Saturday, August 1, 2009

Embassy Rehearasals

Was over at Soundclash studios the other night shooting the Embassy Emsemble rehearsal session for the show this saturday at 92YTRIBECA. I'm having a lot of fun putting together these video projects for Blitz.

Been taking on the shooting & editing role lately with a few different projects, even used the skills in my Summer School sessions, my kids put together some dope videos. I still gotta get those up to show ya'll. I guess I'm transitioning a lil bit. I'm still interested in putting together my own lil feature too. So watch out for that!

Check out this lil number, we shot this wed night and I edited it together for thursday night, Still a lil rough but we wanted to get it out to promote the show for tonight, Hope you guys can make it, its gonna be a really dope night! Plus FRESTHEIC TURNS 2 today, yea i'm a little amazed at that also. But I'm writing a whole separate special thing for that experience. Stay Tuned and let me know what you think about my editing techniques so far.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Had fun shooting this the other night at the MVMT office

Get the Official Blitz the Ambassador Mixtape
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Static Stereohead Spotted: AFRO PUNK

Just finished editing this the other night check it out!

be sure to visit to hear more tracks and order the album!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

America Eats It's Babies- Love you Michael


Four years ago, I designed this t-shirt that I didn't really release or make a lot of, in fact I think I only made like 5 t-shirts with it. I kinda designed it to just to get it outta my system. I believe Michael was in a trail or something, It was June 2005. And it was in reaction to the media's and the public's BETRAYAL, not portrayal of this living legend.

"We wanted to consume this lil boy so much that we decided his childhood and innocence was collateral damage."

I Heard Tupac actually use that term "America Eats its Babies" in an interview after one of his many court hearings. And it was relating to the artist and celebrities that we build up and support. It was always interesting how as soon as they show they are human and make mistakes just like everyone else, we eat them alive. Michael Jackson had never really known a normal life, and we stole his childhood away from him for our entertainment. We parented this man. We loved him from the moment he stepped on the Ed Sullivan Show and let him into our hearts. We chased him everywhere he went, did not let him sleep, did not let him play with his friends, did not let him enjoy his beautiful life. We wanted to consume this lil boy so much that we decided his childhood and innocence was collateral damage.

It perplexed me how people could turn their back on him as soon as rumors and alleged charges were brought up against him. For once he needed us more than we needed him. We failed him. All his antics, trials and tribulations were not products of him, they were products of us. We are responsible for the man that he became. We were his support system and easily pulled that plug too many times in his life. Michael Loved children because he wanted them to be children, something he couldn't do. He wanted to live his childhood thru them.

We will never ever know the amount of depression, stress and anxiety we put this man thru.
This man did truly die of a broken heart.
The world mourns for this man and I have no idea how the soundtrack to our lives will continue without him. Every aspect of my life can be put against a Michael Jackson song. He is my namesake, my parents named me after him, I was born to thriller.

We as a society have put so much emphasis on being perfect that at the slight evidence of our children's mistakes, we scold and surround them with disappointment. Please let your children make mistakes. Please don't turn your back on them ever. You have no idea how strong the look of betrayal and disappointment can devastate a life.

Michael is not dead, he lives on in each of us, in every dance move, on every dance floor, in every melody, and in every lover...

"Won't you please let me back into your heart"
-Michael Jackson

“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”

Monday, June 22, 2009


Homegirl Sallome representing with the brand new 1SOUL tee from the The Story of Right Hand, Left hand Collection.

Check out the Video here!!!

NBC Features “The Players” of Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee

Friday, June 19, 2009

Everyone in this city has a Spike Lee story, whether you’ve seen his films, watched him advocate for causes or watched him cheer on the Knicks. His influence has spread far and wide and Brooklyn thinks that’s cause for celebration.

To read the story online, click here.

Tracie Strahan

Sallome Hralima, PlanIt Brooklyn, Creative Director for Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee
Rasu Jilani, coup d’etat Arts, Co-Curator for “We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee”

Sallome’s Wardrobe Provided By
Mikey The Conscious Hustler

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Opening 6.18.09: The Story of Right Hand, Left Hand

The Story of Right Hand, Left Hand: An Ode to "Do the Right Thing"


20 Years later, our social woes remain just as timely as this classic film from Spike Lee. This project is my attempt to bring light and discourse to the same issues that were at the foreground and background of this film and how the parallels and foshadows of a generation of "Love & Hate" has systematically had us battling for our communities and for the future of our colorful youth. Characters that have never died in our community like Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Mookie, Smiley, Da Mayor, and SeƱor Love Daddy are given a more social comprhension to their symbolic meaning to us today.

Join us on June 18th for my first solo art exhibit which is also the Launch of a new MVMT and the most anticipated line from 1SOUL. A Soulcial art project.

-Michael Cordero aka Mikey the Conscious Hustler