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Jerkface: Chaos from the Ladder

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Recorded live from an undisclosed location in New York, today’s guest on the show is Jerkface. I would give you an intro to his work and accomplishments but you’re better off just visiting his instagram, search for incarceratedjerkfaces or just jerkface and just scroll through his paintings/murals while you listen.

In this episode Jerkface talks about his excitement for creation, painting, work ethic, cubism, the street life, murals, style, incarceration and the School of Visual Arts.

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Just a heads this episode has some strong language that may not be suitable for children. You been warned, enjoy the show.

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The Show Notes

  1. Michelangelo
  2. You always have the option to change faces.
  3. Everything is a lie. A skewed version of who they are.
  4. Just the work
  5. Street artist find freedom in hiding their identities.
  6. No desire to be famous or recognizable.
  7. Living in the moment keeps you from being static
  8. Excitement for creation
  9. Cartoon
  10. Batman
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  13. Queens, NY
  14. Bloods & Crips
  15. 95-96 Gang
  16. When keeping it real goes wrong.
  17. You can get so trapped into the rules, you can’t get out.
  18. REM DF crew – Artist
  19. Rusto
  20. Krylon
  21. MODE –  Artist
  22. Drip –  Artist
  23. Tron – Artist
  24. Dondi – Artist 
  25. Toy – An inexperienced or incompetent writer. Someone whose writing is either wack, who uses sucker tips, or whose style is just plain cheesy. One old definition of “TOYS” is that it stands for “trouble on your system”
  26. To Piece  – To paint graffiti, creating a piece, not just go out tagging.
  27. The Donut Show by Jerkface  (July 17, 2017)
  28. Managing your anger is a key
  29. “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” ― Michael Ellner Quote
  30. Interested in the Truth
  31. “Life is Figurative.” Jerkface Quote
  32. Energy is the only thing that doesn’t lie.
  33. “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ― Socrates Quote
  34. The Meat Suit
  35. The World and its Subjective Experience
  36. The art of revision, keep revising until you can’t not find a flaw. Always pushing for perfection.
  37. SVA Manhattan – School of Visual Arts
  38. The Masters of Cubism (Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger)
  39. CBS on Four Cubist Masters
  40. ShirtKings
  41. Buffed
  42. 3 eyed Homer (Homer Jerkson)
  43. Sen2 – Artist
  44. 5Pointz
  45. Zimer – Artist
  46. Exit Through The Gift Shop
  47. Hanksy – Artist
  48. Wizard Skull – Artist 
  49. Ragged – Graffiti Term
  50. Respect Takes Maintenance
  51. Fake Jerk
  52. Wu-Tang Chamber
  53. “Don’t depend on someone else, depend on you.” – Jerkface Quote
  54. Infinite Powers Genie Aladdin
  55. Appropriated Art
  56. Jeff Koons – New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Doubledecker
  57. What Is Art?
  58. Andy Warhol
  59. Supreme Brick
  60. Sociology
  61. Art of the Steal
  62. The Rules of Jerkface – You must advance the idea
  63. What doesn’t come from something else?
  64. Super Jerkio by Jerkface
  65. Why no eyes?
  66. Wu-Tang Forever Album
  67. When you look for something to be mad about you will find it.
  68. “I get the best part of people.” – Jerkface Quote
  69. “I don’t want to change the world from a loud-speaker, I rather do it one on one.” – Jerkface Quote
  70. Q-Tip
  71. Eyes Wide Shut – Film
  72. Cubism – Art Form
  73. Quantum Theory
  74. Quantum Physics
  75. Love and Care
  76. 4 Seconds of Attention
  77. Wu-Tang Care Bears by Jerkface
  78. KA – The Voodoo Tribe – Artist
  79. Phetus88 – Artist
  80. Comic Con
  81. Popeye by Jerkface
  82. E. Honda
  83. Banksy Does New York
  84. 30 Days of Jerk
  85. Fuel the Empire
  86. Jesse Hazelip
  87. “Never take anything too serious, because none of it is real.” – Jerkface Quote

Shout out to Timothy Roquemore

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Kenny Vera talks Ecuador, LOOT Lifestyle and Poco a Poco

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Kenny Vera talks running a small business, launching his LOOT Lifestyle brand, learning new languages and overcoming mistakes.

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  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter

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BlusterOne: The Birth of a PNB Nation, Spirituality and Graffiti

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BlusterOne

Part 1

Part 2

 

This episode is brought to you by Peralta Project. Well not officially, I didn’t actually speak to Tony and his team but I’ve love what they’re doing over there. I’m a fan of Tony’s art and of course I love the clothing. Plus he’s been a guest on the show, click here.

BlusterOne

Photography by Laurie Markiewicz

When Tony opened up his shop Taller Peralta, he connected with today’s guest to paint the front gate. Today’s guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne. This is going to be a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about growing up in the Lower East Side, his early graffiti days, Rakim lyrics, religion, spirituality, the Five Percent Nation and his introduction to Islam.

Enjoy.

Keep Up with BlusterOne

  1. Official Website
  2. Instagram
  3. 1xRUN

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Part 2 Show Notes

  1. Islam
  2. Quran
  3. Hadith
  4. Hafiz
  5. Islamic Cultural Center of New York
  6. Charlie Hebdo shooting
  7. How are you trying to grow as a human being?
  8. Christianity
  9. Buddhism
  10. Dogma
  11. The globe is bigger than the books
  12. Nuyorican
  13. Latin communities that are Muslim
  14. Moors
  15. History of Spain
  16. Mecca
  17. Make it to Mecca
  18. Malcolm X Explains His Pilgrimage to Mecca 1964
  19. PNB Nation Part 1 from The Limited Edition Magazine
  20. PNB Nation VIBE Article
  21. The 50 Greatest Streetwear T-Shirts of All Time by Jeff Staples in Complex Nov. 19, 2013 (Just a note tying this all together- Jeff was on the New York Said Podcast too- here’s his episode: Jeff Staple talks Streetwear Ambassador, 20 Years of Staple Design and Reed Space
  22. PNB Logo
  23. Post no bills
  24. Cooper Union
  25. Hardcore into Stamps
  26. Casey Rubber Stamps
  27. Afro-Latin Americans
  28. Afro-Puerto Ricans
  29. Shout out to Chessa
  30. Graffiti Culture
  31. Racking- stealing supplies for graffiti writing
  32. Sullivan County Community College
  33. Writer
  34. Behold the Pale Horse (book) by milton william cooper
  35. The Spook Who Sat By the Door YouTube Full Film
  36. SS3Tony
  37. Kahlil “Zulu” Williams Twitter @sergefc
  38. Yuri Kochiyama (political activist)
  39. Roger “Brue” Mchayle Twitter @Brueroc
  40. Issac “West” Rubinstein
  41. Sung Choi Twitter @sungchoi_
  42. Post No Bills
  43. Free Stylin‘: How Hip Hop Changed the Fashion Industry: How Hip Hop Changed …By elenaromero
  44. Futura (artist)
  45. 48 Laws of Power by robert greene (book)
  46. Hello my name is…
  47. Sean John
  48. FUBU
  49. Rocawear
  50. Phat Farm
  51. Phillies Blunt Street Wear
  52. The 50 Greatest Pop Culture References In Streetwear by Complex
  53. School of Hard Knocks (visual)
  54. School of Hard Knocks Founder
  55. 555 Soul
  56. Union
  57. FUCT
  58. Stussy
  59. Eric Brunetti Book FUCT
  60. West Coast Streetwear
  61. GAT-Gypsies and Thieves streetwear brand
  62. Freshjive Streetwear brand
  63. Tribal Streetwear
  64. D12 Logo for Anger Management Tour
  65. Keds
  66. RockRubber45s Original Poster Art was done by BlusterOne
  67. What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito Podcast
  68. ‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Q&A with Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love New York Said Episode
  69. Respect for the culture
  70. WBAI FM Third World Cypher Radio Show with BlusterOne and Brue
  71. Shabba Ranks – Wicked in a bed – YouTube
  72. Duffed
  73. Lose with the mouth
  74. Quality of Life
  75. We don’t want no smoke
  76. Many an L taken
  77. Cool with those who are cool with me
  78. If I have my headphones in that means don’t ask me
  79. Amon is giving out fives
  80. That was brought to you by the letter…
  81. Most important lesson thus far is to be about your word. BlusterOne
  82. Honesty
  83. Deathstyles vs. Lifestyles
  84. Forward
  85. Fuse Green Episode: Gun Pockets: The Triumphs and Challenges of Fuse Green
  86. Tony Peralta Episode: M. Tony Peralta shares Insight from his Growth as an Artist and Entrepreneur
  87. Leo
  88. Vault of Culture
  89. Arturo Vega shares his Journey to the Ramones and Beyond Episode
  90. TMNK – Art is my Weapon Episode
  91. Lower East Side

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Contact High: 40 Years of Hip-Hop Photography with Vikki Tobak

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We’re back in Brooklyn, DUMBO to be exact and this time we are kicking it with Vikki Tobak. Vikki is a journalist, producer and the author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. In this episode we talk about growing up in Detroit, her photography moment, working with Gang Starr, working at Paper Magazine, interviewing Diddy when he was on the come up and her journey to Contact High.

About Vikki

  1. Purchase Contact High: A Visual
    History of Hip-Hop
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram

VIKKI TOBAK is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The Fader, Complex, Mass Appeal, Paper, i-D, the Detroit News, Vibe, and many others. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS MarketWatch, CNN, Bloomberg News, TechTV, and other leading media organizations. Vikki is also the founding curator of FotoDC’s film program and served as the art commissioner/curator for the Palo Alto Public Art Commission in Silicon Valley. She has lectured about music photography at American University, VOLTA New York, Photoville, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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Salt-N-Pepa // Photography by Janette Beckman

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