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CODY POPE - "THE HAUNTING" (Prod. DECAP) Directed: Misdirected Media

"THE HAUNTING" EP COMING ON BLACK FRIDAY! FIVE BRAND NEW SONGS! 

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it’s gonna be a busy week for Cody Popei feel truly blessed & so grateful for these opportunities. i’m asking for anyone friends/family/fans/well-wishers to support me in either/both of these endeavors if you could. i’d appreciate it more than you understand. i’ve got tickets for sale for both of these shows, so mass friends and NH friends all have somewhere to come to!(i’ll hook it up anyway possible, shit buy a ticket get the other one free, buy a shirt get a free ticket, vice versa, whatever shows you how much it’d mean for you to be here sharing in this with me) TICKETS: www.vaticanlife.bigcartel.comINFO: Vatican Life Music Group /vaticanlifemusicgroup@gmail.com With Much Love, CP
it’s gonna be a busy week for Cody Pope
i feel truly blessed & so grateful for these opportunities. 

i’m asking for anyone friends/family/fans/well-wishers to support me in either/both of these endeavors if you could. i’d appreciate it more than you understand. i’ve got tickets for sale for both of these shows, so mass friends and NH friends all have somewhere to come to!

(i’ll hook it up anyway possible, shit buy a ticket get the other one free, buy a shirt get a free ticket, vice versa, whatever shows you how much it’d mean for you to be here sharing in this with me) 

TICKETS: www.vaticanlife.bigcartel.
com
INFO: Vatican Life Music Group /vaticanlifemusicgroup@gmail.com 

With Much Love, 
CP

An Interview with Peter Flynn Donovan —


When did you first discover art as something you felt compelled to create? What was the first project you ever did that made you decide to continue on with your passion?

"making art is something i grew up with, my father is an artist and it has always been around me in various forms, having said that it has also been a huge challange to find myself and contiue to search for myself as an artist—-im complelled to keep doing it because its the one thing in life that i can do and get a relief that the rest of life does not give me."


What is your biggest inspiration?

"my inspirations are a huge pile of evrything and anything that effects my interior world,we are bombarded constently by the world..it is the only way i have to truly filter all the messages."


What is the most difficult part of finishing a piece? Are there ever any projects you have found it very hard to complete?

"i try to see everything i make as a continum ..that nothing is ever fully compleate, having said that i try to aim for something that  feels real and honest to me..something id respect if i saw it and it wasnt mine…most things are hard to finish, theres often too much i try to say and its usually a big process of weeding out."


If you had to choose a favorite artist, who would it be? Why do you feel that way?

"i dont have any one favorite, what i do have is a deep respect for any artist that contiunes there search, who challenges themselves and is in a constant state of expoloring this world and life and what it feels like to be here being human…not an easy task."


What do you hope people take from your art? Do you worry that there are any misinterpretations? 

"i hope people see that i am trying my hardest to relate to the world i am part of..that my limited talent is exposing something of this trip we are all on…i welcome  peoples discust as well as compliments..im glad if my art can stir any sort of real responce."


If you were not an artist, what do you think you would be doing?

"i would hope to be a clown in the circus…but most probebly a hobo or a monk."


What is your next big project? 

"im currently working on a show for halloween…id like to make a show of paintings of people i know who have passed on, people i miss…the show will be called "wish you where here."


If your resources were unlimited and you could create anything you desired, what would be your ultimate dream project?

"if i had all the money in the world id start a renagade art coleny circus on wheeels..a gypsy band of roving muliti disiplined artists rolling across the land bringing art and music and adventure and fun from town to town in a carivan of rehabed school buses."


What is the process you go through in beginning a new piece?

"paintings usualy start totally blind… some i dont  know what there going to be or where theyre going..they get painted over and over until somthing starts to show it self and then there chilsled away at untill they feel clear…others are more grafic and follow a story line made up of the mulitude of socital images..war,sex,god,music for example—but even these take many twists and turns…its all discovery."


What advise would you give to an aspiring artist? 

"well if some one wants to get rich doing this im the wrong guy to ask for advice, but if someone wanted to be an artist because they had to , id say do what you do.. follow your passion..truly dig deep for what it is that really turns you on…be as brave as you can be about your deepest fears and joys, and put them out there…as often as you can."

Video of the Week

Hey there VL friends. Jessi here to bring you the Video of the Week. I’m a little off but bare with me. For this weeks Video, I’ve chosen Danny Brown - ODB.

Danny Brown brings us a new (just as vulgar as i like) single. His album OLD drops in stores September 30th. This video reminds you that Danny Brown is just a tawdry man, telling you how it is, and doing it with his own style. The video is trippy as hell and full of colourful, obscene, life.

If you don’t believe me, check it out yourself.

Jessi out! xo

Reviews & Revues

What’s up Vatican Lifers? It’s Jon here doing a Reviews & Revues post a day late, sorry! For this weeks R&R edition, I’ll be reviewing a classic album from New Orleans, LA.

Soulja Slim - Give It 2 Em Raw

In the year 1998, Master P’s No Limit Records released around 20 albums. One of them which was Soulja Slim’s debut album “Give It 2 Em Raw”, unfortunately Slim was locked up on an armed robbery charge on the release date. It sold over 89,000 the first week, just imagine what the number could have been if he wasn’t incarcerated. Just like any other No Limit release you got a variety of features on the album from Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Snoop Dogg, Trenitty, Big Ed, Mr. Serv On, Full Blooded, Mia X, Mac, C Murder, Mystikal, Steady Mobb’n, Fiend, Gambino Family, Prime Suspects, Magic and Kane & Abel. All the production was done by the legendary Beats By The Pound aka The Medicine Men, in my opinion this was the best shit they’ve been apart of. Everything about this album IS New Orleans from Slims unique flow and raw delivery to the dirty bounce from the bass to the synthesizers. One of the best if not best release off of the ginormous No Limit collection. My favorite tracks would have to be Takin Hits, Imagine, Lawbrekaz and From What I Was Told, which has a video that can be watched here ( http://youtu.be/dpTxSG3P8fc ). It could have been done without the tracks Anything and N.L. Party. Definitely worth checking out if you never have, you won’t be disappointed. Bob ya head. I’m out. Peace.

RIP Soulja Slim

-Jon

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