Method Man wrote “Bring tha Pain” over Masta Ace’s “Born to Roll,” and also, as a child, used to rap himself to sleep to Sesame Street. Here, the M.E.T.H.O.D. Man talks about how he broke tradition to discover his inner lyricist.
To celebrate their new Andy Warhol Edition bottle, Absolut has developed an online hub to inspire creativity and artistic sharing across the globe. Featuring easy-to-use generative art tools, The Andy Warhol Art Exchange allows users to create a piece of digital art on the site, or upload a previously made work to be featured in the site’s gallery. In return, participating users will engage in an age old right exclusive to artists, the trade.
With the goal of becoming the world’s largest online art exchange, for each artwork a participant submits, they will receive one piece in return from another creator, with some lucky participants exchanging artworks with familiar names like Taylor McKimens and Ryder Ripps amongst others. In keeping with Absolut’s first artistic connection, there is even an original Andy Warhol artwork included in the exchange. So what are you waiting for? Enable that creative spirit inside you and visit absolut.com/artexchange to participate.
Check out some of our favorite works after the jump
Openings & Parties: “NOT FOR PROFIT” presented by Vito Schnabel and the Bruce High Quality Foundation
Last night, The Bruce High Quality Foundation went all Willy Wonka by opening the doors to their rarely seen headquarters. The occasion was “NOT FOR PROFIT,” a benefit and celebratory evening of live music and performances by Dev Hynes, Ana Fabrega, FAKE INJURY PARTY, Edan, Blazer Sound System and Max McFerren. Attendees drank from an open Vodka Bar provided by Belvedere Vodka, and bought art right off the walls to help raise funds for the BHQFU.
Photos courtesy of BFA
“Too Many Cooks” is a TV Time Warp for those of us with warped minds.
Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting
— Chris Black / @donetodeath
101 Skateboards – Falling Down (1993)
Now that’s dedication. Meet Roger Alan Martin, the man who has eaten at Olive Garden twice a day for the past 49 days to take full advantage of their“Never Ending Pasta Pass.”
Or maybe this is it? Tim and Eric unite the Totinos Pizza Rolls Freaks in a commercial that feels like a balloon full of nitrous.
Working primarily with an airbrush in the 1940s, Gerald Gregg designed close to 200 covers for Dell paperbacks at the Western Printing & Lithographing Company in Racine, Wisconsin. Some of his best work comes from the ‘Mystery’ imprint, featured in the gallery above.
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The Man Who Got America High by Jeff Maysh
He chartered the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead in private jets, while smuggling planeloads of Pablo Escobar’s drugs on the side. After disappearing for decades, Alfred Dellentash Jr. finally shares his unbelievable life story—for the very first time.
The Story of Steve Powers, as told by Steve Powers during his recent Creative Mornings talk.
Or as Phil Rudd—AC/DC’s drummer and the man most recently charged with “drug possession and trying to hire a hitman to kill two people”—learned, you never want your “dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.”
‘The Good, The Bad.’ by Gary Silipa
‘SLIMZEE’S GOING ON TERRIBLE’ is Rollo Jackson’s beautifully directed portrait documentary of DJ Slimzee, the self-proclaimed Godfather of Grime. A+ on this one.