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11.21.2009

xXiV x The Lost Art MuralXx

So last night was the iV show featuring talented peoples such as Cold Men Young, Jon Connor, Swinn, JYoung The General, and Sheefy Mcfly. Actually those were all that performed but they all equally shut it down (even killed some of the mics). But as the show was called "Hip-Hop: The Lost Art" I decided to draw up a mural in celebration of the "art" side. This was something very different from what I normally do. I'm all for digital but setting up something from scratch especially in the way I had envision was a tough one. Also it was first foray into making a stencil so a lot of work was put into it.
The now "infamous" mouse stencil as it was being created...
Mi tools along with the "Dave Chow All Nighter" Starter Kit complete with a double dosage of Mnt. Dew.
And this is how it looked after the first three acts did their thing on stage...

So after all the back breaking canvas drawing, I took it all in Photoshop (scanning something that large without a large scanner sucks), and did some touch ups and added my whole "Smack Loves Digital"ness to it. And here, ladies and gentlemen is the final result.
Top (left to right): Kirby Hairston, JYoung The General, Swinn, the cat with the Burn Rubber hat whose name is missing my mind, Young Stunna, Sheefy McFly, Randall Pointer
Bottom (l to r): Jon Connor, Cold Men Young (Phenom, Blaksmith, Kopelli, Mic Write), Jay Norm (with the sign)
And of course, a very tired chibi me and very bottom.

Why yes. That JUST happened. Take that, take that!

As far as its future, prints (MIGHT) be made for people to own sometime in the future so I'll keep you posted. And now...I sleep.

I'm Ghost...face

11.20.2009

xXiV - We Should Be Famous (Official Mixtape)


Finally, after months of picking through submitted songs, preparation and DJ mixing, the Identical Variant mixtape is officially ready to be heard by the world. Featuring artists from around Michigan (Flint, Detroit, Saginaw, etc), the mixtape showcases the talent that proves to play the same musical game as others but still different with their own unique talents (HA! Identical Variant. Get it?). AND it also includes a shout out from Wale along with "Chillin'! Anyways, for your listening pleasure here is the mixtape including the front and back covers that I designed. Click on the covers to download it! 

11.16.2009

xXiV CCS Takeover x Hip-HopXx


(Why yes, I DID design the flyer)

This Friday, Identical Variant has a big show lined up in preparation for the upcoming 2010 line up and also the mixtape that is still in the works. Set up at the Jazzman's Cafe on the College for Creative Studies (CCS) campus, the show showcases the music from iV sponsored artists from around Michigan to the iV supporters.

Performances included:
Sheefy McFly (Detroit, MI)
Swinn (Flint, MI)
JYoung The General (East Lansing, MI)
Cold Men Young (Detroit, MI)
Jon Connor (Flint, MI)

Also along with the sets, shirts will be available for purchase on the spot AND I'll be doing freestyle drawing during the entire event. Yes, drawing WHILE the music is being performed. I'll definitely be TwitPic'ing my process so if you ain't following me on Twitter go ahead and do that to keep tuned in on Friday night.

OR...or...if you're in the area you could just come through and enjoy some good music and watch me slave over a canvas. And you can do alllll that FOR FREE.99. And if you're a Facebooker, click on the picture to head to the event page for further info.

With that, I'm Ghost...face

11.12.2009

xXThe Ice Cream ManXx


Ice Cream man always drove extra blocks away. And I know he's seen us and s**t, but I think he just be in the car with his friends and say, "Watch how fast I make these motherf**kers run." - Eddie Murphy, Delirious

Originally posted at the Numen Square blog.

11.11.2009

xXNew Sh!t Newsday - 32Xx

The Revolutionary Times - No. 32 "The Mystery of Faceboxing

Sebastian actually was taught the ancient art of shadowboxing at the kiddie dujo of the YMCA, taught by Chow Yun Fat...'s older second cousin Steven.

11.10.2009

xXSmack Peek - CMYXx




Leave out the K. More coming soon.

xXShowin' Love: JYoung - Black Nationalist (f. PHILTHY)


As shown on here a few times before, finally here is my homie JYoung The General's street single "Black Nationalists" featuring fellow BLAT! Pack member P.H.I.L.T.H.Y from his upcoming project Jahshua 1:6

DOWNLOAD HERE

11.04.2009

xXNew Sh!t Newsday - 31Xx

The Revolutionary Times - #31 "Attack of the Hair Snatchers"

"Okay, we will admit that there might be some...issues whenever we send out Agent Diggs on a covert op, but he is still one of our best agents...
...besides, if we ever need a million black women to sign up for any "special" infantries, he will be like our own personal pied piper!"
- From the office of the Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations.

And I'm Ghost...face

11.01.2009

xXTake Me To the MoonXx



As seen in the "Smack Peek" from the last post, here are more characters work done for my homie Joseph Altman's upcoming comic series.