1:30–6:00 p.m. – Michael Bullock presents Yemenwed and The Freaky Boiz
2:00 p.m. – Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents The Social Media Reader
Michael Bullock presents Yemenwed and The Freaky Boiz with DJ sets by Honey Dijon and Michael Magnan
1:30–2:00 p.m.: Yemenwed
2:00–4:00 p.m.: Honey Dijon
4:00–4:30 p.m.: The Freaky Boiz
4:30–6:00 p.m.: Michael Magnan
MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
Tired of changing the words around in hit songs to make them relevant to their own lives, The Freaky Boiz took to Youtube and uploaded some videos featuring themselves rapping in bed, often shirtless. With only smart lyrics and loads of charisma these videos have attracted over a million views. The Freaky Boiz are 22-year-old Terrance “TTgotit” Wilson and Pierre “P-Weezy” Phipps. Like 2 Live Crew before them, the Freaky Boiz deliver blatant sexual lyrics with unapologetic bravado. Earlier this month they were asked on the radio, “Is there room for homosexuality in hip-hop?” P-Weezy answered “I believe there is not room, that’s why we are gonna make room for it! We are going to be the artists that finally represent people like us.”
The concert is accompanied by the debut of The Source, a video by the multidisciplinary, NYC-based artist collective, Yemenwed.
Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents *The Social Media Reader*
Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and Café
The Social Media Reader, a collection of essays exploring the rise of a participatory culture that blurs the boundaries between creators and audiences, will be published this month by NYU Press. The book features key essays from the major authors in the field, including Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, Henry Jenkins, Lawrence Lessig, Tim O’Reilly, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky, and Siva Vaidhyanathan. The Social Media Reader editor Michael Mandiberg will be joined by MemeFactory’s Patrick Davison and artist Brad Troemel to discuss social media art and put forth a theory of Internet memes, from Hamster Dance to Advice Dog. The Social Media Reader will be available for purchase during the event.