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Jake Palumbo – “Curtain Jerker” compilation

New York-based producer, emcee, and music engineer Jake Palumbo (@JakePalumbo) released a compilation called Curtain Jerker, on his birthday, on September 24th. Similar to his third full-length album (Jobber to the Stars), this project’s title is another reference to professional wrestling. “Curtain Jerker” is a backstage wrestling term for the first wrestler that walks into the ring, in the very first match. Jake said that this is his sarcastic way of describing his place in the so-called rap game.

What’s new with Orlando Arocena?

Since I last interviewed Connecticut-based illustrator Orlando Arocena in our 6th issue (go read that here), about his Godzilla vector tribute pieces, he’s been up to a lot! He has since created several more movie-inspired, pop-deco vector tributes, which includes Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and even Batman. And, as can be expected, they are awesome! Have a look at those now, and hopefully you follow his work and become a fan of him like I am!

Guillaume Lorentz- Foreign by Trey Songz

Choreographer extraordinaire Guillaume Lorentz (@LorentzOfficial) just released his newest piece to Trey Songz (@TreySongz) Foreign. Once again, Lorentz (with his equally amazing dancers Ade and Laura ) put it down, showcasing...

1xRUN: Mear One – “False Profits”

On July 1st, Los Angeles’ graffiti artist and muralist Mear One (@MearOne) debuted a print on 1xRUN. Titled “False Prophets,” this controversial, silkscreen drawing was inspired by a 2012 mural that he did in the Shoreditch community in East London (video can be seen below). It is a strong metaphor for the state of the economy and depicts the suffering of global humanity.

About the piece, he said, “I originally titled this piece “Freedom For Humanity” and experienced loads of controversy over the subject matter at the time of its creation. The mural, done entirely in spray paint, depicted a group of fat, old, decrepit white men playing a game of Monopoly on the backs of the working class.

Guillaume Lorentz- Yiruma (River Flows In You)

Choreographer extraordinaire Guillaume Lorentz ( @LorentzOfficiel ) released a new piece today set to Yiruma's River Flows In You. Stepping out of the box he, along with dancers Jay and Ade,...

CrayonBeats Magazine: Issue 6!

Hello, everyone! After some delay, the wait is finally over, because we released our 6th magazine issue today! This issue has 84 pages, and it’s jam-packed with interviews. The cover features Epp, G_Force, and Tope (order of appearance) of the hip hop trio TxE. I interviewed TxE as a group, and then spoke with each artist individually about their solo careers (CrayonBeats photoshoot by Mike Grippi).

KuroiOto: Black, Brown & White [EP]

Detroit-based producer KuroiOto has released his latest project “Black Brown & White,” an audio and visual celebration of Black Women and their beauty. Teaming up with Producers I Know and...

CrayonBeats Magazine Issue 5!

Hey everyone! We have made it into our second year with our magazine, and today we have released our fifth issue! To celebrate another year, we have returned with another double-cover special (different colors, same exact content in both). On cover choice features hip hop duo The Cloaks (Awol One and Gel Roc), where I have an exclusive interview with them about music, their forthcoming album, and what’s next. The other cover choice features R&B/Pop singer Emi Maria, where Tiffny has an exclusive interview with her about family life, her return to the music scene, and her new album.

1xRUN: Sobekcis – “Crystalpecker” & “Infinity Skull”

The 22-year-old pair of Vienna-based artists known together as Sobekcis (Sobek & Kcis) have a couple of pieces up on the 1xRUN website. The “Crystalpecker” piece features two of the same birds in a symmetrical-like manner, except flipped, moved down, and colors changed. “Infinity Skull” is more symmetrical in design with the skull and shapes intertwined behind and within it. They both contain beautiful, warm hues of blues, oranges, yellows, greens, and purples.

1xRUN: Charlie Immer – “The Bone Guide”

Maryland-based artist Charlie Immer has another piece up on 1xRUN. Titled “The Bone Guide,” it features a lengthy purple skeleton riding on top of a big, furry blue cat. I’ve always like Charlie Immer’s one-of-a-kind work. Painted with candy color palettes, his slimy, sometimes bloody skeleton creatures live in a surreal, fantasy playland, and often have some sort of quirky character. Very cool to look at.

This limited edition print went on sale on November 25th, and ends December 11th. At the time of writing this post, there were 34 of 65 available. As always, every print comes hand-numbered, signed, and with a certificate of authenticity.

SOFLES – Limitless

In an abandoned Brisbane warehouse that was scheduled to be demolished, talented graffiti artist Sofles teamed up with three other artists–Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench–to paint every wall and empty surface, brightening the building with life and vibrant colors. Unlimited amount of paint provided by Ironlak! Filmmaker Selina Miles followed them and created an awesome, 5-minute time-lapse video of all this amazing eye candy. DJ Butcher behind the soundtrack. This video is beautiful and brilliant, and must have taken so much time and dedication to do, so check it out!

COPE2 “Versatile” Exhibition

Tomorrow, the legendary New York graffiti artist Cope2 will be doing a solo exhibition that features his diverse work that has spanned his career–where he came from to what he’s up to now. It will showcase his individual styles that he has become known for, including his signature bubble letters, wild style letters, tags, fine art mixed media canvases, and vintage photos from the 1980’s subway scenes that highlight where he made his mark throughout NYC. It’ll be going down from 7PM-10PM at Inner State Gallery in Detroit, Michigan. Don’t miss out on this if you’re in the area! Find some sneak peek photos below that were taken from his Instagram.