NIKE has impressed me with their latest approach to the ACG collection. As far as fashion goes, I only voice my opinion from the standpoint of a consumer. I am a Recording Artist and an Art Director for Graphic Design, not Fashion Design. Every trade in this world deserves its respect and the experts in these fields should be heard before the voices of those who are just ranting on the internet.
with that said…
I don’t believe in this idea that we recognize the price of an article of clothing before we recognize its craftsmanship. This Technical Gore Tex jacket by NIKE demonstrates function before form. It is the same coat that NFL coaches wear to protect them in bad weather on the sidelines, but with reflective type branding the coat on the front and back that serves as reflective stamping to make you visible within the elements. I like that. Simple but there is dignity in simplicity and this hits the nail on the head. This coat is unavailable on retailers and is drawing a tag of $800 on Ebay. I still want it but I’m not purchasing this masterpiece second hand.
Dedicated to young urban youth everywhere.
RIP Trayvon and so many others like you. You will live forever.
“Dreaming of a Million pt. 2”
Dir. by Ed Jansen
The lead record to my Sophomore album Megatron Bombs, “Dreaming…” features modern synths and liquid production from Washed Out. We went for a tour around NJ/NY to reconnect with the ambition and hunger that started it all.
Please enjoy and share.
I post alot of cool stuff thats random and thought provoking. – Art Director MC
Ted Clayton. Ben Famous. Harvest Works NYC, 2013
I know, I know…everyone has an opinion. I know, I know…music is changing.
I know, I know…you’re supposed to be a certain age. I know,I know…you need to sound more like him to be relevant.
I know….I just dont care.
Rap music was always about self expression and more than anything the narrative behind your journey. If there is anything people respect its hard work and dedication (copyright Money Team lol). If you love music and are truly dedicated to this journey keep creating. I go against the grain on most things and thats what makes me unique, I also go against the grain when it comes to the age issue.
Case in point: Pusha T says in a recent record that he is 36. Thats a revelation considering that it has become the norm for rappers to lie about their age and profess to be younger to “seem” more appealing or in tune with the hip hop generation. Lmao! The hip hop generation is timeless, thats why Pusha is regarded so highly he could care less what you think about him…check Wrath of Caine mixtape he has a song about it, ha!
See the real truth at hand is the neverending question. Do you love this? Love is a strong word and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I know alot of heads who “like” to rap but that doesn’t mean they love it. You may “like” making songs and the attention it brings when you mention whatever project you been working on, but if you love this…it’s in your bloodstream. You can’t hide it and truth be told you shouldn’t want to.
So grab your rhyme books and turn off the tv and the radio…focus on being yourself and being creative, that’s what the game needs man. We don’t need any clones…just be you. If you can tune in to your zone and create something special and fearlessly share it with the world regardless of what people may say or think about it, your a rebel and a true artist. Be that.
Just don’t forget to ask yourself that question first…”Do I love this?”
I love this. Amen.
As you probably guess, making Megatron Bombs a success is a fulltime job, that includes a lot of red tape. Whether it be distributors giving me a hard time, venues overcharging the new artist, radio hosts not investing in my music but asking me to come on their show and so on, Im still going to stay true and show gratitude to my fan base. Its because of you guys that my album is a success and its also because of you that my ideas get out. Thank you for the retweets, the mentions, the reposts and the physical support. This is for you.
My distributor couldn’t include the digi booklet and make the release date so I went on without it. Here is the pdf, enjoy. I couldn’t do it without you.
Megatron Bombs – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/megatron-bombs/id446844055
Thanks to everyone involved. There is no feeling in the world like seeing a vision become a reality. Megatron Bombs!!!!