30
Apr 09

SXSW + THE NEW POP + jazzy solano.

How ironic (and wonderful) that I’m cruising Congress St. in Austin, Texas during the SXSW festival and I run into the one and only TREVZ from the one and only NEW POP.

I couldn’t tell if it was him at first because he was in super “NPZ” = New Pop Zone. But I told my sidekick extraordinaire, Danielle, that it definitely was Trevz and we ran up to him like a philly tourist at Geno’s.

Not only did THE NEW POP throw me all up in the video recap but he included the whole fam: Ninjasonik, The Death Set, Hollywood Holt, Cerebral Ballzy, Mickey Factz & Totally Michael. Click the pic below to watch…
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Peep the behind the scenes action…

Trading gear with Million $ Mano & Melvin from CEREBRAL BALLZY…
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photo : Danielle Mastrion

Bmore’s promo queen, Emily Rabbit…
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Then we ran into TREVZ!
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lol.

Jahphet from THE DEATH SET and photo/video expert, Danielle Mastrion…
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my brother…
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Me and DJ Teenwolf of NINJASONIK (i owe it all to this kid right che)…
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Ran into DJ Morsy!
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Performing with Telli from NINJASONIK…
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Performing with Jah Jah de NINJASONIK…
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Jah Jah from NINJASONIK & Liz sing the best JAPANTHER song to me at the iHEARTCOMIX show…
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photo : Danielle Mastrion

and that was texas in a nut shell. up next : international tour with NINJASONIK…

in words of the late TIM & MAGOO
love to love to love ya…
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29
Apr 09

It was raining flowers …

Life really is beautiful … all the time … even if it can’t always be perceived. This weekend I was sitting outside Cafe Lafayette in Brooklyn enjoying the warmth of the sun and the collective joy of people coming out of hibernation to greet the summer when I felt a strong breeze and turned to see that it was raining flowers … pink and yellow petals floated down from the trees filling the air with color.   Like the flowers I too left my home, Jamaica, in flight, to eventually settle and become rooted in a place of my choosing. And that to me is beautiful. I am in Brooklyn and feeling good in my neighborhood.

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I arrived in New York 7 years ago, a young lawyer with two suitcases, no job, and a penchant for adventure. New York is the capital of the world and I wanted to experience it all. Needless to say, the journey has been equally treacherous and sublime.

It was at this time that I first encountered an arts collective, known as The Melting Pot NYC. It was like a family that I was adopted into and flourished in … incubating with people from many cultures and walks of life united by the presence of the arts (Visual Arts, Performance Art, Dance, Music, Literature, Film & the Theater). I learned to coordinate successful events, I cultivated relationships with all types of creative people, I began to develop expertise … I was on my way.

As soon as I was barred, I co-founded Coleman & Silvera LLC which is meant to be a radically different law firm for a rapidly changing entertainment industry. I consider myself a different breed of lawyer and my aspiration is always to provide a highly personalized, intuitive and pleasant service-oriented attitude to representation. I have specialized in intellectual property, trademarks, copyright, contract negotiations and business consulting for music, film, non-profit, literary and visual arts clients and look forward to discovering more areas of law with opportunity and time.

About two years ago, I participated in a protest against the NY Cabaret Laws when I first encountered Trevz and Tone who were documenting the event as their first collaboration as the New Pop. We hit the same frequency right away and ever since then we have been working together whenever possible. These guys are not only talented but also genuine and original. It is my pleasure to contribute to the New Pop Blog.

Dynamic Duo

This blog is meant to be a central repository for my thoughts and answers to any legal or business questions YOU, the creative community, may have. It also represents an opportunity to grow and learn for you and for me.  I invite you to contact me directly at silveram@colemansilvera.com or just post a comment here to ask questions or suggest topics for discussion. Have a wonderful productive week and may beautiful moments touch you everyday.


28
Apr 09

BONUS VIDEO SXSW, DRAMA

As some of you already know, there was some drama on our trip to Austin. Traditionally it is the documentarian’s job follow the Prime Directive. Observe and not interfere. However The New Pop crew (the rule breakers that we are) never followed this guideline. We have jumped in front many a camera, interacted with many an artist, and danced at many a party because we see no separation between you and us. This approach has has served us well so far and in fact defined us. This SXSW trip was the first time that I felt the lack of separation between the camera and the subject got in the way of telling the story. I got pulled right into the middle of the drama and found myself unable to document and intervene at the same time. Not only was this creatively draining, it left a few gaps in the SXSW story that I am now attempting to fill in a factual way. This is the story from my POV and I am attempting to the best of my ability to keep it factual and balanced. You will note that I replaced the name of of the person who did not want to be interviewed with the letter x—.

FACTS:

—- On arrival to Austin (3/18) X— hooked up with a friend that was the ex-boyfriend of Road Team member $trictly Busine$$’ (SB) current girlfriend.
—- On (3/19) Contessa was not happy with the fact that this guest was tagging along without pitching in for gas during the “girls day out”.
—- X— was under the impression that the guest who was a local was actually lending his knowledge of the city, directing the group to local shops etc.
—- Later that night Contessa and X— got into a fight when Contessa accused the guest of not contributing to the parking cost. X— and Contessa parted ways.
—- The following morning (3/20) when X— returned to pick up her belongings, X— went off on Contessa due to the fact that she felt that Contessa overreacted.
—- SB then joined in and an even more heated verbal fight took place between SB and X—.
—- At this point I thought things could get physical and I intervened and was ready to call the whole trip off.

Those are the facts, this is the video.


25
Apr 09

It’s Spring Again!

Whatup fuckers!

It’s Anton Glamb and this is my first post on The New Pop.

I woke up today with sweat on my forehead and I wasn’t even having a nightmare OR a sexy dream.

If you have some bullshit job that won’t let you get outside, or if you’re still hungover in an automatic climate controlled fancy shit appartment, then you wouldn’t know what’s going on and I’m gonna tell you, it’s getting hot out.

Yesterday I counted about 30% more short shorts and skirts than the last warm day and I expect this trend to continue with short and skirt length decreasing by at least a few milimeters per day in the following weeks which could lead to examples of hot ass like this by mid-may:

Heat Increase to Short Length Decrease Result

The reason that this happens is because air cools off the body if the body is placed into contact with air. If what they say about global warming is true and the temperatures continue to rise at the rate they are currently rising, we could witness examples of heat to body coverage ratios like this by early June if applied to bathing suits:

Hi Temperature to Low Body Coverage

Anyways expect rad shit to go down as the seasons continue to turn like roof parties, jello wrestling, water balloons, romances, fights, creativity, and SUPRIZES.

If you don’t know, you’ll know and here’s a song to celebrate, It’s Spring Again!

Anyways see you later !

Tonight there’s a RADICAL OUTING / FDA Secret Suprize Party at 424 Lafayette by Pratt in BK. Classon G train 18+ $7.


24
Apr 09

NYU BONUS VID. SHUCKY DUCKY DRAMA RAMA!

So after the NYU show I headed backstage to document the post show footage. Nyle was involved in a heartfelt conversation with Naledge from Kidz In The Hall about the industry. As I started to record the vibe was being ruined by someone talking loudly on his cell phone. I turned to see what was going on and if there was anything I could do about it. The first thing I noticed is that this was no Hipster kid who you could just shhhh and get away with. This was Shucky Ducky from the Boot Camp click. I knew that there was a 50/50 chance that if I said something there would be drama. Maybe even violence. So what do I do? Do I let this deep moment get ruined to avoid confrontation? Or do I speak up in the name of art? See video


22
Apr 09

Poisonous Pop

Welcome, homie to underworlds of whats popping in art, music and culture. I’m takin u to the back blocks of what pops..basics you will enter the side of young, fresh New Yuck City life like u never ever seen before. All I need is a fuckin camera, my trees and a grape dutch. Drunken nites…..slutty scensters……hazy mornings……sexy singers……sour diesel cyphers…..I’m everywhere u never there…the grime, the grunge, the glam and the grit. The Poisonous Pop….THE NEW POP…….

 All tha crazy shit on sick Saturday one of these months recently tho….

Grab my haterblockers

Grab my haterblockers

Shades = haterblockaz ….it helps keep the negative vibes at a distance and two u look cool as fuck…hides the red eyes, the hangovers, and when u peepin out hunnies..

Made movements to the Bush...linked up with graf writer RAZ playing Street Fighter VI wha' gwaan....

Made movements to the Bush...linked up with graf writer RAZ playing Street Fighter...

 

when in the Bush do as the dreds do...scrollin up in a leaf

when in the Bush do as the dreds do...scrollin up in a leaf

 

Watched a lil of this crazy ass yard movie..check ya nearest bootlegger for "Backawall" won't find this on NetFlix homie..

Watched a lil of this crazy ass yard movie..check ya nearest bootlegger for "Backawall" won't find this on NetFlix homie..

Dj Machinist calls me up to cover this album listening party in Chung King Studios

Dj Machinist calls me up to cover this album listening party in Chung King Studios

It was cool vibes at the legendary Chung King Studios..ran into Alchemist and DJ Green Lantern too..no pics sorry holmes the get high room was dark and smoky flash would’ve killed the setting ya feel me and lame it out.

Linked up with Fashawn at his album listening party..since he's from Cali he scrolled up some Cali Kush....

Linked up with Fashawn at his album listening party..since he's from Cali he scrolled up some Cali Kush....

So we kicked the “willy bo-bo”, talked bout music and art of the music biz. Fashawn’s music was popping and he was humble and laid-back that Cali type shit. He played cuts off his album that he is working on titled “Boy Meets World” with all beats constructed by Exile. The shit I heard was drugs…
Here is the linkage to Fashawn’s Music

I got high as fuck then he spit a lil bit for the cam…here’s the linkage

Left Chung King Studios to The Sound Machine Studios in Murray Hill for a lil pregame hype before the show at Brooklyn Loft Party

Yo this shit comes in handy....

Yo this shit comes in handy....

Fogged that bitch up with Dave Aaron the rest of them ninjas

Fogged that bitch up with Dave Aaronn the rest of them ninjas

We went on the roof for a lil air..hey it's getting warm we act accordingly

We went on the roof for a lil air..hey it's getting warm we act accordingly


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Yo, I got amped from the outside air need to vent more watched this fuckin hillarious video

 
Got on that damn G-train from Babylon back to Brooklyn
Okay its like 11pm $howtime…buzzed off brew n spew…

Mic Check 1-2-1-2

Mic Check 1-2-1-2

Ladies in the place.. always a good thing dem sausage parties are not fiestas hombre...

Ladies in the place.. always a good thing dem sausage parties are not fiestas hombre...

my reward for rockin the crowd...a damn lucy cig and facetime with Kelly

my reward for rockin the crowd...a damn lucy cig and facetime with Kelly

Twitter the motherfucka Fresh Daily….

Fresh Daily enters the building

Fresh Daily enters the building

Selah Says takes the camera a takes these next 10 photos

awaiting for the next band to go on watching the crazy soundman setup...see I can remember a whole lot marijuana does not fuck up your short term memory

awaiting for the next band to go watching the crazy soudman setup...see I can remember a whole lot marijuana does not fuck up your short term memory

all she needs is one more beer and its a wrap city

all she needs is one more beer and its a wrap city

I wonder what's the secret he told Selah?

I wonder what's the secret he told Selah?

Whatever the secret was I don't think babygirl got the message...

Whatever the secret was I don't think babygirl got the message...

Look over your shoulder, sugar….

something grabs Alex's attention

something grabs Alex's attention

The Ninjas attack the ninjas attack!!! Shinobi Ninja
Shinobi Ninja is a Brooklyn based band that knows who to rock the crowd..Like true ninja’s they have wildstyles for days. Punch ya favorite hipster band frontman in the mouth and knock them.

Shinobi Ninja steps to the muthafuckin mic..Babygirl gets it in..

Shinobi Ninja steps to the muthafuckin mic..Babygirl gets it in..

sidebar you might have seen BabyGirl dancin here

We rocked to this doggie

D.A. and Mike Machinist Tiger - Crane Style......

D.A. and Mike Machinist Tiger - Crane Style......

DJ Machinist headbanging and providing the beat..monster on the stix...pause

DJ Machinist headbanging and providing the beat..monster on the stix...pause

Mike Machinist and Jonny on the Rocks peep the sweat stains..where is that damn Tide rep at ninjas need that cross-promo kid

Mike Machinist and Jonny on the Rocks peep the sweat stains..where is that damn Tide rep at ninjas need that cross-promo kid

Babygirl's high note solo

Babygirl's high note solo

Their set comes to a close next up

Thier set comes to a close next up

That good ole groupie love….

DJ Machinist and a girl from the westside of Harlem? definitely not Cali tho she was kinda amped

DJ Machinist and a girl from the westside of Harlem? definitely not Cali tho she was kinda amped

Chilled for a minute had some drinks it was open bar. I couldn’t and I shouldn’t resist.
Stayed a while then headed over to Anton Glamb’s and Hiro the Jap’s Secret Suprise Party in Bushwick aka The Wick(ed)

off to Anton Glamb party...let the booze flow and the music bang

off to Anton Glamb party...let the booze flow and the music bang

it was sweaty.... it was packed...it was hot..it was a fuckin Brooklyn Rave!!!!

it was sweaty.... it was packed...it was hot..it was a fuckin Brooklyn Rave!!!!

I took a mini smoke break with the natives

I took a mini smoke break with the natives

I felt bad for homegirl all that puke on her kicks she was trapped in the corner damn R.I.P. for her nikes

I felt bad for homegirl all that puke on her kicks she was trapped in the corner damn R.I.P. for her nikes

Jonny On The Rocks and Eye...no look at my eyes shit is wicked think I was looking for air or sumthin

Jonny On The Rocks and Eye...no look at my eyes shit is wicked think I was looking for air or sumthin

Jump Jump the mack daddy make ya jump jump jump..or some shit like that

Jump Jump the mack daddy make ya jump jump jump..or some shit like that

Wildlife

Wildlife

Twitter the muthafucka Jonny On The Rocks

Okay this the 3rd party and 2nd show for them but still havin a great time

Okay this the 3rd party and 2nd show for them but still havin a great time


I ran into the party's hostess for the nite the one and only Contessa...twitter shorty she is the shit...

I ran into the party's hostess for the nite the one and only Contessa...twitter shorty she is the shit


Contessa’s twitter linkage

Came to the crib and made this bugged out video on some Posionous Pop shit….link here

My girl calls her friends over

My girl calls her friends over

its like 7 am now I put my jammies on

ready for bed seriously

ready for bed seriously


we watched some Avatar call it a nite…..
dueces till next time twitter the muthafucka $B

P.S. say something stupid bout my onesie..I will slap the shit outta u lol…
serious
Poisonous Pop heroin-addict-top


19
Apr 09

NYU BONUS VID. ASHER ROTH VS. KID CUDI? NO WAY!

So last week I posted about the NYU show for our boy Nyle. Show was dope, and one of the reasons was the special surprise performance by Asher Roth. I first shot Asher down in SXSW for ZUNE a few weeks back. I was bummed because I had to give up the footage to the client since they paid for it. So imagine my pleasant surprise to see Asher walk on stage to do a performance for Nyle’s show. Dope.

Also peep the guy who thinks that Kid Cudi got better rhyme skills than Asher. Peter Rosenberg was like “No way”, and so was I. (You can pick up my reaction on the mic). I got much respect for our fellow URB Next 100 artist Kid Cudi, but Asher will rhyme circles around the Kid. In the end the final word went to Asher. See Video


18
Apr 09

Acrylic Afterparty

Drunk and all that, we all stumbled to Contessa’s pad to eat Ramen Noodles and drink cheap beer.


17
Apr 09

NYLE RAPS. WE’RE PROUD OF YOU KID!

Last night Nyle who is graduating from NYU and is a MC with sick skills put on his last concert at NYU where he brought down the house. We first met Nyle a couple of years back when he reached out to us through New Pop. We knew him as a kid that did music but until last night had no idea what skillz he had. 88 keys, Kidz in the Hall, and many more performed. Nyle had the moxie to close the show. Believe it or not he pulled it off. We documented the entire night and will be showing clips on the blog first and then the full movie on New Pop. In the meantime here is the sick video featuring Nyle that he premiered last night. They used the RED Camera and you got to give props, the concept is dope.


Nyle “Let The Beat Build” from Nyle on Vimeo.


15
Apr 09

THE NEW POP ACT 2.0 PARTY. SHOOT. BLOG.

This is actually the third version of The New Pop site, but the first version (thenewpopsensation.com) was so different from what you all know of The New Pop today that for all intents and purposes this is 2.0.

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Over the course of about 2 years, the original New Pop fam Tone, Texas & myself have documented what we believe is an important time in New York’s storied cultural history. In the process we have made many new friends, had many fights and been a part of something very very special that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Now here we stand, with a larger more colorful family that grew with us and helped us shape who we are today. With ACT 2.0 we invite you the audience to take a more active and interactive part in this journey.

I would like to start my post with a video that I feel best illustrates where we are going with 2.0. It is from the first Acrylic party last week hosted by our very own Contessa, Anton Glamb & Kesh. The reason why this video represents who we have become so well, is because it was a night of discovery, good times, and good friends. We would love to continue our short tradition of exposing new and talented artist to the broader world while at the same time having a good time. Hence the mantra, PARTY. SHOOT. BLOG. In this video check out the new track “Laser Beams” from Fresh Daily and $trictly Busine$$ who will be one of our bloggers. So without further adue, here it is. Acrylic.

Thanks
TreVZ