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Eye Candy's Blog – March 2013 Archive (7)

Basquiat's ex to release a treasure trove of never before seen art

Hot Moses, Guess this is true. 80s legendary street artist Jean Michel Basquiat was known for painting on doors, trashcans, and sides of buildings before he linked up with Andy Warhol. He shot into super-stardom, and all those bit of street art relics have been in the possession…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Free Movie Downloads + Posters: 'Let Fury Have the Hour' feat. Chuck D, Tom Morello, Boots Riley & More

AFROPUNK Fam! 'Let Fury Have the Hour' is a dope film about creative counter-culture featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Wayne Kramer of MC5, among others.

Sharing "powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas". Music, activism, skate, art, education and more.

The movie is…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

'Oya: Rise Of The Orisha' Project: Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities

Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.

To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 25, 2013 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

Artist Jules Arthur Shares The Story Behind the Artwork for ‘They Die By Dawn’ Cowboy Epic

Many of you guys got excited when we told you about They Die By Dawn, the new epic cowboy movie starring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and more, which just premiered at the SXSW Festival. But have you seen the badass poster created by visual artist…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chris Rock And Dave Chapelle To Tour Together?

Who's ready for a Dave Chapelle + Chris Rock tour? Dave Chapelle recently joined Chris Rock on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York and they (jokingly?) hinted at a tour together. Chapelle said: "After next Tuesday, I'm free for like 11 years", Rock said: "By Halloween, I could do dates". Do you guys think that would be a good…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 4, 2013 at 9:06am — 12 Comments

Nina Simone's camp is not pleased with Zoe Saldana's response to the biopic/"Blackface" controversy

Nina Simone's camp is not having it. They feel that Zoe Saldana's response to the biopic/"Blackface" controversy is not appropriate.

Excerpts from their statement: "Do we really expect her to grasp the subtleties of colorism? (The subtleties of…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 1, 2013 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

POC Zine Project will be at Chicago Zine Fest March 8 & 9

Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about the POC Zine Project, in which long-time AFROPUNK member Osa is involved (you might remember her from her DIY zine for Black punk rockers Shotgun Seamstress).

POC Zine Project will be at the…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 1, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

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