Fresh Daily – “The Quiet Life”

Fresh Daily was one of the first artists I ever met on the independent hip hop scene, and I’m very impressed with his progression as an artist. Today, the Brooklyn MC releases his newest album, “The Quiet Life,” available for free download on I’ve only given it one solid listen right now, but so … Continue reading

Jinesis Live at Southpaw – 12.8.10

I was proud to be in the building to witness Jinesis perform in his first-ever producer showcase at Southpaw last month. Shouts to ACT:LIVE for organizing this show and everyone who attended! Check out this footage shot by Fresh Daily, and enjoy more music by Jinesis on his Bandcamp page.

Jinesis feat. Homeboy Sandman – “Maestro Madness”

The kid Jinesis (as he likes to call himself) recently collaborated with Homeboy Sandman to created “Maestro Madness.” This collabo has been getting a lot of love on the internets, and I’m really proud of both of these guys. Shouts to for posting a photo I took of Jinesis to go along with their … Continue reading

Farewell Fat Beats…

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you should know by now that Fat Beats, “the last stop for hip hop,” is shutting down this Saturday, September 4th. It came as sad news to everyone who has ever walked up those stairs at 406 Avenue of the Americas. I walked over to Fat Beats NY last … Continue reading

Jinesis – “Welcome” (Download)

New music from the homeboy/personal bodyguard Jinesis! “Welcome,” off his latest offering “I’ll Be- Sky Blue (Summertime Edition),” is an ATCQ-esque throwback perfect summertime instrumental. Intent on playing in the background while you enjoy these fleeting carefree days of summer, Jinesis gives the track a Flava Flav P.E era intro to further push the 90’s vibe. Check out “Welcome” … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jinesis!

I met Jinesis about a year and a half ago after a show at Blender Theater. I’ll never forget how the encounter went down: I was walked out of the venue and Jinesis was posted up outside the restrooms. As I walked past him, he whispered in my ear something to the effect of “I’m … Continue reading

Who Is Akira-Adel?

If you’ve ever been to a Raye 6 show, then you’ve seen the lovely “Bubble Girl” Akira-Adel, aka “Lady” in action, making men drool and having women wish they could be like her…I was asked to shoot the photos for a recent interview featuring the lovely model/stylist and I had a blast! I also learned … Continue reading

A Change Is Gonna Come.

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. I’ll try not to let ya’ll miss me too much (on this here blog, at least. I’m still all over the place shooting)… Been doing some emotional and physical fasting (just from fast food. LOL) for Lent and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that change is good … Continue reading

Cocoa Sarai “Half Past 7” Album Release Party @ Taj Lounge – 3.4.10

Thursday night, I attended two album release parties, the first of which was Cocoa Sarai’s release party for “Half Past 7.” It was held at Taj Lounge in midtown Manhattan (read: DRESS CODE x mandatory coat check. Ugh.) – So Liz threw on the high-heeled boots and some makeup and made like in Rome… I’ll … Continue reading

Statik Selektah Release Show @ SOBs – 2.3.10

Last night was one of those nights where what I assumed would be a quiet night turned into something crazy… I went to SOBs to cover Statik Selektah’s album release show, mainly because the homie Jon Hope was performing and asked me to come through. Anything for a guy who drove 3 and a half … Continue reading