1/4/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ART: The Best Of Banksy Street Art

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.


Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Continue reading

3/3/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez Fashion: GucciGhost Walks The Catwalk At The Gucci 2016 Fashion Show

By Adewale Adekanbi


Gucci-Ghost, otherwise known as Trouble Andrew, is a NYC-based graffiti artist that made his name by spray painting his stylized take on Gucci’s double G logo pattern on walls and dumpsters around his neighborhood.


But rather than suing his irreverent ass into financial oblivion, the Italian fashion house enlisted him as a collaborator for its FW16 collection.


Ghost’s tags appeared on Gucci carrier bags and on pieces throughout the new seasonal range. Another example of urban art effecting the mainstream fashion industry.


7/31/15 O&A Shall We Dance Friday: Beat Street Roxy Battle

Shall We Dance


Beat Street (1984) is a  film featuring New York City hip hop culture of the early 1980s; breakdancing, DJing, and graffiti were front and center. Set in the South Bronx, the film follows the lives of a pair of brothers and their friends, all of whom are devoted to various elements of early hip hop culture.  Many of the internal dance sequences were filmed at the Roxy, a popular nightclub/disco located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Continue reading