I am on a roll with the videos today..
Our peeps ETERNIA along with beatboxer CHESNEY SNOW give us a peek into a brief rehearsal that became a fly routine at the Cushapalooza festival in Bensalem, PA. on July 12th 2008. Get 'em girl!
Last Friday July 18th, Central Park played host to a free concert celebrating 25 years of Ralph McDaniels and his legendary NYC video show, VIDEO MUSIC BOX. THE ZRO HOUR was in the house and I will drop a large video post showcasing some great highlights in a couple of days. For now enjoy Chubb Rock as he demonstrates how to be a true crowd motivator. Chubbs runs through some classics with DJ Wiz and drops his classic "Treat 'Em Right"..
Our peeps DIZ-E-IMAGE, aka Trina Slade-Burks, hosts another great showcase of artists in the home studio of herself and husband Anthony Burks. This is the fifth event presented by Anthony & Trina Burks and is being held at Eg2 Gallery: Educational Gallery Group on 403 Northwood Road, in West Palm Beach, FL. The exhibit will be up from July 1 through Aug 12. The receptions will be July 25th and 26th Located in the Northwood business district.) Soft opening took place June 27, 2008
The concept of visual artists of diverse spirits working together to spread art appreciation in the community was the brain child of husband and wife artist team Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks along with jewelry artist and educator Lea Jefferson and fiber artist and consultant Barbara Cheives. It is an opportunity for art collectors and professionals to experience great art in an inhabitable space and feel at home doing so. 10% of sales goes to Eg2.
Friday July 25, 2008 6-9pm (Percussionist & Spoken Word artist Joshua Sa’ra)
Saturday, July 26, 2008 6-9pm (B106.3FM will be available)
If you are in the area, come out and support this collective of emerging and established talent. For more info call 561-842-5724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Museum of Natural History in conjunction with Flavorpill presents a monthly (Fridays) music event with live bands, DJs and VJs presenting the hottest music and projecting dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. The next event is not until September but check HERE for more info.
DMX is continuing his spiral downwards and it is very distressing to see one of our greatest hip hop icons in this condition. I have a fear that his excessive arrest record will cause the authorities to spring a boatload of jail time on D. Many of the arrests were for both minor and felonious charges. I know his lawyers love him. We only know his public life and whatever personal turmoil he is going through, we pray that he can overcome...
From the AP:
Rapper DMX was arrested at a Phoenix mall Saturday on suspicion that he gave a gave a false name and Social Security number to a hospital to get out of paying for medical expenses. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that when DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, went to Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic in April, he used the name "Troy Jones" and failed to pay a $7,500 bill.
DMX's Scottsdale attorney, Cameron Morgan, declined to comment. Arpaio said his office began investigating the charge following an animal neglect investigation last year at the 37-year-old rapper's north Phoenix home. DMX was arrested in that case on felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after authorities seized 12 pit bull dogs and dug up the remains of three others. The musician/actor has had other recent run-ins with the law, including an arrest at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport earlier this month on outstanding warrants after he failed to appear in court. The week before, he was arrested in Miami on charges of attempting to purchase cocaine and marijuana. "He's back in jail again," Arpaio said. "I don't know why judges keep letting this guy out. Every time he goes in there, he gets out on bond. "I'm hoping this is the one time he's going to pay the penalty for his offense," he added. Arpaio said the bond had not been set in the recent arrest.