Monday, June 21, 2010

HOMEBOY SANDMAN Album Release at SOB's

I've upload the "HOMEBOY SANDMAN Album Release at SOB's" video up on Vimeo, I think it looks better.

Originally posted on (Thanks to Shamz, nahright and 2dopeboyz)

I recomend to view it on Vimeo directly, but here's the embed anyway:

HOMEBOY SANDMAN Album Release at SOB's 6-1-10 from ShankarFilms on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jungle Car

So yesterday was a pretty good day... kinda like the old ice cube song. I met up with P.SO and we went to the Sosa's studio in queens for an afternoon of editing and working on diff. things. P.SO had a quick show during Scott from The Soundmen's set over at Delancey... on Delancey.. :'/
On the way to the city we started to rehearse a couple of songs from P.SO's set. Here's a quick preview of us wildNout (nick cannon ur wack) in the car to Jungle... I'm calling it Jungle Car!

Checkout the Moontones EP produced by The Soundmen if you haven't already. It's a FREE download!!

Bonus footage of Drunk Scott playing Delancey later that night...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

HOMEBOY SANDMAN The Good Sun LP release at SOB's 6-1-10

So I'm still working on the recap video for Okayplayer... in the mean time I leave you with this gem.. :')


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

P.SO "Almost Home" Music Video

So finally we have the music video out!

The way this one came about was kind of a spur of the moment type of thing. P.SO and I have been in talks for a few months now since last year for us to collab on a music video. We came up with a couple of ideas for songs from his debut album "For Your Consideration" and his 2009 mixtape "Earthtones". This was in the fall of 2009. We both felt that it would be best to put together a music video for a project that would be coming out in 2010. So we settled on doing something from his new EP "Moontones", a remix project he did with The Soundmen.

He played a couple of joints at my house from Moontones a couple months back. I really wanted to shoot a video for "Incredible Remix", but I knew it would probably not happen since it's a remix from a Mickey Factz joint.
Then I said, "The Jungle" with Von Pea from Tanya Morgan would also be ill. The fellas from TM would be touring in Feb and March and would spearhead the promotion for Donwill's new album "Tanya Morgan presents Donwill as Don Cusak in High Fidelity". I knew that Jungle would not work out as a first video from Moontones.

Then P.SO sent me the tittle track Moontones. I liked the song but he told me that he already had promised that video to another dir. Since him and I are in talks of shooting something from 8thw1 & P.SO's new project "Suicide by Jellyfish", I felt that the easiest and most convenient thing would be to shoot "Almost Home". Since it's the first track we hear on Moontones and it would be the first music video from the EP, I felt this was the strongest candidate for us to shoot a music video for.

That week in Feb. 2010 NYC had a snow blizzard. The way that I work to get creative to come up with music video concepts is to listen to the track over and over and brainstorm ideas. The snow was such an eminent factor that it's all I saw out the window... and then it hit me. The following day I called P.SO and asked it he could come thru after work so we could shoot the video. He said, "in the snow?" I said "Yuupp!!"... he said... "YESS!!!"... the rest is history!

P.SO the Moontones King
"Almost Home"
Dir. Shankar
NicaBia Productions


Friday, March 12, 2010

Rjd2 Live @ Jerky's in Providence, RI (3-9-10)

A couple of days ago I was out of town. I left Brooklyn to go back home to RI for my nephew's bday party. It was also my bday week, so I decided to spend it with my fam. I had won tickets to see Rjd2 at Williamsburg Music Hall thru twitter. I guess some winner never claimed his win, and since I had also RT'ed Rj hooked me up with tickets. I was a little bummed when I realized I wasn't going to be in BK when Rj was playing. I reached out to him and he was kind enough to switch my tickets to a later show in Providence, RI. Since I would be there, it worked out perfectly!
I took my little Kodak Zi8 HD cam to the show and recorded a couple of joints. For those of you not familiar with Rjd2's sound, peep the following clips. Enjoy!!

Rjd2 Live @ Jerky's in Providence, RI

Iced Lighting / Good Times Roll pt. 2

Ring Finger / Exotic Talk

Rj playing Dong King Kong samples on the MPC

Shot by
NicaBia Productions 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Videos: Homeboy Sandman, YCtheCynic, P.SO, & Tanya Morgan Live @ SOB's (2-22-10)

So a few days ago I went to check out my dude P.SO the Earthtone King at SOB's who was part of a Tanya Morgan show. He has a new release called "Moontones" so we wanted to shoot some interview stuff. I took the liberty to also shoot some performances. This post also features: Tanya Morgan, Homeboy Sandman & YCtheCynic. Kooley High was also on the bill, but I didn't get a chance to shoot them due to lack of room on my camera... next time guys. Also apologies to DonWill for running out of "tape" towards the end of "On Our Way".

Well without further ado...

Homeboy Sandman & YCtheCynic "We Ain't Scared"

P.SO the Earthtone King "Moontones"

P.SO & Von Pea "Jungle" (Soundmen Remix) + "Stick 'Em"

Tanya Morgan "Tanya Likes Girls"

Tanya Morgan "Bang & Boogie" + "On Our Way"

NicaBia Productions

Don't forget to checkout the free downloads from not only P.SO but also YCtheCynic & DonWill from Tanya Morgan who has the Laura's Tape out now. Here's links to those projects:

P.SO & The Soundmen "Moontones" EP

<a href="">Almost Home (Intro) by P.SO the Earth Tone King</a>

YCtheCynic "You're Welcome"

<a href="">State I.D. by YC The Cynic</a>

Tanya Morgan Presents Laura's Tape starring Donwill as Don Cusack
Mixed by DJ Kingmost starring as DJ Rob Gordon

<a href="">Laura's Leaving Intro by donwill (of tanya morgan)</a>

Friday, February 12, 2010

"One Won't Do" J Dilla Tribute in Brooklyn, NY (Feb. 5th, 2010)

So last week after going to the Bronx Museum J Dilla event, I went back to Billysburg in Brooklyn to North 4th bar where Jessica Estevez aka iHeartDilla was holding an event with some other folks. I took my camera there and recorded some performances. There was way too many people on the bill, so I'll only be able to upload some of them. Here's a couple for now, starting with a surprise cameo from Ma Dukes...

"One Won't Do" A Tribute to the late great J Dilla:

Top $ Raz & The Minority Report

Daniel Joseph

Fresh Daily:

Homeboy Sandman:


InI MLD (Mighty Lockdown):

NicaBia Productions