Saturday, December 14, 2013
Venice ~ CA
Last Wednesday night Adidas Originals teamed up with Cashmere Agency to put on “Respect the West” a night full of exciting performances by West Coast artists including Def Jam’s YG, Nipsey Hussle, Ty Dolla $ign and Skeme with music by DJ Mustard. The event was held in the cut of the Downtown LA’s Arts District. Capacity was met at 10pm, while many still crowded around the entrance with hopes of getting in. The event inside was packed with heavy hitters and phat beats. Each MC that took the stage had the crowd busting a move and grinding next to one another. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there on the scene to capture the night. Follow the link for a full gallery recap.
$3m is being spent on a brand new green space in Highland Park and the community has been invited to vote on which design they like the best. The new York Park will definitely include the following elements:
• Free library/gaming tables
• Contemporary vertical fencing
• Shade structure
• Fitness area
This fall semester-end exhibition features photographs taken by Las Fotos Project student photographers documenting their communities of Boyle Heights, MacArthur Park, Koreatown, Huntington Park, and Cabo San Lucas. The rich diversity of images in the exhibition highlights the student’s expansive research on social issues as well as their creative expression and storytelling artistry.
Friday, December 13, 2013 // 6PM-9PM
Hardware Studio // 2026 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Watch a plate of paper tacos burn to a crisp. Why? Because fire cleanses all. Do not let the sins of the taco be visited on the son of the taco. Etc.
Song by The Electric Six.
50/50 Art Gallery is very excited to announce an exhibition of new works by Cristian “Smear” Gheorghiu (LATACO Interview) in “Scumnasty: Doodles and Scribblings of a Restless Tire Slasher.” The opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and the show will hang through January 10, 2014.
FUZI, famed graffiti/tattoo master of the ignorant style, is from Paris but has been visiting L.A. for personal, professional, and inspirational reasons for a minute now. On the Professional tip, on December 18th FUZI will be tattooing a handful of lucky people at a special location in the city of Los Angeles. Yeah, ignorant Xmas is real. A couple of spots are still available, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
It’s been a busy end of 2013 for FUZI– recent tattoo clients include Os Gemeos, Diplo, Justice, Kavinsky and Kevin Lyons; FUZI’s art exhibition, Devoration, opened in Paris on December 5th. So where does FUZI get his inspiration? What does he think of LA? Does he like tacos? Read on…
You’ve been coming to L.A. on the regular for a while now. When did you first come to L.A. and what were your first impressions?
I first visited L.A. to visit Zio. She showed me all sides of L.A.—from eating foie gras cotton candy at the Bazaar to visiting Bukowski’s childhood home in Mid-City to exploring the cement banks of the river in downtown and everything in between. My first impression was that it was huge, sunny, relaxed, and totally different from European cities. It’s such a unique place, and I fell in love with the lifestyle and architecture. I’ve been lucky to be able to visit a lot of times since then, and each time I discover something new.
Who or what in L.A. inspires you?
I am really intrigued by all of the different cultures, particularly cholo style and gang graffiti. I also like DEFER’s style, which is rooted in this culture, but taken to a different level. Estevan Oriol is an inspiration—not only for his photography and style, but for his work ethic. L.A. authors like Bukowski and Bret Easton Ellis have also influenced my work at times. And I’m really inspired by the ambience in downtown L.A.
This massive wall was done over 2 weekends in Sept 2013. Thanks One, Black Light King, Trade, Chore, Plek, and Nuke all from UTI CREW Los Angeles were in charge of this production. RD Artist Supplies helped out with donations of paint and supplies. Keep reading for more pictures and a music video shot during the wall’s production.
Los Angeles ~ CA
Chippy Nonstop, now based in L.A., is an ever-evolving artist who raps, sings, twerks, and also has one of the more entertaining twitter feeds out there. Erwin Recinos did this Q&A with Chippy, whose latest tune, Alone, came out yesterday and is embedded below.
How’s the L.A. music scene treating you?
Its cool, I already knew a lot of people here, so it wasn’t too bad making the transition.
What have you found interesting about the music scene in this city?
Honestly, it’s the same for me wherever I go have the same network everywhere, so everywhere I live I see the exact same people all the time.
One of your fans on Twitter said you need your own reality TV show. Would you ever do it? Why or why not?
I would 100% do a reality show. I already post my whole life on the internet, so it’s whatever. I don’t really need privacy. Plus I wish all the crazy shit me and my friends do was on TV, because we are hilarious and tight. LOL.