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Ras G 'Looking for the Perfect Beat' Preview

Ever want to be a fly on the wall listening to one of your favorite beatmakers created the goodness? I know I have and this might be the perfect way to analyze an artistic process that ends up with you zoning out or going nuts on a great beat. Looking for the Perfect Beat is an upcoming film based on the beat making scene in LA surrounding the Low End Theory Club. It''ll show an immersive view into the creative process of beatmakers such as Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer, TOKiMONSTA, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G, Teebs, D-Styles, edIT of the Glitch Mob, Astronautica, Free the Robots, and Matthewdavid. The film is being directed by Matthew F. Smith and produced by Daddy Kev of Low End Theory. For the location and date of the release see below and enjoy the Ras G preview!: 

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Downtown Independent Theater
July 13 Sunday at 9PM

 

Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.

I saw this yesterday on HBO and it was a fascinating documentary about the painter, his works, a tribute and how he thought about his own work and others. Robert De Niro Jr felt compelled to continue and try to show his fathers work because he felt it needed more eyes and to honor him at the same time.

It dealt with something important and a semi typical look into what an artist usually goes thru with their own works within his world. Often you will find an array of emotions and (personal) disappointments within an artist, it can be a thing of execution from the idea to whatever medium, self assurance or how well they've been accepted within the community of artists. We are an emotional bunch but it's because some of us have an unapologetic and harsh opinion on our own works, that will never change and it's something all artists have to cope with somehow. While maintaining sanity... well some of us do, there's a thin line of acceptance when how good you think you are and listening to others praise your work collide. Most times I value what I think over anything that is said to me because I feel that if I'm not happy with it, I won't show it and it's not good enough for me to be proud of.

Now have those inner workings of constant self debate with how the world loves the next big or hot thing. It can work itself into your mind and wreck havoc if you're not sure how to regain a level head. It doesn't matter what your working on be it a painting, drawing, photography, project, music or performance, know that you are your biggest critic and it's ok. Just remember to pat yourself in the back once in a while and recognize when you truly have something good going. You can't grow as an artist if you cannot see beyond the mud.

You can find more information about the documentary here.

The Other Guy's Zombomer Eats Braaaaains

TOG_ZMGiant family The Other Guy has recently released his latest tee Zombomer, an awesome zombie tee inspired by one of the best shows on earth... The Simpsons! This brings back memories of the Single Second Mario zombie tee, now that I think about it I have to find the tee and see if it fits Lil Giant now. The dude does amazing customs as well for those interested in Munnys. SO... cop this and keep a close eye on the dude, you might just see something cool and Giant come up soon. He has these on black tees or a gray raglan as you can see below.

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Want In On Some Acid Drop? *Now With Beats*
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No I'm not talking about that kind of drop but I am talking about Daniel Isles' new project Acid Drop, a dark and urban grit story about Charlie Cooper, a professional killer that's trying to leave the ultra violent and drug filled game. Being the best comes with consequences so his buyout price is a hefty one, his last mission is a tough one against The Black Cat Cafe. If he manages to survive he then can fulfill his buyout clause of the contract he currently abides by. This is going to be pretty interesting and is one of those graphic novels that's worth supporting on Kickstarter. Daniel sent this in and I became very interested in working with him on this, the art style caught my attention and also as a reader am wondering how the rest of the world will unfold under the pen. I am going to be currently supporting the Acid Drop project in others ways to help bring awareness if this project to others, you might be seeing this a few times on my timeline.

The Kickstarter project has 23 days to go so you have some time to read some more on the project and the cool offerings that Daniel has to offer for it's supporters. I leave you with the Kickstarter video and what Daniel has to say about the project below.

You can also download the beat tape by Smith The Mister and producer Myke Forte titled 'Supreme Headblast Beat Tape' made exclusively for this project. Read and download some tunes for free here.

"The beautifully showcased Graphic Novel called Acid Drop, is a dark & gritty thriller that will take you on a journey like no other...

...Following the life of a professional killer who goes by the name Mr Charlie Cooper; Charlie is a man who wants out, to disappear from the game for good, but in order to do so he must fulfill the buyout clause within his contract. Unfortunately, being one of the finest in the business means that his freedom will only be available to him at the highest of costs.

His latest job is a suicide mission to topple the group known as The Black Cat Cafe and their psychotic leader. If he manages to complete this final act of his career and survive a world of drugs, violence and unadulterated mayhem, it will be enough for him to leave the game for good with no strings attached."

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Dewey & Friends High on Art

If you've been following the Dewey Decibel appreciation here then you know this dude is about that art, well him and his friends got some art drank in and now engulfed in visions. See what happens when they take to the streets 'High on Art'. This track is off the 'Son of a Beach' album and continues to show how much he works on his craft both lyrically and visually. Dope indeed.