May 20th, 2016 / 15:42:28

DON’T FORGET: THE EXP PRESENTS “THE B.I.G. DEBUT”

This Saturday, to celebrate the life of the Notorious B.I.G. and the launch of their brand new website, the @expwithus squad is hosting “the B.I.G. Debut.” The EXP gang will be staying true to their mission of exploring, exposing, and expanding the reach of musical talents in NYC as they feature Flamingosis, Lege Kale, Airwav and more up and comers at the Wintercheck Factory tomorrow. Do yourself a solid: pull up! You might even catch a few of us there!

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May 19th, 2016 / 17:12:32

RECAP OF “BBOY MONSTERS” BY JOHNNY TANG

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If you joined us last Saturday at the Reed Space, you witnessed the past and the future of breaking all under one roof! @JohnnyTangPhoto and his homies put on quite the show for the opening reception of his “BBoy Monsters” exhibition: head-spins, handstands and all sorts of impressive acrobatic moves were on display on the 14th. They all celebrated the well executed showcase of Johnny’s creative prints. The reception may be over, but there’s plenty of time to check out the exhibition ongoing through May 31st.

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May 18th, 2016 / 14:41:02

#NYCPRIMEHEXMEET RECAP

We already told you what the major key was: ask @JeffstashBox to cover your events! Our very talented friend provided us with an excellent recap of our insane #NYCPrimeHexMeet hosted here at the Reed Space. As promised, the eight winners of the contest saw their awesome shots displayed, the top three received gifts courtesy of @shophex and afterwards, the crew of 100+ photographers hit the Williamsburg Bridge with @NYCPrimeShot for an all-day Photo Walk! Check out the recap footage of the #NYCPrimeHexMeet and join us as we continue to celebrate the Hex Pop-Up Shop!

 
May 17th, 2016 / 18:06:56

STAPLE AND PIGEONS & PLANES PRESENT “NO CEILINGS”

It’s the May edition of the up-and-coming showcase as brought to you by the good people at @StaplePigeon & @PigsAndPlans. You know what they say: birds of a feather throw some dope events together! Get familiar with Kweku Collins, Anik Khan, Innanet James, ad Tate Kobang as the climb up the music plateau. Don’t miss this event for all ages when it pops off tomorrow night at @WebsterHall! Get your tickets here before it’s too late!

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May 17th, 2016 / 17:02:24

“MIRROR”

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most self conscious of them all? It’s crazy how impactful mirrors, clothes, makeup and the opinions of other people are on us from a very young age. None of it should matter but it honestly does bother some of us, especially if we don’t want it to. In this animated interview piece by the New Yorker’s Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, and Ira Glass, the potential effects of saying a thirteen year-old girl she looks better with makeup are explored. Check it put. The results may surprise you.

 
May 16th, 2016 / 15:23:42

MONDAY MOTIVATION

In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue.

– Barack Obama

I will truly miss President Obama. I am in no way a Democrat nor a Republican by any means, but I honestly believe we have witnessed perhaps the greatest PERSON to ever be our POTUS. In the months to come, think about who our upcoming candidates are. Besides the Bern, can you really relate to Hilldog? Could you see yourself talking to Trump about the NBA playoffs? Barry was a one of a kind president. Not only that, he was an actual human being that we the people nominated and eventually chose to be our leader.

His commencement speech yesterday at my alma mater will probably be the greatest ever in Rutgers history. Yes I know he does not write his own speeches, but who else has the charisma, charm, and new age attitude that can inspire future leaders of America? You may not believe in his politics, his stances, or his way of running our country, but you can’t deny the man for being a GOOD MAN. A family man. A sports enthusiast. A fanatic so insistent, he made the Game of Thrones showrunners send him episodes before they even aired! Hell there’s even a movie coming out about Barack and Michelle’s first date! That’s how likable our current first family is!

President Obama is hands down the most relatable president in my opinion. It will be years before we see any candidate remotely close to what Obama was. So in the years to come, brace yourselves because winter is seriously coming, and not in the cool white walker/frozen zombie kind of way, but in the “President so and so did/said what!?” kind of way. I will truly miss President Obama, and perhaps you will too.

 
May 15th, 2016 / 13:08:34

SOUNDCLOUD SUNDAYS

Happy belated birthday to a true visionary, Stevie Wonder! What? You forgot? No worries, @UncleSego didn’t! This SoundCloud Sunday we’re fixing our ears on an awesome tribute the @TrapHouseJazz artist put together.

The now 65-year old musician has been making hearts melt and ears cry tears of joy for decades! The soul singer/songwriter has legitimately been helping us and our parents, and even some of our grandparents, get over heart break, groove at family functions & weddings, learn new ways to get funky, and spread love. To say we’re thankful for the ultimate message of compassion, amazing records, timeless sounds, and an unmatched legacy of philanthropy is a serious understatement.

His legacy is very much alive throughout the world of music, but the homie Masego is definitely the first that comes to mind. The omni-talented musician paid homage to the Man of Wonder himself in ways that only he can. In the “Stevie (Tribute EP),” Masego uses his talents as a saxophonist, vocalist, and producer to bring the melodies and vibes of Stevie Wonder’s music into a new era. Check out the super rewarding 4-track EP in celebration of the wonderful, Mr. Wonderful.

 
May 14th, 2016 / 16:07:38

THE EXP PRESENTS “THE B.I.G. DEBUT”

The @expwithus team is on a mission to explore, expose, and expand the reach of musical talents while using NYC as it’s home base. They officially launched their website in April and are hitting the ground running. They have a pretty BIG debut show coming up next week at Wintercheck Factory in Bed-Stuy! Their first ever show will be celebrating the Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday in the Brooklyn legend’s neighborhood. The likes of Flamingosis, Lege Kale, Airwav and more will be in attendance so come celebrate Big Poppa’s big day with the EXP crew on May 21st.

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May 13th, 2016 / 14:10:28

DON’T FORGET: “BBOY MONSTERS” BY JOHNNY TANG

Come through to our opening reception for @JohnnyTangPhoto’s artist exhibition right here at the Reed Space! Johnny Tang’s specialty image manipulation of Hip-Hop dancers or B-Boys will be on display until May 31st. Join us tomorrow at 4 PM for awesome art, a live DJ, break dancers and, as always, a good time!2016heatrock.front 2016heatrock.back

 
May 12th, 2016 / 14:00:34

“YOU LOOK SCARY”

Fear is such a weird thing. Fear’s abstract nature can’t really be explained in words but when it’s felt, it’s almost unshakable. The worst part is having a big fear as a little kid. Everything is amplified by infinity when you’re a young child. The level of fear experienced by a young gator during a routine dentist appointment is explored in the short film “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan. Don’t get spooked when you check it out here.

 
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