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:
DOWNLOAD the full project:
January 20, 2010
This party is dope.
I had such a good time the first time I went, that I asked to be apart of it.
So, on February 6, I’ll be painting live at Donuts are Forever 4.
W/ ?uestlove, DJs Brainchild, Parler, Low Key, and Tara.
August 25, 2009
So, some Philly talent linked up to create The ReBel Yell. Their album, Love and War, is produced by James Poyser. And the lead singer, Domini Supastar asked me to do some artwork for the album….
I went out and bought it yesterday.
Here is the “Love and War” art I did.
We came up with the idea of splitting his face – one side representing “love” and, the other side, “war”.
My favorite part is the vine.
Here it is as part of the package.
I wish I would have known that it was going to be on the cd which is circular, as opposed to the back cover which is square.
I would have made the vines follow the edge of the circle – that would have been dope.
But, it still looks nice, I think.
My camera sucks but, that’s my name in the credits: