Met world famous Sirius DJ's THE WONDER TWINZ this week at their monthly networking party. Hi to you and yours, these Kats represent the underground hip-hop scene to the fullest. This was my one "little break of the week," well that and seeing the movie 8 mile this afternoon, check that out if you want to see what "battle rhyming" is all about.
I've been swamped. When it rains it pours, when you got something brewing, everyone is calling. When you got nothing going on. . .the phone never rings. Right now I am working like a madman on like 6 deadlines. Good thing they are all cool enough to give me time to make em all look kickass, and understand about this LIFEbeat auction. I can't go into detail about the projects because none of them will drop for a few months, but they are all really good. I do have to give a shout to Datwon Thomas Editor in Chief of King Magazine. Although this magazine doesn't use illustration, he's pushing to get me a two page spread in the joint. Which is really cool, cause it's a first for them, you also gave me a great quote for my guest book, so keep it up man, you do good work.
The craziest of all my projects right now is this LIFEbeat project. I didn't know what I was getting myself into with this one. SO MUCH WORK. See I did these 15 portraits of big name rappers, back in early SEPTEMBER. I had confirmation from all these rappers' PR people and agents that they were down. The bitch has been trying to get the paintings all signed. And believe me, these paintings have traveled. Usher's painting went from NY to Cali to Toronto, back to NY. LL went to NY to Hawaii back to NY.
The problem is trying to get all of them back by a certain date. The show is on the 12th, which is THIS TUESDAY! If I had 3 more months I would be fine..but I'm not going to get every one of them back in time for this show. I am hoping what ever I have (number of pieces wise) it will look good as a whole. It was going to be three rows of five, now I'm hoping for an even number so I can do two solid rows. . .ungh this is frustrating.
INDUSTRY NOTE: Eve is on SNL tonight so I know she is in the city, does anyone know Eve or have a connection with her? Master P. backed out of this LIFEbeat thing last minute and Alicia Keys is in Europe, so I did a painting of Eve to take their place. If you can hook me up with Eve on Monday so I can get this signed, I would be most grateful. I'm talking someone who can call Eve up on a Sunday, and get her to sign this painting on a Monday. Anyone know her like that? The show is on Tuesday, so time is of the essence. Eve, if you read this, break a leg on SNL tonight!
(NOTE: Mike Tyson's sister contacted me that day and hooked me up with Eve- THANKS!)
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