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The artist is dead. I mean, nowadays you find a lot of people calling themselves an artist by confusing their…

The artist is dead. I mean, nowadays you find a lot of people calling themselves an artist by confusing their hobbies as a given talent then producing it as art….which now entitles them as an artist. So is the artist dead or is the art just breathing?

Art can be traced back to centuries. From being heavily influenced in the 60s to being a popular trend in the mid-70s, art was rebirth from the heart. It was nothing but raw talent hiding in the streets. The color spectrum started to become vividly appealing to the eyes. Words wrapped tenderly around our earlobes with a message. Dancing became a movement that allowed our bodies to tell stories our mouth couldn’t tell. Pictures captured a scenery our eyes were too dim to highlight. The sound of music and instruments flowed through our veins. You had to go and find it, and when you got ahold of it, you felt a pure feeling. The artists were alive then, and the art was breathing thoroughly.

In this era, you can find art anywhere. Not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s unappreciated and misguided. As mentioned before, a person will be called an artist if he or she spits a little freestyle, draw something standard, create a few sentences, own a camera, should I keep going? These elements are indeed talents that we should acknowledge and exhibit, however, it does not define one as an artist. In the early 60s, an artist was described as “a creator who produces and influences through an innate or a disciplined skill that’s genuinely from within.” Today the definition of an artist is “a person who practices fine arts” It became watered down and lost its authenticity. Which also references back to the big question, is the artist dead or is the art just breathing?

Yes, the terminology of an artist is indeed dead, but the art is, however, sill breathing. We are still assimilating the art itself, but the true meaning of an artist died from the fad for fame, validation, and the strong urge to be credited.

As this may sound very opinionated, a lot of people do agree and arrays the quote. Wearing it day to day. After coming across the quote stitched into a black hat, I was introduced to an underground clothing brand call “Project Blvck.”

“My boy Matt and I were just talking about music and how watered down it was…so I happened to just randomly shouted “cause the artist is dead” he screamed back that it was true! Later that same day, I kept thinking about what I said and how true it was. I started to apply different perceptions on how he could be used….Ultimately, it became a social project for upcoming artistes to decipher whatever the fuck it meant to them.” Josh, the founder, started. The outselling hat made a strong impact on social media to the streets. Visit the online store at www.theblvckmvrket.bigcartel.com to check out “The Internet Killed Reality” hat series and other apparels!

 

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Nica is known for her artsy style throughout the gritty streets of NYC. From freelance acting, writing, blogging and attending various events, Nica has gain a interest to document them all to inspire others. She loves art, street fashion, music and a hot slice of pizza.
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They say that it’s great to have friends in high places, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. A friend of mine, who happens to be in radio, invited me out to a private event held at the Marquee in NYC on Tuesday, July 18th. Little did I know that my evening would be spent amongst big names like Mr. Kevin Liles, Tee Grizzley, London on da Track, Busta Rhymes, Phresher, Grafh, LouGotCash, Smack White, and more– in celebration of the launch of the Freestyle 50 Challenge Part II.

Kevin Liles, whom is a media guru, co-founder of 300 Entertainment, and has served as head-honcho of various other entities, is back with part II of the #Freestyle50Challenge– looking for another star. Now let me remind you of who 300 Ent. houses–Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Migos, Eric Bellinger, Tee Grizzley, Frank Ocean, and Shy Glizzy to say the least; who would miss an opportunity like this? Here’s the irresistible part about the Freestyle 50 challenge… rappers have to upload a video of them spitting the hottest bars over Tee Grizzley’s ‘No Effort’ in hopes for $10,000, singles deal with 300 Ent., and a track made by the one and only, London on da Track. Once again I’ll say, WHO WOULD MISS OUT ON AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS? Submissions will be viewed by Kevin Liles and his team through Instagram and Twitter (technology changes everything, no excuses!) Make sure to use the tags #Freestly50challenge, @verizon, and @300ent to get noticed. Hopefully, if your freestyle is hot enough, you’ll be the next big thing on 300, and on your way to stardom.

Here’s a message from Kevin Liles himself. Watch below.

 

Here’s some clips from my amazing night at the exclusive #Freestly50Challenge launch party in NYC.

 

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G Herbo Drops Commemorative ‘Welcome To Fazoland’ Merch

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On Friday, G Herbo released a commemorative merchandise capsule in conjunction with the release of his Welcome To Fazoland 1.5 EP–celebrating the 3-year anniversary of Welcome To Fazoland. “Delivery 2: Welcome To Fazoland,” the second installation of G Herbo merch, features 10 premium pieces: two lighters, three t-shirts and five hoodies (four of which feature “150 DreamTeam” and “N.L.M.B.” chenille patches). The merch creative celebrates heartfelt lyrics heard on Welcome To Fazoland’s songs “Mamma I’m Sorry” and “Write Your Name”. All new merch is available via his website.

“I remember, comin’ in middle of the night my eyes red. You asked me why and I ain’t wanna tell you cause my guys dead.” – “Mamma I’m Sorry” G. Herbo

Additionally, the merchandise boasts the N.L.M.B (Never Leave My Brothers) movement, one meant to inspire and hold each other accountable, especially those in Chicago aspiring to a better life. The lyrics found in the collection are dedicated to those lost along his journey, showcasing a point of self-reflection for G Herbo.

Released approximately 3-years after G Herbo’s original Welcome To Fazoland mixtape, Welcome To Fazoland 1.5 is a 6-song EP featuring tracks recorded during the original Welcome To Fazoland session, along with newly recorded tracks: “Missin’ Em All” and “Drop Out”. Welcome to Fazoland 1.5 is available for streaming now. G Herbo just wrapped up a busy week at SXSW ’17 where he performed to a completely sold-out crowd at the Mass Appeal Presents: Live At The BBQ 2017 showcase, alongside A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dave East, Denzel Curry and, headliner, Lil’ Wayne. Additional tour dates to come throughout April-May.

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Pharrell’s Signature Sneaker Debut

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On 27 March 2015, Pharrell launched his Superstar Adidas collection, which had an international impact. His 50 shades of colorful sneakers with a mixture of Adidas original and Pharrell’s flair for color, express diversity for everyone. Anyone can have a particular style. The price of Superstar sneakers is $90 (on the Adidas website).

Nothing has been confirmed for the new Adidas collection, but Pharrell posted a video on his Instagram of him dancing with a teal colored pair of sneakers. It appears he is keeping up with tradition, vibrant colors and a keen sense of craftsmanship.

The featured video shows reinforced neoprene at the base of the sneaker with breathable mesh on top (toecap). Other features of the sneaker are the traditional three-striped lace-up, which are stitched on the sides.

No word yet on a release date, price, or name of the sneakers. You can view Pharrell’s dancing sneakers right here.

 

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Kanye Says Adidas Is Set To Produce A Million Pairs Of Boosts In 2016

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The lack of availability has had mixed responses from sneaker heads, and driven up prices online, which have surpassed $1200 dollars on many online marketplaces. This enormous ramp-up in production could help more fans get their feet into Boosts this year.

2016 has been fruitful thus far for Kanye, with TLOP enjoying a positive reception from fans, Season 3 selling out Madison Square Garden in ten minutes and streaming around the world, and the birth — and grand reveal — of his son, Saint. This announcement, which has yet to be confirmed by Adidas, comes fresh on the heels of the news that TLOP physical copies would be available within a few weeks.

We’ll have to wait for official confirmation, as Kanye’s Twitter has been known be a mix of both informative truths and ranty pie-in-the-sky rhetoric. Perhaps in 2016, though, Yeezy will definitively “jump over Jumpman.”

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