Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

My boss listens to National Public Radio (NPR) all the time and he told me about a show called "Talk of the Nation" that was going to be discussing Hip Hop artists and the image they portray to the world.
Listen to it here

The guest for the show was a film maker by the name of Byron Hurt who's documentary "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" will be debuting on PBS tonight. He went around and asked many prominent artists about their content and what they thought of the many ways "hip Hop" can be viewed as destructive. It sounds like Mr. Hurt was pretty much confronting these guys in front of a camera. I believe the film has interviews with Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Jada Kiss, and a host of other artists in the lime light.

I think Mr. Hurt is doing great work. I also think he's doing exactly what many of us in the underground have been doing- transforming Hip Hop in order to prayerfully transform individuals.

Check it out tonight on PBS, and support. Peace.

B. Hurt's Myspace

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ballie's Final Turn

I tweaked the splining on Ballie's turn around for what will most likely be the last time. This animation is nowhere near the polished stage that I want, but it'll have to do. I'm moving on to other animations and projects. Farewell Ballie.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Purple and Brown

Aardman studios has really gone back to their roots with a series of shorts called Purple and Brown. The animations are simple and very well done. Below are some of my favorites, but they've posted a lot more on this youtube channel.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This Is War Tour Videos

Enoch "Who" Live

Jupiter 7 with B.I.G.P, Heavensake, and J Werley on the turntables

B.I.G.P. "Something Must Be Done" Live

Chef "Get Down" Live

Insomniaddicts "Fear and Self Loathing In San Francisco" Live

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Linear Pass For Ballie's Turn