Tag Archives: Brooklyn

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I was going through my old hard drive and came across this cluster of photos from my friend Sha’s
bike club from Brooklyn. Anyone that knows me knows I love motorcycles in all shapes and sizes… from street to hog. It’s a club, a team, a family and their weapons are in the shape of two wheels, a roaring engine and a unique life. Some are dangerous, some are community oriented, some for show, some for real but for whatever reason
they chose the life while some are born into it.

RACE ON MY FRIENDS

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“Tupac Problems” by Maino aka the King of Brooklyn

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Maino dropped “Tupac Problems” directed by H.O.O.D. from his K.O.B. project which is available now! So many identified (and still do) with Tupac for his struggles, issues and strive to be human in a system set up with many potholes and cliffs where we have to DAILY chose good from bad. It seems more and more that the problems are becoming bigger and more frequent in these times. Maino is never short on sharing his feelings and emotions. He dedicated this song/video to the late Schriff “ST’ Williams who was murdered in East NY last Oct. To my understanding his murder is still unsolved even though there was surveillance video from the diner near by.
More and more NYC is tired of being “dead” to the music industry so it seems the radio and artists are standing up to take the airwaves back over. Maino had recently tweeted, “Leadership’s not about a title but about a way of doing things.”  The self-proclaimed ‘King of Brooklyn’ does run into the infamous haters and people who beg to differ but @Chase_Luchianosaid, “The only ppl who have a problem with Maino saying he the King of Brooklyn is ppl who ain’t even from Brooklyn.” 
 
In the video Maino wears the infamous straight jacket that Pac wore on the VIBE Mag cover I believe came out in 1994. I fell in love over time as he ‘stands for something’ which to me is somewhat rare these days, especially in the rap community.

On a side note: 
I am excited to hear what him and @JustinaMusic cooked up the other day in the studio!! 

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