Daily Archives: March 10, 2009

Erykah Badu Teams Up With Visual Artist Steven Lopez – Signed Prints Will Benefit Her Non-Profit


Steven Lopez Launches The After Midnight Series – First Installment Features Erykah Badu!

Respected Los Angeles artist Steven Lopez will begin work on his latest piece in the “After Midnight Series” featuring soul goddess Erykah Badu. The After Midnight Series is a personal excursion for Steven to combine his two passions, music and art. It is this combination that has inspired the After Midnight Series and in the process brought Steven together with such musical greats as Chaka Kahn, Sade Adu, Aretha Franklin, India Arie, Jill Scott and his first inspiration into the After Midnight Series, Erykah Badu. Steven researches each artist’s photo history, discography, and live performances to begin the creative process. Once versed visually and aurally,Steven selects a favorite and many times inspirational song to focus on and begin the painting process. His manner of painting synergistically with music is heavily influenced and constantly nurtured at the world famous Mint Club in Los Angeles where he performs his craft in front of a live jazz audience regularly. Jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop are all ingrained into Steven’s artistic style beginning with his days as a respected graffiti artist and to his current exploits as a contemporary artist with a unique vision. Steven works with many of the top agencies, brands, and record labels
including Reebok, Nestle, X Games, Coachella, Vans, the United Way, Global Inheritance, and Spy Optics among others. His art has also been featured on such networks as BBC, The Discovery Channel and FUEL TV among others.


T.I. Was Honored Last Night At VIBE Magazine’s April Cover Issue Reception At The Eldridge in NYC


(New York, NY)- March 10th, 2009-Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and actor, T.I. was honored last night at VIBE Magazine’s April Cover Issue Reception at the Eldridge in NYC. VIBE’s April cover story “Cell Therapy” by VIBE Senior Editor Benjamin Meadows-Ingram, chronicles the superstar’s history-making legal battle and gut-wrenching journey since his 2007 arrest related to illegal gun possession. T.I.’s Malcolm X-inspired VIBE cover photo was revealed at the private cocktail event, which was sponsored by Ed Hardy Vodka.