Saturday, March 28, 2009


Well yo, for the past month Ive been doing an artist in residency at The Blakeslee Studio, in NOHO (North Hollywood, CA.)
This was prolly one of the dopest experiences to happen yet. I was able to develope a new series of paintings and get down on a collab piece with Ryan "The RAT" Anzures. Music, the beach, Cali girls and tress was the consistant vibe the whole trip.

Out on the West the vibe was crazy, alot of inspiration in LA. On our rout driving around we turned on a secluded street to find, The Bishop Don Magic Juan's classic gold and green Rolls Royce.

Players recognize players so i was able to get in and put something up in the back seat. Green is for the Money and gold is for the honeys. Anyways back to the art. These are shots of the ruff starts and finals to a new series I worked on in LA.

More and better pics to come. I want give a special thanks to the Blakeslee Recording Co. staff and Raphael Saadiq.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The latest greatest is here! APPLY PRESSURE zine issue number 1.
Featuring art by Upendo. This first issue is direct evolution from the Black Nature Coloring Book, from the designers of Leroy Jenkins. The book also features Ryan "The RAT" Anzures and Raphael Saadiq. For only $5 beans you can get your self one. black and white , 8.5"x11" limited edition. Just hit me up at