Friday, October 29, 2010

New Muzik


There's allot of new music out right now...most of its garbage, lets be real. In between the piles of audio trash I found a few joints that had the key components of what I call "New Muzik." The song has a strong beat, good lyrics, catchy chorus and most importantly. The artists image and appearance is congruent to whatever he's relaying in the song. 

In simple terms, making the subject matter believable. An example is, if you got a rapper saying he's pushing mad weight and did three felony bids in the song. BUT when you see them in clips or in magazines there image and demeanor is that of a school kid with no record. The music isn't believable and usually you can hear it.

With that said here is some new music from new and established artists worth checking out. Wiz Khalifa, Redman, Global, Mysonne, and Hopsin.










Sunday, October 24, 2010

Alwayz Therro Magazine


Whats Poppin My Hip-Hop Hooligans,
 
Below is the link to my interview in "Alwayz Therro Magazine." The #1 Digital Magazine that specializes in the latest urban culture, news, style, fashion and lifestyle. 

The article talks about my history making music, new projects, and other ventures  in art outside of the music industry. Click the link "Tyger Vinum brings more than music to the industry" read the article and if you like the magazine, subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend. 



Peace

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

M.C. Escher


Out of the brain of a truly talented artist came spiraling staircases and intricate illustrations that baffled the mind and sparked the imagination. These are just a few words used to describe the work of world famous graphic artist M.C. Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) is most famous for his impossible structures, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity, and his Transformation Prints (Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II) which is how I became familiar with his work. 

The first illustration of Escher's I saw was Relativity   when I was a kid. At the time I was dumbfounded to how a person could make such intricate three-dimensional structures on paper. Here it is almost twenty years later and I still haven't figured out the secret. I posted a few pieces of his work below, take a look. 













 Two Faces
























Moebius

















  
Snakes
























Stars  



















Waterfall

 


















  
Circle Limit III 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scary Stories


This is for all my Otaku’s and anime addicts. I’ve been watching this series “Monster” that’s amazing! Monster is a warped and twisted, psychological, suspense, drama that follows the life of a doctor who accused of murder. He saved the life of a nine year old boy who he finds out later was being groomed by the government to be the next Hitler or Anti-Christ. 

Similar to the movie “The Fugitive,” the doctor is constantly being chased by the police and secret government agencies. The boy is trying to find his twin and the doctor is trying to stop the boy. The show has numerous sub-plots and is a cross between Die Hard, The Fugitive, and Alfred Hitchcock all mixed together. I posted a short clip below check it out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Top 5 DJ's (dead or alive)


Someone asked me a question the other day. "Who was my all time favorite DJ...dead or alive?" I didn’t have an answer at the time. I don’t really like lists, BUT for the sake of conversation I posted my top five dead or alive DJ’s. When I say DJ I mean a person who spins and can scratch on the turntables, not producers with the title DJ in their name...like DJ Quik or DJ Green Lantern. 

I’ll do a top five dead or alive post about MC's at a later date. Below in no particular order are DJ Premiere, DJ Screw, Tony Touch, DJ Clue,  and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Check out how Jazzy Jeff breaks down the record live at the House of Blues. If you don’t like my five DJ’s post a comment with a list of your own.










Friday, October 8, 2010

Reggaeton

People can say what they want about Reggaeton (Latin Reggae) but its a musical genre that’s here to stay. Like hip-hop and dancehall its a sub-culture of music that critiques dubbed a "fad" that would disappear within five years. I first got familiar with its unique sound in the mid 90's from listening to Tony Touch aka Tony Toca

He had two mixtapes “The Peacemaker volume 1 and 2 that featured an artist named Tego Calderone. This dudes style was off the chain! He reminded me a of a Latin version of Shabba Ranks. Since then numerous artists have appeared on the scene and Reggeaton has hit the mainstream.

Reggaeton originally started in Panama and migrated to Puerto Rico and around the world. It blends West-Indian music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba, plena, salsa, latin pop and bachata as well as hip hop, R&B, and electronica.  Reggaeton combines all these flavors with rapping or singing in Spanish. Below are artists Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, Tego Calderone, Nina Sky and Don Omar a few artists from the genre I think are dope. Check ‘em out.









Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Neo-Expressionism


Jean Michele Basquiat  (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an artist in many genres including graffiti, music (DJ, punk band, mc) and fashion. He is also the first African American international superstar. He dated celebrities like Madonna and Blondie but was most famous for his Neo-Expressionist paintings. He died at age 27 from a heroine overdose.

I didn’t learn about Basquiat until the mid 90’s when the girl I was dating (who was a painting major) told me about him. I was impressed he made it into the art history books and checked out some of his work. He had a unique style that used multi-layers of color mixed with obscure phrases. I liked it instantly and although my art was developed independently I saw similarities in our styles. I posted a few pieces of his work below and if you want to know more about him click on his name or go to www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/basquiat

                                            Palms Springs Jump 


                                                             Two Crabs


                                                         In Italian 


                                                                   ErNok 


                                                           Onion Gum 


                                           Portrait of Jean Kallin



Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet the Jetsons

If you’ve never heard of the Jetsons its okay cuz the show is older than dinosaurs. The Jetsons were a family who lived in the future and would go to work, school and shop using Jetpacks. This was a revolutionary concept at the time cuz it depicted humans flying as the next step in technology.

We’ve now reached that point...in steps the Martian Jetpack. The Martin Jetpack is the world’s first Jetpack made for commercial use. Unlike the Jetpacks you see in the movies which use strings and other devices to assist with flying, this actually works. It consists of a gasoline engine driving twin ducted fans which produce sufficient thrust to lift the aircraft and a pilot in vertical takeoff and landing, enabling sustained flight. I posted a clip below, take a look cuz this is your future too.







Here is another Jetpack. This one is cooler cuz it's faster and looks similar to the ones worn in Japanese Anime. This is a powerful Jetpack that reaches speeds up to 300kph and has wings like a jet plane. Its completely developed and functioning but do to its many applicable military uses will most likely not be available commercially for another decade. Check it out!