Friday July 29th
Featuring live performances by
FREEWAY + MS JADE
Dj Afrodjiak // Hosted by Laiya St Clair
Live Artists, Vendors + Exhibiting Artists such as :
Real Fruit Jewlery
Doors at 9pm / $3 Well Drinks until 11pm
$15 / 21+ / The Blockley 3801 Chestnut St. Philly
HUSTLEJAWN is a new concept brought to you by It’s The Life Creative. Known for thorough production and wide ranged experience in the creative and nightlife scenes, these ladies are bringing you a different kind of experience on a Friday Night in Philadelphia.
On Friday July 29, HUSTLEJAWN jumps off at one of Philly’s newest hubs for live music, The Blockley. The event embodies creativity and the hustle of who we are as artists. As creative people, we all have to hustle in order to live our lives as artists. It’s The Life brings together some of Philadelphia’s most creative and talented Visual Artists, Photographers, Live Artists, Mc’s, Dj’s, Designers and more to showcase their work and sell their work during the event.
HUSTLEJAWN is proud to announce that Philadelphia’s Freeway headlining the show. ITL featured Freeway in their Inside The Studio Series almost a year ago. His story is a great one! Starting out in one area of the music industry only to end up at the opposite end of it all. Now performing at events like Bonaroo and SXSW, he’s on a new mission.
Opening up the event will be ITL’s very own, DJ Afrodjiak. An opening performance by none other than Ms. Jade will start the show. Having a Freeway + Ms. Jade show is no doubt a powerful punch. In addition, Live Artists and Vendors will surround the venue, offering amazing visuals, exhibited works of art and items for purchase throughout the night. We invite you to come out early and take it all in.
We encourage Philadelphia to come be a part of something really special. The complete details of the event are below. If you are interested in Exhibiting, Painting Live or Vending, please contact Stacey Wilson at email@example.com for more information.
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Tobacco Warehouse)
New Dock Street
I rolled through American Shave this weekend to put some final touches on the wall. Mimik rolled with me and dropped a little something too. A big shout out to Dre and Manny for hanging out as well! Check it…
The other day I get a phone call from my homie ENOS telling me my GANDHI mural was defaced. I was like “nah, your kidding…that wall has been running over 3 years?! Who would take it out?”. He told me he was serious and to drive by there and check it out. Low in behold, I drive up to the wall, and it splattered with white house paint..with a large portion of the face gone. I started to think who would do such a thing. I have no beef on the streets with anyone…at least not to my knowledge. And if someone were beefing with me…they should have at least left their name…any graffiti cat would of done that…so I ruled that factor out. Then I thought it may have been someone who would of had a problem with Gandhi himself(I had a wall vandalized before because it went against a community religious beliefs). But the question remained…after 3 years who would do this?
That wall…out of every wall I produced held the most esteem with me. It was the first wall I produce without sanction during the daylight hours www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiOooVl-pKE. This was the wall that literally put into motion the entire idea of SAGE Collective and our philosophy. I took major risks to put this wall up and it is one of the few I wanted to keep in tact no matter what. Massive amounts of energy was put forth to make sure that wall went up..and stayed up.
The following day. I got together with LUV-1 to redo the wall. We originally had another location set up, but due to the circumstances, decided to shift our attention to restoring this mural. After about one and a half hours of painting, this weird dude approached us and started taking pics of us with his phone and would then run off. We brushed it off as nothing…but I knew the dude..he lived in the arts building just across the way. I then took a break and ran to the store to get water. When I came back, LUV told me dude said he messed up the wall and he was calling the cops on us. I was like “WHAT THE FUCK?”…Whats this dudes deal?!” I knew him from the arts building…and also knows he is a lil’ “touched” mentally..so I again brushed it off as craziness.
About ten minutes later, The cops show up. LUV and myself stop painting to see what the problem is. The officer came over to us..told us we were good and that the dude who called them is a lil crazy and they have been getting complaints about him for sometime. We told him that we were restoring the old mural that was up here because someone vandalized it. The officer then looked at us…shook his head in disbelief…saying: “Shame, this wall was up for years…who would do such a thing”. We told him we had an idea, but was not certain and had no proof, but in any event, its getting a makeover.
Over the next 3-4 hours LUV and myself tooled away at the wall. LUV worked his usual abstract expressionistic designs throughout the background and I focused on the figure of Ghandi. The funny thing is the first time I did this wall, their was an unbelievable amount of stress involved…this time…smooth sailing. LUV and myself jammed out and we produced something we are truly proud of. I have been trying to figure out what does all this mean. And one conclusion I came to realize is its simply growth. This wall was first done alone…with no set plan…no true direction as to what may come. This time, It was a team effort..and in my opinion, a better over all mural. It started off as a risky gamble and turn into a major success.
We finished up, took pics and talked about how smooth the day was and about the unbelievable odor of piss in the alley where we were painting. LUV asked me did I think dude would take it out again. I said “nah, I don’t think so…dude is a lil schizo…I believe its isolated. To rough him up or anything of violents is not necessary for someone like that…he’s in his own private hell”. But if it does happen again…I know where he lives.
Check out the amazing video produced by LUV-ONE of the days proceedings…peace. -Will Kasso