Thursday, March 26, 2009

5xSW Day 4: Big J's Cool Out Party

Day4 5xSW: Big Jand Mofoz Visualz present Cool Out

This larger than life pink bunny was a metaphor for the Stay Busy Crew this long week--we kept going, and going...and ok however, cheesy that may be-we definitely were round the clock setting up and breaking down , getting up and getting down...and this night was our last shebang for the week. So it was bittersweet.

Throughout the few days of sxsw music, myself and Airica went to like 3 or 4 shows to shoot musicians for an upcoming photo show- we saw shows by Tricky (Life altering), Janelle Monae (explosive explosive performer), Bun B (The Trillest), and Jadakiss ( top 5 dead or alive, and that was off just one LP). PICTURES ON THE NEXT BLOG

 We also held down the gallery during the days with John Gomi (the homie) and Lucas Negrete throughout the days, so needless to say -we were exhausted, but Saturday's Party capped the week. Big J composed one of the sickest DJ rosters Ive heard in a while. Music ranged from down south street rap, to electro, to funk, to hip hop to....well , it was a party.
My personal favorites was the melded funk-hop put on by Big J (Clever Monkeys-Dallas) and the Down South bangers spun by Squincy Jones (Houston)...good times.

R.I.P our gallery floor will be resurrected soon even cooler than your first two versions

THE FIFTH kept going...and going...and going
Beatmaker extraordinaire Da Bosnian dropped through earlier in the day with Mimi
This dude set up shop right outside and tapped through at least 3 or 4 dj sets--dude had lil kid energy-good people. He told us he'd been tap dancing since he was 14...hes now like 26 or something and dances all day every day. Some of you's rappers could take a note of some of this real hustle.

These girls just danced in the same spot for hours..although for this picture they seem tobe standing still.
Big J of Clever Monkeys doing his thing
No sir, the audience is never wrong...well almost never
Big J's homie and Big J

SPURS CUSTOM KICKS-thats how my fam rolls

DJ Smogface  great dj, cool dude
Mofoz Fam

Check out the art by John Gomi
Marc and Jason regulating on folk

Squincy Jones...bangers and nothing less

Coolest tattoo of sxsw goes to this guy
Better to be peaced off than peaced on.

Day 3: 5xSW Grind Time Freestyle Battles and TX Dubstep Party

Day 3 : 5xSW

So with Thurday night behind us we cranked up the art gallery all day and then got ready for the Grind Time rap battles and the TX Dubstep party later that night. The battles were sick, and Portland hip hoppers The Sand People and Foreign Legion killed some performance. Foreign Legion did the damn thing and are one of the most entertaining performers I saw during the week at SXSW. The following pictures are from during the day and the rap performances...our cameras went elsewhere during the Dubstep party..sorry.
The rap battles were being filmed for Grind Time's website, so we should have an update soon when they post it.

Breakfast Club Crew came into THE FIFTH to say whatsup and promote for their upcoming show
MadGods doing it real big for SXSW -this was the coolest wrap of the week-We also stock the new line of MadGods gear at THE FIFTH
Mr Boombastick came through to holler at us about the going ons and drop off some home made insense

This is some art we had hanging for the VIP Artist lounge

Phranchyze 1 freestyle battle king in TX....dont believe me....wish you would

Illmaculate of Sand People hosting the event
San Antonio's Lawjick battling Phranchyze

Sand People from Portland, OR with a great performance

Oakland, CA's Foreign Legion -these guys wrecked--great, great performing act

Austin from uptown..we somehow ended up there at the end of the night...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

5xSW Day 2: Phranchyze "Errybody Hates ME" CD Release Party

Day 2 of 5xSW

So thursday we were back at it slanging tees and artwork and such...and getting ready for the Phranchyze CD release party--good times, saw and met a lot of cool folk--and the party went really well---seems we put the camera down before the crowd started rolling in, but whatever-heres some choice shots.
Phranchyze trying on his fresh pair of Mofoz custom kicks

Hour Band representing
Phranchyze feeding the TX stereotype, way to go man
The homie, "O" checking out some art
Kid Slyce on the tables
Chicago's  DJ MadadaM  of Dynamic Vibrations
These custom adidas  we did over 3 years ago , and they still look as clean as the day we finished them
Cody partying
B-boy Blitz in the house

Phranchyze's new CD, Errybody Hates Me

Flynn D heating up the mic
Phranchyze 1 taking it to the streets
Shashamani Sound System from Berkley, CA is the truth.

Blitz, Big Chris, and Victor of Aerial Victory