Wednesday, July 29, 2009
THE FIGHTIN' SPIRITS!!!
I've always believed that the art of emceeing and the way of the samurai were one and the same. When I was rapping, I felt that I had to battle the best lyricists out there to see how good I was. Personally, the battles that I lost made me work 100x harder than I was before. I never felt ashamed of losing to a really talented emcee because when I eventually battled that cat again he had to come harder next time around!!
Hip Hop is an AGGRESSIVE art form. That is just the way it is and there is nothing wrong with that! In order to best the best you had to have a strong fighting spirit and that is one of the unique qualities one must have to push forward in this constantly evolving artform.
These three drawings represent that to the fullest. I drew them with an aggressive amount of loose energy and stayed committed to the lines I drew on the paper. Each stroke was like a sword slash. The fighting spirits in the background are different for each individual. Some are layered, some are dense, but they all represent that particular character's personality. Okay...I ran out of stuff to say.....y'all stay cool!! Peace!!