Str8buttah founder Teck-Zilla shares new song ‘Victory’

Hip Hop has enjoyed a great year in Nigeria thus far with many rappers and producers releasing great works –whether song, EP or album.

The veteran producer Teck-Zilla has been on a solid run too. The Str8buttah convener in 2019 collaborated extensively with iLLBliss (IllyZilla) while engaged in some personal projects. This year, he’s stretched his reach even further, working with young cats like Vader The Wildcard and Samvsthekids.

His latest song, “Victory,” is an international effort which pools top lyrical talent from Nigeria (Phlow), United States of America (Shhabbaam Sahdeeq and Phoenyx) and Canada (Eternia).

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Iconic Hip Hop producer Teck-Zilla

Speaking to Teck-Zilla, he said of the record: “The track is about Victory from different perspectives. Each emcee came at it from their own viewpoints. Shhabbaam Sahdeeq spoke about a situation where Read the rest

Budding Afro pop musician Crayon

Recently Notjustok interviewed Afro Pop artist Crayon over a phone call, a cold Lagos day. What follows is a compression of that conversation. 

2019. Barely a week after the release of his debut project Cray Cray, Crayon was performing in Port Harcourt and the reception to his songs awed the youngster. “People were going crazy for ‘So Fine’ and ‘Gock am’,” Crayon recalls excitedly in a WhatsApp voice note. “I was over the moon and the energy was so infectious. It was spiritual and I loved it.”

The music of Crayon is very communal. It’s the sound of people roaring an upbeat chorus or moving to the similarly paced beat. When the artist in 2019 signed to Don Jazzy’s record imprint which has housed Afro Pop icons like Tiwa Savage and Dr. Sid, it sparked celebration within the Lagos … Read the rest

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. You decide to meet in person, and it’s somewhere public at a good time of day. A good first date with someone you meet online is at a coffee shop, for brunch, or an art gallery. You want to go somewhere where there is other people, but you can still hear each other. Movies, concerts, and other noisy venues don’t really make sense for a first meeting with a stranger. I don’t recommend meeting up with someone for the first time at your place or their place. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. 20th Century Master Drawings. 6 November 1963 – 5 January 1964. Traveled to University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 3 February – 15 March 1964; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 6 April – 24 May 1964. Catalogue with … Read the rest

Muriel Barclay was born in Glasgow. Along with rhythm comes the idea of rate or pace. Not every song is slow. Neither is every song fast. Tempo is the musical term that indicates the overall pace of an arrangement. Tempo markings include grave, meaning solemn and extremely slow or allegro, meaning fast and cheerful. A gamut of musical terms for rhythm exists. Her paintings are influenced by many everyday things especially the weather. The Scottish landscapes and seascapes are her main subject matter. The subjects are created from memories in a quirky manner, where figures and animals often feature in the paintings. Nikki feels that working from memory allows her art work to take on a stylized abstract feel. She paints on board and canvas which allows her to layer up mediums creating dense rich colours often discarding her paintbrush and using other means of getting paint onto canvas. In … Read the rest

Download and customize slideshows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or self-guided learning. Chou, M.H., & Lin, M.F. (2006). Exploring the listening experiences during guided imagery and music therapy of outpatients with depression. Journal of Nursing Research, 14(2), 93-102. Silverman, M.J. (2015). Effects of live music in oncology waiting rooms: Two mixed methods pilot studies. International Journal of Music and Performing Arts, 3(1), 1-15. A most important leader of the non-conformist Soviet art movement died in Paris yesterday. Born in 1929, Oscar witnessed the history of the twentieth century – from war & peace to protest and expulsion from his home country – to acceptance and fame worldwide. Oscar told a story with his paintings that will remain forever. 1967 American Masters—Art Students League, American Federation of Arts, New York, and subsequent tour. To put these pictures in better context, they are part of a major, permanent … Read the rest

Jean Arp, also known as Hans Arp, was a German-French painter, sculptor, and poet. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (organizer), A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation (traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, September 4-November 17, 1989; Whitney Museum of American Art, December 15, 1989-January 12, 1990). Movement: The bands form lines along which the eye moves quickly. Contrast: Organic versus geometric, black versus white. Space: The black is seen as infinite space, but the vertical bands stops the eye from going back into it. The vertical bands appear to be behind the white and organic bands because they are interrupted and therefore perceived as overlapped. Kerber, Bernhard. Bestände Onnasch (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Bremen, Germany: Neues Museum Weserburg, 1992. A suite of lithographs by four artists from the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa and four artists from the pueblos of … Read the rest

Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists. An esteemed figure in contemporary painting, Walker has been called one of the standout abstract painters of the last fifty years” by The Boston Globe. And art critic John Yau writes, He makes paintings that you can move around in, argue with, think about, and chew on.” From 1999 to 2014, Walker led the Graduate Program in Painting at Boston University, helping to make it known for excellence in painting at the graduate level. Prior to that he taught at Cooper Union and Yale University. This limited not only who could purchase art, but who could sell it as well. If artists didn’t have the right connections, it was unlikely that they could market their art, no matter how … Read the rest

The market for Chinese contemporary art has developed at a feverish pace, becoming the single fastest-growing segment of the international art market. Walentini, Joseph. Thomas Nozkowski.” Abstract Art Online, 1 March 2006. The Italians love to sing and with their famous tradition in Opera that comes as no surprise. But outside of their native land not many Italian Rock singers are that well known. So here is a selection of some of the best male solo artists that the country has produced. Painting Local Views and locally inspired subjects: If you have acquired the skill and ability to paint to a high standard, with attractive style, you are virtually certain to be able to sell LOCAL scenes in any area of outstanding beauty or visual interest. If you live in (or near to) a prime location, with a lot of seasonal visitors, there is a ready-made hungry market, and this … Read the rest

Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Whistler’s Mother is easily recognized art-work by its appearance in the Rowan Atkinson’s movie Bean. It’s an oil-on-canvas by an American born artist James McNeil Whistler in 1871. Its official name is Arrangement in Grey and Black, but became famous by its current name. It is a depiction of the artist’s mother, Anna McNeil Whistler. The art-work is so popular in American culture that it has appeared in numerous shows, films and parodied works. Becoming the symbol of Motherhood” and Family Values”, the American post office released a stamp showing the image of Whistler’s Mother. Because of its fame and artistic accomplishments, it is sometimes stated as American Icon and Victorian Mona Lisa. Currently, it’s located at Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Musical Language are … Read the rest

Urry means plenty of different things – but above all else, it indicates an affinity for cartoon creatures and other anthropomorphic animals. Osborne, J. (2003). Art and the child with autism: Therapy or education? Early Child Development and Care, 173(4), 411-423. Ockelford, A., & Welch, G. (2012). Mapping Musical Development in Learners with the Most Complex Needs: The Sounds of Intent Project. In G. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education (Vol. 2, pp. 11-30). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Storr, Robert. The Map Room: A Visitor’s Guide. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994. Most portrait paintings of the time that Mona Lisa was painted had something to indicate who the sitter was such as a family name or some emblem. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with Leonardo’s famous painting. No information could be found among Leonardo’s papers when he died and the … Read the rest