I love music that puts me in a zone, takes me away from the regular noise of the day, something that tells me I am not on the local FM radio station. And then, a singer emerges from the land of ATL catching my ear- his name is 6LACK. I remember, NY Photographer Glen Graham posting him up on his IG. He has released popular reworks of songs like Future’s “Perkys Calling” and The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games” but has more recently gained some traction towards a decent looking fan base. He comes off authentic & pure. With new artists giving off that chill, cool vibe of a Ro James or a ‘thuggish R&B/D’angelo feel doused with sprinkle of Weeknd topped with Future’ 6lacks vocals lay smoothly over the selected gritty but sexy sounds that soothe the soul, in a dirty way.
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Do you believe in the power
Of everlasting love
We can make it if we stay together
Our love is just enough
Promise me this forever
We’ll always stay this way
We can start at the end of time
And do it all again
Oh my love
I’m all yours
And there will never be another one
‘Cause I’m eternally yours
My heart’s a flame
And it’s burning in your name
Even through the sands of time
My love will always grow
And I won’t let go
No matter if you’re near or far
Our bond will never break
~ Micheal Learns to Rock
Bringing people together has always been my strong suit, so why not bring my artistic and creative souls together? I was wanting to do an event to finish the year off since I have been a little quiet lately giving myself time to live a little. So, I stopped by my comrade, Cheese’s spot Redemption Art & Music to “shoot the sh!t” as some say. He suggested doing the second edition of All City 1.0 which happened a couple years ago with Dj Bizznice. Since everyone is already in my circle why not continue the legacy, right? Makes sense. So we put it all in motion, collecting amazing talent from New Jersey’s best. The goal was 12 artists but I ended up with 52 pieces of work.
The scene was set at Blow-Out Beauty Lounge who has an amazing space and also filled with very talented hairstylist. Juan Vasquez helped me with the task of hanging every piece of work, Dj Bizznice was our Dj for the night and the sweets were provided by SugarSupplyJC with her custom pastries. While pouring some mango mimosas and adding the final touches Ms. ChicPea and mini ChicPea came in for a sneak peak before the night started. After a little dance with mini Chicpea we were ready to open the doors.
Jayne West covered the event for ChicPeaJC with an interview from myself and a couple artists as well. With over 100 people coming by the energy was great! I am glad I chose to collab with Society Needs Culture, Redemption Art & Music, Blow-Out Beauty Lounge because it just made sense. It’s amazing to be surrounded by people who believe in you. I am proud of the artwork presented and look forward to curating another…. Please check out the article!
All City 2.0 was a success!!! Thank you to all the artists that entrusted me with their work including the Legendary Ernie Paniccioli!
Artists: Juan “Cheese” Vasquez, Hota’te, Clarence Rich, Danai Graham, Mustart, Goomba, Scum, Enver Vucetaj, Awol, Warr, Jayne West, Ocean Clark, Susan Pinto, Iurii, Jesus Diaz & Me!
Jersey City is growing but it has always been a place for music and this Thursday ChicPeaJC suggests you come down and experience a new energy. Playing all your favorite house music this venue which is 18th Century meets modern chic is a great place for drinks, dancing and meeting new friends.
Join Missy B and friends every Thursday evening for an exciting night as we welcome this new space to our city.
Transmission is a 5000 square foot bar, lounge and performance space. We reside in the historic A&P Warehouse, overlooking the cobble–stone intersection at Bay and Provost Streets.
We offer an eclectic program encompassing different genres of live music, dance parties, cabaret.
This is our house party. You are invited. 8pm to 2am
Note: Transmission is a TV-free environment.
For more info go to www.clubtransmission.com
“Like a rose all cupped & curled, like the virginity taken from a girl
too early you were plucked from this world” ~Missy B
*Hemp has been grown for at least the last thousands of years for fiber (textiles and paper) and food. It has been effectively prohibited in the United States since the 1950s.
*BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.
*The products that can be made from hemp number over 25,000.
*Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton.
*Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun’s UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
*A 1938 Popular Mechanics described hemp as a “New Billion Dollar Crop.” That’s back when a billion was real money.
*Hemp was grown commercially (with increasing governmental interference) in the United States until the 1950s. It was doomed by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which placed an extremely high tax on marijuana and made it effectively impossible to grow industrial hemp. While Congress expressly expected the continued production of industrial hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp with marijuana, as it’s successor the US Drug Enforcement Administration, does to this day.
*Hemp can be made into fine quality paper. The long fibers in hemp allow such paper to be recycled several times more than wood-based paper.
*Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
*Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world’s pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
*Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.
*If one tried to ingest enough industrial hemp to get ‘a buzz’, it would be the equivalent of taking 2-3 doses of a high-fiber laxative.