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Art Curating in Jersey City

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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.

missyb chicpea allcityThe 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.
missyb jaynewest interviewJayne 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!

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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!

Transmission Thursday

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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.

About Transmission:
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

 

Happy 420

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*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.

Jersey City honors Legendary Photographer Ernie Paniccioli

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For over 30 years Ernie Paniccioli, who many call Brother Ernie, has captured the raw essence of graffiti and hiphop culture in New York and New Jersey. On Tuesday, Jan 13th we will honor him with a ceremony at Jersey City’s City Hall building. The show will include never seen before prints, personal artwork of Brother Ernies and have the chance to get your prints or books signed. He is a lovingly grumpy and totally great storyteller kind of guy who might look intimidating but is  a cuddly bear who emanates love and respect.

After the  show there will also be a Networking Mixer one block away starting at 9pm so join us – Bistro Cafe’! Meet with some of Jersey’s finest and continued conversations with hiphop legends. Brought to you by SocietyNeedsCulture.com Sounds by DJ Bizznice.

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FOR MORE INFO GO TO FB EVENT PAGE > ERNIE PANICCIOLI

20 Years Later… Mobb Deep Celebrates

Rosenberg chats with Havoc and Prodigy about what happened, how they changed and what the focus is in an in depth interview. Today is the release of their latest “The Infamous” which marks 20 years of the duo. I supported them at their album release party at the Red Bull Stations along with many fans and fellow emcees like 50 Cent, Busta, Statik Selekt, Big Kap and many more. The deluxe version includes includes some never heard before tracks from 1995 which had been sitting in a vault!
There is ONLY one Mobb Deep like there is only ONE Krs-One or WU-Tang…some things just can’t be copied, maybe imitated but never copied, you know?
It is never easy, it takes work, it takes love and again work to make it through 20 years. Obviously it took some forgiveness and brotherly love to come back together again and that to me deserves a round of applause. It’s a great example and an awesome event to share with the fans.
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
BE A FAN
I WILL

#Events: Meet us at SHOWOFF SUNDAYS

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Derek Corely, SoundByte Management, SoulFireUSA, Forward Venue LLC, Go Hard or Go Home & Missy B Present:
SHOWOFF SUNDAYS
Bi-Monthly Showcase Series of “Emerging Talent”
May 18th 
www.TammanyHallny.com
152 Orchard St
{Stanton & Rivington}
 7PM Doors Open
Happy Hour:7pm-11pm
Food
Showtime: 8pm
DJ Showcrime
$10
Style: Trendy & Hip
TO PERFORM CALL
derek corley
917.902.2537
dkcorley@gmail.com
or MISSY B 201-743-8772
FOR MORE INFO

#ClintonSparksGaveMeAMixtape

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You know those nights when you decide last minute to
take a little road trip to see one of your favorites?
Found out the talented and sexy Dj June who is a resident at
PROVIDENCE
in the Tropicana/Atlantic City was spinning the night of her
birthday and the guest DJ was the legendary
Now my “fan” relationship with Clinton Sparks spans over a decade plus.
Coming to NYC since ’98 I, of course, would pick up mixtapes and bring them
back home to Portland, OR to share with my “friends”.
This Boston DJ killed it every time, had the exclusives and was doing it before most.
He brought a style that I would describe as “beast mode” just listen to this intro..
So for the first time in my Hiphop career I got to see him spin live
and in the true fan form I watched, listened and made a point to tell him “I loved HIM”
while he set the tables on fire. The party-goers at Providence probably didn’t even know
what they were witnessing but I DID and loved every minute. A great venue, great drinks, great service, sexy crowd, amazing light show just to top off the whole night.
Once his set was over I of course made my way to him… couldn’t miss my chance.
I shared my admiration without sounding like a creep and of course confessed to bootleggin’
his mixtapes but hey I bet there are more people in Oregon who know who he is thanks to me.
Something about that time in Hiphop that I really miss.
So to be personally handed a mixtape from someone I use to brag about was the best ending to a great night. (except the fact that the person taking pic didn’t know how to use camera…but I don’t care if I look crazy)
#CLINTONSPARKSGAVEMEAMIXTAPE
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But I can now cross this Dj off my bucket list.
Not that I wouldn’t want to see him again… and again but
such a pleasure to be a fan for a night.
Also found a great interview with him on HHDX from 2006

HIPSTEPPIN INTO THE FUTURE

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Ignacio Soltero is a Brooklyn based, born and raised, photographer. He always had an interest in photography since learning of the process at eleven years old at day camp. Two years later, he learned how to operate a manual film camera and develop B&W film in a dark room in Junior HS. At that time, he mostly photographed school events, skateboarding & his bmx biking friends on the weekends. The passion for photography was short lived due to the lack of funds to buy a camera. A few years later, his interest in photography got sparked again while studying Advertising Design in college. He then began to document his mountain bike adventures throughout Brooklyn. With those photos, he then formed a website with friends documenting other mountain bikers in NYC. Since then, he has used his skills from shooting action sports photography and applied them to shooting DJs, dancers and other events. hipstepp3 hipstepp4 hipstepp5 hipstepp6 hipstepp7 hipstepp8 hipstepp9

 

BLAST OFF from PLANET DEFJAM

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or should I say the new DEFJAM?
Last night I stopped by the launch party of the new site of one of hip hop’s favorite labels.
From QuestLove to Clinton Sparks the tables stayed lit all night..
SALUTE THE DJS
and the vibe was chill even though it was over 100 degrees outside.
Sponsored by REMY which I saw most drinking out of branded foam cups brought to you by Hiphop Friends and there were some wooden Def Jam iphone cases floating around. I guess nothing for the Galaxy users.. lol
Needless to say….it was great to see old faces, meet some new faces and make new business connects. Even though most I met thought I worked for DefJam I let em know it was all about FemaleFlow! I always find the “vibe” of an event interesting and what makes an event work or not work. Most have no idea what it takes to make an event successful and that goes beyond just a “party”. There is number behind everything. But no matter how good or bad, I always choose to have fun and introduce myself to at least 3 people before I leave.
 ‪#‎stackorstarve‬ ‪#‎femaleflow‬

REPOST: A3C Hiphop Festival 2012

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My flight was nice…cool, calm with no screaming babies even though
I missed the first flight due to extreme partying the night before as I had judged the
Radio Killah Showcase in NJ with the homey Apex of T.I.A.  S/O to Nina Foxx who won!

But needless to say I finessed my way onto the next flight after the next since the first one was full but you get the idea… so the first night in ATL I linked with one of my favorite singer/songwriters
JUNE SUMMERS
who was in a writing session with a fellow writer for a Top 10 artist
(won’t mention names until it gets placed)

a3c bAnd as real friends do we shared in some spirits as my granny would call em and the night was a success as they laid reference to the track and we caught up on old times as well as talked a little business in between the  super spirits of Svedka and Redbull…
GREAT FIRST NIGHT IN THE A! a3c cNext day was Registration for A3C and I had to link up with Tom to finally meet face to face after  a month of back and forth emails and phonecalls. The lines were a little long but they kept the folks moving as the vendors set up and everyone got their weekend passes to one of the larger Hiphop Music Festivals in the city of Atlanta.
Masquerade was the host and main hub of the Festival which included The Guitar Center Stage, Jakprints Stage, iHiphop Stage, Creative Loafing Stage and the A3C Style and Merch Tables with a few food carts in between.
The first day we took in some panels, shows and ran into Dj Crazy Ass Bazarro and Dj Wayneski  who rocked in the RedBull truck and they definitely brought their A-game! a3c d

SwurvRadio was there in full effect with camera and cards in hand as we introduced ourselves to those willing to listen and pause for a station id drop or interview…

Later on we went to check out our homey Dj Majestic aka Skenny Kravitz at Cloud IX which was a cool spot on Peters St. with great drinks and welcoming staff.

a3c eNext day I caught up with the ladies on the Lipgloss & Sneakers Panel brought to you by StupidDope which included A’fra Butt of MTV, Adrift Da Belle, Monie Love, Nikkiya, Ayara Pommells, Tiffany Hardin and Dj Tyger Lilly. They discussed the challenges and strategies of women in music as well as took some questions. It was a great conversation about where we are in the current state as well as what we can do to help change and continue the legacy of our music contributions professionally and personally.  a3c fI always love going to ATL and having once lived there I have built some great friendships and found some favorite spots including the Busy Bee Cafe which I shared with a new friend who flew down from NJ. Atlanta, GA doesn’t have the buzz it once had but there are still some movers and shakers who aren’t afraid to have a good time and maybe even make a little money in the process. a3c g

There is SOOOO much more but a post can only hold so much, right?

Well I can’t tell you everything but lets just say SwurvRadio was there, Missy B partied, took pics, exchanged business cards and has major plans for next year!!

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The list of artists who came through the A3C Festival is endless but to mention a few…
Rich Kidz, Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo, Big Boi, Dutch Rebelle, Illastrate, Wordsmith, Boog Brown, Frenchie, Fred the Godson, Nipsey Hussle, Snow the Product, Trae the Truth, Vado, Killer Mike, Just Blaze, Nappy Roots, Chino XL, Freeway, Raekwon, Rabbit, Gza, Slum Village, Jus Nice, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, Lyric Jones, Devin the Dude (who killed it), Mikkey Halsted, King Louie, Twista, Odisee, Speakerfoxx, Apollo Brown, Rapsody & Hopsin!!

HIPHOP
UNITED