The Mic Movement
amplifying art in berlin & beyond

 
 

 

Michael Thompson aka Freestylee

Thompson aka Freestylee was inspired to paint his first poster in response to the injustice of the Green Bay Massacare in Jamaica. Since then his technique has shifted to digital creations but social justice and Jamaican cultur...
by denise
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Blaq Pearl

Spending a sunny afternoon with Blaq Pearl in Berlin was like having a virtual visit to her home in South Africa. As she does with her poetry and song, she paints vivid pictures throughout the interview about what her life is ...
by denise
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Heard & Seen @ Diamond D

Diamond D brings true turntableism to Berlin. Recorded at Bohannon on September 23, 2011.   Diamond D is an original hip-hop producer & DJ who has been on the scene since the 80’s.  It was a pleasure to watch hi...
by denise
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Heard & Seen @ Zion I

Zumbi of Zion I joins Deuce Eclipse and Berlin’s own Yarah Bravo to rock the mic with a freestyle in Berlin on September 28, 2011. Remember that all that you are about to hear & see is freestyle which means spontaneou...
by denise
 

 
 

Heard & Seen @ The Do-Over

I captured some images & video of the backyard styled party called The Do-Over that happened on a perfect summer day at Picknick in Berlin.  Rosa Caleta, the European & Jamaican fusion restaurant supplied the food. Am...
by denise
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Glimpses of Splash

Here is a visual synopsis of all the goodness that was to be seen at this year’s Splash hip-hop festival.  The music comes from Kiko King and Creative Maze of Airbender Music. Artists like MF Doom, Aesop Rocky, De LA Sou...
by denise
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Chandra Brooks

We are starting our profiles of artists in Berlin with Chandra Brooks, an American who has been living and working in Europe for over 15 years.  Her work as a visual artist has been widely recognized and acclaimed.  Recently ...
by denise
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That F*cking Sara

  That F*cking Sara is a DJ living & spinning in Berlin. Raised in Denmark, Sara talks about her introduction and connection to hip-hop and how she got her infamous name. It is evident through her skills that she has ...
by denise
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Diamond D

In 1996 my hiphop education was swift and thorough as everything I needed to know was on one mixtape a DJ friend gave me.  On it, among the likes of the Alcoholics, the Beatnuts, Jeru the Damaja, the Notorious B.I.G, Method Ma...
by carl
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