Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Daniel BFF Tree

Alexie F allowed me to post this information. Thank you so much my Friend....Luv ya always




I received word this morning that one of those fallen baby angels from Newtown, CT was the son of a Cardinal Spellman High School Alumnus. As you know we stand by our Spellman. my husband Anthony Burks Sr.- Fine artist offered to list one o
f his Rooted Ground pieces on ebay.

Here is the link for the auction we listed for the Barden Family Fund. 100% of the bid money will be going to the fund. Ebay will not allow us to mention proceeds unless they are involved so I posted at the bottom of the auction in red 100% BFF which is quiet poignant. Please pass it on.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110990854977

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

sex rules!




COMING SOON in 2013!!!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Afro Boy means to me~Tri Tri

When this entity was considered ...I was honored because It was a concept that came from a childhood nickname. As mentioned before,Alexie was a boy two buildings up from mine. I met him @ the age of 12... he was 13 w/a huge afro. Hair always in tact. The name represents to me nostalgia....The 70's basically. A simpler time. 

 Alexie Figueroa was a dude who  was a easy guy to talk to even back then. So oddly enough, Afro Boy resurfaced 29 years later...at an intimate book signing in Yonkers. A reincarnation of a man who had a passion for music, his culture...his roots from Marble Hill Projects. 

 Who would have thought that in this short time developing this concept that AF has a corporate identity, written many songs, been published in 3 books, interviewed music legends, has a lingerie line & a t-shirt merch line & has his own radio show... Freakin all in three years...REALLY?? people have done less in 10 years. Not to mention that he is a rep for my art company A.T.B......&  he is a great dad to some awesome sons. 

 What is in store?.. the world is his oyster. So many things to look forward to.. Like him.. I don't want to jinx anything....but my boy is an artist....and like all artists we are all temperamental & superstitious with our visions. We need to celebrate all he has done so far ..and support the present & encourage the future. 

Taking an artistic talent for granted is not an option. Afro Boy is 3years old on the October 29th. Respect the visionary...Cuz he deserves it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY,,,AFRO BOY

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Afro Boy.....I wanted to take the time to explain to my followers what Afro Boy meant and what it still means to me......I created it with the help of my asst/co founder and partner of Afro Boy miss Trina Slade Burks(aka tri tri)lol.....because I was coming off of a I think lol..7 year stint on the zro hour radio show....I didn't want to take time off from what I was doing cuz I was afraid of going flat with my artistic flow.....I've always felt that variety with humor were key ingredients to what I do and only u guys would be better judges to that...lol...3 years on the 29th of this month and still finding ways to make myself relevant in it all.....I'm proud to say that not only have I interviewed a Juno nominated Mc (Eternia),but also a Grammy winning producer (Easy Mo Bee) and a Grammy nominated singer (Jon B)......along side of that,I've created my own radio show that I'm very proud of and I'm set to release my 1st book entitled sex rules (lingerie already available) lol......I like to keep what I do very loose and very funny,and I hope it shows in my work.....without my followers there would absolutely be no reason to even do it,so I do it for u.......I'm working on many things but I'm a, superstitious guy so I won't mention in the works projects....lol.....like bryan adams said in a song once...everything I do,I do it for u.......thank u for the love and thank u for ur eyes,and ears...for without them I'm nothing.....lol......to many people to thank so I thank and love u all....Muahhhh to the ladies ...pound and a half to my menz...peace.....













Wednesday, September 12, 2012

1000TH LIKE WINS!!!!!

WANT AN OFFICIAL alexief.blogspot.com TEE???? WELL BE THE 1000TH FACEBOOK FAN OF AFRO BOY & YOU WILL WIN THE SHIRT


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PALO! Cuban Pig Out 2 @ PAX benefiting Life Is Art

Well after not being in an art show in about a year, I got accepted into a show in Miami, FL


PALO! Cuban Pig Out 2 @ PAX benefiting Life Is Art
The PALO! Cuban Pig Out 2 @ PAX is a great afternoon of food, art, music, fun and friends benefiting the arts in south Florida!
Sunday, September 2, 4pm-11pm

PAX - Performing Arts Exchange
337 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33130
( PAX is directly under the I-95 overpass)
305-640-5847





Friday, August 10, 2012

Jon B is no coincidence

Funny how things happen...Alexie took a break...yes, on vacation but was still posting shows FB. He posted the Jon B show on his wall one day ...& before work I decided to share it on my wall...An online friend of mine posted that Jon B was going to be performing @ Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem. Al read that....did a little research...come to find out He's @ BB Kings too

E-mailing, conference phone messages to Jon B's management (a.k.a Danette Buck, his wife)..got an e-mail the Thursday before the event.  Alexie has the interview @ BB. King's Tonight.. BREAK A LEG KID

Jon B 2nite,,,,interview

I WILL BE INTERVIEWING JON B 2NITE @ BB KINGS!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summertime, Art & Joshua



An artist living with autism named Joshua was accepted in the call to artists for the Summertime art walk in Northwood  in West Palm Beach, Florida for 08/31.  We are trying to raise money for the cost of his tent for the event so his mother does not have to come out of pocket.  His tent cost is $100 . We are only asking for a $1 a wish . Please click below.


We are also raising money for the artists tents.  if you wish to advertise your business & willing to partner w/an artist by sponsoring a tent for the event that will take place on Aug. 31, please click below for more information. 


Thank you for supporting the arts & Autistic artists

Alexie is a huge supporter of the arts so he wanted me to inform his fans about this.  We can really use the help.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy birthday Alexie F

Happy Birthday to my homeboy

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2500 HITS!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO



ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS KEEP 'EM COMING!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

BEKAY ....DOV & ALEXIE F SHOUT OUT

So much going on for everyone....wanted to take a brief moment  to mention a few things 


Alexie F has been chattin' w/ Brooklyn's own Bekay  about  his new protege DOV....this kid is up &coming & is just as slick as his mentor on the mike.....keep your ear out & check for that kid soon.  Bekay also did an interview on the Halftime Show on WNYU radio on Independence Day &shouted out ur boy AF.  Much respect . Alexie will hittin' up an interview soon... believe that.  


In the meantime keep listening for your Afro Boy on his radio show. He's almost @2000 hits & he's only been on air a lil' under 4months. 







Friday, June 29, 2012

HELP US WIN THE MISSION SMALL BUSINESS GRANT


We have another opportunity to win a grant & transition our business. Please vote on the link below. We need 250 votes to qualify


Then do the following:
You login as facebook on the right.
Click learn more button
Scroll down
type A.T.B.
click state Florida.
Click city West Palm Beach
Click  Vote next  to A.T.B  Fine Artist & Designers


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

WEPA!!!!!!!!

Publicity Photography by Nadine Lorenzi

 Well it's almost that time again...the tradition continues...Born from an idea Alexie F. had when he was co-hosting w/then partner Edaye on the Zro Hour, an online hip hop radio show.... the Boricua Pride Show .  This by far has been the most popular show. People still talk about the show.  So Alexie felt.. why not continue the party?


In thinking about a co-host for this particular show....  He didn't have to look very far. Fellow Marble Hilian..a Boricua herself....not a novice to the online Radio scene Nadine Lorenzi a.k.a Bronx Bettie...has been doing her thang in her own right.. I have been a fan for a minute.


This is gonna be fire in the making.....Can't wait to hear these two funny azz folks do it up 2012 style.....Stay tuned.. Alexie will be announcing the air time shortly.. 


In the mean time check out his previous shows. He made ...70 shows so far & has over 1000 hits.  Congrats 2 him for that feat. Good luck for the next one. 




Monday, May 21, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

60+!!!



What a great beginning to the next journey. 


 Alexie...took a much needed hiatus about 2 months ago... making some conscious decisions as to what is going to be the next move. He wanted to get back on radio but on his terms… w/out the hassle of waiting ‘til everyone else was ready. So, one day I was on facebook & there I saw a post from him using Spreaker.com. He didn’t say anything, he just did it……Now 60+ shows & over 900 hits later & in 2 month you have Alexie F better than ever..with a variety of shows & genres of music.


 I am very proud of the direction this is moving. 


 As the President of an art, design & entertainment business A.T.B has consistently incorporated great blends of entities & collaborations to the mix. Afro Boy is one of those entities. The next venture for us...PUBLISHING.


Alexie has been working on 3 books & I would love them to come out ASAP. but it has to be the RIGHT TIME. But don't sleep on it.. cuz it is going to happen VERY VERY SOON.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy 50th!!!

No sillies.. it's not Alexie's 50th birthday. We have a long way to go for that....If you didn't know.... Alexie has been broadcasting his radio show on Spreaker Radio for a little over a month... & he has already hit the 50th show. Check out the newest one below....& check out all of his shows HERE 

FYI CHECKOUT his 2 talk ones.. they are on point. > I  & II <






Saturday, April 14, 2012

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA SAY %#*^ IT!!!!!!!



I LUV U & THE WHOLE SHIT,,,BUT I GOTTA SAY IT

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter from the Afro Boy Team

So much going on this Easter weekend...  Afro BoyA.T.B is truly a busy crew. We are so happy that you continue to support everything we are doing.

Last night Alexie F & Marble Hill's own Ju Ju & Jen Jen were in the house jamming to Reggae on AF's radio show... you need to hear it. It's HOT!!! 

Also last night Grammy award winner Easy Mo Bee was spinning Classic Disco/House track on vinyl on 89.1FM WNYU Radio  & shouted out Alexie F on air.  Projects are in work for them to collab together very soon. 




Busy night for the fellas....

While all that excitement was going on.. I too was getting a head start on  Easter weekend w/ my new business venture....I have a line of desserts called Diz-E Delites & was filling orders for the holiday rush. As well as organizing the book signing & food tasting for the cook book Soul Much More For Scratch...Alexie F's coquito recipe along w/myself & many other people's recipes are being featured in this book. He will be here in West Palm Beach for the event on April 21 from  6pm-9pm. To get tickets for the event click HERE



Just coming out of the Endangered Florida Species showcase, my husband Anthony Burks is working on a series of ethnic mermaids. The series should be complete mid-spring.

Great things are coming into fluition & we are all happy.  

Please remember, to keep Alexie's show going....he really can use your support.  He loves bringing you great entertainment, & wants to keep doing so....Any little bit helps. 

You can sponsor his show HERE

We want to wish you all a very Happy Easter.
THANK YOU SO MUCH


Friday, March 30, 2012

FROM THE HEART & SOUL






im proud always 2 be a part of the atb journey....this book 4 me is a huge reason why i believe in what atb stands 4........

Alexie F: QUESTION 1...................WHAT MADE U WANT 2 DO A COOK BOOK???
 Trina: My youngest son Raymond kept suggesting it after I had turned down the idea of opening a restaurant & after my second book was written. I realized I had a lot of different foods that I loved that were passed down to me or that I created.  & I thought about having others contribute recipes that I love or have wanted to try.

Alexie F: QUESTION 2 .....HOW MANY PEOPLE DID U APPRAOCH ABOUT SUBMITTING RECIPES???
Trina:  For this particular one I approached 3 & 2 approached me

Alexie F: QUESTION 3...HAVE U MADE ANYTHING OF THE RECIPES IN THE COOKBOK THAT WERENT UR RECIPEES....LOL
Trina:  Yes, quite a few. Some are revised recipes based on life style too

Alexie F: QUESTION 4...WHOS IDEA WAS IT 4 THE COVER
Trina:  It was a combo of me using one of Anthony old drawings & he just putting his design skills to work.  Orange is my favorite color so it just made sense.

Alexie F: QUESTION 5.....IS THEIR A 2ND COOKBOOK IN THE WORKS
Trina:  Yes I am already in work for a second book. I already approached a few people, not everyone.. but a few. I already envision the cover which will be a color change

Alexie F: ARE U GONNA HAVE A BOOK SIGNING
Trina:  Yes I have a signing & testing here in West Palm Beach on April 21 J Riley Fashion Boutique 413 25th St in the Northwood district.  Tickets are available here
Working on 3 others in NYC, Atlanta & SC

Alexie F: QUESTION 6..ON UR PERSONAL TIME DO U ENJOY COOKING
Trina:  I do enjoy cooking but I am a selfish cook. I like my kitchen totally clear of people & clutter…LOL

Alexie F: QUESTION 7,WHATS UR MOST IMPRESSIVE DISH
Trina:  Macaroni & cheese…& Believe it or not a recipe that I didn’t put in this edition. Lasagna…it was my dad’s favorite. I couldn’t step foot into NYC w/out making 3 pans of it…. One to share… one for my aunt & one whole for him. …He would cut it up & freeze it….LOLOL

Alexie F: QUESTION 8..WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND UR BOOK
Trina:  on AMAZON  I also just launched  my dessert line Diz-E Delites.  

Alexie F: QUESTION 9...DO U EVER SEE URSELF OPENING UP A RESTAURANT
Trina:  Anthony & I always wanted to open two things an artsy home-style spot & a bed & breakfast w/ a lot of art adorning the rooms, Not ruling it out.. just not right now

Alexie F: QUESTION 10,,ARE U PROUD OF UR SUCCESS WITH ALL UR BOOKS
Trina:  Yes I am proud. But I am more proud that the work is always collaborations w/folks I respect such as yourself




this book means so much 2 me,,,,,i cant wait 2 try all of the recipesssssssssss

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy 8th Year Anniversary to the Zro Hour


When I reconnected w/this cat in Aug. 29, 2007  on Myspace...I had no idea of all his going ons since we were kids.....he sent me a link  to his biz page...THE ZRO HOUR!!! After his persistence in me checking out this hip hop radio show...Once I heard it I was sold.

It's funny how you knew people of your past but really don't know them. This dude was 2 buildings down in the Marble Hill Project & I had no idea how much we had in common...especially where music love were concerned.

the first show I ever heard was his interviews w/Sandy La Loba & El Mexicano....I was like "WOOORDDD!!!, it's like that." I was very impressed & immediately started sharing the link to the show.

The next show I listened to was their interview with a very talented sistah Nuccome, someone who Alexie discovered on the D train in NYC playing her guitar...I later found out  that this was Alexie's 1st directed show for Zro. Nuccome was also the first interview of the show.


Another great show that is probably by far the fave of all races, cultures...NYers..the still heavily listened to The Boricua Pride Show. One does not have to be Boricua to appreciate this Alexie F production. Eric chose the music..This collaboration of brilliance to date is a show that many of even my friends still talk about.


Another person (or icon) Alexie introduced to Zro was a larger than life cat called MONSTER ...a masked, 7'+ dude who spits fire like No other. 



Alexie would always tell me of the next taping of a show & I would be so excited.  He had produced & co-produced several other shows including the Rock N Roll Show

Though in 2010 these two went on to do their own projects, no one can deny, as a duo Edaye & Alexie F put out some great work....They were the first to podcast on the internet when many didn't even understand the word PODCASTING. 

There are talks of this dynamic duo potentially working on a project together.
I know that many of their fans would love to see that collaboration. 


Alexie now has his own show.  Great entertainment from a very passionate dude.




Well with all that being said I want to wish Alexie & Eric a happy 8th anniversary for the creation of a great contribution to Hip Hop & music as a whole.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Anniversary !!!!- 2us- 2FACED

Well today is the one year anniversary for our book signing in NYC @ Salud. Sadly our favorite spot in Yonkers has recently sold... but Sal Abbatiello & Prophet still are doing their thing. 

W/ Alexie F  now back on radio you will being hearing great live stuff in reference to Afro Boy & A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

TO celebrate our anniversary, when you order a copy of 2Faced: The Devil's Advocate you will get a 15% of f your purchase by using the coupon code BOOKSHOW15OFF when you check out.

Thank you always for supporting us.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Alexie Figueroa Show



Hear Alexie F  RIGHT HERE
It so exciting that Alexie F is finally back on radio...He is lining up what shows will be coming up soon... so far this is what the line up is 

  • Merengue & Salsa Sunday
  • House Music Saturday
The other days will be announced soon...
Please support the show. Tune in live, leave feedback  on the site & here on the blog.

Also, if you want to sponsor his show or the blog we will be announcing that opportunity soon.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Endangered Florida Species Exhibition at Paul Fisher Gallery this Friday



Check out the great article  on the Examiner



Saturday, March 10, 2012

The beginning- FINALLY!!!!!!!


You have no idea how long I have been waiting for this!!!!!!!!!
This will the beginning of some great stuff. 

LISTEN TO HIS NEW RADIO SHOW!!!!


PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FEEDBACK

Friday, March 9, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

new hot spot

check out this new spot that my boy is promoting,,it looks pretty funky........imma drop through myself real real soon.......http://onepagerapp.com/SoulExcursions

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CHILLIN' W/GOAPELE 10/24/11

OMG!!!! You have no idea what it took to get here....This was an interview that just had to be...You see Alexie F had tried to meet Ms Goapele before...this time it was going to happen. 

I contacted her management directly...here from FL.. communicating back in forth. "Yes we will have Alexie F's Press passes waiting for him @ will call @ BB Kings." 

So my boy  got up...SICK AS A DOG to trek down to get his passes.
I get an emergency call from his NYC assistant stating that he went to get his passes at the time they stated & there were no passes.
YOU KNOW I HIT THE ROOF
I called my contact & let her know I was not happy. That this is not the way I handle business. They made sure that Alexie was going to get his interview.

Sick as he was, he managed to get his day to day stuff done..nurture his cold & get there & handle his biz.

And the rest is...well you know


CHECK OUT THE THE PIX & VIDS & ENJOY