This is called “tanbo art” or “rice paddy art”. There are no dyes to create the different colors and hues. Instead, farmers used various rice strains in their tanbo canvases. Often, hundreds of villagers work together to plant the rice by hand and create these massive works of art. While planting, different areas of the rice paddy are roped off, so people know which type of rice to put where—kind of like painting by numbers. Rice is planted in the spring, and then harvested in the fall. When it gets close to harvest, the color changes to a beautiful hue called “koganeiro” (???), which is often translated as “golden” or “honey-colored”.
CuDi drops a gift for his fans, as he releases a never before heard track titled “Going To The Ceremony.” This song is a collaboration between he and Dot Da Genius (jointly called WZRD). Check it out below and as always…give us your feedback.
This is a band that is on our 2013 watch list. Hailing from New York by way of England, Germany and the US, HAERTS consists of band members Nini Fabi, Ben Gebert, Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams, and Jonathan Schmidt. Hit the above video to check out their sound. Something tells me that this will not be the last time that we hear of this group.
Price point for the white/blue colorway sneaker is $70 and available below.
Joey Bada$$ follows up from his 1999 tape with another hip hop project titled “Summer Knights.” Click here to listen/download.