Tag Archive: hip hop

ABS Crew / Graffiti in China

Members of the graffiti art team ABS(Active Brilliant Significant)work in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone on March 21, 2013. They are Ye Shu (29), Chen Chuang (27), Xu Yan (25), and Wang Weixuan (26).… Continue reading

Saster Throwback 5

Throwback shmoback… It’s still new to those that haven’t seen, but for those that have continuously been loyal to the site…. ya seen these, so throwin’ ya back. Flicks from the Streets include: Moody,… Continue reading

Graffiti gone to Ithaca / Tats Cru / Sye

Stepping out from the shadows of New York, and other cities where a generation of graffiti artists turned crumbling walls into splashes of expression, some of the top graffiti artists in the world… Continue reading

Duke of Lancaster: Abandoned Ship Turned into Graffiti Art Piece in Wales

A historic abandoned cruise liner, the Duke of Lancaster has become a UK landmark with the help of artists. The ship, located on the Dee Estuary in north Wales has become a canvas… Continue reading

Walls that Speak: Street Art in Lebanon

In the politically charged regions of Lebanon come new messages from local street artists. All over the country, spray painted propaganda symbols of religions and political parties are found on the walls. They… Continue reading

Photography Turns Street Art and Murals into a Complete Urban Collage

With Los Angeles street artists embracing the use of traditional murals to engage public spaces, it gives Writing on the Wall a good reason to look closely at individual works in Southern California.… Continue reading

Art gallery uses public pay phones to share ’90s history

For most people, history is something to be contained within the confines of a glass box, something to be sealed, gawked at and controlled. For New Yorkers, however, history is in every crack… Continue reading

Street artist, Owen Dippie – New Zealand

Owen Dippie contacted Streets Are Saying Things a few years back with his Black and White portrait of Notrious rapper Biggie Smalls. He’s currently working on a new project ‘Larger Than Life’ in… Continue reading

Banksy Art Tours in Bristol

He’s like Madonna in these parts, or Kylie: a single moniker that’s instantly recognisable. Banksy. Bristol’s most famous son seems to haunt this city, sometimes appearing on its walls, other times merely shaping… Continue reading

SEEN dropping tags

SEEN dropping TAGS. A limited edition of 50 tags from the legendary artist in plexiglass. Available in the colors of black and red. Each tag is placed in a velour setting, white box with… Continue reading

Revok MSK

Cool video of Revok from the incredibly hard working MSK crew. Something is always inspiring when watching good style get blazed across a clean or grimy wall. Take a look at the versatile… Continue reading

Tuff City Styles Winter Round Up

Tuff City Styles releasing footage of some of the burners from the past season. Heavy hitter after heavy hitter, top notch peaces, styles for miles. Watch the video from the winter season chill,… Continue reading

Chris Brown Talks New Album, Graffiti and Wu-Tang

Question: I know you’re really into art and graffiti, are you into punk rock and stuff like that too? Chris Brown: Yeah, I’m into like the essence of it. Like what it means.… Continue reading

Aper VC / Montreal

VC crew has been hitting the city of Montreal hard. Aper repping the crew proper.

‘Gimme the Loot’: Tagging graffiti on the Big Apple

Fans of the New York Mets are familiar with the “Home Run Apple”: Every time a player scores, the giant fruit rises up from just outside center field to mark the occasion. A… Continue reading

FIVE / Montreal

A Soulful portrait done by Five. It isn’t usual a graff artist does a self portrait, so I assume this is either a legal artist or a portrait of someone else. None the… Continue reading

Toy Graffiti getting worse in Bronx NYC

Today there has been two articles from NYC about graffiti getting worse in the neighborhood of the Bronx. Sometimes it really looks like that the subject of graffiti sells. The more that graffiti… Continue reading

LOWER EAST SIDE: CES X REVOK

Whenever I’m in New York my home base is the Lower East Side, so for this next little teaser I chose the iconic Arlene’s Grocery as a backdrop. More importantly though, this clip… Continue reading

Debbie Partin / Freight Train Benching Documentarian

Debbie Partin spends her spare time benching freight train graffiti so that others can bench from the comfort of their laptops. Try benching some of her videos if have some time to spare.… Continue reading

New book documents hidden graffiti in Toronto

Hidden Toronto is a new book that explores the city’s inconspicuous places and the graffiti that’s found among them. The book’s fifty-two images are organized into three sections covering buildings, bridges, and watersheds… Continue reading

Another artist passed this week / Graffiti Artist P183 Reported Dead

A Russian street artist, whose mysterious style and politically charged messages led to comparisons to the British artist Banksy, has reportedly died. According to Russia’s English-language state broadcaster RT, the artist whose first… Continue reading

Graffiti-Filled Gowanus Bat Cave Still ‘Open’ For Exploration

Urban explorers are a bit like children—if you tell them not to do something, it’s guaranteed they’ll try to do it. So when one such local explorer learned that developer Joshua Rechnitz sealed… Continue reading

Crate Diggers / J Dilla

A good half hour retrospect on J Dilla. His music and legacy still influencing beginners to the heavy hitting producers.James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee,… Continue reading

The Best Of L.A. Street Art / Los Angeles

Exhibiting work in the Los Angeles Arts District is a bittersweet homecoming for graffiti artist and painter Saber. When he was starting out in the art world in his teens – “just a… Continue reading

Jaguar Skills

It’s fair enough to say that this Dj is one of the slickest and wittiest in the Game of Hip Hop. Remixes and mixtapes are all worth copping, and often give you a… Continue reading

Flip The Script / Jamal Nasir

There are many that want to pursue the path of producer, but it’s a path that is often laid with wack beats and terrible lyrics. There’s nothing like hearing a few boom bap tracks… Continue reading

Black Book Blaze: BIO

 

Let The Arts Roam / El Mac + Retna

A hip-hop walking tour: ‘Rap Quotes’ street art marks specific city locales mentioned on rap tracks

A hip-hop walking tour: ‘Rap Quotes’ street art marks specific city locales mentioned on rap tracks Jay Shells, a lifelong New Yorker, heard the call and created signs as part of a street… Continue reading

3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta

Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita aka Peeta lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Using a… Continue reading