Crew Sketches by @darienbirks

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Man, @darienbirks out-did himself with these sketches of him, me, Naturel & Travis — had to post these.

The DIY Kid.

I was totally this kid when I was growing up. I used to build all kinds of crazy stuff with cardboard — but never on this scale. This kid, Caine found a problem and solved it on his own using really basic tools in a clever way. Something out of nothing in it’s truest form.

New DC Comics Logo

DC Comics Logo 2012The new DC comics logo is kind of dope to me. lots of people are calling it bland but I think I does everything that it needs to do. The page turn in the ‘D’ is really clever and begs to be animated. It’s also kind of like a peeled sticker, which is something you usually see on the plastic wrap of a comic book. My one nit-picky gripe would be how the two ends of the ‘C’ are paralleled — makes the font look like Avant Garde. Kind of wish they were both angled towards the center of the ‘C’ circle like how the ‘C’ in the logotype is designed. Oh, and using a font with the same name as Batman’s city could very easily come across as corny. Luckily Gotham is a really nice font. Anyways, I’m sure this logo is already receiving tons of hate as most new logos do. I wonder who designed it…?

Mixel

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(Yes, that’s me making a cameo appearance, lol)

So my good friend @khoi has been working on this iPad app for quite a while now. I’m super excited to see it finally hitting the streets. It’s a surprisingly simple app that I think I’ll totally get addicted to, lol. Essentially, it does what Instagram does for photography — makes the art of making art something that anyone can do. Khoi does a much better job explaining it here .

Shouts to Director, Adam Lisagor and everyone else who helped out with the commercial — good times.

Also, i’m new to #teamiPad and so far i’m loving it. I was reluctant to get one at first, but i’m completely sold now. Might have to do another post about that…

The Finer Things

After the unexpected success and positive feedback from our first release, “Brooklyn’s Finest” (released 6/1/10), we’re back with our sophomore effort, “THE FINER THINGS” (volumes 1 & 2). Sonically we’re taking you on a completely different journey, however, the distinctive vibe of The Stuyvesants is still very present in the music! We truly appreciate all of the support for our movement thus far, and hope that you will enjoy this soundscape. Download and/or listen to the two albums below.

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 1

The Stuyvesants - The Finer Things Vol. 1

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Download Volume 1

  1. I Care (More Than Words Can Say)
  2. Ready
  3. Girl, He Ain’t Me
  4. Strollin’
  5. Gut Check Soul
  6. Spank Love
  7. Good & Evil (Thoughts of the Mind)
  8. Sound of the Stuy
  9. Ewww (LaLaLa)
  10. Church Chants (Tabernacle)
  11. Interlude
  12. Sunny 78
  13. Down Halsey Street
  14. Tough Love (Because Love is Tough)
  15. Midnight Moves
  16. This Good
  17. Thinking Back (Those Days from the Past)
  18. Ragtop Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
  19. Victory
  20. Outro

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 2

The Stuyvesants - The Finer Things Vol. 2

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Download Volume 2

  1. Yearning (For Your Love)
  2. Stoops, Parks & Rooftops
  3. Uptown Bound
  4. Crown Royal (In a Purple Velvet Bag)
  5. Love, It’s Me
  6. Y.E.S.
  7. Interlude
  8. The Second Time Around
  9. Over (Now That She’s Leaving)
  10. More Horns
  11. High Stakes Hustle
  12. Thorough Thread Thoroughbreds
  13. Champagne (On Ice)
  14. Vibe in the Stuy
  15. Sounds of a Dream
  16. Talking Hearts
  17. Mama’s Spirit (Will Always Be With Us)
  18. Summer is Gone
  19. Walk it Off
  20. Outro

Both album covers were designed and illustrated by The Stuyvesants.

Stoops Parks & Rooftops

Today is the first day of summer and to get things started off right (despite the clouds hanging over BK right now), we put together a Single that captures the feeling of summer in Brooklyn with some help from Naturel — the third member of The Stuyvesants. BK Summers are always incredible from the BBQs, the cookouts, & the fish fries to the rooftop parties & random beach excursions. So take a listen, vibe out, and enjoy the summer…

Stoops Parks & Rooftops

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Dead Island

I’m not a huge video game guy but this is one hell of a trailer.
And for the record, Zombies > Vampires.

The Blackest Name in America

The Blackest Name in America

L Boogie

I miss this Lauryn Hill. Still the best female MC, in my opinion.

Part 2 after the jump.

Accordion

I forgot this had a video.