Monday, October 10, 2011


This is a new project concieved by Yako 440 and B.O.A. ( to support the Occupy Wall Street Protest at Zuccotti Park in NYC.

View the video here:

and check out the NY Daily News coverage of art at the protest featuring an interview with Yako 440

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Youth Hip Hop Theater Show at Bardavon Theater 2011

50 6th graders perform with me and my crew (Mtume aka Core Rhythm, Una Osato, Ken Fury, and Mike Supreme) in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Hip Hop Theater 2011 from bardavonupac on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back in Brooklyn getting busy!

One of the great teaching organizations in NYC Purelements had me paint a piece at their offices in Brownsville- enjoy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Istanbul, Turkey workshops with Baba Israel

The piece I'm standing in front of was a collaboration between myself and the participants. We had an amazing 5 days at the University of Istanbul working with groups of twenty to fifty college and high school age students, introducing the history and elements . Thanks to Yoruk, Ahmet "2 Much" and Nure "Freshi" and all the staff at the University for putting the project together. Here's the whole SQUAD:

In addition to graffiti also had hands on lessons in beatboxing, DJing, MCing, Breaking (thanks to the Istanbul Style Breakers!) and beatmaking. Thanks to all the participants for working with us!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Yako 440 and Baba Israel acted as Hip Hop cultural envoys for the US State Dept. in The Gambia, West Africa in April 2010. This video is one of the results of their collaboration with amazing local artists. CLICK HERE to watch!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Internet Performance Collaboration with Contact

had the 1st cross-continental jam session/live show this afternoon with MCs & Beatboxers 5 hrs into the future in Manchester England via high speed internet and HD video. The future is NOW!!
THANKS to Culture Hub, Contact, Baba, Rabbi D & Farbeon!

pic by Core Rhythm

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