Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

Jay-Z-Picasso Baby A Performance Art Film

Jay-Z’s finished art film for “Picasso Baby” has a cast of characters in attendance including Rosie Perez, Fab Five Freddy, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Taraji P. Henson among others. Marina Abramovich whose “The Artist Is Present” Jay modeled the video after also appeared and was interviewed about the performance piece. Fab Five Freddy’s appearance provides the continued link between the downtown art world and hip-hop culture.

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Spike Lee’s Kickstarter Interview With Bloomberg

Spike Lee shuts down Trish Reagan in an interview with Bloomberg media about his Kickstarter campaign for his next movie. Spike mentions the important fact that big studios only finance the tent-pole movie that can be a global money maker and that the inventors of the tent-pole, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have already predicted the crashing of those kinds of movies. He also talks about the way the movie/entertainment industry has changed and is changing amid social media and digital streaming. He also explained how he supports young artists as a film professor at NYC but he should have also mentioned how he produced the excellent Pariah last year. Spike also forgot to mention how billionaire tent-pole movie inventor Lucas didn’t even want to finance Red Tails but no one criticized him for it. So why are people criticizing Spike who is an independent filmmaker?

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Bone Crusher-Vibration Feat. Raheem DeVaughn

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Bone Crusher sounds more like a body soother on his new single “Vibration” that has guest vocals from Raheem DeVaughn. No word on a full-length release.

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