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A phonograph is a record player introduced 1877 by Thomas Edison in his lab in New Jersey.  Phonographs make great tattoos, they have such a cool look if done right and it doesn’t hurt to pair one with a rose or two either. I got to do this one on my friend and triple OG Ames AKA Amer the Gamer.

Thanks Ames its a honor to tattoo you big homie. #SMT follow Ames on Twitter 

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Toby and his band H2O  has put in so much work over the years with the punk rock scene, the straight edge lifestyle, PMA lifestyle, and with his  non profit One Life One Chance program, he officially makes a positive difference with the kids at schools everywhere.   Kids these days need way more role models like this man.  I love this video and the intro from Michael Rapaport is great.

Thanks Toby Morse and the rest of H2O for promoting respect, honor, positive living, and friendship, all these years.  Nothing but Respect Toby, Im honored to call you friend.  PMA all day brother.

LYD- original crew.

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My friend Alyasha in San Diego by way of Brooklyn NYC

January 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

My dear friend Alyasha and his cool ass bike. Aly is one of my favorite people and Im honored and proud to call him friend. Bookmark his blog “Stack Aly” to see cool photos and learn about cool shit. He should charge for all the game he gives out for free on there.

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Brian in action in Central park at the Wollman Rink Trump New York

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Trips | Videos - (Comments Off)

This was the first time my brother and I had ever went ice skating. I turned the camera on at the perfect time. His lady had done it before and was getting a kick out of watching us. here is a you tube video to prove it.

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A throwback photo of Norton, Brian, and D (Grand opening of new shop location circa 2009) That was a good time. but the best is yet to come.

It was also my close friend Morgwn Pennypackers birthday that day and about 28 or so friends got a little cartoon head of him tattooed. It was a great night my friend Diablo Dimes played, the Diamond Dog Crew was all there, and old cars lined the outside of the building. The night was full of fun, laughter, and well wishing friends from all over. Thank to everyone who was there. Here some more photos of that great night.

 

 

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Diego, Brian, and I chilling on the stoop at my work in Soho. I love when my family visits from California. It really makes my week. Thanks Brian (and D) for coming out to spend new years with me and start this year off right. Family First.   =GPxPCxCSxLYDxBTSxLTDxILMTxGxPV=

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Ghetto Protected Crew member “Kiku”

December 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

GP is Family, a Crew, a Fellowship, and an understanding.

Made up mostly of quiet giants people you may have never heard of people who are constantly pushing independently, artistically and financially …Mostly fellas who have come from very humble beginnings and should never have made it as far as we have, dudes who have made it through the ghettos in which we were raised without being jailed or killed. And have made it beyond the traditional ghetto mentality … And instead of fighting over our blocks were fighting to buy our blocks…becoming owners not renters . Leaders not followers. Through any means… violently, politically, or poetically. Not just survive bit thrive.  And when we roll though hoods we are protected because real recognizes real. Ghetto Protected.  Were out to snatch fame from the lames…and chedder from the haters.  And give game to our youngsters… So they can stop looking up to wanksters.
=G/P FAMILY= Welcomes Kiku

 

*Chairman-Morgwn Pennypacker   Vice Chairmen- Luke Wessman and  Tim Hendricks                                                                   (the only persons allowed to administer the GP)

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Le Castle presents John Forte – “Drift On”

December 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin in Celebrities | Friends | Videos - (Comments Off)

I met John Forte through a close mutual friend Aly, they grew up in the same part of Brooklyn New York together.  Aly brought John in the Wooster Street Social Club tattoo shop in Soho a few months back, for me to do a tattoo on John’s forearm. We became friends from that point on.

John is very well known for co writing and producing several songs on the Fugees 1996 multi platinum Grammy winning album “The Score”.  Then John went on to form Refugee Camp All Stars with Pras in 1997. And then embarked on a solo career in 1998.

John then ran into some serious legal problems that put him behind bars for about 7 years.  Since then John has been playing, writing, and traveling the world doing and planing big things.   Smarter now then ever with more experience and a clearer vision of success John is a force to be reckoned with. Its a honor to call him friend and I thank Aly for introducing us. “We will make it work”

Check out his newest video, shot here in NYC  “Drift on”

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California’s own – Amanda Lopez Photography

December 20th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

 Amanda Lopez is one of my favorite photographers from California.  She is best known from shooting Latina homegirls, street musicians, and family members. Her work has been published in Vibe, XXL, The Reed Pages, Essance, and many other magazines and books.

Growing up in southern california myself around a prevalent Latino culture, Amanda’s photographs strike close to home and to the heart.  My first love was a Latina and her family helped raised me for a length of time,  I’ve consider myself fortunate to have been raised around the Mexican people and deep in their culture. I’ve learned alot about pride, hard work, honor, respect, and tradition from the Latinos I grew up around.

 C/S

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WELL FED Blog NYC

December 16th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Friends - (Comments Off)

…A friendly reminder from our friends at the Well Fed Blog which was just featured on one of the best Graffiti based blogs 12ozProphet. <click the link and check them out.

 

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