Emotions are flying high on this Tuesday, November 19th, as New Yorkers wake up to see the historic 5Pointz painted over. 5Pointz, better known as the mecca for graffiti artists all over the world including work of some 1,500 artists, was wiped clean in matter of one night.
For years, the owners of the property had plans to turn this historical building into a development project. And while many were against it, the likelihood of that project happening continued to grow. Protests were held throughout the year at the location and at city hall but it was no fight against the profit. Even the world-renowned street artist Banksy, ended his monthlong residency in New York with the words, “save 5Pointz.”
The folks over at Beats for Change – “Social Meets Music” have come together with a heavy hitting list of international beat makers such as Tall Black Guy, MOODS, Trian Kayhatu, Bugseed, Amin Payne, and more to put together a fundraiser album called ”Tacloban HOPE”.
All proceeds and sales are linked directly to their partner for this project GlobalMedic.ca a charity group that have been on the ground in the hardest hit regions of the Philippines from day one of Typhoon Haiyan.
This album can be bought for a minimum of $7 and all proceeds go directly to the Philippines and the people that are in need most. Please support, share, enjoy, and bump these beats!
Today is the 10-year-anniversary of Immortal Technique’s now indie classic “Revolutionary Vol. 2.” For Immortal Technique fans out there, they know the title of the album was a self-fulfilling prophecy and the message was indeed revolutionary. One person who was taken back is artist, Jaeil Cho who has created a comic strip to commemorate Technique’s sophomore album by paying homage to its lead single, “Point Of No Return.”