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Graffiti: Bencher’s Union 2012 Erie, Pa

Bencher’s Union is an annual Hip Hop Showcase in Erie, Pa. Higher Level Art helped organize a graffiti mural that stretches from Peach Street to Sassafrass St and the Bridges at the event. Looks like IOK, PBJ, RA, NSF, MUL, ESE  and a few others participated.

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Columbus Graffiti & Jay Swifa “Fall In Love” Dilla Remake

Two random, unrelated but good things I found on the net. First is this little  PBJ/IOK/DROIDS/3WA jammie. (above).

Jay Swifa of Fly Union put this remake of Slum Village’s  ”Fall In Love” on his soundcloud to pay tribute to J. Dilla. (below)


STEVE JOBS AINT NOTHING TO FUCK WITH PT.2

Ohio-based collective Higher Level Art pays tribute with this “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Steve Jobs graffiti mural.

Check out the entire Steve Jobs “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Memorial mural after the jump

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MP3: Chozin Beats (Feat P.Blackk and Lxe For The Uncool) “Ohio Classic”


“Classic” burner by AREL

MP3: Ohio Classic

Chozin Beatz (ft P. Blackk & Lxe For the Uncool)

Dope beat. Two elite Columbus Emcee’s? What could be better?

Higher Level Art’s Mindblowing Mural at the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

The above video has the good dudes over at Higher Level Art doing a pretty fresh performance piece at this year’s Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

During the duration of the 10-day festival they create a mural goes through a zillion stages of graffiti.. Starting from tags, then moved on to fill-ins to rollers to a full scale production to eventually a layering of a buffed wall after getting dicked.

The only way this mural is completely enjoyed is through this video.

Read the full-description here.

RIP HEIST

Higher Level Art Show at the Milk Bar Tonight

Higher Level Art is throwing an art show at the Milk Bar tonight 5-10 pm.
On the low, this art show has some really internationally famous artists involved.
On the er Higher Level uhm, here are links to Higher Level Art’s mural welcoming T.O. to the Bengals and their Paint the Street Art Project.
Johnny Cashola and DJ Detox will provide the music.
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Ohio Graffiti Not in Ohio + MP3s of Huey, Lil Wayne, Jayz, Rick Ross, Paul Wall, Raekwon, Jay Electronica,Yelawolf

MP3:Huey f Lil Wayne Another Planet
MP3:Rick Ross – Free Mason (Feat. Jay-Z & John Legend)
MP3:Paul Wall-Live It (Ft Raekwon Jay Electronica Yelawolf)

Ohio Graffiti writers in Oakland, Asia, Erie Pa + More.
Rick Ross and Jayz address Freemason rumors. I’m way into Rick Ross’ verse. Shit he was already a prison guard, and took his name from the drug kingpen that sold crack unknowlingly for the CIA to help fund the contras.
Why not be a free mason?
Jay-z uses the song to call people that thought he was an operative of Satan morons.

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Daymon Day 2009 Photos & Videos

A few weeks ago we celebrated the 4th annual Daymon Day here in Columbus. We had a basketball tourney, tribute mural, emcee battle, parade and a rowdy dance party. We got our Rucker park on and then brought it into the streets.

For those that aren’t familar with Daymon Day but like things perhaps reading this article before or after viewing the following videos and pictures might give you some background info.

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This video shot by A.J.(i think) shows the parade.

Watch it if you think marching 300 plus people in the middle of the road to Black Sabbath, Dilla, Cam’ron, M.O.P. , DJ Przm, Camu Tao, Jim Jones,Pharoah Monche and Racist Joe instrumentals to honor their fallen loved ones on an OSU gameday sounds interesting.

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GAMBLE IOK in Italy

Cincy writer Gamble in Italy. Heatrocks.

No Scribble Jam in 2009

Earlier this week, midwest hip hop saint, Kevin Beacham sent out this email announcing the end of Scribble Jam. Scribble was a Hip Hop festival in Cincy.

Later this week I might post highlights that include me painting at Scribble, Eminem, MF Doom, Sage Francis, Meta4ce, Brand Nubian, RJD2,Def Jux,Atmosphere, Anticon, Blueprint and disparging comments about the females that the so-called “Queen City” has to offer.

BUt until then…here is what Mr. Beacham had to say.

Scribble Jam 1996-2008

First off, let me just say thank you to everyone who has been reaching out about Scribble ’09. Sorry for putting you on hold, but we had a lot of things to consider. This letter explains it all. Sorry it’s a bit long but I wanted to really try to capture the full situation. If you just want the details without the theatrics, skip to the last two paragraphs J
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