(September 2, 2011) Work at this year’s Graffiti Hall of Fame tribute to the recently passed “King of Styles” KASE2 aka CASE2 has been completed. Writers taking part include KingBee, Part1, Dez, Ces, Vase, TKid, Crash, Mare139, Demer. Ket, Phetus, TDS, Such, Sane, Jean, Slone (WOTS) and a few others. The organizers, plagued by a lack of funds, sponsors and bad weather, managed to rally together enough support to keep the tradition alive for its 30th year. For more info about the Graffiti Hall of Fame, contact JAMES TOP via email@example.com
(August 30, 2011) The 2011 Tools of War True School NYC Park Jams came to a bitter-sweet climax in Harlem. St. Nicholas Park was filled with hard-core supporters who’d made it part of their routine to attend and be counted in. The jumping went on from start to finish with the skills of DJs Large Professor, PopMaster Fabel, Chuck City, Rockin’ Rob and special guest Biz Markie behind the wheels of steel. Every tenet of hip hop was represented this day, and their love was just as fresh as day one. But, don’t feel too sad, if you missed the finale. The series producers may be granted an additional day to make-up for that rain cancellation. The date is September 27, 2011, Tuesday @ St. Nicholas Park in Harlem, 4PM to 8PM. So mark it on your calendar, stay tuned and get ready to say farewell to the 2011 Season “old-school” style.
(August 29, 2011) Graff artists were back to work on their pieces at the Graffiti Hall of Fame 2011. The severe weather during the later part of the weekend may have reaped havoc on this year’s planned events, but Irene did not deter writers from making good on their homage to the late “King of Styles,” KASE2 aka CASE2. Many of the smaller pieces blowing up the side-walls have been finished. For more info contact JAMES TOP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(August 26, 2011) The newly relocated Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work celebrated its opening with the El Barrio Bomba Festival. Though not quite grandiose as the title would suggest, the event was the school’s way of welcoming their new students and making nice with local residents.
(August 26, 2011) Despite no sponsors, no funding to speak of and the threat of hurricane weather, the 2011 Graffiti Hall of Fame Annual Reunion has come together. The internationally recognized urban art tradition will survive its third decade of life through straight-up contributions and support from the graffiti artists themselves.
(August 24, 2011) Grandmaster Caz, Almighty KG, JDL, Easy AD, and DJ Tony Tone — The Legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” — hit the 2011 Summerstage with all the raw and style that had immortalized them in the minds of their fans and on the pages of hip hop history.
(August 23, 2011) On a day when an earthquake was felt in many parts of NYC, one would think, “let’s pack this show up.” But, that thought proved just the opposite. I guess folks figured, well if there’s an aftershock coming, then it’ll have to meet me at the jam.