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Rest in Paint SERCH UTI STP RTDK RTH


RIP OG SERCH UTI, STP, RTDK, RTH

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 between 12am-7am. Our brother Eric Serch Ginsburg passed away in his sleep. As many of us knew he was epileptic since childhood; it is probable he had a massive seizure during his sleep.-UTI Crew. I pray his exit was painless and he is resting now for he was taken away too soon, leaving behind his son, brother, mother and the entire Los Angeles Graffiti Movement, his crews and hundreds of friends and fans of Serch All City King! It is difficult to sit here and write about a great friend, a genuine person that always found a way to make you crack up; even in the most unexpected places and moments, you had to have a special kind of humor to be able to hang with Serch. He was blunt, straight to the point, our boy had no filter but yet respectful, always kind to our children and families; he was loved and welcomed everywhere! Never too busy to hit your books, hook you up with his King Slaps; or bust a flow right on sight. It is hard to find OG’s keeping it 100% 24/7. This harsh reality has placed a financial necessity on his family and close friends, with the deepest sincerity I ask of you to please assist monetarily or any other way on this time of need.

Please take the time to click on the link below and support!

https://www.gofundme.com/og-serch-one-memorial-services

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The Graff Lab Presents: Athena’s Garden

Mark your calendars for November 11, 2017 @ 12pm-5pm, “Athena’s Garden” representing female writers, artists, empowering all women from different genres. This event is promoting women unity through the arts and music, family oriented and filled with MC’s, live painting and much more. You Do Not Want to Miss Out on this firme Los Angeles Afternoon!

The Legendary Graff Lab located in the heart of Pico Union, located at 1038 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles California.

See You All There!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

 

 

Antonio Pelayo presents El Velorio 2017

Que Ondas Los Angeles! So excited to announce another mas firme que wow event in our City of Angeles brought to you by my camarada Antonio Pelayo. El Velorio will take place on November 4, 2017, 7:00pm to 1:30pm located st legendary Plaza de la Raza 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, Califas 90031. Remember this is a 21+ event so portends bien!

Antonio Pelayo presents
EL VELORIO
Hosted by Alysha Del Valle

MAINSTAGE:
Headlining
NORTEC COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: BOSTICH & FUSIBLE
PALENQUE SOULTRIBE
DJ SLOE POKE

BACKSTAGE
DJ ChrisRox
DJ Orlando

Art Exhibit curated by Antonio Pelayo
Live art by Isaac Pelayo

Sponsored by
El Jimador

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/el-velorio-tickets-32071922985#listing-organizer

 

 

Award Winning Documentary: Equal Means Equal (Igual Es Igual)

World Premiere of the award-winning documentary,

Equal Means Equal (Igual Es Igual)
Spanish Screening

Friday Evening
6:00 PM

Plaza De Coltura Y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join in for a night of film, dance, art exhibit, food, vendors and most importantly of all education and empowerment for the Los Angeles Latina community.

 To RSVP Please Click On the Link Below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-premiere-of-the-award-winning-documentary-equal-means-equal-screening-in-spanish-tickets-37262996626

 

Recap of the Cannabis Show @ Infinity Room!

On January 28th, Paul Stewart and Over the Edge Gallery kicked off the year with the Cannabis Art Show which was located at the infamous Infinity Room in conjunction with Delicious Pizza located at 5413 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles Califas.

Paul Stewart  partnered up with major Cannabis companies in the industry to bring to the public a massive line up of artists, Graffiti artists and special DJ appearances.  Along this collaboration show featured a heavy hitter artist line up with OG Slick, Michael Miller, Eric “Cre8” Walker, Keo, Lauralee Benjamin, Petal, Jennifer Korsen, Mr. Trixter, Sanecorner, Somehoodlum, Adria Cruel, Xistheweapon, Style One, WizRok, Gas, Sebastien Walker, The MadTwiinz, Phever, Bihno, Antonio and Isaac Pelayo.

This was an excited event for me as it was my first time working along with OG Paul Stewart, coming up with a fresh Cannabis theme along the beautiful and talented Tasha Nguyen who was in charge of all the DOPE vendors. If you attended this event then you all agree with me that the dopest part of the event was walking thru the back of the Infinity Room to the spot of vendors such as TGD, PotRocks, Legion of Bloom, Stonedgamers which was a popular hit with the public that night! It was a surreal experience to see all the Cannabis themed vendors, pastries, drinks, video games, bong hits, and dope vinyl records while listening to fresh DJ’s throughout the night; the final thought: Oh shit, this is really happening in Cali, Smoke Up!

Big Ups to our Fresh Los Angeles Hip Hop Heads, Cannabis Vendors, Artists, the Sponsors PBR, photographer E5D Zine for some of these great moments captured. Shout out to my fam from Cholos Try, Scar and Irene, thank you guys for always coming thru to show love and support. Here’s to more nights Up in Smoke, Tunes, Arte and Good People. Waddup Sista HailStorm, Petal, Gas, Wizrok, OG Cre8, Lea, My Mija Tatyana Ali,Korsen who stole the space in the Infinity Room with her massive Cannabis Art Piece which was used throughout the night as a backdrop. Just to show you that when creative genuine people get together, unforgettable events like this happen.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Stay Connected with Over the Edge Books for more Upcoming Events and Info at:

http://overtheedgebooks.com/blog/

THIS IS LOS ANGELES BABY!

 

Over The Edge: “Cannabis Show” Official Press Release

 

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Over the Edge Books and Delicious Pizza announces their first major Cannabis theme Art Show. Paul Stewart has partnered up with major Cannabis companies in the industry to bring to the public a massive line up of artists, Graffiti artists and special DJ appearances. Our opening night party will bring to Los Angeles a Cannabis thematically event filled with great vibes, art, music, food, and giving the public the chance to party with L.A’s finest Art and Hip Hop scene.

This event will take place on Saturday 28, 2017, 7:00pm to 12:00am located at Delicious Pizza 5413 West Adams, Los Angeles, California. This is an ALL Ages and Free Event. To RSVP please secure your spot: info@overtheedgebooks.com

The collaboration show features works from books past and future as well as legendary photographer Estevan Oriol, OG Slick, Michael Miller, Eric “Cre8” Walker, Keo, Besk, Aloy, Lauralee Benjamin, Petal, Jennifer Korsen, Toons One, Mr. Trixter, Sanecorner, Somehoodlum, Adria Cruel, Xistheweapon, Style One, WizRok, Gas, Sebastien Walker, Phever and many more artists to be announced.

We Will be Exhibiting Art & Photography from Legends Such As:

Estevan Oriol: His extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes ofestevan_oriol
LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians
as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy. Check out more of his work at: https//:www.estevanorio.com

img_3895Michael Miller: Famed photographer/director Mike Miller has worked with some of the most iconic
90’s supermodels, photographed hundreds of major-label album covers from all genres of music from Tupac, Nick Cave to Herb Albert. Recently photographed and directed  A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, YG and Jeezy.

Currently working with Ferrari and collaborations with Retna, Shepard Fairey among others…, clients include Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Sony, Nike, Puma, MTV Video Awards, Coca~Cola, Stussy etc…

Miller’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a recent show at the New York City Public Library. Miller’s work has been added to The Getty Black Book and has been acquired by The Smithsonian and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Find out more about him at: http://mikemillerphoto.com/studio/

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OG Slick: A notorious graffiti artist who has been around since the mid 80′s and whose artwork has been featured everywhere from the streets, to films, music videos, skateboards, and has created an entire street lifestyle with DISSIZIT. His legacy in the Los Angeles Graffiti History is untouched as he has created numerous styles and walls that has paved the path for many generations to come; especially in wall productions. We can all agree that he was ahead of his at such an early age. It is hard to keep up with his involvement in the Arts as well as clothing fashion, from exhibiting at MOCA’s Art in the Streets, countless music videos and album covers in the Hip Hop industry. Check him out at http://www.dissizslix.com/

Madtwiinz: Mark and Mike Davis make up the two-man art team known as The Madtwiinz.  They’ve worked in the fields madtwiinzof animation, comic books, toy design, fashion and live action film.  Their dynamic style has them working alongside most major Hollywood studios and on a wide range of animated tv shows from Boondocks to How To Train Your Dragon:Riders of Berk. Their creator-owned intellectual property, Blokhedz, has been published as a graphic novel in Germany, South America, and in North America by Simon & Schuster.  Blokhedz also landed a development deal with Cartoon Network.  Currently, Mark works at DreamWorks Studios while Mike is at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive as Director of Creative Branding and Development, and as an artist for Harvard’s Online Education Department.  Whether animated tv shows, comics, or crafting original pieces for international art shows, the twins’ style is constantly evolving while they continue to create engaging content across numerous media platforms. Check them out http://blokhedz.tumblr.com/

paul-stewart

About Paul Stewart: Founder of Over the Edge Books, with a quarter century in the industry as a producer, brand marketer and lauded music supervisor, Paul Stewart personifies the qualities of a tech-savvy industry player relevant in the 21st century. Paul has worked among some of the prolific Hip Hop performers aside to his successful experience in the film industry. Paul’s lethal combination of Hip Hop history, film and strong connections and networks in both industries; he is bringing to the West Coast a new creative platform for upcoming artists and performers for more generations to come. Keeping the essence of writing, publishing and music production alive. Find out more about Paul at: http://overtheedgebooks.com/portfolio/paul-stewart/

You cannot miss this event as it will mark an extraordinary start to 2017. See you all there, make sure you lets your folks know; Over the Edge Books is bringing the Finest Art & Photography on january 28th, 2017. Mark your calendars!

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ALOY-FIRST WINNER OF SILVER BATTLE- VIDEO BY HUSKEY RADIO

THIS IS LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI. THE FIRST SILVER AND TRUE BLUE BATTLE..THIS IS HOW WE DO IT ON THE WEST COAST! THE FIRST WINNER OF MANY BATTLES, MY BROTHER ALOY SKA MSK FTL THE SEVENTH LETTER–

#SILVERBATTLE2017

 

RIP NOVEL <3 TRIGZ FOREVER <3

GOING THRU ALL MY PICS…=(
I remember we all got together to raise money for our friend Novel, and Trigz helped out so much, didnt’ give a shit about the drama, he was just down, brought a big ass bag filled with arte and merchandise & random items hahaha. But he was so worried about Novel’s kids and it breaks my heart that shortly after he was taken away too; life is too short for nonsense. If anybody has the group picture we all took, please send it to me.

TRIGZ AT LANDMARK

Recap of So Rough, So Tuff Dia de Los Muertos

On November 1, 2015 Inland Empire’s On Tap Barshop set off their very first Dia de Los Muertos Arts & Cultural Event; So Rough, So Tuff! And for all of us that were part of this family affair can say that the love for their city was inspiring; so much talent and good atmosphere throughout the day.
It is always a pleasure to attend events and support local communities but this So Rough, So Tuff Dia de los Muertos Arts & Cultural festival was so much more than that an attempt to keep our cultura alive; it was a union of different artists, performers and subcultures with the same vision to help the city of Ontario begin their very own Arts District. I was more than honored to assist and make Love SKA, Richard Royal Jr. And the staff from On Tap Barbershop’s dreams a reality. As we represented our beautiful city of Angels; we brought the best artists, graffiti artists, vendors and performers to represent our support to this community. From Los Angeles to San Diego; we held it together on a hot sunny day for our new found family!
Before the event took place, the movement that was created behind So Rough, So Tuff was already making history itself; the hard work, sacrifices and new friendships that were built along the way speaks on the importance of growth within our subcultures and arts communities. Pryer and Aloy were chosen as representatives of the Los Angeles Graffiti Movement and they painted live throughout the festival. We also had many artists from all over the United States as part of their Art show that was also on view for purchase throughout the day. But one of the best highlights of the day was the most anticipated performance of the Los Angeles Poplockers and Original Poplockers which consisted of OG Jeckle, Playboy Eddie, Burst Rock, Tic Tac, Ace Rock, Cre8 and Lil Bina from Funnybones Crew.
As the festival got started, the heat was raising very rapidly, vendors were setting up while the DJ played some good old school music and rock n’ roll. I got to set up my booth right next to me music system so it was a perfect location to set up my community Altar which consisted of personal items and friends that have passed on. I turned it a public altar as I set up a space for everyone to write the names of their loved ones that have passed on too. It was a great way to connect with all the spectators as they shared stories of ther loved ones and hit their placaso next to others. There were lots of vendors there setting up with a reflection of cultura and Dia de los Muertos inspired art. Raul Ataye from R & A Culturas. Mario Moreno’s Nahua Olin’s booth came all the way from San Diego to vend his amazing merchandise and art. Thank you so much for supporting us from so far away!
As the day progressed, the local community began to arrive, there was so much to look at such as the art show which was held inside the OnTap Barbershop which was amazingly displayed; the entire space was filled with great art. As you walked out the art gallery you were welcomed by all the car clubs and bikers with their beautiful collection of cars; it was a nice sight to see. The public was able to walk around get their face painted by Blosm, eat delicious pupusas from El Salvador and get to mingle with all the vendors such as the Junkies, Lupita from Fuck Cancer and Tic Tac’s lovely family but most importantly to get to watch the live Graffiti Art by Pryer and Aloy.
There were all good vibes at this festival and family was very important for all us as we kept the kids safety and fun as our priority. Our kids got to play all day with the sugar skulls faces playing soccer, running around and painting at my booth. It was funny to see how my booth became a mini center for all the kids; it was the cool hangout spot!
So the time finally came, as the Inland Empire s very own Graffiti Artists Dowts, Kesoe, Kalm and Pres began to put together the anticipated unveiling of the City of Ontario’s mural. That moment the mural was revealed to the public, it stamped the reason why we were all there; to support the talent and dedication from these artists to their community. The mural became the center stage for all announcements and performances; the Envy Co. Hip Hop dancers performed there as well as the Los Angeles Original Poplockers! That was such a historical moment to see all these OG’s reunited and doing what they do best with the beats of Zapp and Roger’s So Rough, So Tuff! Brilliant way to dedicated that shinning moment to the event’s title theme. It was such a sight to see, poplocking behind a vivid mural while Pryer and Aloy painted live and as the public went wild just taking in all this movements all at once! As the sun went down and the heat cooled off, the barber battles began to take place inside the OnTap Barbershop; this art form is new to me but the public was so excited and really taught me about a new different creative world. Thank you Love for showing us what you on a daily basis. So much respect for what your teams does.

All of these different elements connected under one thematic night; and I was really proud to bring Los Angeles to this city and show them how its done but most importantly that their new journey on creating an Arts district is going to be So Rough and Tuff but with hard work and dedication; anything is possible.
I cannot wait to see this community grow as time passes, I am sure they will make us all proud and looking forward to many more community engaging events that promote artists union and family affairs. Thank you for making us feel right at home.

BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE I.E
ARTISTS DOWTS, KESOE, PRES & KALM. AND TO LOVE AND RICHARD THE MASTER MINDS BEHIND THIS SUCCESSFUL EVENT BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ENVY, BLOSM, LILIFLOR, LUPITA, MARIO MORENO, BONEJONES, DREW, BURSTROCK, PLAYBOY EDDIE, OG JECKLE, TIC TAC, CRE8, ACE ROCK, BINA, PIECE MAGAZINE, ALOY, MY LOVE PRYER ONE, LIL FRIDA FOR RUNNING OUR BOTH AND SUBMITTING A NICE ART PIECE AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT HAD MY BACK AND SUPPORTED ME TO MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon