2FACED1.com shows one persons two different faces in photos;
Persona 1: WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS
Persona 2: WHAT YOU FEAR TO BE CONSIDERED AS
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes and inner fears of getting misunderstood by the surroundings. Thoughts that every thinking modern day person does reflect upon. We're asking every day people from an innercity context where old categories as ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class are reassessed, why they choose to look like they do. We’re diggin' deep, peeling off garments, codes and attributes. We’re searching for transnational identities - is the conclusion that we choose whoever we want to be today?!
A 2FACED1 STATE OF MIND
A 2FACED1 is highly aware of existing stereotypes related to your own ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class. You’re trying to avoid them but sometimes also play with them to make people think twice about who you are. Two faced doesn’t mean anything negative here, it explains the double folded view you have on identity if you’re not the existing norm. Self awareness is a gift, because it also helps you to understand other peoples situations better. To be a 2FACED1 is to have the feet in different worlds, be able to move between them but feel rather at home in that space in between. You've stepped out of your comfort zone and has become one of the new identities where ol' categories are mashed up and rootlessness and non-given identity just means major possibilities.
2FACED1 is a state of mind, 2FACED1.com is a display-window for this mindset and the network of 2FACED1 includes all of you progressive non-stereotypes with a double perspective on identity.
Decida - Editor, Founder, Creative Director (Stockholm) Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg) Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London) Pernilla Philip - Design (Amsterdam)
The Zombo Blog party crasher Gnucci Banana performed at the Swedish Grammis Award (the one we didn't win yes) with Tove Styrke. The Gypsie Linn tacked together tights, skirt and a top while I was concentrationg on the hair with help from with hair stylist Carolina;
"ALL THE WOMANANAN...ALL THE MANANAN...CALL YOU FAMALAM...YOUR MOM AND NANANANANAN...OH WE'RE HAVING A JAM...OH WE'RE GOING HAM...TILL THE AM...OUT THE BEER CANONNANAN!!"
The famalam video is finally here!!!!!!!!!
A few months ago I had the supreme honour of joining the lord her majesty, Gnucci Banana on a little excursion to Barcelona for the video shoot for her single ‘Famalam Jam’...we had fun...we had paella...this is what came out...she's gonan tell her version when she gets back to the M-A-AYYYY-L-MO
**peep me playing video vixen with some of the most spastic dancing everrrrrrrrr
Produced by the super-homies, Schlachthofbronx (with whom Gnucci dropped her first release 'Ayoba' on Man Recordings), Famalam Jam is a tastey slice of summer jump up...Nola Bounce inspired summer jam for the whole famalam!!
PS. WE JUST PLAYED A FESTIVAL IN HELSINKI...SPECIAL UNSCHEDULED GUEST APPEARENCE FROM GNUCCI BANANA AND THE CROWD WENT WIIIIIIIILD
I am posted up at the inlaws, and the only thing that has been on my mind is making a decent impressions. I imagine the family to be rife with concerns about their lovely pure daughter being defiled by my scabby brown mits...and so I am looking to role models in non threatening blackdom.
Essentially I am dressing as if I work in IT...outfits that say ''I like computers and am willing to spend my days in dank rooms fixing them''.
Ana's granny is such a dear, but i can still imagine this convcersation going down:
Tramp! What you call me? Tramp. You didn't! You don't wear continental clothes, or Stetson hats. Well I tell you one dog-gone thing. It makes me feel good to know one thing. I know I'm a lover.
That's all right, Mama was. Papa too. And I'm the only child. Lovin' is all I know to do.
YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE ENAMOURED WITH AN ARTIST'S WORK AND THINK THAT THEY CAN DO NO WRONG, BECAUSE THEIR WORK AND ENERGY IS SO AMAZING THAT THEY MUST HAVE A DIRECT LINE TO GOD AND THEREFORE JESUS AND THEREFORE FATHER XMAS, AND SO THEY ARE NEVER NAUGHTY, BUT ARE ALWAYS NICE.
WELL, IN MY WILD FANDOM OF KIDD, A RAPPER FORM COPENHAGEN WHO I GUSHED OVER PREVIOUSLY ON ZOMBO, I BUMPED INTO HIM ON FRIDAY WHILST CHLLNGR AND MYSELF WERE MOONLIGHTING AS BARTENDERS AT A CPH BAR CALLED BAKEN...
WELL, YOU WILL BE SUPRISED TO HEAR THAT HE WAS NOT NICE, IN FACT HE WAS PARTICULARLY NASTY. HE ACCUSED ME OF PRETENDING NOT TO BE DANISH, BUT IN FACT HAVING LIVED THERE ALL MY LIFE...THAT I WAS A DANISHMAN PRETENDING TO BE A SOUTH AFRICAN. THIS ALL AFTER I TOLD HIM, I LIKED HIS SONG.
LAZERCAT, WHY CAN PEOPLE NOT TAKE COMPLIMENTS. LAZERCAT, WHY MUST BE PEOPLE BE OBNOXIOUS ASSHOLES? LAZERCAT, WHEN WILL WE HOLD HANDS IN NIRVANA?
THE BELOW IMAGES ARE MORE ELOQUENT IN THIS MATTER THAN I EVER COULD BE.
The young G-O-D, Lazercat received some disturbing hatermail for Gnucci Banana that she wants to share with you.
THIS IS AN EMAIL THIS WEEK FROM NILS IN LINKOPPIN, WHICH READS:
Dear Lazercat son, I'm an old school hip-hop head, like keepin it real, representing the streets of Sweden you knw...BOMBING THE SYSTEM! I don't work, fuck work...well I sometimes work at Coop, but that's a nother thing. Basically, I'm that reeal raw shit. I have been a Looptroop fan since the begining of time and this week I cried of sadness and shame, mixed with a certain feeling of emptiness when saw the Do video. I saw your homegirl Gnucci Banana in that there . Shawty is a 10 and all that, but really why did she have to spoil our sacred temple of Looptroop memories with her goodvibes and awesome dancing? Killer Kazoo?! What the fuck is a KILLAHKAZOO?
MOVE OUT OF YOUR MOMS HOUSE, BUY SOME ACNE CREAM, GET SOME SUN, WORK HARDER AT COOP AND YOUR BOSS MIGHT MAKE YOU MANAGER OF THE FRUITS SECTION! DO IT DO IT DO IT!!
other bitcha ass comments from limpdick youtube users included:
fuck the future FUCK the enviroment! consume rape and abuse the world!
That's it my friend, "professional dreamers" was a surprise but I liked it, then the "on repeat", now this...this is just bad in terms of music, the lyrics are about the same and even if the lyrics are good, witch I don't think so, the music doesn't has any soul on it, the old stuff from looptroop had that undeniable feeling of groove and genuine, this is just "other stuff" with your faces inside of the screen, doesn't fit, really...
I expected LTR to know themselves and continue true.
LAZERCAT SAYS ZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!! NOW OFF TO SNACK ON SOME CATNIP
I was really ill one evening so Spoek fed me with whiskey and I was cured so I tagged along to his gig at The Rumble in Malmö. On the dancefloor I got humped and humped back on a tight tahi chick namned Thatsanie. Then she said come to Uppsala and meet the gang; Mash Up International, I said hell yeah. They sent me a instrumental, a soca remake of Miike Snow's Animal and said kill it. So I did and performed it in Uppsala at a student party, that was my first gig ever. I did a killah move that evening even though I knew I wasn't capable so my pants got torn and I was lookin like white trash on my first gig ever.
After that show I've been lucky enough to do another one and another one and some more and I've done most of them with mah boys Mash Up International and this song has been the one that gets most fists in the air, the most girls on stage and the most sing-a-longing. Thanks Miike Snow for that one! And then we decided hey let's meet and make a video so we did with our friend Fajta and shot the video in his office a sunday afternoon, me wearing a tiger suit that I borrowed from Swedish national television and Mash Up being amazing. No budget, no comb, not really that much time but all good. Long live the diy!
Me and Spoek are interviewed in the latest issue of Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden. I am really happy and I'm off to grab a copy really soon. My name is even on the front page!!! It's really cool cause everything is going so well and lately really exciting things have been happening, I am finding it really difficult to keep it cool,and why would you?! My name got rejected by facebook but then POW on the front page of Nöjesguiden, it's all good
I GUESS THIS POST IS JUST TO CELEBRATE MY WIFE, WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN FOR A WHILE...AND WHO IS ALSO TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM. THIS GOES TO GNUCCI BANANA. THE BRAVEST, SMARTEST, PRETTIEST...MOST HARDWORKING GYAL I KNOW.
OH MAN. LIFE REALLY KINDA SUCKS WHEN YOU'RE ON A FLIGHT DRUNK ON GIN AND TONIC, WATCHING SEX & THE CITY 2...AND KIND OF WHEEPING BECAUSE YOU REALISE THAT YOU ARE EVERY ASSHOLE CLICHE DUDE...EVER. ALL YOU WANT IS YOUR GNUCCI BANANA AND THE CHANCE TO MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER...FOR EVERYONE. INSTEAD YOU SETTLE FOR ANOTHER DRINK AND SOME NIRVANA GREATEST HITS ALBUM.
What am I, Spoeks publicist? But seeing we have a joint college fund for the kids, we all gets paid.
Anyways, he is going on his first ever US tour which is really exciting and I hope US and the A treats him well. His tour dates are following
Sept 7th – DIM MAK Tuesday (Cinespace – LA) Sept 9th – Afro Funké Party (Zanzibar – Santa-Monica) Sept 10th – THE FADER Release Party (The DashGallery – NYC) Sept 12th – Over The Top w/ Machine Drum (CameoGallery – NYC) Sept 13th – Bridging The Gap (Santos Party Club – NYC)
Go go go go see him. He is a great dancer so start a conga line and you are practically best friends forever.
I gets request on my telly as well but I try look out for the environment so I will be taking my bike to my gig at Babel in Malmö this friday. There is no excuse not to come, i gots rhymes, beats and a dance, everybody gets a piece of the cake, I promise.