He hasn’t heard any of the other tracks, his plan is to let the powerful energy bubbling over in the Red Bull Studios guide and inspire him. Currently listening to one of the beats available, ProVerb getting ready to blow up the mic on the eighth track of the day! Can’t wait to hear it.
Check out more pictures from today – Ill Skillz Pay The Billz
Can they do it? Has it ever been done before ?
“The Skillz that pay the billz” has been the line Illiterate Skillz has coined for the momentum of this mission impossible type endeavor. Recording a ten-track album, conceptualizing and shooting a video and doing a photo shoot and more all in the space on 24 hours. To top it all off there’ll be a launch party at Mersey bar within those twenty-four hours for this album. I call it crazy, but that’s why we love the Ill Skillz boys.
Collaborations include greats such Proverb, Zaki Ibrahim, Stan1 and a few others. This is a momentous event.
Downloadable album will be up on vuzu.tv later tonight! for now check out the live reporting on the activities
Keep an eye out on the following links for more info, pics and videos:
Hardy McQueen – Let’s call him the one making it happen
Max The Photographer – On the go pictures
Ayanda – creating content for Vuzu TV
Jimmy and Uno – Ill Skillz
It all began at 5am, it’s now 10am, two tracks down and the creative juices still flowing
I’ll be at the Red Bull Studios a little later to check it out… and pester the boys
Thanks to The Guerrilla Grapher Max for images
There’s something about Suede – You either love him or you hate him and that is your own choice. He is a mystery, yet he is an open book if you know how to read inspiration.
I could tell you so much; but wouldn’t know where to start. He’s just an amazing person, a friend and a mentor – choosing to be in his life means being ready to taste your own bullshit because he will pass you a mirror and tell you your truths
What Suede does? I don’t know. What Suede doesn’t do? I don’t know. What I do know is that he is just one of those people you will not forget when your paths cross. He is creatively minded, all about execution and making things happen. Having been a photographer for some of music’s greats (and still is), he is also a producer, event director, writer, marketer, and just about anything else that has the words passion and inspired…
Follow him on twitter: IamSuede and you can decide why he’s called Suede…
So there it is – my first post on ‘Creative Activists’ this life has blessed me with
I’ll try break it down as best as I can.
These were my favourite earrings in the whole world. Note that past tense of ‘were’ – you see, I lost them that night. How, I really don’t know and I think it best that I don’t dwell too much on the fact that they are gone forever! I had bought them about 3 years ago from a guy on the ‘promenade’ in camps bay, Cape Town. Back when they allowed street vendors to sell their wares on the street. They looked like little bamboo birds nests, and sometimes looked like light balls on elastic bands all rolled up together hanging off my ear. The birds nests were my most effortless complicated statements. The search for a new pair statements begins!
HHP aka Jabba:
Motswako artists, one of South Africa’s best hip hop artists, the Jabba man who makes Xhosa girls like me recite Tshwana raps as if it was our mother tongue. Oh the many times I have mimicked word for word in a language I don’t quite have my tongue wrapped around. We met in Salvador, Brazil, connected on the tour bus back from a historical tour of Bahia, became friends and every time we see each other have so much to catch up on in short bursts of time. Our meeting reminds me of that Roots track with Erykah Badu- You Got Me ‘somebody told me that this planet was small….and never met before til I’m overseas on tour’ ( yes, I have paraphrased). We are both always commenting on how we had to be in a different country to really meet and talk and find that we could be friends. I imagine that is difficult when you have more fans than friends.
Friday 3 July 2009, Joburg Michael Jackson fans came together at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton to remember the time, celebrate the legend and give thanks to his spirit for the moves and music, even bringing along with them items of clothing and blankies for charity.