AYE Good Morning everyone, and what a Monday it is. After a week in New York City I’m back in the seat throwing this week’s Mixtape Monday together. It’s been a crazy ass minute out here so this week I thought we’d slow it down a little and chill the hell out with some lax jazz hip hop. We’re blessed with some wonderful bars, tunes and instrumentals by Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Domo Genesis, SoulChef, Kelela, The Roots, CYNE, MisterE, Mantis, Justis, Blackalicious, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Sonny Sharrock and Lushlife.
Because I spent this last week on the run in NYC I’ve been off my thesis grind, so instead of another thesis preview this week’s cover is a standalone. We’ll be back on the previews next week. Enjoy.
Continue reading Mixtape Monday Vol. XXVIII – “i believe in us;”
Aye good morning everyone – I hope ya’ll are having a wonderful Monday, as of the publishing of this Mixtape I’ll be on a flight headed to New York City from San Francisco. Given my rushed weekend we decided to throw the reigns over to a (returning) guest mixer. Bridget Ahearn returns for Mixtape Monday, B Volume 2. She brought in the vibes this week, with artists likes Kendrick Lamar, Sarah Vaughan, The Internet, Esperanza Spalding, FKA twigs, Stevie Nicks, Rihanna, Polica, Miike Snow, Run The Jewels, Santigold, Lizzo, David Bowie, Robert Glasper, and Thundercat. It’s quite a wild lil mix of jazzy electronics, so enjoy the wave.
Once again this week’s Mixtape Cover shows another lil hint at the work I’m currently face deep into for my thesis project. We’ve passed the halfway point of no return so keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming May Show at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco. All the love.
The artwork for the Fantastic Negrito album, The Last Days of Oakland should be dropping soon. So I thought I’d share some of the alternative color treatments for the color, so here are all the rejected color treatments on the low. Keep your eyes peeled for the art coming soon! Album slated for June this year.
Continue reading The Last Days of Oakland: Process Preview
Morning everyone, here’s the new Mixtape Monday, Volume XXVI – “if it aint love, lord know”. The line up includes, Blu, 88-Keys, Lupe Fiasco, Terrace Martin, Troi, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Kanye West, King Los, Frank Ocean, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Sonny Sharrock, Yusef Lateef, and Donny Hathaway. This mix is fairly split musically, I hope you connect.
Once again, the cover for this week’s Mixtape gives a preview to some of my upcoming thesis work – though this week the preview is far more concealed than usual. My dog Shane is not doing well (he has bone cancer), and I’ve been in my head about it since I found out, so the artwork and mix had to lean more in that direction than originally planned. Anyways, blessings to you and those you love.
Here’s a more in depth preview of my thesis project for the end of my time in California College of the Art’s Illustration department.
Continue reading Illustration Thesis – Preview 1
Oof. Welcome back to another Monday morning, and thus to pick us up off our ass an’ onto our feet for the week is another edition of Mixtape Monday. This week’s mix clocks in at just over an hour, and while there’s only 14 songs, the lineup is HUGE. We have Fathers Children, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Chance the Rapper, Bas, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye West, P Diddy, P.O.S (and here’s where all the features come in), Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard-R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, Nicholas L. Perez, (woof), along and Vince Staples, Outkast, Freddie Gibbs, Travi$ Scott, Sonny Sharrock – and finally, Nina Simone.
A lot of the tracks this week are fairly long, and have a lot of extra features – namely P.O.S’ brand new sermon song. Check it out, and enjoy, it should be a crazy fun ride.