- Jess/AART grad '08
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- I'm a south side/Park Manor native, I graduated from Simeon Career Academy class of 2004 and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the American Academy of Art. Illustrator & Graphic Design are my skills of trade. Typically draw athletes but I also like topical illustrations as well. Contact for commissions: email@example.com
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This promo art of DJ Grandmaster Flash for the new DJ Hero game looks really cold. I don't know who did it, but man I wish I did.
The game itself looks pretty cool, I've never played any other "Hero" music games so I'm not very familiar to the in-game goals. However I imagine that this is completely different considering you're using a turntable instead of a guitar. I might check it out. It's definitely a good look for hip hop.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of the highly anticipated albums of the year, is finally out. Suprisingly it's a rather quiet debut release from Kid Cudi considering the hype behind last year's mix tape smash "Day N Nite". This is an okay first album from the Cleveland kid. What I like is that he's taking alot of risk and being very vulnerable and open considering the kinda rap that's out now and days. It's a true alternative to any "jerk" or "swag" rap album out there. I like that Cudi for the most part sticks to the sing songy style he used on "Day N Nite", however that is the only real stand out on this cd.
The only other good songs are "Soundtrack 2 My Life" "Sky Might Fall", "Alive" and "Cudi Zone". Otherwise everything sounds pretty much the same, except the catchy single " Make Her Say" which helps because Kanye and Common pump some energy into the track. Everything has a solemn tone that makes 808s & Heartbreak sound like a party album. "Day N Nite" is an instant classic but in order for him to make it into the top tier of hip hop stars he's gotta get some consistency and fire to want put out a stronger second disc. He's already off to a good start by seperating himself from his current copycat peers.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
First of 3 albums are alot from a "retired" rapper. The hip-hop Jordan comes back with his best of CD of the three since his return in 2006. It's by no means as good as some of his classics including Hard Knock Life, Reasonable Doubt or even Blueprint 1. However Kingdom Come was a dissapointment and American Gangster didn't seem complete and here Blueprint 3 is full of major guest appearances with no specific star.
While most of the tracks are Jay trying out some new styles particularly on the Swizz Beats "On to the Next One" and "Venus vs. Mars" which is kinda weak but his relationship with Beyonce might have something to do with it. Kanye West makes his return as Jay's main go to producer and his presence is felt. On the single "Run this town" also feat. Rihanna(Jay-z protege) has Kanye finally matching big brother's flow and "Forever Young" sounds like a lost track from 808s & Heartbreak.
But I am feeling "Already Home" feat. Kid Cudi, "So Ambitious" produced by the Neptunes-even though it sounds like that song they did for Common. Also "Off that" featuring Rookie of the Year, Drake is growing on me. Overall ***1/2 outta 5*
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Here they come. I was finally able to adjust the brightness/darkness of the pencils, so the finishes should be posted on Deviant art by the end of this month or early October, just in time for the WWE video game Smackdown vs. Raw 2010.