Archive for April, 2010
This post is so overdue but the timing may be impeccable as we pony up for the release of an epic YB x WM collaboration with Adam R. Garcia aka The Pressure. Sometime next week, myself, Weathermen and Adam are going to bring a new WM T-Shirt design as part of the ongoing T-shirt series we have been doing with renown artists for the last couple of years, available on shopshogun.com. So far we have had the likes of Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish, Ewok One 5MH and Travis Millard, all of who’s designs were smashing successes online and on tour. Enter Adam R. Garcia, former Art Director at Rhymesayers Entertainment and now a graphic designer for Nike. Adams’s work spans from magazine covers to posters to CD packaging and more. Some of which you may or may not have seen but if there is one thing for sure, the man deserves his props.
I met Adam through Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia, who suggested I hit him for some design-work around 2 years ago. We started small and continued to work together on several bigger projects including the cover for my upcoming project (yes I’m still working on this night and day) Gas Galaxy, the header for yakballz.net, and the Yak Ballz logo you might be familiar with (hint: it’s everywhere on this site). Extremely versatile in his design style, Adam draws inspiration from so many things that his actual creative process itself is just as mind-blowing as the execution of his finished product. Nick and I were talking him up recently and we agreed on three words that sum up this whole post, “he gets it.”
Now it’s time for you to get what we’re talking about when it comes to THE PRESSURE. why? because it’s good for you. Visit Adam at http://www.thepressure.org immediately, follow his twitter feed, and stay tuned for his exclusive Weathermen T-shirt design coming soon!!!
“and maybe you’ll get something nice in the driveway”
I feel like all the rumors in the past have fucked with me but it seems to be real this time that Guru of Gang Starr has passed. A sad day for Hip Hop. He will be immortalized through his words, wisdom, and music. R.I.P. GURU
Design: Oliver Cartwright
The artwork for the leak was so official that we had to make an exclusive T-shirt. Oliver Cartwright killed it. Jump your summer off proper with this one of a kind design.
Available for only $15 here: www.shopshogun.com
if you didn’t get the leak already, you can download the song for which this artwork was inspired by, The Compass, for FREE here: www.fairtilizer.com/track/thecompass
After months and months of hard work by myself, Chapter 7, Oliver Cartwright, and Stujessica I am able to present to you, The Compass (FREE Download) and conceptual music video. It’s always nerve-wracking to release music but I think this marks the figurative key turning in the ignition of a new aircraft. hope it doesn’t stall out! On behalf of myself and others involved, thanks for your continued support of these efforts and what we do best.
visual concept and animation by Oliver Cartwright
2. House of Blow: “Champion Hour”
3. XO Skeletons: “Lascivious Facts” Ft. Cage
4. The Profiler: “Dance Tonight”
5. Cage: “Captain Bumout” [FSTLANE Remix]
6. Aesop Rock: “Mars Attacks” [F. Sean Martin Crunk Set Remix]
7. LKRZ: “Raw Facts” (We Got That Crack)
8. Gucci Man Vs. F Sean Martin: “I’m the Shit” [Chauncey Remix]
9. Yak Ballz: “Halogen Glow”
10. M.O.P. Vs. House of Blow: “Ante Up” [Chauncey Remix]
11. F Sean Martin: “Funeral for a Cowboy”
what else is there to say? pump this shit