Sunday, March 30, 2008

Miami 08

Dâm-Funk and Daz-I-Kue with the legendary Leroy Burgess last night at the Raw Fusion party at Jazzid. More from Miami coming soon .....

New Music Is My Art Podcast Vol. 5 w/Ty G, Max and Damon Bell

Damon Bell held it down with Ty G and Max this past Sunday for the Music is My Art Podcast, Vol. 5.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

adidas Art+Music 08 - Miami WMC

HVW8 presents:
adidas ART + MUSIC Series 08

Hosted by:
Ty G (HVW8 Music Is My Art/Gallery - Los Angeles)

Thurs. March 27, 5-9pm
Black Spade (St. Louis - Om records)
Karl Injex (ATL - rude.)
Daz-I-Kue (London/ATL - Bugz In the Attic)

Fri. March 28, 5-9pm
Dâm-Funk (Los Angeles - Stones Throw/Funkosphere)
James Pants (Spokane Wash. - Stones Throw)
DJ Kaleem (Los Angeles)

Sat. March 29, 5-9pm
Blu Jemz (NY/Los Angeles - Turntable Lab)
SunTzu Sound (Seattle)
John Arnold (Detriot)

at the adidas Originals Miami store
226 8th St. South Beach (305) 673-8317

*Limited Edition Prints will be available from
HVW8’s Tyler Gibney and Shepard Fairey with $275 purchase
*limited amount released each day while supplies last


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wheat paste R.I.P

There are billboards in L.A. that are LCD display. A series of about 5 images rotate advertising Cars, Movies, Clothes etc. Riding my bike to the studio today I witnessed the Skull and Crossbones of L.A. artist Skullphone imbedded into the LCD as one of the images. I went back and took some photos, because these things never last long. Touche! I can't wait until downtown Los Angeles becomes like Blade Runner.
- Ty G HVW8

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

House Shoes - We've Only Just Begun

Our Man House Shoes came down to the Gallery on Sunday and recorded a Podcast for the Music Is My Art series. 

Photos by Max SSLA

More of House Shoes@ HVW8.

Hawthorne Headhunters..... new tracks

image: Illustration Gene Pendon, Design Tyler Gibney

Here are a couple samples from the upcoming Hawthorne Headhunters project.

Hawthorne Headhunters - A Song About Her

Hawthorne Headhunters - Manife Station

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Miss Rap Supreme

Be on the look out for Ego Trip's new Miss Rap Supreme
on VH1 this Fall. One of the show's creators and the Art Director is Brent Rollins, who also got HVW8's Ty G to paint the "Salt-n-Pepper" suite.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pay Day! every other Friday

Photo Jose

Dâm-Funk, Ty G and Computer J last night at PayDay, at Vine, Hollywood. Next PayDay March 28th.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Small Talk - St. Patrick's Day

Special St. Patrick’s Day Small Talk Special ......

Free Irish drinks 9:30 – 10:30 !!!! Then $5 ALL NITE LONG.

... Yes it’s true! Along with reduced Valet ....
and guest DJ TK Disco ......

Here is the free drink menu from the Standard Purple Lounge Bartender .....

top of the morning to ya, here's a few Irish concoctions that I think will get the customers dancing a jig to the bar on St Paddys day.

Irish Black Russian

- Coffee Liquer
- Vodka
- Guiness

pour the coffee liquer and Vodka over ice and then pour Guiness on top.

Irish Lady

- Champayne
- Midori
- Orange juice

Pour the champayne then a little OJ then splash the Midori. The midori will then slowly turn the drink green.

Irish Martini

- Vodka
- Dry Vermouth
- Irish Whiskey

Pour the Irish whiskey into a chilled cocktail glass. Swirl around the glass in order to coat; drain excess. Pour the vodka and vermouth into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well, and strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon, and serve.

Irish Carbomb

- Guiness
- Baileys
- Guiness

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse. Note I know from experience.. down it fast!!

Nutty Irishman

- Baileys
- Frangelico
- Cream

Pour ingredients into shaker over ice and shake until completely cold. Strain into a chilled, stemmed or rocks glass filled with ice

Openbar from 9:30 – 10:30, then $5 all night long .....

Small talk

Computer Jay
SureShot (Sharpshooters)

Travis TK Disco

Monday, March 17th
The Standard Hollywood - 8300 W Sunset Boulevard
9:30 – 2pm

List –


Some shots from Jon at Gallery FIFTY24SF from the Installation of the HVW8 AI Greatest Hits Show last month in San Francisco.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pay Day!

Ty G, Dam-Funk, Computer Jay and Ja$ 1000 get down for a new bi-monthly party at Vine Bar, near Hollywood and Vine, 1235 Vine St.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Je parle un petite ......

Swings, patron and dancin disco booths .... What more you want on a Monday night?

Small talk


Computer Jay
SureShot (Sharpshooters)

Monday, March 10th
The Standard Hollywood - 8300 W Sunset Boulevard
10 – 2pm

List –

Friday, March 07, 2008

Hawthorne Headhunters..... Coming Soon!

The Hawthorne Headhunters is a project made up of the individuals; Stoney Rock, Ced No and Proh Mic. The project was conceived in Ced's Studio in that special place between Long Beach and Los Angeles - Hawthorne, California. The St. Louis natives Ced and Veto, and Seattle transplant, Proh Mic locked it down under the shine of Hollywood Park and created some sounds in the great traditions of musical heavyweight projects such as Funkadelic, Headhunters, Soulquarians, Native Tongues Posse and Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills' Super Session. Crossing the lines between the Southern influenced tastes of the producer/singer/rapper Stoney Rock, keyboard and studio controller Ced No, fused with the next level northern bounce of rapper/producer Proh Mic, the HH's is at the crossroads of funk, soul, jazz and hip hop from players already years deep into the game. Look for the album to drop later this year on the new HVW8 records imprint. Executive Produced by Ty G.

Hawthorne Headhunters - She Wanna

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Black Spade Interview

Black Spade interviewed at the HVW8 Greatest Hits show in San Francisco.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Black Spade Out Today!!!

photo from nito

Congratulations to our man Black Spade, his album To Serve With Love is out today. Buy it on iTunes ...... and some might remember the title track form HVW8's 2005 Album Music Is My Art

Black Spade - To Serve With Love

Monday, March 03, 2008