On a walk through Central Park, Stay Sain talks growing up in Philly, his experiences in West Africa and chess strategies.
Artist Shantell Martin’s signature black and white lines have led her to exciting and very successful collaborations that highlight both her work and those of the brands she loves. In her newest collab - Shantell x HOEK - Shantell designed super fun pieces with her iconic pen, from coasters to coffee tables to wall art, to spread throughout any eco-conscious home.
Vikki Tobak explores the intricate dialogue between culture, adornment, and identity in her latest book, Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History.
TTK is educating and inspiring the next generation of black creatives with his new documentary film, JUST LIKE ME.
Larry and Sonia Wright Perform a Masterpiece in the Union Square Subway Station
Director Jay Rosenblatt shares some insight on creating his Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary, ‘When We Were Bullies’ with Amon Focus.
From being a Make A Wish kid to growing up to have twins of her own, Savannah doesn't look at being born HIV+ as a curse bestowed upon her.
In this talk Savannah shares her journey and what she has learned along the way.
An in-depth conversation about the importance of On Air Fest advancing the culture of audio with founder, Scott Newman.
This summer I went back to my old neighborhood in Southside Jamaica, Queens to record the fireworks. I recorded about four hours of the festivities that night, and then edited it down into a nice 25.
It's not boom, boom, boom consecutively throughout the whole episode but it is s an orchestration.
If you really want to get into this episode, I highly suggest you go somewhere quiet. Close your eyes, put on some headphones and let your imagination be your guide.
I'm out of here. I love y'all. Peace.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/fireworks-in-the-hood/
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On a super brick New York night in December, I took an anonymous zoom call from the Suckybat. For about an hour we talked about learning things the hard way, sobriety, graffiti, feeding demons and making bad decisions.
In this episode Julie Grahame talks curating photography, editing, legacy, provenance, audience engagement and photo agency life.
Join us as we take a wonderful walk through the sound and mind of Des Rocs.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/des-rocs-a-real-good-person-in-a-real-bad-place/
On a blisteringly hot summer day in Tribeca, Amon Focus talks to director Charlie Ahearn about the Origin Story of his film Wild Style.
DJ Dirty Harry talks music production, creating his early mixtapes, working with Alicia Keys and winning a Grammy.
On a hot summer day in Manhattan, I had a chance to kick it with Janette Beckman for a few hours.
In this episode we talk about thinking on your feet, the skeleton key of politeness, giving back and the wonderful stories behind Janette's documentary portrait photography.
Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New York’s broader cultural landscape. Opening on June 11, in advance of MTV’s 40th anniversary in August, the exhibition highlights diverse musical artists—from Run DMC to the Talking Heads, from Madonna to John Zorn— to explore the broader music and cultural scene, including the innovative media outlets, venues, fashion, and visual arts centered in the city during that time.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/new-york-new-music-1980-1986-at-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york/
This week's guest on the show is Dylan "Doc" DeBusk. This episode is called Cannabis Exponential because if you ask Doc the right questions, he's going to give you a full spectrum tour on the subject. That is why it was a no brainer to have him as a guest on the show.
In this conversation about cannabis, Doc talks extractions, stigmas, genetics, hybrid vigor, hype-strains, crude hash, as well as the work ethic of producers, processors and retail stores.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/cannabis-exponential-with-dylan-doc-debusk
Recorded from The Trops Gallery down in the Lower East Side, Eric and Amon vibe out on beautiful sunny day in New York City.
In this episode they talk about Capturing a Moment vs Influencing a Moment, The Immortalization of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Being a Spectator to the Smallest Details, Giving Back in an Impactful Way, Owning All of Your Intellectual Property and Letting Go.
Eric also shares a ton of great stories of when he used to capture Nas, Biggie, Tupac, RZA, ODB and other entertainers of the 90s era.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-art-of-capturing-moments-with-t-eric-monroe
In this episode we converse with Craig T. Peterson about the multidisciplinary arts, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes/workshops and school-based programs at the Abrons Arts Center.
Join us this week as Amon chops it up with Selina Miles about her debut film “Martha: A Picture Story” which documents the notable contributions of veteran graffiti and street art photographer Martha Cooper.
As we return to the Galaxy of Queens, we converse with another staple of the community: Eric Brown, but if you grew up listening to mixtapes in the late 80s and 90s, you probably know him as DJ Doggtime, one of the pioneers of the Blend Tape.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-dj-doggtime-origin-story/
It's that time again, Juan and Amon talk about their Top 3's of 2020 while doing their best to skip over the turn of the decade foolishness.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/2020-year-end-wrap-up/
This particular episode is extremely special because it's by Vinny Alfano, a session guitarist, composer and mix engineer where he created an audible experience entitled, the New York Said EP.
I asked him if it was cool to publish the EP on NYS and he said, "Hell yeah!” And here we are.