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Classic by Jonathan Mannion: Art Basel Miami – Presented by Reebok

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Life, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Citifiable

In collaboration with Reebok Classics, crazy talented photographer Jonathan Mannion, will be showing a unique exhibition of his work during Art Basel Miami 2011.  Having been given his first big break many years ago by Heavy D, Mannion has gone on to shoot virtually every major hip-hop artist and rapper, including the large majority of album covers for Jay-Z. Aptly entitled, “CLASSIC” the exhibit will showcase a wide array of Mannion’s most celebrated and recognizable work with many of the hip-hop industry’s past and present icons. The four-day exhibition will also feature a special collaborative series of illustrated photographs and prints that Mannion created alongside artists such as Rick Ross, Rakim, Fat Joe, Mos Def, Fabolous, and Ja Rule.  From what I am told, all proceeds will from sales are going to charity.  Below is shot I took at JM’s studio a few months ago.

Justin Bieber – DWYCK Freestyle

Posted in Music/Concerts with tags , , , on November 18, 2011 by Citifiable

J. Bieber at it again with one of his hip-hop freestyle sessions in the Hot 97 Studio. This time he rhymes over Gang Starr’s “DWYCK.” Take a listen.

Behind the Lens with Jason Goldwatch

Posted in Design, Film/Video, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by Citifiable

Hypebeast acknowledged talented American music video director Jason Goldwatch yesterday featuring background on some of his most notable videos…beginning with his first ever music video with Aceyalone in 1995. Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Decon, a record label based in NYC,  Jason has worked with many of the most talented musicians out there including Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, Linkin Park, Dilated Peoples, Jay-Z, Kanye, Nas and more.  A graduate of Cal Arts, one of the most recognizable aspects of Goldwatch videos is that he credits himself at the beginning of each one.  Take a look at the Hypebeast post here.

Beats By Dr. Dre – The Beats Flagship Store NYC

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics, Gear/Fashion, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Citifiable

Beats by Dr. Dre brand, a successful collaborative entity between hip-hop artist Dr. Dre, legendary music producer Jimmy Lovine, and audio equipment maker Monster Cable, opened a flagship NYC location in Soho this week.  The space will be offering the complete range of ear phones, head sets and hi-fi accessories.  It will also offer several models only available at this location. In addition to the goods for sale, a special display section showcasing celebrity custom Beats models can be viewed. The list of famous clients includs Spike Lee, Kobe, Aaron Rodgers and others.

Beats by Dr. Dre – The Beats Store NYC

67 Greene Street
(bet. Spring and Broome Street)
NYC, NY 10012

Bieber raps to “Otis”

Posted in Music/Concerts with tags , on November 6, 2011 by Citifiable

Justin Bieber shows off his crazy skills during a recent appearance on Power 106’s “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.”  I continue to be impressed by the kid.

Rihanna – We Found Love

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Film/Video, Music/Concerts with tags on October 21, 2011 by Citifiable

Pretty cool new Rihanna video.  Take a look.  I’ve also included the making of the video (Part 1 of 3).

“Hip Hop Heads” by Dale Edwin Murray

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Music/Concerts with tags , , , on October 13, 2011 by Citifiable

London based freelance designer Dale Edwin Murray recently released a series of unique graphically designed hip hop portraits he created, dubbed “Hip Hop Heads”.  It’s pretty clear who most of the artists are in his portraits, as Murray focuses on their signature looks.