Saturday, 15 January 2011

Cover Art, Boom Bye Yay

A personal favourite of mine, Brother Ali's 'Champion' EP. Brother Ali is a true legend. My man Daps put me onto this EP when we held down the crib at Thug Mansions a million years ago, we used to jam it on the old Vestax Handy Trax while we cleaned the kitchen. So about once every 6 weeks then. Still, as with all good music, the outstanding cover art compliments the dope music and vice versa. I haven't got a clue who the artist is, in case you were wondering.

In a similar capacity, my main man TEXT (aka Alex Young) is an absolutely fucking magnificent artist and made his own painting of Ali using his patented spray/drip technique. Basically its all done with spray cans, layers upon layers of little squirts (pause) culminating in the finished work, in this case another imagining of The Greatest himself. Alex Young has also done the artwork for my 'Cold Lazarus' LP in a similar vein, so watch out for that. Go check his steez at http://brainofalexyoung.com. Church.

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