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The National Museum of Hip Hop Presents: The Congressional Black Caucus Graffiti Exhibition

 

 

Recently Omar and I were blessed with the opportunity to attend an event at the famous Quad Recording Studios in Times Square. Combine that with The National Museum of Hip-Hop, and the exhibition of a huge ingredient to the culture itself, Graffiti Art, it was sure to be an incredible night.
A great mentor and good friend, Sax of DMA Productions NYC, invited us to this special occasion which was hosted and put together by Sax and Blanche Cote (Director of Special Events for the National Museum of Hip-Hop) and gave us a chance to view the amazing works of some of the best graffiti artist around the world!

“The urban culture that lives in the free-flowing and fixed art of graffiti has been a beautiful struggle between the creator and his/her audience. NMoH intends to bridge the gap by showing graffiti for its unadulterated expressionism. From spray paint to canvas ? itinerant or at rest ? graffiti attracts anthropological curiosity. Its rebel codes ferment sociological inquiry, and its eye-burning virtuosity demand documentation and cataloging as art.”Blanche Cote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the artists we caught up with was none other than Edwin Sacasa aka “Shirt King Phade”, who is one of the premier airbrush artist and actually one of the first to be famous for doing so. Take it back to circa 1984, yea true old school, this guy started out with a small T-shirt shop called “Shirt Kings”. Make no mistake that when you watch all those old school hip-hop videos (even many today) and you see those t-shirts with the ill airbrushed graffiti on it, it was done by this guy. Read more here…


 

 

 

 

TTK is another artist  who contributed his works to the exhibition and also does super fresh custom sneakers. He’s done work for music artist such as Dwele, and Black Thought of The Legendary Roots Crew. Read more here…

 

 

 

 

 

Federico was also a very cool cat and an awesome artist who we had a chance to meet and had some really great art pieces on display for the event. His artwork can be seen all over the world. Be sure to check out his work and what he’s got going on. Read more here…

 

 

 

 

 

Big Doves,  a dope young artist heavy in the scene attended that evening to show his art. Be sure to check out more on him too, he definitely puts in his work with tons of styles. Read more here…

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone that night really enjoyed the energetic live performance given by up and coming artist Outlaw (Producer, Songwriter, Lyricist) and a super cool dude, who hails from London and currently resides here in NYC. Definitely a big shout out to him for holding it down with a SOLID set. Make sure you check him out in the video we’ve got. The track you hear from our video will be coming out soon in his next upcoming project “Future Vintage”, be sure to check out his music RIGHT HERE.

In total there was 20 artist who respectfully contributed their works to the exhibition, though not all were present, the ones we had a chance to meet were definitely cool as sh*t! Please check out additional photos of the Graffiti Art HERE via Rule4080
ALSO HERE via kidzrevil

 

Don’t hesitate to learn more about the Congressional Black Caucus and how they’ve surely  played an enormous part to be a voice for every race, color, and creed, while helping shape many of our lives and futures. Read more here…

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS to DMA Productions NYC, Quad Recording Studios and The National Museum of Hip-Hop for making it happen!

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S&D X NYC