Montana Mullet x medium format film
Our favorite Funky Uncle is getting a head start on 2017 with the first new episode of his classic show “Rappin with the Rickster!” Originally created in 1990 for public access television, the show chronicles the characters of NYC as only Ricky Powell can. In this episode Ricky goes to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to the opening of Mr. Kaves’ new pizzaria, Brooklyn Firefly, and then to the opening of the new Burton Flagship store in SoHo to kick it with artist Phil Frost and TheGoodLife! fam.
Since it’s inception, snowboarding has been all about progression. Well, we witnessed some serious progress this past Saturday night as we joined our friends at Burton Snowboards to launch their new NYC Flagship Store along with the global debut of the Burton x G Pen x Phil Frost collection! Situated on a cobblestone block in the heart of NYC’s SoHo, the new multi-level space is a snowboarders dream and the people of NYC couldn’t wait to get inside. From a wildly diverse group of friends and fam, to fire sets from Nianga Niang and the legendary Pete Rock, to a party that looked like the future but felt like the past, it was more than a night to remember! Whether you were there or not you’re sure to enjoy this recap in photos by Dean Blotto Gray, Pete Pabon, and Adam Stanzak with words by Tim Brodhagen. Come on down and see it for yourself at 69 Greene Street, NYC and tell em TheGoodLife! sent ya!
All the proof in the world that hip hop is alive and kickin is right here! TheGoodLife! Familia TJ Mizell took it back underground for another round of his live subway DJ sets with Trill Train! Now we don’t have to worry about the MTA shutting down the L train cause TJ already did it!
Living in New York City is still an endlessly unpredictable and addictive adventure. The city satisfies our craving for unlimited experience, a single place where all of the world’s wonders are available to sample. But it’s absolutely true that the more time we spend in this mechanized, man-made grid, the further we get from the parts of us that are connected to the earth. While this may sound to some as a bit of over the top romanticism, we can say with certainty that our week-long camping experience known as Camp Nice had a profound effect on the diverse group of humans who attended. A week of communal living, for some with total strangers, a week of both trust and dependence, a week of learning and sharing, a week of reclamation, Camp Nice was all those things and more. Over the course of the week leading up to the Autumnal Equinox, more than forty New Yorkers came to the same realization that giving up everything the city provides us is also the way to stay in love with it. Along the way we made new friends and learned that together we could thrive anywhere as long as we did it together. In the weeks since Camp Nice, we have all become closer and its apparent even in the small details, we’re no longer just “city friends” prone to leaving a text unanswered or plans vaguely committed to, we are now Camp Nicer’s and will forever be on call for our fellow campers. Thanks to our friends at Burton Snowboards and Burton Girls for being an integral part in the Camp Nice experience and of course thank you to everyone who attended. Now get ready to relive the entire experience in beautiful photography by Craig Wetherby, Dean “Blotto” Gray, and Eddie Grams. We can’t wait to see everyone and more next year!