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Off-Brand Loyalty

Back at it with that music dawgs. I somehow got the phrase Off-Brand Loyalty in my head while getting off the F train at the Delancey Street station. From that point on I knew it was a song I had to create. So that’s just what I did.

 

When All The Clothes You Purchase You Get Selected Imperfect
Stretch Dollars to Their Furthest but You Still Know How to Work It
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
When all the clothes you wear go a hole or a tear
And you Rock it like, “Yeah, that’s supposed to be there!”
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty

Verse 1
Yeah I rock Polo but it got an Extra L in
Not an Extra Large, they jus didn’t check the spelling
Got a Bathing Ape that’s afraid to use soap
But nobody gotta know, I can’t afford to look broke
Gotta stay fly, in any given situation
Rock the knock-offs, you know the cheap imitations
But, I don’t usually share this information
A little loose, what I’m wearing isn’t custom
The pants I bought, always gotta readjust ’em
‘Cause it’s missing a zipper and a button
I hit the thrift shop, don’t got diamonds in my wrist watch
Fake it ’til you make it because you gotta floss in hip-hop
I’m doin’ it like this I hit Canal Street
To get them four striped sneakers for my brown feet
The bottom of my foot looks like ground beef
I walk a lot a yo I really get around chief

When All The Clothes You Purchase You Get Selected Imperfect
Stretch Dollars to Their Furthest but You Still Know How to Work It
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
When all the clothes you wear go a hole or a tear
And you Rock it like, “Yeah, that’s supposed to be there!”
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty

Verse 2
(Excuse me is that Coogi?) It is if that’s what you see
In the Eye of the beholder like beauty
Well then sure absolutely, by the way you a cutie
Are you a model, because your Couture Juicy
At least that’s what it says on your jogging pants booty
Beg Pardon, Are those rubies in you jewelry
Struck by all that gleams, but nothing’s what it seems
Like the city never sleeps, but still the city of dreams
For every pot there’s a lid, every plot has a scheme
So you and me baby we a perfect team (You Sure?)
At least the way that I see it (is that right)
Babygirl I guarantee i (believe it)
Tell Me what you want girl I got it
Anything you need girl I promise
Shopping sprees at Neman Marcus
Girl I got these jeans at Target

When All The Clothes You Purchase You Get Selected Imperfect
Stretch Dollars to Their Furthest but You Still Know How to Work It
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
When all the clothes you wear go a hole or a tear
And you Rock it like, “Yeah, that’s supposed to be there!”
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty
You got that Off-Brand Loyalty

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Re-Animated

Music put to the side for a while, got a gig through my sister where I was asked to a series of animated gifs. I used to make some gifs for fun for some forums, many years back. I used to use PhotoShop and it’s plug in ImageReady. I was worried when I couldn’t find ImageReady in CS 6. But a little google-fu showed me that there’s a timeline window in PhotoShop and it’s functionality is the same as what I was used to. Animating is time consuming, but I’m thinking of doing some in service to the Stunning Beeboy, and make myself more marketable in the process. I have 20 gifs to do for this gig, and I have to refamiliarize myself with what I used to know and learn a bunch of new tricks. So, here go some of my exercises and attempt.

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Always Ready

T-Shirt design for so badass it hurts contest on cracked.com.

Always Ready-72dp

I went with 80s action movie motifs. Rambo’s hair and headband. Dutch’s vest with grenades from Predator. A BFG . Nun chucks, so many American Ninja  and martial arts movies in the 80s. Chuck Norris’/Burt Reynold’s mustache. Aviator Sun Glasses.  Arnold’s trademark cigarrs. This is what action looked like to me as a kid. Hopefully the judges think so too.

If they don’t I’ll post in in zazzle and or cafepress.

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More Wanna Buy Art and Video

So I decided to work on a video for the song Wanna Buy?. In doing so I worked up a new series of images featuring that little hellspawn Damian from the remake of the cult horror classic, The Omen.

 You may notice the brand of soda he’s selling  isn’t familiar, hopefully.

demon seed

 

Also, a video below.

And let’s not forget the original image.

Wanna Buy?-550

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Logo: The Ratchet Hatchet

Beefing up that portfolio. A Podcast I love, The Ratchet Hatchet, featuring two NY comedians that I love, Josh Homer and Jess Wood,  was having a logo contest. Here’s what I came up with.

Ratchet hatchet

And a slight variation.

Ratchet hatchet-2

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Black Twitter # Dangerous

I was listening to, The Black Guy Who Tips,  one of my favorite podcasts and they had a panel discussion that was about , Black Twitter. The article they cited said that Black Twitter tended to be “irresponsible” and “dangerous.”  So I fired up Illustrator and got to designing a graphic.

#dangerous

Dangerous

I could get angry and dust off my soapbox, but I figured, why not try to make a buck. #capitalism.

Buy a shirt, or a button, or a mug or a bag.

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The D.E.A.L.

D-E-A-L

 

This was designed for a special friend of mine. She had to do a presentation for a job interview based on training new personnel in a college advising on how to deal with dissatisfied students. She told me she wanted to present playing cards with her acronym D.E.A.L., which I hope is self explanatory by looking at the card above.

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