31
Jul 09

Photo Story: Dominican Maroon (1)


28
Jul 09

http://twitter.com/thenewpop video recap

What happens when you mash Twitpics the iPhone and throw in allot of The New Pop? You get a Twitter docu-montage. This is our week in review. All the text in this video was copied word for word from our recent twitpic posts.


27
Jul 09

The Brown Bomber

I’ve had to pleasure of knowing Kyle aka The Brown Bomber since 2005, ever since then we have been rolling with each other through thick and thin. We were in a band together. We’ve went on tour together. We’ve had great times together. We’ve had bad times together. Overall, what you may call a real friendship. Feburary, of this year, we (Kyle, myself, Larry, and Nikk (Abcents) all decided to move in with each other – and, I must say it’s been an interesting transition in my daily life. Living with artists is possibly one of the best living situations you can ever put yourself into. We really do motivate each other to do our best every single day.

Couple months ago, Kyle graced him with the MPC 500 and this is the masterpiece that he created. We’ve spent sleepless nights trying to figure out a concept, and a way for all of us to contribute as a family and a household. I’m very proud of him, and will continue to hold him down until the world ends. Here is his EP named, Legendary. With a featured voicemail from his father, the one and only, Don Blackman.

The Brown Bomber – Legendary


24
Jul 09

Anthem

Bonus footage from backstage of the Raphael Saadiq show in New Orleans. In this clip I documented Raphael’s Pre-show ritual where he plays arguably the most famous version of our National Anthem courtesy of Marvin Gaye from the 1983 NBA All-Star game to kick off Raphael’s show. I have had the Marvin Gaye YouTube embed on my Myspace for a couple of years now so it was great to see Raphael use this song as his inspiration, and even more enjoyable to document it. Enjoy.


14
Jul 09

THE NEW POP HEADQUARTERS

Tomorrow we start moving into our very first studio space. The space is dope! dope! dope! This is a place for creative souls who share a common artistic spirit to make a mark in the New Media landscape. We will also be shooting the newest New Pop web series “New Pop City” at this space. The first episode aired a few weeks back and ended with Jasmine’s wish that all the fam move into a co-op and “live like hippies” haha. (We had no idea we would be blessed with this space when we shot and edited that piece.)

Over the next few months, we will be fixing things, bringing in furniture, producing art, doing photo shoots, making music, etc, and it will all be included in the “New Pop City” series. If you want to contribute, give us a hand fixing up the joint, have furniture to donate, are interested in doing an internship, or any other number of creative and useful ideas just give us a shout.


06
Jul 09

NEW ORLEANS WRAP UP

My previous post started with a shoot with Raphael Saadiq at the 9th ward and ended at breakfast at some swanky hotel. This post picks up where that one left off and fills in the days twitter posts. We pretty much peeked out at Raphael’s performance at the Superdome. Tone and I were on stage and it felt like we were out there performing too. If I get a chance I am going to post some bonus footage from that performance later this week. Raphael did a dope MJ tribute and the audience was really feeling his new tracks. I mean the woman were screaming. Tone and I never documented an artist that made ladies scream until now. Haha. After the show we all headed back to the Hotel where we partied with Anna the bartender. She gave us lots of shots and played an MJ tribute all night. TONE was smashed. He was about to get up on the bar and dance. I had to pull him down.

After that we went out to the Hotel where the rest of the crew were staying. We went to the Penthouse. We looked over the rooftop wall and saw a hot tub just waiting to be crashed. Unfortunatley I had to delete those photos to protect the guilty. : (

Here are the photos from my iPHONE which I am officially addicted to. I would have shot more of the people and incidents mentioned above but I was having too much fun. And the performance footage needs approval first so this is what I can show you.

Enjoy

After soundcheck we ate at Chucks

After soundcheck we ate at Chucks

After the Superdome show party at the Hotel

After the Superdome show party at the Hotel

Met up with Keisha from Da Bronx

Met up with Keisha from Da Bronx

Tone has got a flight in 5 hours

Tone has got a flight in 5 hours

lammi and marciano of to France tomorrow/today

Lammi and Marciano off to France tomorrow/today

Im off to Tampa

Im off to Tampa

twas a happy birfday for me!!!

twas a happy birfday for me!!!

time to call it a night

time to call it a night

It's a wrap. Thanks Lauren, Raphael.

6AM It's a wrap. Thanks Lauren, Raphael.


05
Jul 09

NEW IPHONE, NEW ORLEANS, NEW POP!

After holding out from getting an iPhone because I didn’t want to be a “Not In the moment” person disconnected from the world because they are constantly texting, checking their mail, or twittering, I finally gave in. Partly due to the new video feature on the 3Gs. I have had it for a couple of days, and I am already addicted. Twittering, texting all the time, shooting video, and shooting photos. I am a new media, social networking junkie. Today I am publishing my first iPhone photo blog. This one from New Orleans where I met up with Raphael Saadiq at The Essence festival. Some of these photos were taken this morning after an intense shoot at the 9th Ward with Raphael. Official New Pop videos and photos coming soon. Enjoy.


01
Jul 09

Silence

I witnessed a murder this week around my apartment. This guy got shot, and before anyone could blink his soul ended up entering into an entirely different world. Sometimes, words can’t explain. I didn’t know how to feel about it. I came home and started editing immediately. For some reason, I found an appreciation for “darkness”.