I saw K’Naan in concert a few years ago at BB Kings. I think that was the concert where I got Talib’s autograph… But he was there, so was Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Jean Grae. I think it was in December of 08. That was a great concert! I think this is also the concert where Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar) was in the audience.
Long story short K’Naan got on stage and tore it UP! His song Soobax was incredible to hear live and my brothers and I have been diggin on him since. He released a new album last week and I can’t wait to listen. You should check it out.
Pete Souza/The White House
I saw an amazing artist today at the My Plastic Heart gallery. His name is Jesse Hernandez and I was instantly drawn in to his work when I walked in the door. Those of you who know me will understand why the combination of Aztec imagery and urban graffiti look made my brain explode. Go see it! Check him out at Immortal Studios. Now I need to get a tattoo of this guy’s work some day.
KulKul Can by Jesse Hernandez
by Jesse Hernandez and kaNO
I bought artwork by Damion Silver from Invisible NYC Art Gallery (my tattoo place).
Wednesday and Thursday night after work I took pictures of the Color Heritage folks and a new Reggae artist.
Friday night I shot a birthday party for Meleni Smith who is a recording artist. Coincidentally, Kevin Powell was also having a party at the club because he’s running for Congress. Like me, you may remember him as the journalist, hip-hop activist and former MTV Real World cast member from the first season.