... spent a few minutes in the okayplayer chat room yesterday.
He had me up in the office DYING when he got heated when someone called hin 'Kamil'. I still laugh out loud.
After a few minutes, he asked if the okp's up in the chat 'had jobs'. Bwoah-ha-ha-ha... anotha good one! Of course they do!!!... a lot of them were 'AT WORK' right then.
I knew the visit to the chat was gonna soon end when a guy asked when the Roots were gonna do a show at a place where he was... in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. People asked WHERE THE F**K IS THAT?!?!? his only response was. "we don't get much hip-hop out here". STRICTLY COMEDY up in that-there chat, boy-I tell ya'!!!
Man, I love it when OKPs start bonding!!! Where else can ya go to get such direct quality on-line entertainment...?!?! (Don't bother to answer that)
4. "you guys should schedule some mo chats" In response to Reply # 0
with okayartists. or even make "impromptu" chats by makeing a post saying "come in the chat room now! (artist) is here!" and block the room after it's full, making another post telling ppl it's full. yea i guess it's "special" for those in the room when an artists stops by, but more scheduled chats would be nice. peace m!ke
- Does it have to stay underground to stay true? "What does underground mean? Punk rock and hip hop are not underground. That whole mainstream vs. underground thing is a load of crap. People who whine about a thing becoming successful are just jealous. It all depends on quality and intent. If something retains its integrity and quality, people shouldn't mind if it becomes popular. Exploiting a style just because it is popular sucks, and any artist, graffiti or otherwise, shouldn't participate in a project unless it's proponents desire to understand and perpetuate the culture and perspective from which the artist comes. I have this unrealistic notion that exposure for graffiti is positive through any channel that gives positive representation, which may or may not be fashion. I think expanding acceptance of graffiti expands freedom of speech and genuinely helps democratize things for the individual in this spectator democracy. Graffiti is very liberating and that shouldn't be reserved for the cool underground. That's a selfish mentality." -Shepard Fairey CEO of blkmrkt design and creator of the OBEY sticker campaign