March 29, 2010
Get what's left from SXSW: dope original signed and numbered posters by 20/20 artists for the EMERGENCE-presented "DXSW" Detroit Hip-Hop showcase and "The Revival: SXSW" women in Hip-Hop showcase. We've also got DXSW tees, priced to move!
March 17, 2010
EMERGENCE team member, Wes Taylor, along with his classmates Micheal Boswell and Elle Kim at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, has launched a new website dedicated to print and typography called 20/20.
20/20 has released four unique screen printed posters to commemorate EMERGENCE's events at SXSW2010. These very limited signed and numbered prints will be available for sale at EMERGENCE's official SXSW events.
"The Coney Special" - Micheal Boswell - 5 colors - 15x22
"The Official" - Wes Taylor - 5 colors - 15x22
"The Revival" - Elle Kim - 3 colors - 15x22
"The Revival (neon leopard)" - Haynes Riley - 3 colors - 15x22
20/20 is hosting a Zine & Poster Show this April. Event details and opportunities to submit work, here.
March 15, 2010
Check out these clips of Invincible and Miz Korona performing live at the Metro Times Blowout. Footage courtesy of the TheFembassy.com.
Catch Invincible and Miz Korona performing at South By Southwest.
February 5, 2010
Check out this mixtape DJ Graffiti recently put together in preparation for the big show on Friday, February 5th. Recorded live, the 11-track project features songs by M-1, Black Milk, One Be Lo, Buff1, and Invincible. If you haven’t yet, be sure to buy your tickets for the show from Ticketmaster.
Tracklist + Download Link below
1. M1 (of Dead Prez) – “I Am I’m Not”
2. One Be Lo ft. Decompoze – “What It’s All About” [Rmx]
3. Buff1 – “The Shift”
4. Black Milk – “Give The Drummer Sum”
5. One Be Lo ft. Mike Posner – “Pigs”
6. Buff1 – “Beat The Speakers Up”
7. M1 (of Dead Prez) ft. Ghostface Killah – “Been Through”
8. Invincible – “Sledgehammer!”
9. Black Milk – “Keep Going”
10. Invincible & Finale – “Don’t Sleep”
11. Dead Prez – “Hip Hop”
> > > Download HERE
January 24, 2010
Via Davey D:
A couple of months ago Detroit rap artist and activist Invincible touched down in Austin and San Antonio to share her musical talents and weigh in on an issue many in the community had been grappling with - Gentrification. Invincible noted that poor people being displaced from their neighborhood by more affluent residents was a huge deal in Detroit, so much so that she and her partner Finale did a song about it and accompanied it with a mini-documentary called Locusts. The video garnered lots of critical acclaim and has been a powerful teaching tool that Invincible often uses when speaking with young people while touring the country.
Locusts was a big hit when she swung through East Austin and talked with local youth over at PODER headquarters. The organization has long been dealing with gentrification, but Invincible being a popular Hip Hop artist with a video help crystalize the issue even more for the young people she met during her widely attended writing and political workshops. She encouraged people to hone in on their artistic skills and use them to bring attention to issues and concerns impacting their lives and the community. The workshops were incredible as many of the people stepped up and spoke truth to power. One of the people inspired was 16 year old Gabriel Padilla who has a keen interest in politics and pretty handy with editing and working the camera.
Padilla who has been a part of PODER’s Young Scholars for Justice Program wanted to get this issue wider exposure so he got together with PODER co-director Erika Gonzalez and counselor Peter Mendoza to do an ambitious full length documentary on gentrification in East Austin. In the weeks that followed, Padilla would come by the PODER office, meet with Gonzalez and Mendoza, help draw out a storyline, get feedback and advice, and basically grind away to craft what many are now seeing an important piece of work. His film which has been broken down into three parts was shown last month at Space 12. ...
We’ve gotten to know young Gabriel over the past few months as we would often see him and other young scholars speaking out at school board meetings and city council hearings. Padilla reminds us all that the future generation is on point and can move mountains if given the chance. We salute him for a job well done… Enjoy the documentary.
January 17, 2010
Invincible's "The Emperor's Clothes" was featured on the January 7, 2010 edition of Democracy Now!. The track comes in at 21:38.
January 4, 2010
Invincible contributed a verse on a remix of the song "Resistencia" by Brazilian emcee Kamau. Give the track a listen here.
December 23, 2009
The Revival (Europe, 2009, 17 min) Directed by Invincible. Produced by EMERGENCE Media and Iqaa the Olivetone. The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It also shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed and directed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women in independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters. In support of the release of The Revival, The Fembassy is featuring weekly interviews with the artists from The Revival.
December 21, 2009
The Revival (2009) features performances and behind the scenes footage filmed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz, an all women independent Hip-Hop tour. Starring Invincible, Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, Stacy Epps, DJ Shortee, and Eternia.
Directed by Invincible for EMERGENCE Media.
Full 17-minute film coming soon at www.EMERGENCEmusic.net and www.TheFembassy.com
November 1, 2009
There are lots of connections between the indigenous communities in the United States and the Palestinian community: both the corporations and governments that have oppressed them and the strategies of resistance that they’ve used to fight back. Organizers from across the U.S. put together The Indigenous Youth Delegation to Palestine, which connected Native and immigrant youth from the U.S. with youth in Palestine.
Ora Wise of the Palestine Education Project, Ras K’Dee of SNAG Magazine, and hip-hop activists Invincible of Detroit and The Narcicyst joined GRITtv in the studio to talk about their experiences organizing across borders, creating solidarity between communities of struggle, and being part of a new generation of activists forming their own connections.
GRITtv with Laura Flanders airs Mon-Thurs, at 8pm & 1 am ET, on Free Speech TV (DISH Network ch. 9415), on public stations and online at www.grittv.org and www.firedoglake.com/lauraflanders