Cope2 is an American artist of Puerto Rican decent. Born in 1968, New York City native Cope2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and auctions throughout the United States and abroad. He is a self-taught artist who is a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. One of New York City’s most legendary prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978.
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Music: Chateaux Dreams “Fuck Should I Care”
Legendary New York City establishment, Katz Deli, just celebrated its 125th anniversary. To commemorate the achievement, Katz has opened a pop-up shop, named The Space, to showcase works from local and established artists. ALIFE is honored to be a part of the opening exhibit, and presents a limited run of product inspired by the iconic deli.
The merchandise is now available at The Space, for a limited time, located at 203 E. Houston St, directly next door to Katz.
The ALIFE October t-shirt drop is now available at the ALIFE online store and ALIFE New York. Available at ALIFE Tokyo on 11/1.
Also available at Commonwealth, Dope Couture, Feature, Montana Shop, Next, Nice Kicks, Oneness, Revive, Social Status, Size and UNKNWN.
Bronx-bred, Virgina-raised M.C., Terrence Thornton, aka Pusha T, aka King Push, made his way to the L.E.S. to be a part of the last installment of ALIFE Sessions for the Summer.
This event marked the return for Pusha, as he and his brother Malice performed in the same space back in 2007. Fast forward 6 years, King Push returned to the ALIFE backyard solo, this time representing a new crew, with an even deeper catalog of hits under his belt.
GETLIVE! warmed up the scene, masterfully spinning contemporary classics, while guests enjoyed complimentary Heineken beers. About an hour and half into the event, Pusha made his way through the crowd, proceeded by copious of bass, chanting “G.O.O.D. Music.” Upon hitting the stage, Push shouted “let’s start where it all began,” breaking into the classic street anthem, "Grindin’.” "From ghetto to ghetto, backyard to yard…,” the crowd supported, seemingly knowing every word. Push followed up with tracks such as "Popular Demand,” "Numbers on the Board,” "Blocka,” “Sweet Serenade,” and "Millions,” hammering the capacity crowd for over 30 mins. Finally exiting the stage to his latest single "Nostalgia,” Pusha thanked ALIFE for the support over the years.
(Photo credit: Samm McAlear for Def Jam)