This is for all my cyber-junkies, gamers and couch commando's.
If you're a gamer and you haven't heard of the God of War then you're not from this planet. The G.O.W. (God of War) trilogy started out for the PS2 (part 1 and 2) and carried over to the new PS3 console (part 3). G.O.W. is a action adventure game set in Greek and Roman mythology, where u are Krato's the avenger and servant to the gods. In part 1 Krato's completed his mission for the gods and they cheated him so in part 2 he goes for answers to why the gods broke their pact, and in part 3 he goes for revenge. I was annoyed that I have to go out and buy a PS3 just to finish the series, but when I played the demo...I knew it was worth the investment. Below is the game trailer from youtube and if u wanna own your own copy go to http://www.godofwar.com.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Another painter that inspired me to continue painting even though my style wasn't conventional art is H.R. Giger. He is the master of the macabre, his paintings and sculptures have been used for the movies Aliens, Species, and numerous others. I got a book from him titled Necronomicon for Christmas when I was a kid and the pictures in that book were the images from nightmares. I became a diehard fan right then and i've been collecting his work ever since. Giger was born in Switzerland in 1940, went to private school for architecture and industrial design in Zurich, then had his first art exhibit in 1966. I posted a few pieces below but you should visit www.hrgiger.com to really see all of his work.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I'm a big art affectionado, I love all mediums of painting, illustration and drawing. Most of my artistic inspiration comes from reading comics when I was a kid. It wasn't until I was older did I get into paintings. Below is one of my favorite Dutch painters Hans Kanters. His style is surrealism like Salvador Dali but with less focus on the landscape and more on the objects or images in the paintings. You can see more of his work at www.hanskanters.com
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This post is for all my power drinkers and trustees of modern chemistry. I was out clubbing last night with some friends having shots and this fine bartender from the Dominican Republic starts talking to me about liquors to mix with apple juice. I have a real thing for vodka and apple juice, but not all vodkas mix well. Now if you have a little money to spend I recommend
If you're on a budget like most people I recommend
Now if you prefer whiskey like some of my friends I recommend
Johnny Walker "Red"
If its rum I say Bacardi or Captain Morgans. These are just a few of the combinations of liquid poisons that can be consumed with apple juice. Feel free to suggest your own elixir to the list and if it sounds tasty, I'll try it and let you know.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
For those of you wanting to know how long I've been in the music business, I started out doing freestyles and featuring on mixtape's around 1998 then dropped my first single "Nocturnal Emissionz" in 2001. Below is my discography starting with the newest release "Grindin Muzik," which released a few months ago, back to my first "Tha Infuzion," released in 2002.
Released 2010 - The 3rd album from Tyger Vinum is a mix of gritty street tales, party anthems, and lyricism backed by top quality production and features collaborations with Sean Price, Kool G. Rap, Ruste Juxx, and others. It's 16 tracks of new flavor.
Released 2007 - Lyrically driven conscious poems with a grimy street delivery and international production.
Released 2006 - High octane, lyrically driven hip-hop filled with versatile and witty tracks with an undertone of MC hunger.
Released 2006 - Hardcore poisonous poetry over head nodding beats and neck snapping production.
Released 2004 - Rapid, raw and lyrically poizonous the International Hustler album combines East-coast, West-coast, and European production with sick metaphors and razor-sharp lyricism.Released 2003 - East-coast storyteller flow with a sexy R&B twist. Featuring the bonus track "We Keep It," a gangsta anthem guaranteed to make your system bounce.
Released 2002 - Sick East Coast flow with Mid-West and West coast production.
I'm sitting here going thru email listening to Helta Skelta "Nocturnal," and it made me post the footage below. Helta Skelta in the studio at Line 5 in Amstedam freestyling for the radio to promote their new project D.I.R.T "Da Incredible Rap Team."
If you're unfamiliar with the group Helta Skelta is rap duo Rock aka Rockness Monsta and Ruck aka Sean Price. Helta Skelta is part of the Boot Camp Clik which is composed of groups Black Moon, O.G.C, and Smif-N-Wessun.
They rose to prominence in the 90's with singles like "Letha Brainz Blo," "Therapy," and "Leflah," off their 1996 album "Nocturnal" full of sharp wit and grimey lyricism. They went on to release Magnum Force in 1998 which had the hit single "I ain't havin that," featuring Redman, then took a break as a group until 2005 when they reunited on Sean Price's album "Monkey Barz." Since then the group has been touring non-stop and released their new album D.I.R.T (Tha Incredible Rap Team) in 2008.
I've been a fan since the 90's because of their consistency and lyricism. I had the chance to do a track with Sean P. called "Who Dat Be" on my newest album "Grindin Muzik." These guys are real MC's the kind that say rhymes that make you wanna press rewind after hearing 'em. If you like the videos below and want to own some classic Helta Skelta or the Boot Camp clik albums go to www.duckdown.com
I've been doing a mini-series of my adventures around the globe called the Vinumous Chroincles, that I've been posting for a few years now. The clips are under ten minutes and usually have me in different countries checking out the local scene and interviewing U.S. artists who are there at the time. I posted a few below featuring my recent performance in Amsterdam, footage of my fam in France and a interview I did with Sean Price of the Boot Camp Clik. If you want to see more check my youtube page www.youtube.com/tygervinum.
Below are videos from 2 Dutch artists I work with DJ Nemo and Gekke C. Both are very talented and have new projects coming out this year. Check 'em out!
Sup Blog readers and welcome to...A Taste of Vinum...a page where I post about things to sink your teeth into. For those unfamiliar with my work I posted some of my video clips and next post I'll show some clips of Dutch artists I've done videos for. Check 'em out and if you like with you hear you can buy singles or whole albums from my website www.tygervinum.com or all major digital outlets...tell a friend to tell a friend.
I just watched this clip on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7s6_OdwHc a friend sent me about G-boarding. For those who don't know G-boards are gas powered skateboards that are made for all terrain. Its relatively new technology so it costs $500 now but in a year or less the price should drop to more average consumer level. If you don't have the patience and want to splurge now, I highly recommend it.
The "Wheelman," G-board has a 43cc or 49cc 2 stroke engine, can hold up to 90kg and has a max speed of 35km/h. For more info on the Wheelman and a bunch of other cool bikes and quads go to www.shukeda.com I ride anything with a board so I'm going to try on the first chance I get...check it out.