Following the recent debut of his This Is My Planet mixtape, New Jersey MC Kevin Poptart blesses his fans with new visuals. “What It Is” showcases the introspective artist in his own world, both figuratively and literally, as he ponders the meaning of 17yearold subject matter. Check out Poptart’s album stream and project here.
This may be Earth but according to 17yearold MC/production whiz (and República homie) Kevin Poptart this is his globe. The young New Jersey, USA visionary just finished putting his latest mixtape together for our listening pleasure. It’s called This Is My Planet and it features 16 tracks of oneofkind tunes highlighting his outerplanetary experience here with us. We like it and if it means that we have to get “abducted” for listening, we’re down!
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, UNIQLO is reaching out to those affected and spreading some warmth with a volunteer and donation program that will distribute 100,000 Heattech items and 10,000 Ultra Light Down jackets to those living in the areas of New York and New Jersey hardest hit by the storm.
Presenting the work of modern pop style artists, Robert Johns. The New Jerseybased artist covers iconic images that pick up where Andy Warhol left off. Example? His Young Mao Star piece and a few others. Johns’ work focuses primarily on messages that derive from saturated media, counter culture and celebrity allure.
Yale law school graduate and mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, is no stranger to adversity and challenge. Not only did he decided to take on one of the most notoriously poor and crimeridden cities in his state, but he’s also managed to forge a successful political career (and series) based on a rollingupyoursleevesandgetinvolved work ethic. The following is a commencement speech that Mayor Booker recently delivered at Bard College. It is probably one of the most relevant and powerful speeches we’ve heard in a long time! He breaks down what he dubs as The Conspiracy Of Love, a theory about how many unnamed and faceless heroes and forces have “conspired” to selflessly help us, about how our power to transform our exterior reality begins with radically transforming our internal reality. Please take the time to listen and apply this one. Amazing!
The Sundance Channel presents Brick City 2, the second season of its acclaimed documentary series on the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey. The show, executively produced by Forest Whitaker, highlights the new leaf of hope being turned for a community that was known more for its poverty, gangviolence, and budget cuts, than much else! Follow Mayor, Cory Booker (Street Fight), Police Director, Garry McCarthy, and other Newark citizens, as they work to cover ground and repair the socioeconomic troubles of this inspiring place. Brick City 2 airs Sunday nights at 8pm EST.
Now casting new prime time series for the fine living network.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME | THE DISASTER DIARY: ENTRY 4
Imagine for a moment, if you will, being stranded in the middle of a rainforest in the dead of night, armed only with your natural abilities, instincts, intelligence and a dull machete.
I woke up this morning feeling depleted, defeated, deflated and depressed. It is now officially 2 weeks since we have been given the order to vacate and we are still staying in hotels. Before this whole ordeal, I thought my wife and I had pretty complicated, busy lives. We both have fulltime jobs and are fulltime parents with all the responsibilities and entanglements that come with it. On top of the day job, I also try to get some writing done when I am not changing pampers or picking up my oldest daughter from Tae Kwon Do.