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sugar babes at the sugar bar :: PT 2

4 Nov

Alesha Star pretty much killed it. Kill is synonymous wiff kill.

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“Sunshine” :: Nikki Jean x Charly East :: violin arrangement

27 Oct

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25 Oct

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i teach.

13 Oct

Charly East x Jean Grae x Pharoahe Monch

24 Jun

“AYE. What instrument you play?”
I’m on 7th & 27th in downtown NY when this random ass guy walks up to me and says he’s a “producer who wants to make some craaaaazy music!” Don’t we all? So over it. I hop in a white car and chat with a man named Guy I have never seen before about the direction artists should take when beginning their careers.. and he is intelligent and unbiased, so the shit sounds great.

I went to Brooklyn. Better yet, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Hadn’t eaten or slept in a day already, and here I was inside a very neat recording studio wearing a blue romper & jumping around with my violin speaking in those accents I do love..

I was asked personally by Jean Grae to feature violin on her upcoming album. I didn’t know what to expect, but this lifelike doll in a white and red patterned sundress–complete with some gangster ass asian tattoos everywhere–came up and shook my hand and it was history. We arranged strings together for hours.. and yes, her musical sense is incredible. It’s another kinda thing when the artists you work with have such a solid vision for what they want you to do with them.. not the usual “so we juss’ gon’ meet up in the studio and then just take it from there!” shit.

On top of that, Pharoahe Monch was in the studio as well.. and guess who arranged strings for him on a track featuring Phonte & Styles P? Yours truly, the Easterbunny.

And, get this.. who randomly fuckin goes to a Talib Qweli show (completely faded) and gets to watch Jean Grae perform her ass off in front of hundreds of the most beautiful young & colorful faces I have ever seen in NY?

h-town baybeeehhhhh

not drunk yet. i swear.

that's a big ass violin.

he is really really good, way better than me actually.


so on the right, here we have a bow with mongolian horse hair..

A is for ARTBREAK.. and good grades.

7 Jun

It’s that time of year again.
Been sitting around pretending to be all quiet and shit–
I haven’t been quiet and shit.

I’m collaborating with the Tipping Point (1212 Main) who, along with my best friend Yazza and my lovely Sydnee Simone, are preparing for another ArtBreak, Ladies First edition. It’s the last one before we expand, since it’s been received so well the first two times. More visual art, awesome live performances (I won’t leak who), more free alcohol, and a few surprises you’ll have to find out about IF you can get inside the doors this time.

Yes, it spilled into the street last time. But what was more awesome was that nobody cared; the windows were so huge that anyone could thoroughly enjoy the show.

Flyers? Almost check.
Likkuh? Check.
Afterparty (shhhh!)? CHECK.

No more oil spills this time Houston. OK? Thanks.

In other news: I got an A- in my hardest class.

OLD NEWS [but good news]

31 Mar

OKAY this is about 2 weeks old, but I’ve been busy with getting back into rotation with class & painting & violin and such. I was blessed with the opportunity to play violin for Ayah while at SxSW in Austin, TX @ Klub Krucial. It was such an amazing set, [even though they really had us play at 12:20AM] and she is one of the strongest live vocalists I have ever seen. She is also quite talented as a songwriter and told me how her experiences shape all of her songs & push them into different directions. It’s a huge plus that her colorful personality is lies under her rich vocals, and shines through her live delivery. You must check this girl out; click her portrait to read an in-depth interview and click her album sampler for a musical treat; she is finishing up her album work with DJ Jazzy Jeff as we speak, and I bet I’m first in line for her album!

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