Yes We Can Can 2011-Happy New Year.

To say that this party is legendary is an understatement. It’s been my chosen way of setting off the new Hip Hop year since the mid 1990’s. Happy Birthday to Crazy Legs and Danny Castro. Thanks for keeping the tradition going.

The food drive aspect is serious, so don’t forget your canned goods or you’ll probably be sent to the nearest bodega by the bouncers.

James Brown and Frosty Freeze Rip.

Ego Trippin.

Ahh the guys behind my favorite Hip Hop magazine are still making moves behind the scenes. Albums, books, movie screenings, etc, they stay busy.  It was hard to co-sign that White Rapper show, but if you read their Big Book Of Racism and the Big Book of Rap Lists, then maybe it’s easier to see the connection to the project. Although without that show, how would we have learned about the Ghetto Revival?

Peace to Sacha Jenkins. Saw him at the Piecebook Reloded signing at that spot on Church Ave, BK earlier this year. Chill dude.

Also peace to my cousin Shaun, Dek 2dx, Keo, Chino Byi, Ted Bawno, Solace and Payjay, UEND, and Meyhem Lauren.

Rock and Roll Got Soul.

Upcoming Event: Helter Skelter – Monday Sept. 20th, 2010 @ The God Hour.

If you’re down with the Rock and Roll action, check out my TCK Brothers Chris Maestro and Bonafide Rojas (whom we last spoke of here) as they take over Camaradas in Spanish Harlem for the evening. Toss back a few Sangria’s and buy some Mojito’s for your wifey. It should be a good party and an educational time. It’s only 5 rocks to get in so make it happen.

Cortes Solo Show.

Mr. Cortes is All About Art.

His artwork has been one of my personal inspirations since the early 1990’s when I first came across his Graffiti masterwork along with partner Greed on Tilden High School’s handball courts in Brooklyn which was a living art gallery. My full thoughts on Tilden and how big of an influence it was on me will come at a later time.

Along with his excellent Graffiti talent, Mr. Cortes has amassed an impressive and diverse portfolio of mainstream jobs that while high profile never once seem forced or sacrifice his artistic sensibility. His talent lies in his ability to always show the honesty of life and death while being able to illustrate feelings without appearing cheesy.

Regardless of the outlet (Art, Music Videos, Album Covers, Walls, Flashback Magazine) the guy always brings his A game….or rather his A3 game.

Anyway, check out the show, Joe.