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Catch Patty Dukes at Rockwood Music Hall w/ Baba and YAKO 2/21


Catch me in the cypher Friday night.


Casita Maria Block Party 2013

Casita Maria Block Party 2013

Come thru and check out @Circa95 performing live at the Casita Maria Block Party on Simpson Street on Saturday August 3rd.


Believe In Me

Check out the latest video from my crew CIRCA ’95 

Follow us on twitter @circa95

”Believe In Me” is track 8 off Circa ’95’s debut album “Free Lunch”

”Believe In Me” is written and performed by Patty Dukes & Reph

Produced by SoundWave

Video Directed by Patty Dukes & Reph

Track Mixed & Mastered by Fred Ones & Reph at TME Studios

Single art design by Marthalicia

South X South Bronx Festival

flyer2It’s been such a busy month for me. Working with various schools & arts organizations. It’s all winding down … yippie!  I ‘m looking forward to the Holidays.  Are you? Anyways, I wanted to share with you what I will be doing this weekend. On Friday my partner Reph and I will be facilitating the Social Media workshop for the South X South Bronx Festival from 4-6pm. It’s FREE at Hostos Community College. So if you want some tips or want to learn how to use social media come thru! We will help as much as we can. Then on Saturday afternoon, I will be performing w/ my crew Circa ’95. The line up for Saturday is going to be amazing.  My homegirl La Bruja, Rebel Diaz, YC The Cynic, Flaco Navaja and more! Such a great group of folks. I’m grateful to be in such good company.  Best of all, The concert is FREE !!


Recap ::: Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop


Ladies Love Project Team ::: Toofly, Patty Dukes, A. Mari & Reph

The Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop was held at University Settlement downtown NYC on Nov 17th, 2012.  An amazing turn-out, over 300 people came by and showed love to our vendors & artists.

w/ Special Performances by Play Tank, Philoz, Luss, YC The Cynic, Circa ’95 and our feature Jasmine Solano.

Special thanks to Vita Coco, Play Tank and The Performance Project at University Settlement for the space.

I’m looking forward to doing more pop-up shops with the LLP team in different cities and venues.  We keep dreaming and things keep happening, so something is right.  I’m grateful and blessed to be working with Toofly, A.Mari and Reph. Not only are we friends but we are on point when it comes to being artists and social-entrepreneurs.  I’m excited for the future that’s for sure.  By the way, if your an artist, vendor, sponsor or space interested in collaborating with us email ladiesloveproject@gmail.com. Spring 2013 coming soon!

ladiesloveproject.tumblr.com    ::: @LadiesLoveProj

Here are some pics..






Indonesia – Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation

2 weeks ago my group Circa ’95 was invited to perform at Casita Maria in the Bronx for Hip Hop Generation Next with an International Jam session with the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. They are a Javanese Hip Hop collective from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Which happen to blend hip hop with traditional Javanese gamelan music. Watch this video to get a taste of how they do it.

Hip Hop Generation Next was produced by Dancing in the Streets in collaboration with Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. I had a wonderful time meeting the crew, especially backstage in the green room before the show. Some of our artists friends stopped by as well. I learned some words in Javanesese that are the same in Spanish like  “Gratis” (free) or “Zapato” (shoe).  Amazing right? I even ended up on stage with them, they taught me a phrase in Javanese and I performed the Hook for a song. I had no idea what I was saying but hey I think it sounded ok. =)

Cultural exhchanges are so important. I love participating in them. I hope to travel more in the future and see all the places where Hip-Hop has traveled too.

Follow the Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation on Twitter @JHFCREW


New York City Living…

Sometimes people may think that living in NYC is glamourous. It all depends on who you talk to and on what day. I live in The Bronx and recently in the building that I live in the boiler / gas has been turned off. No one was told in advance. They knocked on my apartment door and gave me a hot plate. Huh? what’s this. I’ve never used one. When I go to check my stove. Nothing. Nada. That’s how I found out I wasn’t going to have a stove for about 2 months (could be even longer). I’ve been forced to use the hot plate. I’m learning how to be more creative with food. I’ll be posting about that in the future. So right now all I have is a rice/veggie steamer, a Ninja and a hotplate to make things. I have a microwave but never use it. This week, as a gift Urban Atabex gave me a Nutribullet. It made me so happy because I’m a huge fan of smoothies and juicing. So anyone with tips on what to make on a hot plate or alternatives to cooking on a stove I’m open to all suggestions. I’ve been having fun trying some RAW recipes as well. I’m all about healthy and eating organically but when you live in the hood sometimes that can be a challenge. 


Sample pic of the kind of hot plate I’m using.


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