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

see more pics from Culture Hub

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FREE Gambian Hip Hop Download

Yako 440 just returned from 8 days with Baba Israel in The Gambia, West Africa as cultural envoys for the US Embassy there.

Click here to listen and download the posse cut they recorded at The Block studios with Mo Hawk and 15 other artists from Banjul. Enjoy the sounds and support up and coming African Hip Hop!!

Baba and Yako also shot a music video for this song which is in the editing room right now... so keep an eye out for that as well.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gig at New York University

Yako 440 is going to present a talk on "the history of Human Beatboxing" with Kid Lucky at an NYU performance class today :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New project in the works!

I'm EXCITED to be nearing completion on a new album with Youssoupha Sidibe- "KORA DUBS." Release date T.B.A. ..::stay:in:tune::..

Thursday, February 25, 2010


After much research and hard work... Yako 440 is happy to unveil his new multimedia online galaxy!!
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