Tupac x !llmind - "#Tupacsquiat" (BoomTrap Remix)
!llmind celebrates Tupac‘s “birth, death and musical resurrection” today with the release of the “Tupacsquiat” (BoomTrap Remix). The release – a rework of Pac’s “Life Goes On” – is anchored by artwork from Naturel, which finds the wildly popular artist fusing elements of Tupac’s music with the time-honored style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The remix arrives alongside a limited-edition series of archival pigment prints. Naturel drops some insight on the four piece series created to parallel the careers of both artists:
“When I started this project a few weeks ago, I thought the whole Tupac and Basquait idea would be a cool little mash up, but then I started to realize that these two had very similar lives and careers. I realized that both Tupac and Basquait were very crude in their craft. Tupac wasn’t necessarily the best lyricist, he didn’t construct the best songs, but they were straight to the point. The crudeness, honesty and the instinct within those songs struck a chord. It was the same thing with Basquait, he wasn’t the most painterly of painters, but he was so instinctual that it embodied what it was to be an artist. Straight from the gut, straight from the heart.” – Naturel
Check the track below to listen to “#Tupacsquiat” (BoomTrap Remix). Check out the full series of pieces and purchase prints via 1xrun.com. Stay tuned for more from !llmind and Naturel.