Banky’s Video for 18th Annual Webby Awards ***messymandella***

Graffiti artist will unfavorably perceive  Graffiti  as a nuisance  that diminishes property value, and depreciates business structures.

Graffiti artist, Banksy reveals minuscule details in regards to his personal life. He  provokes an undying interest in the Graffiti World that breathed a new world in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Bansky survives in an art form  that has prevailed for decades, Graffiti.

          At times, more so than often, we can dictate the time allotted for talent to venue into the world of “the professional” and we also conceal our artistic vision, because of close minded individuals.You can achieve both, money and artistic knowledge to share to the masses.

We can’t live and breathe worrying what other people prefer and how they perceive our creations? We must use that time of distraction to reach the focal point of talent, of our unique intuition that can’t be ignored by “the fire inside.”
Banksy will never involve the public in his personal life and his physical appearance will not  overshadow or  hinder his artistic craft, fantasy and years of secrecy.He however exploits those that are only famous because of a sex tape and an idiotic fan base such as Paris Hilton
Explore the legend, venture into the universe, the Graffiti God, Banksy!

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Freaky Tah AKA Raymond Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999)

Shyheim-On And On ***messymandella***

The drug epidemic broke us completely down, and even if everyone stopped slinging crack now the damage has caused prisons to be flooded, and caskets to be lowered.

Dreams were deterred and the families lost daddy, and the family structure to the game.

Now, we can attempt to bring our communities back, but the force and the poison tested on us will not go away, and once again it was not administered by us,but we suffer.

Who wanted to ruin our society? 

In 1984 Government officials could not segregate us legally.

They used the crack epidemic to  segregate us chemically and mentally,and their mission was a success.

Can the black families comprehend that it is not weak to be home with their  babies.

I guess it us easier said than done. In our culture people can be together for 8 years with no wedding in site. Meaning they are unconsiously not committed to their loved one.

When it is so easy to walk away, our children receive less. Don’t stay JUST BECAUSE OF THE CHILDREN. However,If you look into our history after the Crack Epidemic moms and dad’s were pitted against each other.

In some instances the boyfriend supplied the girlfriend or wife with the crack.

Our sons took note and realized that any reason to leave, is better than any reason to stay.

The fathers that sacrificed for their seeds, are raising grateful children that admire their effort and unconditional love.

Check out the statistics on our men,and how many are currently incarcerated that never had fathers in their life.

Some are currently in prison with their fathers.I understand that some of these men want better when they are released, their felony records will not get them a salary  and a 401 K. The Crack Epidemic instrumented in the death of the black families.

That is another generation of boys watching and learning from the downfall of the 80’s and they are being borned 5 years later.  We marched in the 60’s and 70’s and our  people had a sense of pride.

We must bring unity and respect back to our  culture.

It is embarrassing when men and women with no means of support have 13 children that they can not take care of, and the babies are loosing in the progress.

Dad and mom need to stand together and motivate our children to  be better. This video is from 1994, and look around and tell me how far we have truly come?



Michael Stewart Police Brutality***messymandella***

During the 1980’s Michael Stewart a 25-year-old black man would tag and scribble ideas and pictures on walls as a form of expression .He was in Police Custody when he was brutally beaten and died 13 days later.The police defense was  that he resisted arrest .Three witnesses saw that he was handcuffed,while he was beat.He had no way to defend himself against the fatal blows.

The 198o’s Graffiti Art Movement breeded some of the best artist of all time Lady Pink, Keith Haring,Lady Pink, Jean Michel Basquiat and Al Diaz (SAMO). Michael Stewart wanted to join the ranks of the Graffitii Elite. Many paid tribute to his death.Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were deeply upset with his death and painted portraits in Michael’s honor.

Michael Stewart entered the hospital and lived the last 13 days of his life in a Coma. His injuries and witness reports stated that he was strangled and pummeled to death.Later in the investigation the Coroner report later disappeared. The New York Transit Police also taped his legs together while he was handcuffed. The sadness and a silence of injustice breeds contempt were the police strengthened doubt in police protection. The Graffiti world lost a young man,and all the Policemen pleaded not guilty and were acquitted of all charges. . Power Struggles and Fears create separation. The same fact remains that it takes someone to die before we remember fear,brutality, and ignorance. Trayvon and Sean Bell, and many others have died in the custody of police. Maybe, they have a reason to run? Fear and distrust, just to name a few. Who could be this cruel?Why are we living in a world with so much injustice?What can we do to end this senseless brutality? This should not happen. No excuse!


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Revisted:Rappers Swizz Beats, Jay Z, And Rick Roast All Embrace Jean Michel Basquiat (SAMO)***messymandella***


>       <       SAMO, changed my life, and introduced me to a culture of beauty, ugly art, and intelligence. Yes, I stated, “Ugly Art,” because when you review Jean Michel Basquiat‘s Art, you either get it or you don’t!  You know that for some his Artistic View ;merely a drug induced experiment! Drugs plaqued every Artistic media, and most of the legends of Rock Music.

      Robert Hughes (Art Critic) panned Jean Michel Basquiat as “The Purple Haze Of Hype.” This scathing article published November 16,1992, destroyed credibility and  artistic visions based of his short disastrous love.  Hughes believed that without any artistic training and lack of ability, he was hyped and used by Andy Warhol, or was he? No one knows the extent or even the purpose of  Basquiat and Warhol’s relationship. Maybe, it is better that way!

           Here lies,part of my heart, that enabled me to become who I am presently. I live through my own artistic development, and abandon ideas on speach, writing, and music. I know you have listened to numerous rappers name drop, Jean Michel’s name. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Swizz Beats,dated Madonna, Fab-5  friends, and others ;dedicated to educate others on “The 80’s Art Boom.” Basquiat1

     You definitely can’t forget Renee Ricard, who is the reason we even whisper Basquiat’s name. Now, here lies the contradiction and inner demons of someone who believed he was cursed, and could not trust anyone. Basquiat memorized the book “Gray’s Anatomy“, Voodoo, History, and failing relationships in his art.

       As Jean Michel’s life became a demonic obsession of drugs, he even went into a reclusive state. He visualized the end of his life was imminent. The paranoia from his own insecurities were  on displayed and prophesied  in his last painting “Riding With Death.” He spent his entire life with bisexual sexual escapades, and people in an out of his life. The drugs finally destroyed his career prospects and working relationship with Anna Nosei, Al Diaz, and his relationships.
Jean Michel left New York  for Hawaii because he knew if he stayed in New York,  he would die from his drug addiction.
Jean Michel’s appearance had deteriorated,and garnered stares because of the drastic change for such a young man. Once a handsome man with beautiful dreads and clear skin could be seen walking through New York barefoot and mumbling in a drug filled stupor. He began to lose his teeth and his physical demeanor, and many tried to intervined, but that help would never come…
<Basquiat couldn’t win over his possession of drugs and lost his fight to drug addiction from “Speed Balling” before he left to go to a Run D.M.C. concert. In the bathroom everyone downstairs assumed he was sleeping because he was snoring. No one had an idea, that when they opened the doo he would  be slumped over like a baby trying to get air, that never came. SAMO wanted to leave a legacy,and many unanswered questions. I am sure he is confused and humbled to know that we still remember his life, and his struggle and his messages he conveyed in his  Art.  Jean Michel Basquiat’s physical life spanned from (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) and he was correct he would have his  final ride with death in New York.

SAMO knew it! He knew he was “Riding With Death.”


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