Thursday, March 31, 2011

Drums and Ammo:: Part 1::: Ammbush and 6 fingers

Drums & Ammo: Ammbush - Speak Up (Music Video) from SWTBRDS (Sweetbreads) on Vimeo.

Drums and Ammo is a 4 part b0eat making Bay Area Super Crew, SF based producers Rel (D2S) and Al Jieh (Thorobred and SWTBRDS) team up with Oakland based producer Amm Bush ( SWTBRDS Oakland Faders) and 6 Fingers who hails from swagger filled Vallejo, California, to form a power house collective of prodruction game. Check out their first video release from their Beat tape that drops 4/14/2011.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nina Clips:: Post Cards from SXSW:: Slaughterhouse::: Vibe House Venue 222 SXSW

My homie Heat has been telling me about Slaughterhouse for since last year, this Hop-Hop super crew did what Hip Hop was meant to do, unite, Joe Budden (New Jersey), Crooked I (California), Royce da 5'9 (Detroit), and Joell Ortiz (New York) have come together to game up young MC's. I made sure I caught a bit of the performance before striking out to the Virgin Live House Party.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nina Clips:: Post Cards from SXSW:: Los Rakas

Nina Clips:: Post Cards From SXSW ::: Wiz Khalifa :: Fader Fort 3172011

I 'm a long way from home and I've got a long way to go AND I'm learning to get a steady and focused on my journey... I muscled my way to the front of the stage at the Fader Fort to check out Young Wiz Khalifa... Looking fly and fresh with that Colgate kid smile of his. I have to admit, his energy was there but I've yet to really connect with his lyrics... Anyways Wish you were here...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Communication is...

"Communication is defined as a process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attempt to create shared understanding. This process requires a vast repertoire of skills in intrapersonal and interpersonal processing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating. Use of these processes transfers to all areas of life. It is through communication that collaboration and cooperation occur. "

Monday, March 07, 2011

On Set the set of "CLEAN ASS WHIP"-J.Davinci

Another day of Guerrilla Film School

The Frisco Renaissance continues, a break in the rainy weather this weekend Swt Brds and Thorobred transformed a truck yard into their own set, armed solely with their team and their vision for their project, "Clean Ass Whip" ft. Matt Blaque and San Quinn, is scheduled to be released mid-April.

DaVinci, known for his smooth flow and storytelling ability teamed up with dynamic photographer/director Marcus Ubungen for his most recent project.

Rocky Rivera, Irie Eyez and Elayne and I ventured out to the end of 20th St. to check out the creative process and create some magik of our own.

SOUP'S ON Feeding the Youth Worker's Soul

Last month I participated in an event called SOUP's ON, organized by Jason Wyman of S. Kitchen I first met Jason at a training at the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) and later joined in with his AFATAC Learning Circles for Site Coordinators and youth workers in middle management positions (sadly this amazing opportunity was defunded... and lucky for you the curriculum with participated in developing is on the AFATAC09 Blogsite).

SOUP'S ON- is a FREE monthly community building event for educators, youth workers and organizers. The event has a unique structure where the SOUP is the focal point, all ingredients are donated by youth workers and prepared by Jason. There is a guest speaker that shares a piece of their journey as it relates to and helps to fuel their passion to help educate and support young people in our communities and an open table discussion all shared over a piping hot bowl of soup.

I was given the honor of being the first guestspert for this event, hand picked by Jason for my passion for the city and they young people in it. In preparing for my contribution to the discussion I came to the realization that my outlook has transformed a great deal over the past 3 years, working as a Case Manager and Program Coordinator I've developed a greater sense of duty and appreciation for structure and support, while learning how to let go and allow for other people stories to unfold as they will. In the beginning all I knew was that I wanted to work with young people and that I needed to be present and available to support but had a haphazard approach the work. I had resources but not enough self discipline to have a consistent follow through, over time, training, practice, and failure, I've been able to develop my own practice and specialty in my work, I'm more confident navigating the system and I project less of my own personal experience on the youth I work with. The opportunity to powwow with other youth workers and service providers always allows me to broaden my network and add to my arsenal of stories and shared experiences.

I encourage all youth workers and educators in the Bay Area to participate in this amazing FREE event.!/event.php?eid=201092073239596