home is where the heart is

what happens when the heart travels?

do the vessels and arteries stretch across the skies?

do they bleed golden blood?

Does the heart beat pound louder?

Or does it weaken as it’s stretches?

divergent faces words and escapes

tale of two cities

I sit in the ventricle

a hollowed chamber within my homes

audio muffled by blood pumping on the floor

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My ep 9 x 4

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My first ep of ambient hip hop is coming out July 30th

love wins

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I did a illustration of my spirits celebrating this momentous day. Congratulations to the LGBT for their victory. I hope that this ruling will pave the way so children are not bullied for being different. I hope children and adults will have the love and encouragement to be happy being themselves, loving whoever they please, but most importantly loving their selves. Love Wins

Artwork for Summertime 06′

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The talks and praise of Long Beach rapper Vince Staples have been fully realized in his debut studio album Summertime 06′, which drops June 30th. It is one of the year’s best releases so far; it is a tale that brings you into a glimpse into his world, almost an origin story to one of the artist whose unapologetic deconstruction of ‘gangsta rap’ is unrelenting, poignant, intelligent social commentary. His music goes to police brutality, sex, gang violence, poverty, classicism, the struggle of black people, without dipping into the realm of preachy heavy handedness that you’d expect of such a layered work. He doesn’t attempt to glorify the realities and brutality of gang violence of his neighborhood or upbringing like how trap music has been doing recently. Nor does he attempt to chastise the hood he comes from or renounce it. He sits on an in-between of commentary and personal vulnerability that I can only compare to an act such as Killer Mike and Chance the Rapper. Even acts like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, two astounding rappers who speak consciously, don’t reach the balance and delivery of Vince Staples, and they are considered two of the greatest rappers of this generation.

Alot of fans, critics, and hip hop artist hope that Vince Staples is the future of hip hop music, and I honestly hope he is. It’s refreshing because he stands on his own and if he collaborates with fellow artists such as Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Jhene Aiko, or Common, he always delivers a standout performance. The recognition has been a long time coming for the rapper and I fully support his work. Pre-order his album Summertime 06 here.

Keep scribbling.

Earl Sweatshirt: Solace Artwork

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Earl Sweatshirt is one of my favorite musical artists of all time. The Los Angeles based 21-year artist has broken away from his past of the young, prodigious Odd Future rapper clouded in mystery and intrigue and has become a fully realized rapper and producer (he produced most of his last two releases I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside and Solace). His dark, lo-fi productions, emotionally charged and decisive rhyme schemes make him one of the most talented and most uncompromising artist currently working. His music is a snapshot of his life according to his interviews, of drug addiction, losing friends, the death of his grandmother, not eating, fame, a brutal breakup, and various elements that are accentuated by his mixing and producing.

Maybe it’s because we are close in age, my admiration of him, or that I also lost my grandmother, but his music holds a special place in my heart, and there are very few artists I also hold that association with. Besides, his more recent depressing ‘sad boy’ releases, he has aggressive, jazz-inspired lyrics that make him pretty versatile content-wise. In short, he’s fucking tight. This artwork is inspired by Solace, go listen to it. 

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scoop x grip stickers. how to do grip tape stickers

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My previous post about trying out new things was my way to ease the two of you readers into my new line of grip tape artwork I now titled scoop x grip stickers because a lot of the stuff is scoops of ice cream.

How did I make it you ask? Well I have acquired a few rolls of grip tape, which is the gritty sand paper texture that is applied to skateboard decks to ensure tractions for skaters. I decided to use the grip tape to make my own stickers.

It’s pretty self-explanatory.

1. I used my paint pens from one of my cat skate deck, which you can purchase. to color in the artwork I made.

2. I cut out the artwork I made.

That’s it.

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My themes are the usual things I enjoy such as desserts and what not. I’ll be selling them soon, I’m thinking $1-3 dollars per sticker and putting them in different dessert packs. Be sure to like, comment on ideas, and opinions, and follow me on every thing else I do.

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Peace out, stay scribbling.