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)
*COLOUR ME BAD, BUT YOU CAN'T SEX ME UP...SWING SWING SWING AND CHOP CHOP CHOP*
BROKE AS FUCK, COMING OUT THE FLU, RUNNING OUT OF MEDS...AND LISTENING TO ICE CUBE'S *DEATH CERTIFICATE* WHICH IS TOTALLY DERAILING THE FEELINGS OF LOVE AND SERENITY THAT I FELT EARLIER THIS WEEK. I'M READY TO REVOKE SOME GHETTO PASSES...OR GET MINE REVOKED...I GUESS I DON'T HAVE ONE TO GET REVOKED...I NEED ONE...BURN SOME STORES, LOOT, PUNCH MYSELF IN THE FACE UNTIL I SNEEZE TEETH.
GAY NTHATO WAS ALL ABOUT LISTING ALL TEH STUFF HE LOVED ABOUT 2010, WELL I'MNA TELL YOU ALL THE SHIT I HATE ABOUT 2010...I'M PRETTY PISSED THAT IT'S SUCH A MISSION TO BUY WEED IN MALMÖ SWEDEN AND WHEN YOU DO GET IT, IT'S OVERSPRAYED TOXIX HUFF...I'M PRETTY PISSEDTHERE'S NO CHICKEN LICKEN HERE...I'M PRETTY PISSED THAT IT'S SNOWING IN DECEMBER...ARE YOU SERIOUS? NO BBQS, NO DAISEY DUKES...ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
I'M ALSO PISSED THAT THESE KIDS ARE HAVING SO MUCH AND ARE BEING COMPARED TO WUTANG:
I WAS IN PARIS YESTERDAY AND PASSED BY THE RZO STORE FOR A LITTLE SHOOT WITH THE STREET TEASE FOUNDER, MONSIEUR MPY AKA *MR HANG 'EM UP*! THE SHOOT'S GONNA GO UP IN A COUPLE WEEKS...HERE ARE A FEW CANDID SHOTS OF ME BEING AN ASSHOLE CREEP:
WOKE UP SICK AS A DOG BUT FEELING SO GOOD. LAST WEEK I WAS IN PERFECT HEALTH BUT I FELT LIKE SHIT. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE SNOW. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THAT THIS WEEK I'VE BEEN HANGING OUT WITH MY OLD FRIEND BILL WITHERS WHO I HAD PREVIOUSLY KICKED TO THE CURB...BUT WE MADE AMMENDS AND I'M BACK TO THINKING HE WROTE THE BEST SONGS EVER.
SHIT, I EVEN LISTENED TO SOME AL JERREAU TODAY...WHO I'D DEFINATELY DISMISSED...BUT HES BACK TOO.
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN...BUT FOR ME THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTRA SPECIAL---I FUCKING LOVED 2010!! BIG YEAR FILLED WITH SO MUCH LOVE, AMAZING TIMES, PLACES AND PEOPLE. I'MNA KICK IT OFF BY TELLING YOU ABOUT MY FRIENDS, LOUISA(AKA LADI DADI) AND SHAMON CASSETE(AKA CEREBRAL VORTEX)---MY FAVOURITE COUPLE OF THE DECADE (THE NEXT ONE AND THE LAST ONE). JULIE MACHIN AND I HAVE BEEN HANGIN WITH THEM IN NEW YORK...GNUCCI HASNT MET EM YET,BUT IM SOOOO ITCHING TO TURN 80 WITH GNUCCI AND BE DOUBLE DATING THESE TWO....PLAYING VIRTUAL DOMINOES ON A PORCH ON JUPITER.
ALL THE SUPERFICIALLY IMPRESSIVE STUFF IS THAT THEY ARE BOTH SMART, TALENTED AND STYLISH...TRIPLE THREAT THAT'S MAXIMISED WHEN THEY GO DOUBLE DRAGON ON YA...THE POWER OF ALL THAT SQUARED! BUT WHAT'S GOT ME MISSING THEM SO HARD IS THAT THEY ARE GENUINE, FRIENDLY, FUNNY, FUN, WELCOMING, POSITIVE, SINCERE, CARING---URGH!
I GUEES I'M ESPECIALLY GASSED BECAUSE I MET THEM BOTH ON MYSPACE BEFORE THEY GOT TOGETHER AND IM KIND OF AMAZED HOW *REAL* THE FRIENDSHIP HAS GOTTEN...SO YOU CAN HATE ON TOM ANDERSON ALL YOU LIKE BUT I OWE HIM A GRIP AND A HALF(HANDSHAKE NOT HANDJOB).
I MET LOUISA DURING THE MYSPACE LOVE REVOLUTION OF 2006-2008...NEVER REALLY KNOWING THAT MUCH ABOUT EACH OTHER...BUT WE BECAME *TOP FRIENDS* FAST, SHARING MUSIC AND JUST A HYPE ENERGY...IF YOU SCOUR THE WASTELAND THAT IS NOW MYSPACE, YOU'LL STILL FIND LADI DADI NESTLED ATOP MY FRENDSHIP TREE... COMFORTABLY CLOSE TO MY HEART! I WAS ALWAYS FLIPPED OUT BY THE WAY SHE DESIGNED SPACE...AND LANGUAGE...AND HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY AND EXCITED TO SEE THE PICTURES SHE'S BEEN TAKING LATELY!
FROM A DISTANCE I JUST GUESSED HER TO BE A RARE BEAUTY WITH RARE MUSICAL KNOWLEGE...BUT MEETING LADI IN REAL LIFE WAS THE NEXT LEVEL MIND FLIP!! FROM LATE NIGHT PHOTOSHOOTS SMASHING PUMPKINS IN AUTUMNY PARKS, TO SCHOOLING ME ABOUT *FISH* AND MOLLIES TO KINDA GRIMEY STORIES ABOUT JAMAICA...TO SHOWING ME PICS OF HER UNUSUALLY MUSCULAR CUBANO UNCLES AND SHYLY EXPLAINING THEIR BUFFLINESS...TO EXCITING ME ABOUT MEETING MORE CUBAN WOMEN BECAUSE HER AND THE HOMEGIRL OTOMI AREN'T REALLY HUMANS BUT FORCES OF NATURE...BOOM!!
BUILD A BEACH IN YOUR APARTMENT...GO TO THE BEACH IN JAMAICA
I ALWAYS EXCITEDLY START CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SHAMON BY SAYING THAT HE'S THE ONLY RAPPER THAT I WORK WITH---I'M ALWAYS REALLY FUCKING PROUD TO SAY THAT BECAUSE I ONLY EVER INTERACTED WITH *CEREBRAL VORTEX* AS A MEGA FAN!! I WAS LOVING THE STUFF HE WAS DOING WITH 215 THE FRESHEST KIDS AND WAS PARTICULARLY BUGGING OUT OVER A TRACK THAT CAME OUT CALLED *EWING VS BIRD* (THAT'S ACTUALLY A REMIX THAT HE DOESNT LIKE...IM ALWAYS TRYNA CONVINCE HIMOF ITS GENIUS HAHA). I WOULD BE WALKING AND RIDING AROUND JOHANNESBURG RECITING THE LYRICS...*MY MAMA KEEP A RAZOR STASHED UNDER HER WIG*...EQUAL PARTS FUNNY, FUNKY AND DIIIIRTY. I LOVED IT! DUDE JUMPED UP AND BECAME MY FAVOURITE RAPPER-
...AT SOME POINT WE CONNECTED ON MYSPACE AND STARTED A WILD CAMPAIGN OF MAKING SONGS, LOTS OF WHICH HAVEN'T SEEN DAYLIGHT, SOME HAVE BEEN RELEASED LIKE THE JAM *CLP - SPACEBALLS* (ALSO FEATURING THE TEXAS HOMIES DMG$)...AND THIS JAM CAME OUT ON SOME BECAUSE MUSIC X DIESEL-U COMPILATION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFR_Fbat9Pg&feature=related
WE STARTED A GROUP CALLED LAMBORGHINI LUNGZ...
ANYWAYS SINCE THAT *OLD TIME* OF DOING TUNES, WE STARTED TALKING A LOT MORE BY EMAIL, CHAT AND SKYPE...TALKING ABOUT GOOD TIMES, HARD TIMES, GOSSIPING...TELLING SECRETS...HAAHAH FROM MY FANHOOD WE HAVE BECOME GOOD HOMIES...IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT THE MUSIC ANYMORE...HE'S JUST REAL GOOD PEOPLE AND IF I COULD CLONE HIM, I'D HAVE 100000 SHAMON'S TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH!!
OVER AUGUST, JULIE MACHIN AND I WENT THROUGH TO AMERICA ON A BUSINESS TRIP AND I GOT TO PERFORM AND CHILL WITH SHAMON...IN NEW YORK AND OH MY GOD, THE BROTHERHOOD JUST GOT STRONGER...ON A LEVEL WE'RE JUST DOWNASSHOMIES ON ANOTHER LEVEL, IN STUDIO IN REAL LIFE WE'RE AN UNBEATABLE FORCE!!!!
ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF THE OTHER HOMIES...THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TEAM, WHICH MIGHT NOT GET AS MUCH STREET PROPS BUT DESERVES TO BE RECOGNISED AS THE BACKBONE OF THE TEAM...KINDA LIKE POPPA WU WAS TO THE WUTANG CLAN. THE BIRD IS BATMAN (SO NAMED FOR HIS PITCH PERFECT RENDITION OF THE BATMAN THEME---HE ALSO DOES MEAN ADLIBS LIKE *YEAH...UH HUH---IT DON'T STOP*) AND THAT LIL FANCYPANTS IS ZOUZOU (THE MOST DETERMINEST HOUND IN ALL OF THE BOUROUGHS---BOBBIN, WEAVING...BEING PRETTY)...NO FAMILY IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GRIT, GUTS, BIRD ADLIBS, FUR, FEATHER AND FUNK!
ps- LA FAMILIA!! THIS IS US HANGING OUT IN NY WITH NONE OTHER THAN THE ILLUSTRIOUS BUSHWICK BONG MONSTER SHAWN KRAMES AKA COBRA KRAMES...WHO'S ALSO A SOLDIERA ND DESERVES HIS OWN POST IN HERE!
This isn't a grrrl crush this is CRUSHED, over, dang dang dang DONE! I do miss my no.1 lady from UK Lady Chann and it would have been massive with Stush and Shystie and some more but I don't wanna nag ... we'll leave it at dang!
Relevant to this is Chantelle Fiddys post in the Guardian here and relevant to having a good life is having the Game Over Instrumental so get it, you deserve it.
Oh goodness I missed Lady Chann too much ... laaaaaaadies come again. This clip make my hands sweat more than any boy crush ever made me do. Not even when I as 12 yrs old and went on a date with a boy and we held hand on a rollercoaster and mind you I was scared of the ride AND crushed on him, no sweat compared to this. (Plus that my mom forced me to change socks in front of him cause my big toe was peepin out, I was embarrassed the whole school year).
Has anyone seen Spoek Mathambo? Well US have where the Mighty Mathambo is currently touring with Mshini Wam, and I lurk around on his managers blog that writes in french so I don't understand a tiny bit but I just stare at his puuurtey face from the photos, *hence lookin like a perv and rumours says he and the band are killin. As we have joint custody on blog I feel obliged to give you an update on him, he's all good, having fun but can't get over the fact he didn't order the chicken and waffles that Jake in the band ordered.
I saw a promo video of the band playing live that Michel Dida posted but that seems to be private now (I don't think it was meant to be seen from the beginning) but we shall not feel sorry about that cause Dida himself has a video and the song is really really good. It's Dida on The Knifes "Still Light" and the outcome is "Bombs over Baghdad"
Decida has written about this wonder woman a couple of times and I feel that she is so great I might just start a fan club. We both performed at Gagnef Festival this summer and I actually showed my fan tendecies back then when I semi-stalked her. We hung out at her photoshoot with photographer Irika last weekend and I now feel Zhalas personality deserves a blog post. It's also worth beefin for which I did, when I had a tweet-beef with Adam Tensta on who deserves to love crush on her the most. She has a power personality, it's pretty difficult to avoid it and you wouldn't want to either. It's like POW! I'M FUCKING GREAT! With that power personality comes a power pipe, a voice that is out of this world. Needless to say she is alot and you still want more. I basically think more genuine power personalities should rule the world so my vote goes to Zhala. Keep walking.
Zhala also changed my view on pantyhoes, which is a big part of my life cause I prefer everything but pants. She is the poster chile of pantyhoes from now on.
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
"Spoek Mathambo is a slippery post-Apartheid glam-rap prince from Soweto who is descended from distant African royalty, or Jewish, or both" - FADER MAGAZINE
Part of a new breed of African artists, 25 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper and Graphic Designer/ Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture.
THE BLOG "I write and draw. My content focus will be music and visual art...as well as documenting my travels as a musician. Expect loads and loads of club tropicana...club music of Africa, the Carribean and South America. "
WATCH OUT! Cause sometimes GNUCCI BANANA bumrushes the Zombo Island!