Brooklyn – Rap

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Through April and May 2015 I lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Most who know me know I’m all into hip hop/rap, love a good freestyle – still saving up to get T.H.U.G L.I.F.E tattooed across my stomach.  So lucky star for me, there was a cool shit dive bar two steps from my apartment and on the night we rolled in, they homies was (gangsta talk, ya feel) showcasing a round robin of rappers, mixed and diverse (as in some of them were White … er of Caucasian, Anglo Saxon looking, non-African American, non – ..er … you know ethnic  … let’s not do this here, maybe later on another topic) gents … and they had real talent.  Small space, big crowd, mega beats, rainbow flashy lights and a screen playing some 70s porn (or porn from when it was the in thing for the chick to have a massive hairy bush).

It kicked off with some of it being great, after some drinks most of it was pure brilliance, at a much later point I saw all of it in 5D (like 3D but looks much closer), and then someone started blowing on an orchestra quality trumpet (was this person a hologram or real, who cares?).  I became a witness to exceptional mastery and craft.  Pay over a hundred bucks for a rah rah Broadway musical in Manhattan or pay hardly anything to take the grittier road off the sheeple grazing field … I pity the fool in this mad city who doesn’t know how to get get get it …

This ain’t a Broadway musical …

This ain’t the opera …

Brooklyn Museum – Felines

cats

This instillation is the work of Pepon Osorio, a Puerto Rican artist.  The cats are huge and imposing and looked quirkily cartoonish until I took in the whole scene with the gold OG baller medallions around their necks – once you do, it all starts to make too much sense.

… These oversize domestic animals (their scale accentuated by the small table they sit on) may say something about the exaggerated role that our fears and denials play within our own imaginations.

No shit hey?

When it happened

The day of a Supreme Court ruling in a Supreme City.
The day of a Supreme Court ruling in a Supreme City.

It was awhile ago but when it happened I was here …

And I’m still here (I’m everywhere – in the USA, in Australia, in your worst nightmares if you shit me) … here for whatever happens next … in the meanwhile here’s more of the Cheetos … and the Cheetos hat, plus some other pics:

Cheetos Hat - Someone quickly show me how to set up Instagram for that InstaFame ...
Cheetos Hat – Someone quickly show me how to set up Instagram for that InstaFame …
Rest my lover ... for I have plans for you ...
Rest my lover … for I have plans for you …
Bar at Aloft hotel in Harlem, they do me right ...
Bar at Aloft hotel in Harlem, they do me right …
Then had to try this one ...
So Right …
And one more ...
So So Right …
Some bar in Brooklyn - you get a jar of plastic animals for play while you drink.
Some bar in Brooklyn – you get a jar of plastic animals for play while you drink.
Castle in Central Park - for the Empress of Cheetos mountain.
Castle in Central Park – for the Empress of Cheetos mountain.
This version will burn your ass into ash .. so worth it - do try it.
This version will burn your ass into ash … so worth it – do try it.

 

Central park - So pretty.
Central Park – So Pretty.
Central Park - So So Pretty.
Central Park – So So Pretty.

Found in Times Square – Not So Pretty.