March 7, 2012
Get Angry is a collaboration between DJ Rich Medina, and myself. As a part of my Get Angry series, I asked Rich if he would be interested in creating a mix under the theme. He was into it. And created a dope mix that I couldn’t be happier with. Rich is fam but, he is also one of my favorite dj’s so I was geeked.
I wanted to add a music component to this painting series because I felt it would give the project more energy and completion. When I began the Get Angry paintings, I wanted to relay the human emotion of frustration, anger, desperation. There was a feeling of having nothing to lose with a lot of these protests in 2011. And I thought that whether or not you’re being directly affected by a particular event or movement, the notion of being oppressed, and being fed up with it, is one that I can relate to and so can many others.
The concept of a “visual mixtape” was something that I thought would be really cool. I’d never heard of anything like it. This mixtape isn’t just music – it’s meant to be presented as a package with the music serving as a soundtrack to the paintings.
This project has been awesome. I plan to do more visual mixtapes – linking with a dj on a theme, and putting together a creative experience.
LISTEN to the mix on Soundcloud:
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