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Muhammad Ali: Associates VS Friends

» 13 April 2009 » In Art, Boxing, Dope, People, Style » No Comments

Muhammad Ali: Associates VS Friends

I have been thinking a lot about “friendship” lately.

It is almost amazing the amount of Treachery and Deceit one experiences in life.

True Friends are rare and hard to find. Associates I have many, friends very few.

Muhammad Ali on Friendship

Muhammad Ali Poem on Friendship:

“Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought nor sold.
But, its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold.
For gold is cold and lifeless, it can neither see nor hear.
In time of trouble its powerless to cheer.
Gold has no ears to listen, no heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort or reach out a helping hand.
So, when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if He sends,
not pearls, diamonds, or riches but, the love of real true friends.”

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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The Best Guerrilla Street Artists

» 04 April 2009 » In Art » No Comments

The Best Guerrilla Artists

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BANKSY

The most famous guerrilla artist of them all (if he can be famous when no one really knows who he is or what he looks like, despite tabloid newspaper attempts to unmask him), Banksy is either the anti-capitalist artistic conscience of the streets or the sell-out who panders to the establishment he once provoked. He is now revered enough that city councils keep his stencils on public buildings, and in 2007, a single work sold for £288,000, around 20 times the estimate of Bonham’s. Banksy produced spoof £10 notes from the ‘Banksy of England’, defaced Paris Hilton CDs, and painted the Queen as a chimpanzee during her Golden Jubilee. In August 2005, he painted nine images on the concrete wall dividing Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, including a girl floating over the wall holding balloons.

1 Hour in the life of a Banksy


POSTER BOY

Poster Boy has been slinking around New York’s subways for the past year taking a razor to advertising posters. The results are simple, satirical and brilliant. He slashes a poster of The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, making a ghoulish Frankenstein of two of the most beautiful faces on screen, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. He turns an Indiana Jones poster into a comment on colonialism.

Sometimes – he has to work quickly before the police catch him – he does very little at all, as in the poster of blockbuster Iron Man, which he meddled with to create new words: Iran > Nam. He has been called the “Matisse of subway-ad mash-ups” and has said he has no intention of taking his work into galleries. The real deal.

Spending Time With Poster Boy

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KEITH HARING

The original street artist, it was Haring’s chalk drawings on the subway walls of New York that first got him noticed.

In New York, he found the art community at its most experimental outside the gallery, in the city’s streets and clubs.

His outline figures did not have faces and yet expressed a range of powerful emotions. Taking a stand against capitalism and attitudes to HIV, he hung out with Jean-Michel Basquiat, who in the late Seventies began spray painting his iconic SAMO graffiti around the city, a pithy satirical series that foreshadowed the tone of much guerrilla art.

SHEPARD FAIREY

Remember the Barack Obama Hope posters during the US presidential election campaign of last year? They were not the brainchild of some corporate marketing team, but created by one of the most influential guerrilla artists around, Shepard Fairey, who has been operating since the Eighties, with his designs adorning skate parks across America. He was responsible for anti-Bush sticker campaigns such as ‘Be the Revolution’ and ‘Obey’. The iconic Obama design, pictured, was initially distributed independently, but soon with official approval. He followed it up with a companion portrait inviting people to ‘adopt’ shelter dogs, brilliantly lampooning the historical significance of the original.

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Some of the best Guerilla Artist are the unsung ones.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

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Friends We Love ft. Poster Boy :: Artist + Vigilante

BANKSY

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Style Wars: Banksy Piece Vandalized

» 25 March 2009 » In Art, People, Style » 1 Comment

Style Wars: Banksy Piece Vandalized

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A graffiti artist has vandalised a Banksy image in Hendon in an apparent show of disdain towards his fellow spray painter.

Less than a month after the painting appeared on the wall of a substation at the junction with the A1 and the A406 North Circular Road, it has been defaced by another urban artist.

Before being targeted, the image depicted a boy seemingly marking the wall of a power station with the words “Last Graffiti Before Motorway”.

But over the weekend someone painted the word “PRICE-LESS” across the wall, with one national paper yesterday running pictures of him in action.

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Some have suggested it is a protest by another artist who may believe Banksy has forgotten the “true meaning” of urban art following his success.

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Members of the Banksy Forum website, which follows the artist’s work, have condemned the art attack, with one member saying the perpetrator is “jealous, and bitter”.

Another man, who calls himself buddings, responded to suggestions Banksy only carries out work for financial gain, by writing: “I don’t get this at all.

“Banksy wasn’t paid to do it, he wasn’t hoping someone would sell the wall. Banksy could have done the same image on a canvas from the comfort of his studio for a massive amount of money but instead goes out in the middle of the night and gives London a little gift.”

He added: “How the hell does this remind Banksy of what urban art is all about?“

Forum member happy shopper said: “Obviously done by an idiot with no style at all.”

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This kind of stuff has been going on since the beginning of Graffiti. For modern times proof, check Style Wars (one of my favorite all time movies).

Sure it was a wack throw up, but Banksy knows The Game.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Reks – Cry Baby [Prod. Statik Selektah] (samples: willie hutch – she’s just doing her thing)

Bboys of Style Wars

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

» 24 March 2009 » In Art, Girls » 3 Comments

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

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I think I am going to hook one of these Canon Cameras. With the Down Economy, there are just too many girls willing to take their clothes off these days.

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Compact, lightweight with environmental protection, EOS 5D successor boasts a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 for shooting in near dark conditions. The new DIGIC 4 processor combines with the improved CMOS sensor to deliver medium format territory image quality at 3.9 frames per second, for up to 310 frames.

Triggered from Live View Mode, HD video capture allows users to shoot uninterrupted at full 1080 resolution at 30fps — for amazing quality footage with outstanding levels of detail and realism.

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The integration of HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1-megapixel camera opens a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. With its full-frame CMOS sensor and outstanding ISO performance, the EOS 5D Mark II will appeal to any photographer in search of the finest camera equipment available — from studio and wedding to nature and travel photographers.

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Down Economies are great for making money and pursuing hobbies.

And swooping Girls.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Wale ft. Young Chris & Tre – Night Life

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Banksy’s Kate Moss prints fail to sell

» 09 March 2009 » In Art » 1 Comment

Banksy’s Kate Moss prints fail to sell

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Six prints of model Kate Moss by artist Banksy which were expected to fetch £150,000 have failed to sell.

The works, inspired by Andy Warhol’s iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, were among 78 lots being offered in London.

The screen prints were produced in a limited run of 20 sets, but because most were sold individually, complete sets are scarce.

They feature alongside other Banksy works as part of Bonhams auction house’s Urban Art Sale.

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Down Economy?

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK
The Guide to Getting More Out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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The Future? Justice – Stress – Romain Gavras

» 15 February 2009 » In Art, Crime, Dope, Music » No Comments

The Future? Justice – Stress – Romain Gavras

This video reminds me of my youth:

Justice – Stress (directed by Romain Gavras)

Heavily influenced by The Warriors and
A Clockwork Orange. Two must have movies for any G.

Is it our future?

I am ready if it is.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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Banksy’s Kate Moss Back Up For Sale

» 07 February 2009 » In Art » 2 Comments

Banksy’s Kate Moss Back Up For Sale

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Back in February 2008 Banksy’s piece of Kate Moss sold for $191,000

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Now, BANKSY’S iconic image of Kate Moss will test the pockets of urban art collectors later this month when it comes up for auction. Despite rumours of a credit crunch (had you heard?) Bonhams, which will retail the piece, is confident.

“The Urban Art market remains buoyant judging by the interest this sale has aroused and we are pleased to continue to offer significant works by the most important artists in this field,” said Gareth Williams, head of Bonhams Urban Art department.

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As the most notable artist in the sale Banksy’s pieces highly sought after. The Moss images are particularly covetable, being sold intact as a set of six, and are estimated to fetch £100,000 to £150,000.

Also appearing in the sale is Nola Pink by Banksy, which shows girl being rained upon from beneath her umbrella. It was one of a series of works that the artist painted in New Orleans to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “Three years after Katrina I wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean up operation,” Banksy was quoted as saying.

The sale will take place on February 24. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, go to www.bonhams.com.

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This will be an interesting judge of the strength of the Art World.

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The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Raekwon – Criminology 2 (Feat. Ghostface Killah)

Smoking should be legal. Everywhere.

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Never Die Alone Movie, DMX

» 02 February 2009 » In Art, Dope » 2 Comments

Never Die Alone Movie, DMX

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I have written before about my love for the book Never Die Alone by Donald Goines.

The movie is pretty decent too, even though I have said before that, “Most movies starring rappers suck.”

In this updated version of the book Never Die Alone, DMX plays King David, one of the most sinister and ruthless characters ever put to paper or the silver screen. A classic tale of an East Coast Player taking over the West Coast. Something I am all not unfamiliar with.

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We reap what we sow.
That’s what the Bible says.
Payback’s a motherfucker.
I think James Brown said that
.”

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The Hindus have
a word for it–karma.
They believe in reincarnation–
that a man pays in the next life for all
the shit he’s done in the previous one.
Keeps on payin’too,
till he gets it right.
Now, if I had to do it
all over again…
well–
Responsibility. Redemption.
In order to be truly redeemed, a man
has to own up to his responsibilities
.”

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She had me wrapped
around her little finger, and she knew it.
I used to laugh when I heard
niggers talk about bein’ in love.
Even writin’ the word makes me
feel helpless
, but it’s true.
I’d never felt this way about another
person in my life, except my mother.
And I didn’t like it. I mean this
from the bottom of my heart.
I hated this feeling
that I had for Juanita.
It made me feel like I was–
like I was weak.

We couldn’t have that.
They say revenge
is a dish best served cold.

I was about to take my shit
right out the motherfuckin’ freezer.
Bitch thought she was gonna
get by without me…
she’d be thinking again real soon.
Might as well call me
a broken-down trick
.
Using me for my money, then telling me
a quarter mil ain’t good enough.

A quarter mil’s always good.!
It was good then, and it’s
sure in hell still good now.

It was good then,
and it’s sure in hell still good now.

It was good then,
and it’s sure in hell still good now.

Still good now.
Still good now. Still good now.

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The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK
The Guide to Getting More Out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Never Die Alone (Trailer)

DMX Jail Interview part 1

DMX Jail Interview part 2

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Lianna and Naima: Last Nights Party

» 31 January 2009 » In Art, Girls, Travel » No Comments

Lianna and Naima: Last Nights Party

Good artistic videos:

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Lianna

Naima

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Winter Music Conference is wack. Miami Beach in February is dope.

First girl “nature is my party” reminds me of some girls I have swooped. Not bad memories.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK
The Guide to Getting More Out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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Dope Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier

» 28 January 2009 » In Art, Crime, G Manifesto, Style » 3 Comments

Dope Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier

I saw this movie recently and I have to say it is probably the dopest movie of this decade so far.

No Joke.

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Rise of the Footsoldier is based on the true story of Carlton Leach, a former football hooligan heavy with the notorious ICF (Inter City Firm) who later moved up the criminal underworld by bouncing, minding, and muscling.

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The first part of the movie is like Green Street Hooligans times 100. So if you liked Green Street Hooligans you will love Rise of the Footsoldier. Plus in Rise of the Footsoldier, there is no Elijah Wood. Hell, Elijah Wood hasn’t been good in a movie since The Good Son with Macaulay Culkin! Just playing.

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Anyways, Rise of the Footsoldier then follows Carlton Leach through the bouncing scene and the early days of Ecstasy and Raves.

Which just so happens to be the scene I cut my teeth in as a young Baby G.

Anyways, just buy and watch it.

Dopest movie of the decade.

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Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK
The Guide to Getting More Out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Rise of the Footsoldier theatrical trailer

Rise of the foot soldier

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