…some nice shit!!!

Chima Anya “Higher Ground” by Chima Anya


And here it is…

Chima Anya “Higher Ground” (Zshare)


Chima Anya “Higher Ground” (sendspace)

So the ethos behind the mixtape is while it’s very much undergound music, it has the swagger and is affable enough to be commercially viable. This is highlighted in various parts of the mixtape where the jiggier end of the spectrum is juxtaposed with hardcore straight lop sided future electronic hiphop BANGINGNESS.

Also the next level hiphop producers represented throughout the mixtape are symbolic of the evolution of hiphop. It’s not underground music strictly, it’s not over ground music. It’s on a “higher ground”.

Feedback appreciated, always. Many thanks to all the producers for their inspiration and in some cases kind words of encouragement. Specific thank you’s to

Dizz1, B Bravo, Devon, Samiyam, DJ Spoon, Offkey, Shortee Blitz, Ras Kwame, Mary Anne Hobbes, DJ 279 and AK09.


Mike Giant by jdotbrown
October 23, 2008, 5:28 pm
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Just thought I’d give people the heads up on one of my favourite artists. I’ll be featuring more stuff in the future but for now I’ve got a link to this mini interview

Andy Seize by jdotbrown
October 23, 2008, 4:32 pm
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Andy Seize is one of the old school elite writers from London. Not all of them are still around but he has kept going strong by doing legals pieces and commissioned work for companies such as Addidas and ITV (This Morning) helping out on community youth projects. As part of ‘The Mad Ethnikz’ and ‘World Domination’ crews he built a name for himself from ’85 onwards within the community and gained a place at the much respected Central St. Martins.

Andy is still going strong and is about to put on a show in November. Recently he had a show in the heart of Hoxton at The Bar Music Hall.

Here’s a nice little video showing the progression of his piece which you can still check out for another Month at The Bar Music Hall:

The man himself...

The man himself...

The crew discussing some nice shit of course... who's sitting furthest left.<<<<<<<<<<<me, and the rest of the boys

Hopefully i’ll get some pics of the Canvas pieces and put them up in the next few days. Be sure to check out Andy’s blog for all new updates, works and shows.

Medicine for Melancholy by jdotbrown
October 14, 2008, 3:21 pm
Filed under: art, Bikes, Film

I’m going to see this film tomorrow at The London Film Festival. I’ll get a review up in the next couple of days.

A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco—a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.”


“Obama got mad skills son” by jdotbrown

Props to Skavenger.

Audrey Kawasaki by jdotbrown
October 9, 2008, 10:14 pm
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“The themes in Audrey Kawasaki’s work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey’s precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.

2 years Pratt Institute, Brooklyn – Fine Arts Painting”

I’ve had my eye on this artists work for a long time. I love the mystical and often eerie feel to her work. It’s beautifully drawn and very subtle in it’s use of colours. But enough of that check out some the work…

Please visit here website here