culture. So when you feed into disposable media, you’re feeding into disposable culture, and you wonder why kids have no appreciation for anything, beyond th[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Micah Freeman feat Father "The Red"

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  Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   I'm coming down with a case of boogie Tell me, what am I to do? My suit is tailored and my girl's good-looking So what is it to you? When I try with all my mig[...]

Victor Koroma Is A Photographer That Thinks Like A Painter #WhatABeautifulMess

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"A Beautiful Mess" is Los Angeles based photographer Victor Koroma's artistic play on advertising ability to make certain products seem more appealing than they really are. Through carefully designed, aesthetic pleasing exterior packaging advertising companies deceive, trick and lure consumers. Victor is a photographer that thinks like a painter. To creat[...]

Lyrically Speaking: LouisYork "Clair Huxtable"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.     She likes to read books on philosophy She only eats at small cafes She questions every single part of me She makes me better every day It’s not the way she sty[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Angie Fisher "I.R.S."

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   2000 bucks would save my life 200 bucks would ease the pain The I.R.S. is on my case But I refuse to let them make me go insane 2000 bucks would pay the rent 200 bucks [...]

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Like Portis Wasp Steal…Because #FTW

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I don’t say this often, but Portis Wasp is an artist after my own heart. Like me, he runs a men’s fashion and pop culture blog which showcases the best in fashion photography, men's fashion, music, and pop culture, and features interviews with models, photographers, designers, actors and popular celebrities. As an avid contributor to MTV Style on a regular b[...]

Mood Ring: Tommy Brown

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In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Grammy Nominated producer Tommy Brown's life.     "(T)uesday" - ILOVEMAKONNEN (featuring Drake) Who’s not going to pick "Tuesday?" Cause who doesn’t want to turn up on a Tuesday.   "(O)nly One" - Ariana Grande This is a record I did on Ariana’s album. It's one of my favorite so[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Madonna "Illumanti"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   https://play.spotify.com/album/2jK8P5A9i90bibpVbSS9Lz   It's not Jay Z and Beyonce It's not Nicki or Lil Wayne It's not Oprah and Obama The Pope or Rihanna Queen [...]

Mood Ring: Marquis Phifer

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In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Founder of Provision NYC, Marquis Phifer's life.   "(M)elodies From Heaven" - Kirk Franklin & The Family ​I chose this song because​ we live in a culture where needing people's validation becomes more important than having God's anointing, and you'll sell yourself short. We hear so many ot[...]

Madonna on Basquiat and Haring

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In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, no pun intended, Madonna talks her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and other artists of her early New York days. "They were incredibly dedicated to their work. I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying[...]