KAWS

He is featured in an article in Complex Magazine you can read a portion of it here.  He is one of the best to bridge the gap from Street Art to the Commercial side.  It’s interesting to me how a lot of people think that they will be on the street bombing and tagging for the rest of their lives.  He is one of them that was able to continue his artwork and turn it into a legitimate business.  He has done a ton of artwork- most notably Kanye West’s 808’s and Heartbreak cover art.  Yeah, I know.  Everyone hates Kanye right now.  He admitted it himself- he’s an asshole for what he did to Taylor Swift.  But you still have to respect the man as an artist! 

P.S.  If someone wants to, they can buy me the KAWS x Hajime Sorayama No Future Companion.  It’s only $1,000.  Oh wait.  Already sold out.  Check out his website here.

Original KAWS

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Someone can buy me one of these too:

KAWS Ashtray

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New Jay-Z CD, The Blueprint 3…

Holy crap Lord Baby Jesus… This CD is the SHIT!  I have to say that I am sort of surprised.  I thought that he would have jumped on the current bandwagon of terrible rap music.  But nope, switched it up did some good ol’ hip hop and some new electronica/pop.  He did use autotune in this new CD, but only once thankfully.  Kanye West is back to making beats properly and the music is beautiful.  He has tons of guest apperances, more than needed, but Alicia Keys, Rhianna, Kid Cudi and Pharrell plus others.

Oh- Jay also has Mr. Hudson on the CD, whom Kanye signed to his label- he is from the U.K. and is going to blow in the U.S.  Watch!  The track he is on is dope- it samples Forever Young by Alphaville.  Yes, that song, but it is done very well- he can sing like a MF’er.  He has a single with Kanye West called Supernova, from his upcoming CD called Straight No Chaser. 

Well back to The Blueprint 3, all of the tracks are pretty good except the one with Swizz Beatz…  But you know, it’s Swizz Beats so you can expect it to be whack.  Timbaland produced a couple of tracks too- those are produced perfectly as always- the new single is with Drake produced by Timbo “Off That” .  This CD is definitely going to get some strong play on the iPod!

4.5 Stars out of 5

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 [Front]