ELEMENT TREE STORE AND WEBSITE

May 9, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Once again my boy 4sakn  hits up a local East Coast spot in Jersey City. Serringe has been pushing his store Element tree for a minute, as well as putting out graffiti and hip hop videos from local East Coast Legends. I have talked with Ser, and he is a humble, good person, out there grinding and staying busy, the kind of dude Neighborhood Love likes to show! Read this quick conversation between 4sakn and Ser, and as always support these Neighborhood Hot Spots!

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NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Thanks for sitting down and talking with us. When did you get the doors opened up the shop?

 ELEMENT TREE

The Element Tree Store opened its doors to the public on January of 2012 with the hopes to give local and traveling writers/artists a place to build, buy supplies and even sell their works and products.  It’s become a cultural hub for young writers to draw inspiration from and a face to physically communicate ideas to the Element Tree team of artists.

NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Whats the address/contact info?

 ELEMENT TREE

The shop is located at 561 Hudson Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086. You can contact us at  our shop at 201-766-5588 or hit us up on the net at www.theelementtree.com  all our social media links are available there as well

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 NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Can you explain where you came up with the name Element Tree, Is there something there, what does Element Tree stand for?

 ELEMENT TREE

Element Tree was an idea that I came up with to give every talented person I know some shine. I guess that idea is the seed that would become Element Tree. I started to take pictures of art exhibitions and doing posts on the experience. I interviewed graffiti artists, emcees and producers. I filmed break-dancers and most of all I began taking pictures of graffiti.  That would be the game changer for the site.   I knew several local writers and grew up observing and being inspired by the graffiti that surrounded my life so it wasn’t very hard to create content while giving a friend/artist some exposure… that was the water for the root. It was a full circle type of idea… The more content I put out there the more people responded and the artists got exposure… the tree started to grow. So, I decided to take it to another level when I started to organize video shoots with different artists/writers and documenting the process… our followers loved it.  In doing so I began to build tighter relationships with Distort, Mr. Mustart and Then One three important and missing parts of the tree… the branches that would help the tree grow its fruit. So, I guess Element Tree stands for Distort, Mr. Mustart, Then One and Myself… The Element Tree Team. Word Up!

NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

What type of  art supplies do you carry? Paint, Ink, from art supplies to graffiti supplies? It seems like these days kids eat up the graff supplies.

ELEMENT TREE

We currently stock… Montana Black, Flame, Krink, MTN markers, OTR markers, Decos, Prismas, Microns, Art Primo Hobos/Streekers and a few others. I’m always looking to up my paint game though.

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NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Besides spraypaint and markers what else do you stock on the shelves? Do you carry gear, clothes, and hats and all that?

ELEMENT TREE

We carry Element Tree T’s, Creative Juices Music products, Sun Cycle Limited, Savage Habbit apparel and vintage Polo from The Hip Hop Thrift Shop. We also sell art out of the store and currently have pieces from Distort, Mr. Mustart, Then One, Ntel, Clarence Rich, The Flying Dutchman, Snow and Myself.

NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE 

What do you see for the future of element tree and its goals etc?

ELEMENT TREE

You know the answer to that is endless right? Lol! Honestly I want to continue working with our supporters building stronger relationships to really go hard on these videos. Hopefully more commission work for the team and I to work on and just overall bigger projects for our team of creatives to exercise our skills on. Element Tree Presents: EARTHLING is another project that I am excited about this year… the lineup of artists, emcees and producers is sick and the content is looking amazing. We are also embarking on a few new missions as a team with the support from some new brands, but it’s not the time to make any reveals at this time… let’s just say it’s definitely going to be some of our biggest projects thus far.

 NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Besides the shop can you go into detail of the yard work episodes and what you are doing with your video projects?

ELEMENT TREE 

Yard Work is a series that takes place in a yard somewhere in the state of New Jersey. It allows me to shoot the artist in a private setting with no interruptions or distractions… just straight up rockin.  Once the video is live online we do our best to get it out to the masses by reaching out to our supporters and blasting it to everyone we know. Yard Work is literally a video that showcases skill while giving exposure to the artists on different platforms.  The series has featured  Then One, Mr. Mustart, Distort, Snow, Joe Iurato, 4Sakn, Komar, French writers Ezor and Sery, Spanish writer/artist Sean of Element Tree Spain, Waer, Demer, Sue Works, Ron Upperman, Senic, Soap 45, Loser, Mears and our latest edition to the list Ntel. Shout out to Art Primo for showing the series love whenever they can… you’re appreciated.

NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE

Any last words or shout outs to anyone?

ELEMENT TREE

Let me start off by saying thank you to the homies 4Sakn and Else here at Neighborhood Love for giving me the opportunity… much love and respect. Many thanks to our supporters and followers… We do this for you. Look out for the new Yard Work and Earthling episodes all summer long… we’re just getting started. Much love to my brothers at the Tree and my beautiful wife for her support and patience. Peace and Respect. –SERRINGE

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