February 14, 2010

Mikal Hameed is the word of the day

Meet Mikal Hameed. He is dope. He is an artist. He is authentic.
His style contains a unique blend of design and hip hop. The style represents the true artistic form of hip hop with the turntable, street art and sound. There is something so real and authentic about his work it is hard to pinpoint exactly what that is. What I do know is that when I first saw his work I had the feelings of growing up writing graffiti, mixing records with friends, block parties, running around the city, break dancing and of course guzzling hip hop music. Maybe its his ability to combine the many elements of hip hop culture, including hip hop's influential roots in jazz, and to make that emotional connection...like it was back in the old days.

Here are some of his paintings I ripped from his Facebook page:
more sexiness...

oh yea.
Where can you peep his latest work?

Check his latest work, Urban Audio Manifesto #3, out at 58 Gallery in Jersey City, NJ. Open Friday and Saturdays...appointments needed for other days. He will be there until March 8th.

Here is his website: www.mikalhameed.com

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