Under Pressure 2014 Photo Recap

On August 10th and 11th, the Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention ran a 19th installment and topped the week-end with a legendary performance at Foufounes Électriques with the Godfather of Hip Hop, Afrika Bambaataa (see our interview here). There were awe-inspiring b-boy/b-girl competitions, skakeboard competitions, live musical performances, DJ sets and of course, graffiti all […]

Hip Hop Knowledge with Afrika Bambaataa [Interview]

Hip Hop is and has always been a youth phenomenon. From the block parties and Junior High School jams in the 70s to today’s electronic and trap scenes, a sea of teenagers flock to Hip Hop and make it a living and breathing culture. This explains in part why it’s mostly the older heads who stress the […]

MTL ZOO 1-Year Countdown: Meet Earth Crusher!

Montreal’s wildest group of artists MTL ZOO is back with a mega-expo to celebrate their 1-year anniversary! Over 40 artists from disciplines as varied as graffiti, installation, painting, and illustration take over the Agora gallery at the Cégep du Vieux Montreal this October 1st. We’ll be counting down with a daily featured artist from the […]

Graffiti Fest Under Pressure’s Short-Lived St-Patrick’s Day Ad Controversy

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This week, there was a very short-lived controversy involving St-Patty’s day, alcohol manufacturers, a downtown pub and a reputed graffiti festival. After 18 years of existence, Under Pressure – International Graffiti Conference has had its fair share of BS from wise-guy marketers. When organizers saw that their annual collective mural had been partially covered by a […]