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Chibi Beeboy

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I’ve been trying to simplify the characters of the Beeboy universe for animation purposes. This Gif gig really has me inspired so, now there are these chibi/kawaii Beeboy characters. Things like this just happen. I mean they take a while to happen, but they pop into my mind and I have to share.

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Sound Off All-Stars

Getting the Beeboy project running. Making more progress than I ever have. Now there’s a brief introductory “posse cut” with the Stunning Beeboy’s main rap antagonists. Mogadishu, Thug-O-Nomics and King Midas.

Sound Off Records is kind of like the Def Jam of the Beeboy universe. My friend @gee2tha wanted to name the label Blind Jelly, for a more direct correlation, but I think Sound Off works on many levels, it works as a military chant, it alludes to that idea that something is a little wrong, or off with how the label is so successful and finally the beats knock so hard it’s blow speakers and overload your mixers, turning your sound off.

Here’s a temporary logo for Sound Off Records, to be cleaned up later.

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And here’s the Posse Cut.

I went the usual suspects type record cover, because it was the obvious thing to do, a police line up with gangsta-ish rappers. It also doubles as a scale for the character models.

S-O-Allstars

Sound Off – 1, 2
Sound Off – 1, 2, 1, 2

Mogadishu, Mic Check – You ain’t running for your life yet?
Your pants wet and I ain’t pull out my knife yet

Sound Off – 1, 2
Sound Off – 1, 2, 1, 2

Thug-O-Nomics, Mic Check – Not a minor life threat
5-0 on deck and I ain’t even pull a heist yet

 Sound Off – 1, 2
Sound Off – 1, 2, 1, 2

King Midas mic check – Just got of my private jet
Wanna see me, better get your eyes checked

Sound Off – 1, 2
Sound Off – 1, 2, 1, 2
 Sound Off – 1, 2
Sound Off – 1, 2, 1, 2

 

 

 

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King Midas – Crowned Victorious

King Midas from the Stunning Beeboy Universe has little in common with the figure from legend, beyond his affinity for gold. My King Midas goes a step further, he has the platinum touch. He’s a braggadociuos rapper that is enraptured by all things that glitter and build status. Not very violent or street, but has street cred and built his reputation as a battle rapper. I’ve had a few looks for him, but I’m trying more of a cartoon style, like easy to animate with detail.  Here’s a rough character model from blue line to full color.

king midas-blue line king midas-outline

 

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I made his song, Crowned Victorious by looking into the catalogs of his real life rap analogs, Kanye West and MF Doom. Along the way I stumbled accidentally on the bass line to The Boogie Down Productions classic, “The Bridge is Over,”  while hitting keys on the “piano” Threw that in the mix and sang some weird hums before landing on a heavily tuned refrain of Crowned Victorious. I thing it comes together well enough, I freestyled for eight bars keeping on the topic of what King Midas represents. I thing the record cover below would work for this fictitious artist.

midas cover

Here’s the track.

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New Thug-O-Nomics Art

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Took me a while to get to this one. I had a lot of trial and error. But PhotoShop having layers are a big help. So, this is a  multiplatinum selling rapper named Thug-O-Nomics, whose song was in the previous post. Pretty much a studio gangsta that evokes Dr. Doom imagary. I hope. Trying for a Daniel Acuna style. It’s shaping up,  I think.

 

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The Stunning Beeboy – Theme

There comes a time when a hero needs to rise. Now is that time. Time for The Stunning Beeboy to have a song.

It’s a basic beat with violins that resemble bees (hopefully). Cinematic heroic horns (hopefully) and a braggadocios,theatrical  Brooklyn flow. I may have to remix this track, the vocals are crazy loud compared to the track, but I’m still learning that audio component. This will all be real soon, I can feel it.

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Mogadishu Video

Mogadishu is fascinating to me, so I drew him a bit more for a video for the song Gunpowder and Toast.  Below are some pieces i did for the video.

And here’s the video.

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Gunpowder and Toast

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Mogadishu – A character from the Stunning Adventures of Beeboy entered my head the other night and I started writing verses for Mogadishu. Then I made a beat, then I recorded a song, then I created an image for the song. I get carried away sometimes. Hopefully another character from Beeboy will pay my mind a visit.

So right below is the original recording, and the original cover work.

moga-GnT-text

 

And here’s the more recent version for both the song and the art work.

moga-GnT

 

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