News Tagged: NYC

  • Music Mondaze Video: Talib Kweli "Distractions"

    As the Occupy Wall St. movement reaches it's third month, Talib Kweli drops a new video "Distractions" off his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious, out in 2012 on Blacksmith. The beat is produced by Oh No and the song is about people Talib Kewli being distracted while writing the lyrics! For the full story you can read here.

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 19, 2011

  • Maffew Ragazino, The Source Unsigned Hype Freestyle

    12oz caught up with Maffew Ragazino at the Flying Puck in Midtown, after having come from The Source offices to drop a few bars. I first met Ragazino at the Zulu Nation 38th Anniversary party, where he got the crowd going by jumping offstage and rapping with fans on the dance floor. Since then, he’s received the coveted “Unsigned Hype” honor...

    ©12ozProphet - Friday December 16, 2011

  • New York City Graffiti: NYCISDEAD106 Blows Up the 12ozProphet Writers Forum

    Over the past weekend nycisdead106 posted hundreds of flicks in the New York City thread. There were lots of photos of tunnel bombing, streets and burners. Revs & Cost, Smith & Sane, Futura, Iz the Wiz, Peak, Reas, Setup, Scope, Nuke and more. The 12oz team selected our 150 favorite photos from this treasure trove and posted them in the following...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday December 13, 2011

  • Idle Warship’s Talib Kweli and Res Live at Southpaw

    Last Friday, Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli returned to his hometown with Res to perform their debut album at Southpaw. DJ Meka (2DopeBoyz) warmed up the crowd with a host of hip hop acts before Idle Warship hit the stage just past midnight. The audience was an eclectic mix of Talib’s hip hop heads and Res’ soulful devotees, coming together to...

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 12, 2011

  • Video: Occupy Ninjas Take Manhattan

    As the Occupy Wall St continues to grow and stay strong in it's third month, we have seen numerous videos by graffiti and street artist from everywhere in the world that support the movment. This is just one of the latest we found of "Occupy Ninjas" occupying the streets and banks with their occupy tape around New York.

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 12, 2011

  • Music Mondaze Video: Schoolboy Q "Sacrilegious"

    This weeks Music Mondaze video features TDE member Schoolboy Q's video for "Sacrilegious". In this gloomy cut Q paces around the smoke filled hotel room, locked away from the world to only his vices; debating his lifestyle and friendships. In recent months, collaborations with artists like ASAP Rocky, Smoke Dza, and Kendrick Lamar (also a TDE...

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 05, 2011

  • Digable Planets Reunite for 2012 Album

    The news of a 2012 Digable Planets album will undoubtedly be the topic of conversation between 90’s hip hop junkies this week. First heard off HipHopDX yesterday, the trio will be back in the studio for their first album since 1994. Butterfly, Ladybug Mecca, and Doodlebug (now Cee Knowledge), best known for blending jazz into their hip hop sound,...

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 05, 2011

  • Video: Paris Underbelly Project

    The Underbelly project first started in New York City had graffiti and street artist paint the abandoned tunnels of NYC. Organized by Workhorse and PAC The Underbelly project makes its way to Paris, France featuring an a-list line up of artist such as Conor Harrington, SheOne, Saber, How & Nosm, C215, Alice Pasquini, Will Barras, Futura, and...

    ©12ozProphet - Friday December 02, 2011

  • 12ozProphet Forum Shot of the Day: Kenny Scharf Mural on Bowery and...

    Here is our 12ozProphet Forum Shot of the Day. This is a rare picture of the famed Bowery and Houston wall from 1985 painted by Kenny Scharf. This photo was posted in the New York City section of the Writers Forum by nycisdead106.

    ©12ozProphet - Friday December 02, 2011

  • Art Show: "Home for the Holidays" Featuring VFR, Katsu, Faust

    We just got the heads up on the show "Home for the Holidays" opening up at Lower East Side's Klughuas Gallery from 12oz blogger Gorey. This is the first show for this brand new gallery, so come check out the work from artists Veefer, VOR138, Katsu, Faust, Greg Lamarche, Grotesk and more!

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday December 01, 2011

  • 12ozProphet Forum Shot of the Day: Ven Clean Train

    Here is our 12ozProphet Forum Shot of the Day. This is an exceptionally fresh looking clean train panel piece by Ven RIS. This photo was posted in the NYC Subways section of the Writers Forum by robitussin.

    ©12ozProphet - Wednesday November 30, 2011

  • Mos Def and Talib Kweli Drop "You Already Knew" off Aretha Franklin Mixtape

    It’s been 13 years since Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli collaborated on their first and only classic album, Black Star. But the rap duo is back with an Aretha Franklin-inspired mixtape, due out in 2012. Mixtape…LP… who cares? As long as Bey and Kweli are back in the studio making music, everything’s gravy. "You Already Knew" just...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday November 29, 2011