Wednesday, March 31, 2010

b-i-z + patience!

started on the drawing above,
stopped because i think i can do better.
i like how the biz turned out,
but i need to work on crafting a theme or i will not grow.
to draw something for 2+ months and stick to the same theme?!
here comes the patience.
breathe in breathe out.
also, if you are looking for random ass links (art, photo, b.s.)
go follow me on twitter/twatter--------->
(or check that page every once and a while)

listening to:
method man + ghostface killah + raekwon - wu-massacre lp
dj kayslay - more than just a dj lp
inspectah deck - manifesto lp
ice-t - home invasion lp

's-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-somebody gon' get laid the fuck out!'
meeeean asss beeat!
word to kayslay, this shit is bonkers!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


cooooooooooooooool kiiiiiiiiiiiidz!
what it is - one time - pac div!
just uploaded some more ish to flickr.
^above^ pics from the cool kids show from a while ago.
cant wait for the new album!

currently im getting ready to start airbrushing with markers. (wtf?)
i got a decent throw away drawing if i mess up.
i did a half way drawing of evangeline lilly (from lost)
and hope i can half way finish this biatch.
ill show the drawing even if i fuck up.

saturday morning, a whole truckload of hangover hit me.
holy crap that was hella nasty.
but ufc solved all of that.
gsp comes thru....word up.
all he had to to to finish that armbar was lift his hips.
'and it was a wrap'.
but good stuff on gsp,
word to the 2 unpredictable fighters at the end of the show.
wtf? i call it a button mashing fight.
both guys dont look skilled,
but then BAM head kick!
or BAM left straight into right hook!
decent combos out of nowhere.
anyways good ufc steelo.

listening to:
kidz in the hall - land of make believe lp
de la soul - stakes is high lp
pete rock & cl smooth - mecca & the soul brother lp
ice-t - iceberg lp

Thursday, March 25, 2010

diggin in the tapez!

so i followed thru and listened
to my dj premier cassette tapes.
there was a track on there called
'up on prospect' - by the hillfiguz
such a kick ass beat.
i can see this as a skateboarding/bmx track.
if i ever get a nikon 300s, i will make a vid with this beat on it.

the second beat i loved was off the mista sinista tape.
i found 'psychotic nasty' by ill distracxion
holy crap this track had retarded bass.
this back to back with
'hip hop' by dead prez will destroy your system.

and a track i saw posted recently on hiphopdx
dope vid
kidz in the hall f/chip the ripper - fresh academy

Fresh Academy - Kidz in the Hall feat. Chip Tha Ripper and Donnis from Davy Greenberg on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


started number 5.5!
added tha b-i-z!
was listening to:
just a friend
me and the biz
and had to represent with the biz on a drawing.
im gonna try and pour more soul into this one,
and really style on it.

(after writing the whole post
i thought id go back and preface the next bit with:
if u own an ipod or any mp3
i got a small 500mb zen stone, good shit for walkin to work.
BUT something about sitting in
front of your shelves of music,
and BAM! a solid gem! anyway lemme barf out some ish~~)

ever since the cool kids/pac div concert
ive been digging thru some albums i havent listened to in a while.
first off id like to say,
as much as id like to rip all my cds (all 2000+)
i say, fuck ipod.
its not that im really hating on anyone who has one,
its just something about surfing thru collections.
sifting thru my vinyl and or cds
and finding a track i havent listened to in a looong time.
i guess i could have enjoyed the track earlier if it was ripped,
but fuck that im old school.
i enjoy the tracks a billion times more
when finding it all over again.
listening to the common - one day... album,
i forgot (from front to back) that album was the fuckin bomb.
holding in my hand,
and putting it away for another rainy day,
gives me a good feeling every time i find it.
daaamn, im goin to bust out cassettes in a hot minute.

on that tip
j-zone on cassettes:
(btw disco rick is hilarious, got a good laugh)

Real G's Rock Tapes from richdirection on Vimeo.

btw hes right,
ive a couple of roc raida/xmen/mista sinista tapes,
and it has a ton of tracks ive never heard of and
have never been able to find anywhere (damn).

(update: damn!
found an old dj premier mixtape,
shit is fire!)

currently listening to:
common - one day it will all make sense
de la soul - stakes is high
biz markie - i need a haircut
kool g rap + dj polo - killer kuts
m.o.p. - 1st family 4 life

now that i made the name com sense a name you fear
you niggaz is scared!
im your worst nightmare squared!

i forgot how damagin' this track is.
canibus at his best.
common on the battle tip.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

done deal 4.5!

(exhale + sigh)
finally donezo on this, and off to the next.
i wanna do some airbrush marker stuff inbetween these big drawings.
(so i can step up my big drawing game)
the next drawing will be more of a classic format
rather than workin on sihlouettes.
i really wanted to go back to craft on this one,
and i think i stepped it up 2.3 notches.

shout outs on the influences for this piece:
ganksta nip
blaq poet
street fighter iv
and of course all the artists i know personally,
and check out all the time.
oh and i just bought on VINYL:
(whatcha know about that?!)
positive k - carhoppers 12" (the street mix is hella dope)
ultramgnetic mcs - one two one two 12"
tragedy khadafi - thug paradise/true confessions 12"
maestro fresh wes - symphony in effect (!!!!) LP
public enemy - cant do nuthin for ya man 12"
the game + obie trice - growin up in the hood 12"
super duper alonzo 5000

what it is!

what it is one time pac div!
(i saw pac div + cooooool kids!)
cool kids wrecked shit.
pac div wrecked shit.
real hip hop all around.

it brought me back to golden era hip hop shows.
flossin and stylin on the mic, and everyone had some soul.
i think most rhymin today is more about
how many guns + cars u have, or how much drugs u sold.
those rhymes that were done in the past with those themes
had the artist show through, and had some sort of message.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

final stretch!

lets get it!
im on the final stretch on this drawing!
i am super happy with the results so far.
im ready to kill it on the next one!

i have been back posting photos on flickr!
im starting to get the workflow for lightroom,
but still need to get some of the kinks out.
^above^ is my favorites of the olympic photos.

battlefield: bad company 2 - xbox 360 (aka the new crack)
call of duty: modern warfare 2 - xbox 360 (aka still that piff)
street fighter iv - xbox 360 (aka the steady addiction)

Monday, March 08, 2010

a moment of silence.

on a serious note:
found out yesterday
that a teacher i had at acad has passed on.
to reflect:
before i met him
i imagined him like a classic sensei from japan.
all i knew about him before meeting him was,
he was a strict, a hard ass on design,
with a small bamboo stick to whip your hand
if you messed up on the mouse or if u didnt do enough roughs
(which sounds like all acad teachers, heh)
he was different. a super softee.
show respect and respect was given back.
(true japan represent, what!!!)
the hard walls came down once respect was earned.
goin through his classes
he was like,
a tough guy + a zen master,
a hard rock but with soft spots.
one critical point
during my third year there,
i had lots of negative things going on in my life.
to keep the story super short,
i was really down.
in my mind i had already checked out of school,
and was ready to check out on life.
eugene sensed this,
dropped teacher mode,
and sat down for a real heart to heart talk.
i think that was the first time i really
looked at any teacher in a new light.
i remember that was my' tsn turning point'
of my acad life.
strict to get the best out of students,
but understanding and caring.
the last time i saw him in person
was in 2006 while walking through the halls of acad.
it was the first time i had been
back inside the building since i bailed in '98.
i was hoping someone would be kickin around.
it was a good to see a familiar face in the marking room.
a taboo place for students back in the day...
(always wondered what went down in there)
he was in the middle of marking,
but he invited me in and talked for an hour reminiscing.
all the time in the world for alumni.
i can only imagine all the people he runs into,
i can only imagine all of the late nights he dedicated to students.
a great man.
thats how i remember eugene ouchi.
rest in peace.
i will miss you.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

new month's resolution!

check it
here is pics of the last week's worth of work.
added tyson, with the tattoo but u can barely see it.
finally posted some new photos on flickr woot!
also started a twitter account (sugthethug) woot!
now u can follow another lame account!

after looking at my flickr from 2009,
i realized that damn!....i took a hella long break.
i think i got burned out on everything.
trying to take photos,
but not really improving beacause i didnt
take a step back and evaluate any of the photos.
i got stuck in a groove and editing in the same way,
and shooting the same way and not really thinking.
this past year off did me wonders,
as i worked on my drawing and improved drastically.
as far as my photos go, i think ive graduated
to the third year of a four year self taught program.
what to possibly attack this year?
- in studio concept photography (thats a dream)
- shooting more event with tons of people around town
(this was inspiration from martin parr's: small world book)
- some experimentation with tons of different light situations
(lets see where this year takes me)

now that ive seen my photos in a new light,
im ready to go hard and wreck shit.
word to joel meyerowitz.

currently listening to:
dj whiteowl - dipset disciples
blaq poet - the blaqprint
digital underground - sons of the p
slayer - reign in blood

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


first off...
gold canada gold!
what a game, high fives all around,
and im olympic'd out.
no riots, and everything stayed canadian.
i have some fun pics coming.
(stay classy!)
made some progress this weekend on the drawing...
pretty pleased with the quality,
and its the first time ive felt it is a step up (for realzo).
onto the title of this post:
word to blaq poet!
i got the blaqprint,
and the first track off the album is SOLID.
it has been on repeat one for a while now.
the slow triumphant beat,
with the slow stompin rhymes wtf....
damn this is a bridge wars style throwback joint.

'the best that never done it'

and if you dont know about the (queens)bridge wars...
GET HYPE! this beat is ridiculous!
mc shan and marley marl destroying the game.

and if you think poet cannot spit.....
i present 'the original shit starter':
f.a.y.b.a.n. - screwball (blaq poet + dj premier)
word to n.w.a and ice cube
this is the hardest, illest, 'fuck you' shit ever.
and the radio version of this track is comedy.
every other word is censored (ill have to post it sometime).
f--k all you b---h a-- n----s hahahah.
alonzo 5000.