#KingsOfHipHop by Borbay

Posted by The G on September 16, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Borbay.

Kanye West Eyes More Red Than The Devil Is

Kanye West Eyes More Red Than The Devil Is by Borbay

New York based artist Borbay is back with his latest exhibit – #KingsOfHipHop.  Borbay has paid homage to 7 kings of Hip Hop: Kayne West, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy and Jay-Z.  He juxtaposes the concept of social media with the printed word. His criteria for selecting the 7 kings included the artists being big proponents of social media but also with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Each piece captures the essence of the subject both visually and textually – both in their music and their real life antics.   The opening night reception at Publicis Modem in New York was really fun and I spotted artists Wonder Lee, Ari Lankin and Jeremy Penn in the crowd.

Shady Will Rainbow Flag-It

Shady Will Rainbow Flag-It

#KingsOfHipHop by Borbay runs through October 15, 2011 at Publicis Modem (located at 85 Tenth Avenue, 3rd Floor in New York).  Don’t miss it.  After the jump see a photo of Borbay and G!

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Dre

Posted by The G on February 18, 2011 under Celebrities | 4 Comments to Read

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Happy birthday to Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre.  Coincidentally, I’ve been listening to a lot of NWA music lately and though the lyrics tend to be pretty hateful, you can’t deny the funky beats and the great vocal deliveries from Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Yella and Eazy-E.  I’ll be sure to listen to “Niggaz4life,” “One Less Bitch” and “Findem, Fuckem and Flee.”  Since these songs were put out for sale and I paid for them, I will not feel any white man’s guilt about singing lyrics such as “I’m a nigga, you’re a nigga, wouldn’t you like to be a nigga too?” out loud when I am in public today.  Happy birthday Dre! Give me a funky ass bassline!

Mr. Brainwash – Icons (Part 1)

Posted by The G on February 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 9 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Mr. Brainwash.

The biggest Icon of them all - Mr. Brainwash

In a previous post, I told you about my encounter with the coolest artist of our time, Mr. Brainwash.  I urge you to go see his exhibit Icons, which is located at 415 West 13th Street in New York.  The exhibit runs from now until the end of March.

After the jump, you will see the first installment of Icons (according to Mr. Brainwash).  If you like any of the following artists, you’ll really get a kick out of these pictures: Barry White, Billie Holliday, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Diana Ross, David Bowie or Dr. Dre.  Prince and Jim Morrison can be seen herePlease note that all of these images were made by piecing together bits of broken vinyl records. How in the hell he pulled this off is anybody’s guess, but the results are stunning.  Enjoy.

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