Makossa Brooklyn Cookout intertwines Brooklyn’s best DJs playing old school hip-hop and R&B with the Bay Area’s Latin Soul Brothers playing Latin, Soul, Disco and a dash of Caribbean funk.

Makossa Brooklyn Cookout is presented by: Fresthetic (552 Grand St., B’klyn), Latin Soul Brothers & Rare Form. The Awesome photos are by John DeMato of Demato Photography.

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Taste My Sad - Bearface
Say Yes or Say No - Mr.carmack
Telegraph Ave - Childish Gambino x Ta-ku
Malucco - Sango
Empty (without Your Love) - Saint Los
Sunshine - SevnthWonder x Alaxander O’Neal
Girl - Jeftuz
Stroke it, Baby - Mr.carmack

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Part #2 of the RRWN class. Great people, great food and great class.

I took these photos during the last day of RRWN class. Leave comments and enjoy.

Roc For Raida (by eyetell)

Tim Martell “What Do You Know About Birthdays Son!?” (by eyetell)


I’ve told this story a bit, but with Jeff Bezos in the news today, it seems as good a time as any to blog it. Back in 2008, at SXSW, I met Bezos briefly, and got a bit of insight into how he stays open to new ideas and opportunities.

(Jeff Bezos at SXSW, as captured by iJustine)

That year, I’d put together a panel called “Quit Your Job and Vlog.” It was a pretty sensational title, considering it had only been a couple years since Jason Kottke had been the first to make the leap to

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Check It Out: I interviewed the beautiful DJ K-Styles. She speaks about deejaying in a male dominated industry, music and fashion.DJ K-Styles

The Hustle of Street Performing: The Brooklyn born trombone player, Joe M. Harris, has been performing under the bright lights of New York City for over 15 years. Harris has traveled all over the nation playing with gospel groups and jazz bands. His confidence of his brass instrument competes with other New York City street performers for the attention and money of tourists.

The man whose upper lip has been partially altered by the mouthpiece of his instrument does not currently hold a regular nine-to-five job. Harris, also an actor, doesn’t mind his current situation. “I make $40 to $100 a day,” said Harris. But it’s not just the money that catapults him to the bright streetlights of Broadway; it’s the love of performing. “It takes the best of you,” he said.