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Jersey Fresh Jam Official Flyer

Flyer Design by Elan

The Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop festival. Since 2005, it has grown from a small, humble event into one the most respected celebrations of Hip Hop culture on the east coast. At the twilight of every summer, aerosol artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls of Terracycle INC with their signature masterpieces, while local and regionally known emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack for the days festivities.This event is free and open to the public. Come and share the excitement!

Jersey Fresh Jam presented by Vicious Styles Crew

Terracycle Complex, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 10am-8pm

50+ Graffiti Artists Painting Live

video by: Gentrified

Featured Performers:

Biz Mighty

Black Collar Biz

Venemous 2000

Mortal Shellz

Yasin

King Don

Surg & Hellfire

Rich Quick

Mr Fickle

Feed

Skrewtape

Phace

Physical Graffiti

Tone Liv

Emcee Jermaine

KV

Rhymageddon

DJ AHMAD on the 1s and 2s

Hosted by: OUTBRST

sponsors:

terracycle

content trenton

molotow

bombing science

borden pearlman

copper river

metro pcs

vicious styles crew

rock the dub

sage collective

leonrainbow

for more info contact: Leon Rainbow leon@leonrainbow.com 609-635-1411

Black Collar Collab



Saturday February 18th was a big day in Trenton Hip Hop with the release party for FOREVER BLACK (available on itunes), the dope new album from Black Collar Biz. S.A.G.E. Collective and Black Collar go back like Snapbacks and Starter jackets, so you know we'd be in the building. LUV 1 blessed the walls with some really nice pieces and KASSO, not only rocked the album art and postcard illustration, but came thru to Live paint and he asked me (LANK) to join in. For an event such as this, the only move was to knock out some portraits of the man himself, so I got to cutting up an image of Collar on the mic and placed them either side of KASSO's portrait. Went with one white and one red (shout out to LUV1 for the idea to do the angel/devil theme) and added text for some background texture.

All the artists, poets and MC's were great, Collar rocked it, and everybody had a great time. Cop the album and come thru next weekend for Garden Variety at the Trenton Atelier on the 25th to see what real hip hop looks like!

-LANK


lank & kasso - good collar/bad collar
Good Collar/Bad Collar - LANK & KASSO


lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



Black Collar Collab



Saturday February 18th was a big day in Trenton Hip Hop with the release party for FOREVER BLACK (available on itunes), the dope new album from Black Collar Biz. S.A.G.E. Collective and Black Collar go back like Snapbacks and Starter jackets, so you know we'd be in the building. LUV 1 blessed the walls with some really nice pieces and KASSO, not only rocked the album art and postcard illustration, but came thru to Live paint and he asked me (LANK) to join in. For an event such as this, the only move was to knock out some portraits of the man himself, so I got to cutting up an image of Collar on the mic and placed them either side of KASSO's portrait. Went with one white and one red (shout out to LUV1 for the idea to do the angel/devil theme) and added text for some background texture.

All the artists, poets and MC's were great, Collar rocked it, and everybody had a great time. Cop the album and come thru next weekend for Garden Variety at the Trenton Atelier on the 25th to see what real hip hop looks like!

-LANK


lank & kasso - good collar/bad collar
Good Collar/Bad Collar - LANK & KASSO


lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



Black Collar Collab



Saturday February 18th was a big day in Trenton Hip Hop with the release party for FOREVER BLACK (available on itunes), the dope new album from Black Collar Biz. S.A.G.E. Collective and Black Collar go back like Snapbacks and Starter jackets, so you know we'd be in the building. LUV 1 blessed the walls with some really nice pieces and KASSO, not only rocked the album art and postcard illustration, but came thru to Live paint and he asked me (LANK) to join in. For an event such as this, the only move was to knock out some portraits of the man himself, so I got to cutting up an image of Collar on the mic and placed them either side of KASSO's portrait. Went with one white and one red (shout out to LUV1 for the idea to do the angel/devil theme) and added text for some background texture.

All the artists, poets and MC's were great, Collar rocked it, and everybody had a great time. Cop the album and come thru next weekend for Garden Variety at the Trenton Atelier on the 25th to see what real hip hop looks like!

-LANK


lank & kasso - good collar/bad collar
Good Collar/Bad Collar - LANK & KASSO


lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



lank & kasso - black collar biz detail



Jersey Shore Aerosol Art Battle Against Hunger

Sunday November 13th Noon–5pm
Jersey Shore Aerosol Art Battle Against Hunger
Presented by Jersey Fresh Jam and Colorest Art Supplies
Sponsored by Crescent® Graffiti Paper™ & Montana Spray Paint

Ticket Info:
Admission is Free but…
This is a fundraiser to benefit The Foodbank Of Monmouth and Ocean County. We are asking for a monetary donation or a donation in the form of non-perishable food items listed below.

PLEASE HELP us out by Sharing this event with your friends, especially at this time of the year thinking of the families that can benefit from this event and the positive role this Art Style can benefit the community!
100% of proceeds go to Foodbank!

Canned meat Canned tuna Canned fruits Canned veggies Canned pork & beans iinstant potatoes Canned juices canned & dry soups peanut butter jelly sip size juices hot and cold cereals nonperishable milk
Please No Glass Items!!

For every $5 Donated The Foodbank can distribute $30 worth of food for needy families!

THE AEROSOL BATTLE!
10 Graffiti Artists Battling it out!
Invitation Only

Invited Artist Battling:
Demer VS Wallnuts, Stie FH, Klark IYA VS, Sye TC5 , Ras VS Elan Wonder Fresh Collective, Luv One Sage Collective, 2Ils Rockswell SIC TMB, Spek BCK , Arez808 PFE-EV

Guest Judges:
Rain VS—Dezo TC5,

Winner Receives:
Art Materials Valued at $500
from Colorest – Winsor & Newton (ColArt)– Montana -Crescent – COPIC Markers & Gift Card From Rare Breed Footwear

What is an Aerosol Art Battle?
A theme is given the day of the event. Then artists are given an equal amount of time to complete their art on space provided. Example, canvas, Crescent Graffiti Paper, wood. They will all be using Montana spray paint and paint markers. A qualified panel of judges base the art on different criteria, lettering, concept, color, composition, originality and technique.

THE BLACK BOOK BATTLE!
OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Register at Noon or anytime before event at Colorest during business hours.
Crescent will provide all on-time attendees with Black Book. Colorest will be providing some art materials, although contestants are urged to bring materials such as: colored pencils, markers, paint markers etc. to compete in battle. Sharing could take away valuable time! Registration is limited!

Winner Receives:
Art Materials Valued at $100 and Gift Card From Rare Breed Footwear!

Rules:
Registrants will be given a topic to use for inspiration, they will be allowed 60 minutes to complete this piece. Then Judges will pick winner based on same criteria for Aerosol Event. If you have never competed and want some tips take our workshop from 12-2 on Saturday 11/12 with Leon Rainbow (Judge) for tips and tricks!

What is a Black Book Battle?
Similar to the aerosol event but, instead of painting on large surfaces you draw, paint and design all on paper. Black books are a place for artists to put down ideas, Crescent® Graffiti Paper™ is designed specifically for spray paints, acrylics and won’t dry out markers. Great place for artists to sketch or experiment anywhere inspiration strikes.

SHOWCASING ARTISTS!!
Mike Ciccotello Skullboy Will Kasso Lee Bernardo
These Artists will be Showcasing their Art for display and to purchase will be here also! (cash only sales)at least 10% of proceeds from showcasing artists will go to The Foodbank.

All updates on event will be here or find us on
TWITTER @Colorest @JerseyFreshJam

Graffiti & Hip Hop

When I was a teenager and starting to really fall in love with hip hop, I bought into the culture entirely. I learned about the 4 elements of hip hop; rhyming, djing, breaking and, last but not least, graffiti. I have been into graffiti for as long as I could remember. I also grew up in the 80s, which is when hip hop culture was really starting to form and gain exposure. So I really believed that it was the hip hop movement that spawned this artform called graffiti, and that it was basically the visual aspect of a larger culture.

It wasn’t until years later, when I was completely immersed in graffiti culture and knowing where it truly came from that I took notice that graffiti was its own thing. It didn’t seem to “belong” to hip hop quite as much as I had once believed. Maybe it was because I took notice that in my day, and even in the early days of graffiti, there were a ton of writers who didn’t care much for hip hop at all. Now that could have been just the artform growing away from its roots, or maybe it was just a different, more realistic truth.

I recently watched the movie called Just To Get A Rep. There was plenty of interviews with old school train writers from the seventies like Blade, Comet and Stay High 149 along with graffiti historians like Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Charlie Ahearn. I think they said it best and really set the record straight on the true distinction between graffiti and hip hop. Check out this clip to hear what some old school writers have to say about the origins of graffiti and hip hop.

That being said, although this artform wasn’t birthed in any way by hip hop, it certainly has been adopted by it as the undisputed visual aspect of that culture. I think that’s a great thing, because hip hop has grown so fast over the years and has helped expose graffiti as an artform to millions of people who might have otherwise never known much about it. But the truth must be known and we, as writers, need to know our roots and history.

Respect the past. Create the future.