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(Samples of work by participating artists, Kaws, Reas and Richard Kern….knew that last one would get your attention, lol)

hey friends, I’ve been a little M.I.A, feeling a bit blue, but luckily I sent young Mike Fresh some stuff to post. And he captured some great Black Moon footage from Saturday night. But there’s an event this Weds that’s very important to me, so I had to get the lead out…

I’m honored to again host the annual Block Party Art Auction, which is put together each year by book editor extraordinaire Dana Albarella (Ego Trip’s Book of Rap Lists, Bobbito’s Where’d You Get Those, my Bling Book, etc)…The night of food, drinks, dancing (starring DJ Chairman Mao), and auction will feature one-of-a-kind artwork from super-duper stars like Reas (Todd James), Kaws, HAZE, ESPO, Sue Kwon, Barry McGee (Twist) and much more…..(kanye eat your heart out, lol)

The proceeds from this event go to The Horticultural Society’s GreenHouse Project: which is a job training program for Riker’s Island inmates so that when they are released, they have a way to earn a living and a reason to not go right back in. (The Block Party always picks a non-profit that works with Riker’s inmates)

The party is always fun, personal, and filled with the who’s who of hip hop journalism and art, you get to talk to folks whose work you’ve respected for years, and you get to bid on art that rappers and hip hop historians wish they had in their fancy penthouses : )

So please try to join me….CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

more details and photos from last year’s benefit after the jump….

block party flyer
block party flyer
block party ticket

missinfo, noah, riggs

me, Noah Callaghan-Bever (EIC of Complex), and Riggs (Shady)

Bobbito caking out : )


me, Jamie Cadwell from The Block Party and DIC, and a friend

reas, chino, kaws

the swagger like us of the art world: Chino BYI, Todd James, Bill McMullen, Kaws