Uptown, New York Citybased artist, Dister, would rather beg forgiveness than ask for permission. The rebel visionary was recently featured in a short for WNYC about how his “I Love My Hood” project strives to artistically boost the self esteem of his neighborhood and communities around the globe.
The Uptown New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights gets the reality show treatment thanks to MTV’s brandnew “docuseries” Washington Heights. The show follows a cast of bright teens hailing from the infamous neighborhood that are looking for their own piece of the American pie via music, fashion and athleticism. Sprinkle in drama among friends and love interests and you’ve got yourself a probable hit!
English street artist, Ben Eine, has a thing for typography and letters. The selfadmitted graffiti flunkie (too old to run from the cops) actually spends his time putting up commissioned and communitybeautifying work now, like what he did for Inwood, New York City about a year ago. The following is a short interview about the Uptown “letters” shot via H Film Production.
Our friends over at APT 78 (New York City) are getting ready to welcome legendary HipHop producer, DJ Premier this evening. He’ll be the second guest of their landmark 2012 Summer Series. The fun starts early so get their on time kiddies! And just in case you think we’re making up the “historic” part, here’s Questlove of The Roots with a midset speech last week.
Uptown New York City’s premiere hotspot for couture HipHop and art, APT 78, is getting ready to launch its second annual Summer Series. This year’s invited (and worldrenowned) DJs include Questlove of The Roots, DJ Premier, Biz Markie and Kid Capri. The awesome nights will be hosted by Vibe Magazine’s Datwon Thomas and kickoff beginning June 11th. Interested partygoers can peep the series poster (designed by Tony Peralta) for more info. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Señor M. Tony Peralta drops his signature Hecho A Mano series for the summer and things can’t get any hotter, literally. There’s tanks, hats, crop tops, tees, you name itall in the spirit of Uptown Manhattan (Wash Heights) and the hot, sticky season that New York City is so famous for! Cop it here.
Part 3 of our profile on Congressional candidate, Clyde Williams, takes place at a local hardware store where two generationsa father and son duocome together day in and day out to keep the family business thriving and food on the table. Check out the conclusion to our series as Clyde gets a twoforone special on issues concerning business in the neighborhood from Luis Minaya and Luis Minaya Jr.
With the electricity of election season in the air, here’s a profile on an interesting candidate that’s running for an equally interesting congressional district in New York City.
This threepart series follows Democrat, Clyde Williams and his plans for the communities of Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwoodbetter known as Uptown Manhattan or District 13.
Check out Part 1 as Clyde heads up to the Northern tip of the island and gets an insiders look into the community and its history via local entrepreneur, Leopold Vasquez.
Nothing like seeing young upandcomers shine! That’s what we really dig over here at República. I mean, what kind of future would The Revolution have without the new generation?
Perrion (@PerryEats) is a NYCbased emcee with a smoothoperating Jazz, 90’s HipHop and skateboarding aesthetic. And director, Chris Sote (@SoteCIETYallure) is an Uptown Manhattanbased cinematographer with a keen eye. With little to no resources, our homies present the following video for the last track on Perrion’s “Circuit Breaker” album: