What’s really good h3soul readers? Hope all is grand where you stand. I’m lining up a double dose of art & skills in the coming weeks I’ll be Interviewing the Animal Crackas. The duo just dropped their new album “2020”a few weeks ago so you already know gotta strike while the irons hot.. Needless to say to say they’ve been busy as of late would be an understatement. Regardless of the weird times we find ourselves in, they’re out there promoting the fact that their albums on all streaming platforms; most recently their album 2020 being reviewed on Break A Leg Ent. Constructive Criticism Podcast.
As y’all well know I’m a huge proponent of research and knowledge so as not to be blindsided. In this instance I’m gonna stack up a few of my personal favorites, that way you’ll familiarize yourself with the facets of Art & Skills on display when you step into the world of the Animal Crackas. As stated in the beginning these men not only make music, but they’re artistic prowess with a can of spray paint cannot be understated; actually to pigeonholed their art to just graffiti would be wrong in my part..well you know what I’ll let them tell it when I speak to them next week. For now enjoy some of these tasty morsels I’ve enjoyed throughout their career.
Plus the last link below is actually the playlist to the new album 2020, you’re definitely gonna want to give it a listen or even better head on over to your favorite streaming service and buy the album. It’s well worth it as you will hear, flexing a sound that’s all their own; & in this day and age of copy cats & clones it’s refreshing to hear Dope music that isn’t a replica of anyone else.
I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days with the artist ”SERRINGE”. A renowned graffiti artist, rapper/emcee, photographer videographer renaissance man & entrepreneur; being the founder & CEO of Element Tree. More than just a website its truly a movement all its own.
As always I have a condensed written version of this interview, but I implore you to click the link below & hear the man for yourself; plus see a piece birthed right before your eyes as well
Background / History
Where did you grow up?
S: Jersey City
Influences & Inspiration
Who were ur Top 3 influences?
S: Edgar Allen Poe, T Dee , Run DMC
Did you have a mentor?
S: Not really but I’d say my older brother & all my friends growing up had a large effect on me.
What’s the meaning behind Element Tree?
S: Two words spawned from one ideal “Elementary” (eh le mehn trē) Element Tree
Planting a seed whose roots would be the strong foundation for the stalks, to not only provide a canopy for us artists to brave any weather; but to also one day provide fruit that my regiment & I can eat off of.
Style & Process
How would you describe your style of piecing?
S: Emotions, vibes, basically how I feel.. as an artist with me I can never focus on just one thing, because I wake up feeling different every day.
What’s your process when starting a new piece of work?
S: With photography it’s how I wake up feeling, with art something needs to come out & I never know what it is -I just start doing it
with video it’s more of “How do I tell this story”
Opinions & Advice
Do u have advice for any entrepreneurial young artists out there?
S: There’s a beginning middle and end to everything in order to get from point a to point Z. Lock down all the steps that it’s gonna take to get there.
Write things down. Writing things down is the most powerful thing you can do in your life.
The goal you want to attain has steps, that when completed will bring your dream to fruition; so write down all the steps -you’ll be way better off in the long run.
Good day, afternoon, or night all you H3Soul dot com perusers; I sincerely hope the week has been kind to you and I’ve got some great news for y’all. The feedback and response to The SNOW Interview has gone better than I could have ever imagined, and we here at Hip Hop Has Soul believe in striking when the iron’s hot; therefore I’m proud to say we’ll be following that one up strong.
Next Weeks article will be featuring the one and only “SERRINGE”. An artist proficient in graffiti, photography, videography, amongst also being an entrepreneur. It’s gonna be grand, so as always I wanna prep your collective pallets properly; by showing you but a taste of what this man has to offer.
So now with no further ado, I’ve selected a small smorgasbord of videos displaying “SERRINGEs’” talents; both in front and behind the camera. That way you can fully appreciate the caliber of artist the Art & Skills section of H3Soul will be featuring next week.
Element Tree / Art Primo present Yardwork S:4
Element Tree/Art Primo Presents “SER”
Element Tree & Art Primo Presents
SER x VERS 718
Under Pressure 2016
& these are two personal favorites:
Element Tree / Art Primo present ACROE LIVES
ArtPrimo.com / Element Tree presents:
ACROE Solid Marker Demo
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