Archive for June 2011

Gameboi on F.O.K.U.S. Radio [Recap]

On June 12th Gameboi returned to F.O.K.U.S. Radio to promote his new EP Freshman Of The Year. To celebrate the occasion, F.O.K.U.S. CRU member Julian Allen (Drums) assembled a live band featuring Marcus Elliot (Electronic Wind Instrument), Ben Rolston (Bass), & Alex Levine (Guitar).

The resulting live session was nothing short of fantastic. Watch Gameboi spit some writtens and trade freestyles with Lady Bugg over vintage DILLA:

We also got to debut “Runnin Around” feat. L05 and talk with Gameboi about the making of FOTY, writing rhymes in class, etc:

Towards the end of the show, we let Julian & Friends cut loose. Watch Lady Bugg do her thing over their jazz-funk rendition of Rick Ross’ “Here I Am”

Soundcheck!

S/O to Gameboi, Julian, Alex, Marcus, Ben, Lady Bugg, Miss Lady Soul, Carla, Dominic & our live session engineer Bryan Dulaney for making all this possible.

Gameboi – Freshman Of The Year EP

Marcus Elliot Quartet – Looking Forward LP

Full Audio from the Live Session:

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Spring ‘11 Video Round Up

In the past few months, videos have dropping left and right from my friends & fam. Given the frenetic pace of blogs, twitter, etc, it’s easy to miss out on some truly unique output. With that said, take a minute to check out the latest offerings from E, J.A.M.E.S. and CJ.

Vanguards 2011 – Erica Hernandez. This is E’s recap of F.O.K.U.S.’ 7th annual Vanguards. This clip really captures the spirit of Vanguards and has some real creative editing as well. Check out Erica’s videos for GREEN LIGHT, Mae Day, and more HERE

“Love You” – Directed by J.A.M.E.S. WATTS. Young James takes a seat behind the director’s chair to paint a picture for one of my favorite cuts from Gist’s Summer Madness mixtape. Be sure to check J.A.M.E.S.’ Worst Of videos at thegameneedsjames.

My man CJ Something of Culture of Creativity recently put together this clip from the Middle East leg of Ne-Yo’s tour. Epic footage. More from CJ and C8 @ http://cultureofcreativity.com

Salute to Erica, J.A.M.E.S. and Carl for being a constant source of inspiration!

Tommey Walker on F.O.K.U.S. Radio [Part 2/2]

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Tommey discusses his upcoming traveling exhibit, the affect of declining album sales on designers, his favorite album art and artists, and the Treats Volume 1 cover.

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Previously: Part 1

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