Look, we all knowÂ Jean GraeÂ raps (I mean likeÂ really,Â rapittyÂ rap,Â she’s f*ckin’ lyrical), but … this is not about that.Â You might not know thatÂ Jean can really sing, it’s all her singing on this project, but … it’s not really about that either.
Well then, how to explain? … I’ll just take Jean’s own words off of Facebook:
Jean Grae gifts us on Christmas again this year. Jamming all the fuckery into a tiny project, like she’s got her hand up a chickens butt.Â You know the routine. Some of your favorite songs get a once over and a reach around.Â It’s “Ho X 3″. There’s kids, rohypnol and a bass solo from Jerome.
1. Create a 60 second or less video blog, showing and explaining your existing tattoos. (Can send pics and email explanation if not able to make video).
2. Explain in the video what you want your next tattoo to be – what you would get inked live at the show if you win the contest.
3. The judges and tattoo artist are looking for a complex, artistic design that will be interesting to do and awesome to look at. Super simple designs wont be considered.
4. Upload your video to sendspace.com and send us a link to download it, to INK@MCMIreport.com
5. By submitting the video and entering the contest you grant us the right to post your video on our website and other places in promotion of the show, song “Pretty In Ink” and Puncture Tattoo & Piercing.
6. Include your full name and phone # to contact you, in the email with the video link.
7. Must be 19 & over to participate in the contest and to be at the performance.
The winner will receive free tattoo work, live @ Southpaw during PH’s Album Release Show. Runner ups will have the opportunity to appear onstage during PH’s performance of the song “Pretty In Ink” and may be cast for the music video for said song, to be filmed partly at the event and partly at a later date.
* Any women with tattoos who would like to participate at the event, and be considered for casting for the video for “Pretty In Ink” (MCMI Records), but are not interested in getting the tattoo at the event, may still come to the event and build with us further.
Last year’s festival was amazing. There was so much talent showcased and celebrated. I can think of a few such as GC & Soul Mafia, the headliner Common, and Mr. Mecca, to name a few. I have video footage of last year’s event, but we didn’t have MCMIreport.com up and running yet, so I never used it and it is sitting in the “vault”. MCMI will definitely be out in force for this year’s festival, so next week we can bless y’all with footage of some of the performances and exclusive interviews.
This year’s FORT GREENE FESTIVAL is SATURDAY JUNE 25th, 2011 all day at Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, NY.
Here is a description of the Fort Greene Festival for those who don’t know.
Fort Greene festival is a two-day music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklynâ€™s most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflects Fort Greene’s diverse community. The festival serves as a platform to provide and support the communityâ€™s creative progress. Fort Greene Fest not only celebrates Fort Greeneâ€™s rich culture, but respects the very ground where it will take place. The festival is working closely with ConEdison and National Grid to make the event as green as possible.
2011 Line Up:
Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.