News Tagged: NYC

  • 12ozProphet Photo of the Day: Producer Benny Blanco Showing Love

    Songwriter and producer extraordinaire Benny Blanco dropped by the 12ozProphet studio today. We snapped this photo of him standing in front of a fresh new Finok painting. If you've never heard of Benny Blanco you have most certainly heard his music. He has worked with artists from Spank Rock to Justin Beiber, and has over seven #1 singles on...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday December 20, 2011

  • Catch a Ride on Vintage NYC Subway Trains

    Every once and a while, the MTA manages to get something right. I'm referring specifically to the “Nostalgia Shoppers’ Special Train” event where straphangers get a chance to ride vintage NYC subway cars. These classic R1/9 cars are refurbished to their original 1930’s-1970’s condition every year for this event. The MTA runs the cars...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday December 20, 2011

  • Free Ride: NYC DOT Giving Away Free Taxi Rides Today

    To cut down on drunk driving during the holiday season this year, the NYC Department of Transportation has begun handing out free taxi vouchers and subway rides. This year’s subway giveaway is part of the DOT’s “You the Man” campaign for designated drivers. You can get your free loot beginning tonight in WIlliamsburg and Astoria, where...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday December 20, 2011

  • Life of the Party, Ricky Powell Celebrates 50 with All-Star Classic Photo...

    Ain’t no party like a Ricky Powell party! This past Saturday, the NYC photographer continued his 50th birthday celebrations at Milk Studios, with The Rickford Institute All-Star Classic Group Photography Exhibition. Sponsored by TheGoodLife! and curated by Powell, the exhibit brought together both long-time and up and coming urban photographers...

    ©12ozProphet - Monday December 19, 2011

  • 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