NYC deejay, Charles Browne is set to spin at DJ For A Cure X PUMA’s second event this Thursday, June 26 at No.8. Check out the Q&A below to get to know him!
- How/ Why did you get involved with DJ4C?
(CB) My friend DJ Quiana Parks told me about the event DJ4C and about the cause and I told her I wanted to get involved anyway that I could help.
- How has the organization impacted you personally?
(CB) Personally, it brings me joy to be able to use my talents to help such an amazing cause.
- How did you start DJing?
(CB) I started DJing when I was 12 years old with my parents old record player and a cassette deck doing little mixes for my friends and family
- How would you describe your mixing style?
(CB) Top 40s meets world. I like to blend hits with records you may not hear normally in the clubs or on the radio
- What is some of the music you are loving as of late?
(CB) I’m starting to fall back in love with RnB. I really like John Legends new project. There is also an RnB singer from Harlem named Jarred Scott who has some summer-time heat
- What are some of your favorite music artists?
(CB) Thats a tough one because I love all styles of music, but Marvin Gaye Miles Davis and Tupac all have a song for any mood that I may be in. So those 3 guys.
- What are some of the projects you have been working on as of late?
(CB) Working on runway music for SS15 fashion week. I’m also opening a pop-up mens boutique in upstate NY that is launching in Fall of 2014.
Click the link below to listen to some of Charles’ latest work, it’s dope!
This Thursday it’s going down at No. 8 in NYC. DJ For a Cure and PUMA are teaming up again for their second DJ4C event in the city.
An old-fashioned game night will be taking place, so if you’re competitive come out and you’ll get the chance to win some amazing prizes some of which are from KRINKnyc!
Austin Millz will be spinning along with Charles Browne. Chef Roble and the lovely DJ KISS will be the hosting for the night so you won’t want to miss that. DJ Quiana Parks plans on auctioning off one of her oil painting as a donation for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So come out and support the DJ4C movement this Thursday, see you there!
These are the two images I saw on Tumblr that stopped me in my tracks. When I discovered the other works executed by Patience Lekien, I knew I had to find out what made him tick. (His background stories about his pieces alone made me want to know more!) He’s become one of my favorite artists that I’ve (happily) stumbled upon, and hopefully he’ll become one of yours, too!
Zoey graduated from a four year college and received a double major in Psychology and Women Studies. She now travels around the world working for a large nonprofit organization helping underprivileged children and women around the world. She is extremely free spirited and loves what she does.
Penny graduated from a four year college studying Communications with a minor in Race Studies, and graduated Magna Cum Laude of her class. She is now working towards her Masters in Education at Columbia. She also stopped relaxing her hair and went all natural, embracing her naps.
Sticky decided not to go to college and instead pursued his love of music. He is now a full-time producer and DJ and couldn’t be happier. He finally had his growth spurt and can finally fit into his pants. He now prefers to wear clothes that fit him. He has a newborn son whom he loves more than anything: Sticky Jr.
Dijonay went to a two year college to study nursing only to find out she hated it. She decided to drop out of the program. She took her side job of doing hair and made a career out of it, opening up her own salon. She is well known at what she does and it has brought her much fame. Upon dropping out, she also gave birth to her son, Sticky Jr. Her dream finally came true.
LaCienega attended a four year college for two years as undeclared, just because she had the money and the means. During the beginning of her junior year, she was told she had to choose a major. Indecisive, she decided to drop out and do something worth her time. She went into the modeling business and was extremely successful. She is currently working on dropping her first single.)
The meaning behind this is to stop all the bullshit with blacks taking sides with skin color. We’re the same people, having gone, and going through the same struggle and we have to hold each other close and keep each other alive.)
For the current issue of V Magazine, Mario Testino shootet two of the hottest ladies in the showbiz right now. Rihanna and Kate Moss are posing provocatively in the SM inspired spread. Check out the gallery on the next page before saving the print issue in December
While the world is still vibing along to Kendrick Lamar‘s full-length debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, a rather surprising treat has reached the digital sphere. Lady Gaga took to Twitter to share a visual which contains the audio version of an early version of the good kid, m.A.A.d city cut “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring vocal contribution from Gaga herself. It has been previously reported that the release of their collaboration “Partynausous” was not postponed since Gaga was “not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music.” On that note, have a listen above.
Fresh as always, Paris brand POYZ & PIRLZ drops their brand new F/W 2012 collection. The collection consists of sleek unisex wear, everything from coach jackets, snap backs, hoodies, and a couple of 80′s pop culture inspired shirts. POYZ & PIRLZ never disappoints when it comes to new drops, purchase some P&P here .
Last night, brothers Rey and Jose Parlá opened an art show entitled U.T.O.P.I.A at colette Paris. The new body of work from the two siblings features Jose Parla‘s well-known calligraphic painting style mixed with his brother Jose Parla’s unique photographic work. The show runs until September 22, so if you’re lucky enough to be passing through, it’s certainly an exhibition worth falling through. If not, check out our photo recap of the work and opening event.
Dain is a street artist from Brooklyn, NY. His medium is collage and if I say so myself….his creations are amazingly COOL. His style is immediately recognizable, with neon highlights and circled eyes. When I started researching articles for this post I found very little information on him…and then I found the youtube video below by Blue collar pictures. It says it ALL! And from now on I will no longer be biased in thinking that all street artists are between 20 and 40 years old! I’m looking forward to discovering his work in NY and I promise to take lots of photos and share them with you!
Odd Future and photographer Terry Richardson seem like they have the most fun at their shoots. The two have worked together numerous times already. On the most recent visit of the Odd Future crew, including Tyler The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, they started free styling. The entire crew was in place, including Tyler The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Left Brain, Mike G, Jasper, Taco, Frank Ocean, Lucas and Syd The Kyd.
Now (ugh em *clears throat*)…I can do better than this. I am no rapper, emcee and no I don’t spit. But this was super wack. I was hoping for better from this awesomely talented group. Although here and there Tyler the Creator did say some funny stuff like “TALKIN TO YO B*TCH, I’M DOCTOR DOLITTLE”.
Watch the video now for yourself below and comment with your thoughts.
If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area in July, then I have good news for you: JMSN will headline a free show every Monday night at The Bootleg Theatre (2220 Beverly Boulevard). Check out the dates below and make sure to hit up a show or two; I wish I could be there.
• July 09 | The Bootleg Theatre | 21+
• July 16 | The Bootleg Theatre | 21+
• July 23 | The Bootleg Theatre | 21+
• July 30 | The Bootleg Theatre | 21+
FUBU is a clothing company. It includes casual wear, sports wear, a suit collection, eyewear, belts, and shoes for the African-American community in the sense of economic investment but not to be exclusively worn by African Americans. The name is sometimes considered an acronym for “For Us By Us”, implying the product line was produced for a primarily African-American market. The original meaning of FUBU was “Five Urban Brothers United,” but the “For U, by U” line later took root as the clothing line expanded.
The company was founded in 1992 by Daymond John with a line of hats made in his house in Hollis, Queens, New York. According to the company website, John mortgaged his own home for $100,000 and with that seed money he and his three friends Carl Brown, J. Alexander Martin, and Keith Perrin, turned half of his house into a factory and the other half into living space.
In my opinion the men of FUBU are geniuses! Love them!