OFFICIAL WEBSITE – www.funkbuddha.net
PROFESSION – Performance Artist – Throat Singer / Beatboxer / etc.
LOCATION – Brooklyn, NY
BIO – Akim Funk Buddha’s exceptional stage productions transcend borders due to his multimedia performances as a throat singer/vocalist, beat boxer, multi-percussionist, and dancer.
Akim has been featured at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note ,The Whitney Museum (VH1 Hip Hop Honors), Lincoln Center Outdoors, Joe’s Pub, The Winter Garden, La MaMa Theater & The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Late Show with David Letterman, & Sesame Street.
He is featured as an M.C. in the award winning Documentary “FreeStyle – The Art of Rhyme”.
MUSIC VIDEOS –
Wednesday, September 23 at 10 PM ET/PT, BET will premiere its new documentary “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ,”
Directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah
The Documentary features exclusive interviews with family, friends and admirers, including Muhammad Ali’s daughter and Niece Laila Ali, as well as Shaya Ali, LL Cool J , Common, Ludacris, T.I., Nas, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Lewis, Tyrese, Rosie Perez, David Banner, Michael Eric Dyson, Billie Jean King, Walt Frazier, Jim Brown, Ronnie Essett, Sway Calloway, Wood Harris, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Godfrey C. Danchimah, Richard Sherman, J. Ivy and more.
In honor of the 19th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death on September 13th 1996, artists submitted original work of the late rapper. To honor his legacy, the family picked 20 pieces and shared them as a gallery on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. From abstract paintings to digital renditions of his legendary image.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE – http://cargocollective.com/Alanket
PROFESSION – Artist, photographer, author, curator and marketer
BIO – Alan Ket is an artist, photographer, author, curator and marketer. Ket is an active graffiti artist, curator, and photographer. Most recently he was the curator for graffiti and street art related exhibitions at Fondation Cartier in Paris, PowerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, 55DSL in New York City, The Hip Hop Theatre Festival at New York University, and the MOCA in Los Angeles. Early in his career Ket launched Stress, a hip-hop magazine credited for breaking such artists as Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, Eminem, and Raekwon, among others. He spun Stress off into an internationally published Spanish language version of the magazine called Hip Hop Nation. In 2001, with Marc Ecko, he created the very successful men’s fashion magazine Complex.
TUPAC SHAKUR : ( June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)
Rapper – Actor – Poet – Activist – Revolutionary – Leader – King
VIDEO TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF 2PAC’S BIRTHDAY & LIFE .. REST IN POWER, PEACE, PARADISE KING
2pac – Old School [HD]
Life Goes On – Tupac
2Pac – Do For Love
Tupac – Me Against The World
2Pac – Changes ft. Talent
2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up
2Pac – Dear Mama
2Pac – I Ain’t Mad At Cha
2Pac and Scarface – Smile For Me Now (Original Version)
2pac feat Dr.Dre – California Love HD
2Pac – Gangsta Party (Official Video)
2Pac – Hail Mary ( ft. The Outlawz )
2pac feat notorious big runnin dyin to live
2pac – Until The End Of Time
Video tribute for Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G. Happy Born Day .. King you legacy lives strong.
Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls) Party And Bullshit
(Original Video 1993)
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy” (Official Video)
The Notorious B.I.G. – “One More Chance”
The Notoroius B.I.G. – “Sky’s The Limit”
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Biggie”
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Warning”
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”
Jadakiss ft Faith Evans Letter To B I G
ARTICLE CREDITS : BIO.
In 1994, The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut album, Ready to Die, which told the story of his life, from drug dealer to rapper. Backed with hits like “Juicy” and “Big Poppa,” the record went platinum and the young hip-hop artist became a full-fledged star. That same year, The Source named the rapper “Best New Artist,” “Best Live Performer” and “Lyricist of the Year.”
As his star power increased, Biggie did his best to share his prestige. He backed the work of several rappers that he’d originally performed with while starting out in Brooklyn, and took to the studio in support of other artists on Sean “Puffy” Combs’s label. He also teamed up with such stars as Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. By the close of 1995, Biggie was one of music’s best-selling and most sought after performers.
Murder and Speculation
Shakur’s death amplified Biggie’s fears about his own life, and his concern was tragically validated on March 9, 1997. Biggie, who had just come out of the Soul Train Music Awards, was sitting in an SUV when another vehicle pulled up to his car, opened fire and killed him. Biggie was only 24 years old at the time.
For many fans, the murder was viewed as retaliation for Shakur’s murder. Biggie’s death shook the music world, prompting fears that the hip-hop world might erupt into a full-fledged war, ending numerous other lives. That didn’t happen, fortunately, but Biggie’s friends, family and fans never received any answers regarding his death. Despite years of speculation regarding the identity of the gunman, Biggie’s case was never solved. Biggie’s family has been outspoken about its disappointment with the handling of the case, going as far as accusing the Los Angeles Police Department of employing rogue officers who were involved in the murder.
In 2002, filmmaker Nick Broomfield released the documentary Biggie and Tupac, which featured a round of interviews with people associated with both men. More recently, in May 2012, former L.A. police detective Greg Kading, who had worked on Biggie’s case, told VH1 that he had incriminating evidence against Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, a gang member belonging to the Mob Piru Bloods. Kading, who had quit the LAPD after he was pulled from the case, asserts that the murder will never be solved.
REST IN PEACE , POWER , PARADISE ( RILEY B KING )
#RIP to the #King of the #Blues World Wide – Mr. #BBKing. The man embodied everything about the #music, and while he’ll be missed, #Lucillewill live on forever. #RestInPeace #KingoftheBlues
The Blue Note Entertainment Group and B.B. King Blues Club family is deeply saddened by the loss of the legendary “King of the Blues” BB King. Our relationship with B.B. goes back over 20 years, to when he played at the Blue Note Jazz Club, NY and was strengthened when we decided to open a venue together. Our sincere condolences go out to his family. Today, we’ve lost one of the greatest musicians of all time and a dear friend. We hope that his legacy lives on at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square NYC where we will continue to celebrate his life.
THE WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO PAYS TRIBUTE TO BBKING.