So here’s that new post (after a while) as photos of tees I did in the recent past started coming my way. Take this advice people, never give the t-shirts you made away without taking some photos of them first!
The all-famous Erykah Badu. When her New Amerykah album came out in 2008 there were just so many crazy beat things going on in there, you couldn’t keep your head out of it. Favorite track, The Healer, a tribute to the great J Dilla, had this awesome bold Madlib production on it, it got stuck and had to become a tee.
This is a kind of rework I did on one of her afro photos, photoshoping letters one-by-one to add this lyric line around her head, spoken like it’d be in a weird graphic novel or comic book. It goes: “We ain’t dead” said the children. “Don’t believe it, we just made ourselves invisible”. The song has great lyrics throughout but this line just does it for me with that sneaky “you can’t see us but we’re there” attitude of lo-fi young culture and love for hip-hop theme.