Monday, April 23, 2012

CIRCA ‘95 PRESENTS THE BOOGIE DOWN MIXER


Join us on Wednesdays for our networking event for artists, educators and entrepreneurs.  Come hang out and see what your peers have been up too.
Every Wednesday :: 4 - 6 pm
April through July :: 2012
Suggested Donation :: $5.00 or
$3.00 w/ Business Card
No one will be turned away
due to lack of funds

The Circa ‘95 Pop-Up Shop
1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
Take the 2 or the 5 Train to Freeman St
For more info go to
www.circa95.tumblr.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

Culture: Babble In The Bronx hosted by @LaBrujaNYC featuring @FlacoNavaja @Oveous


Tonight in the Boogie Down...
Make sure you support if your in the area.
Featuring Flaco Navaja & Oveous Maximus
Hosted by Richard & La Bruja 
@ Mi Gente Cafe
1306 Unionport Road. BX NY. 10462



CROSBY "DOWNTOWN 85" - FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD

 Download comes with album art, every track has its own art. 


Twitter site: http://www.twitter.com/BlingCrosby
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For Immediate Release:
CROSBY "DOWNTOWN 85"


Crosby just released his new digital album "Downtown 85" online, available through the website www.Downtown85.com, just two months after releasing his first mixtape "New York Posterboy" which received widespread attention. The second of a series of ambitious monthly record releases, "Downtown 85" appropriates upon the narrative of Basquiat and his fellow urban artists who come from around the world to the Manhattan's Lower East Side to work with a shared sense of freedom. Crosby establishes that he is of that bohemian tribe; a native born and raised. He was born as crime crack down, Operation Pressure Point, appeared to dent the ever present drug supermarkets of Alphabet City. As Crosby grew up, he watched from his father's shoulders as the police abused the homeless and pressed the will of corporate society. The neighborhood gentrified, while the drug trade continued in hidden form on his street. Crosby quickly learned to understand the increasingly elaborate codes of the dealers and witnessed the devastating effects those drugs had on users. He watched as the landscape evolved and the multicultural diversity narrowed. He saw great artists emerge, only to witness them later be consumed by addiction and AIDS.


Building upon the work ethic he developed doing Swizz Beatz's weekly series Monster Mondays, Crosby delivers another full-length album to his ever growing catalog. The composition of the music and graphics of the records is his response to his culture; it shows that Crosby is multilingual; he speaks the languages of hip hop, street surrealism and urban storytelling. Calling upon the legacy of the LES throughout Hip-Hop history, Crosby re-appropriates the Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin and imagery from the eighties era to link the past and present. The urban fairy tale continues with the memorable hit Deja Vue and the heart-pounding Our Souls Together, featuring singer Jordan Lane. He establishes the independence of the Lower East Village in the anthemThe 6th Boro and reclaims his medium with Xtra Large featuring scratches from DJ Dylemma. It's Time is tailored to Clockwork Cros, his surrealist clockmaking identity, showcasing the lighter side of the album. With instrumental production entirely done by ZEPS, Downtown 85 is well worth the listen.


Press and Media Inquiries: TimelessMachine@gmail.com



Circa '95 Presents "Say What? Open Art Series"



Calling all performers
singers, poets,
visual artists
emcees, comedians,
b-boys, b-girls, dancers,
filmmakers, musicians,
street performers, actors,
magicians, and story-tellers

Come by the shop and share
your work with the community

Friday, April 20th, 5 - 7pm
Suggested Donation :: $5.00
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

The Circa '95 Pop Up Shop
1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
Take the 2 or the 5 Train to Freeman St

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Culture: Press for The @Circa95 Pop-Up Shop


Thanks to NY1, Bronx News 12, The NY Post, The Daily News, DNA Info, Uptown Collective,
all the blogs and amazing people who are sharing info about our new space.

Come by and visit us : CIRCA '95 POP-UP SHOP
1303 Louis Nine Blvd. Wed & Fri 1-6pm and Saturday 1-7pm.
www.circa95.tumblr.com for more info and schedule of events.

Follow us on twitter @circa95

Monday, April 9, 2012

CULTURE: @circa95 pop-up shop opens friday April 13th



FOR INFO & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE SHOP VISIT 

The 1,400 square-foot performance, gallery and retail space, curated by artist in residence hip-hop duo Circa ’95, will feature regular events from April through July, including artist and community networking mixers, performances, artist talkbacks, art-making seminars and wellness workshops. Artists and designers throughout New York City will sell their work, ranging from clothing and jewelry to music and art. Located at WHEDco's BMHC Lab. 


Special Thanks to Toofly, Fred Ones, Cekkis and Spazecraft for hooking up the walls in the space !! 


Follow Us  @Circa95 






Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ART: @nolongerempty presents THIS SIDE OF PARADISE in the BX (Tonight is the Opening!)



"Nonprofit No Longer Empty—which specializes in mounting exhibitions in vacant buildings—turns its attention to the Andrew Freedman Home,  built in 1924 to house rich elderly folks who had lost their fortunes. The old-school 1 percent knew how to take care of its own: Residents were treated to white-glove dinner service, had access to a large wood-paneled library and billiard room, and were entertained with regular programs, such as concerts and opera performances. Twenty-six artists—some with personal or professional ties to the Bronx—are given the run of the place to comment upon this peculiar chapter of New York’s history." 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Reph Drops a Rhyme for National Poetry Month

A little something I did for my boys National Poetry Month project.. New videos coming soon.. See them on www.30poets.com