Monday, August 27, 2012

The Original Statue of Liberty Was Black

Very few people know the origins of the massive statue that stands in New York Harbor greeting travels from across the globe. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to signify the end of slavery. There is evidence that supports claims she originally resembled a black slave with broken shackles on hands and feet. 

The artists Edouard Laboulaye and Auguste Bartholdi intended the statue to be a monument that would commemorate America’s commitment to liberty and equality established by the Declaration of Independence. You can view the original designs on display in the Museum of the City of New York

When the American government saw the designs they refused to have an African-American be a National Monument and sent them back. They preferred to have a monument that was European and made no references to slavery. Auguste Bartholdi redesigned the statue to resemble the face of his mother Charlotte Beysser Bartholdi. The only remnant of the original design is the chain (from the shackle) showing from under Lady Liberty’s dress

There’s also a rumor that the redesigned statues official title is Liberty Enlightening the World. Her construction was funded by the Masons and she is holding the Masonic Torch of Enlightenment, also known as the Flaming Torch of Reason. The same woman is used in the logo for Columbia Pictures.

There’s a large plaque bearing masonic symbols on the base of the statue.

Just sharing a couple of fun (rumored) facts about the Statue of Liberty you probably didn’t know.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Novicane Video Release

What's Poppin People, 

The wait is over! Here is my new video "Novicane" off Tha Audio Bully album. The theme of the clip is showing the contrast between light and dark obsession

My new album is on the way and plans are already being made for the clip to "Speaking Chinese." Once the track is re-recorded and mixed, the video is on. It's going to be sunshine, beaches and beautiful women.

Watch the clip below, leave a comment and tell a friend to tell a friend. Thanks for the support.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Muzik

I've been enjoying the new muzik coming out. There seems to be more underground Hip-Hop rising to the surface. 

Time is short and my work load long. So check out the new tunes by State Property, DB tha General, Redrum, Caddy da Don ft. Fat Trel, and Nas ft. Arlissa. Be on the look out cuz the new video Novicane will be released soon.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Local Graff Art

I've been spending allot of time biking around the city. I'm editing the video for Novicane and looking for ideas on which visuals to use.  I draw inspiration from nature and going around Holland on bike, you always find something new.

This post is the first in a series of posts I will be doing sporadically dedicated to local graffiti art. I see some nice pieces when riding and recently I started taking pics. So far I've only shot pieces from West Amsterdam and the Centrum. As I travel there will be graff art from the rest of the city.

Don't get it twisted, I'm not limiting the location to Amsterdam. I ride there the most but I'm going to post graff pics from other cities also. I've seen some interesting work while riding the train to Den Haag and Rotterdam

There's allot of dope street art that only people in Holland get to see. So I'm going to share it with the world. Check out the pictures below