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The Kendrick Lamar Takeover

Musickyle bryantComment

As far as I can see there are two reasons why Kendrick wouldn't be on your radar right now.

  1. You don't have access to the internet (How are you reading this blog post again?)
  2. You just don't like hip hop / rap music.

If neither of those thing apply to you then by now you've heard "Humble" and "The Heart Part 4". You've probably even seen the video for "Humble". If you haven't here it is:

There are some amazing shots in this video, some really cool editing and videography techniques, but who is Kendrick talking about? His lyrics seem to be going after someone, or everyone, but certainly no one. 

Listen to the song "The Heart Part 4" and listen to the aggression in his words. 

 

There is a lot of speculation that Kendrick is talking about Big Sean, though his feud with Drake is well documented as well. Who do you think he is talking about? 

More importantly, the final line of the song says "Ya'll 'til April the 7th to get your shit together". Well today is April 7th. Does that mean we get new music from Kendrick Lamar today? 

After taking over the rap world this week I can only hope the answer is yes. 

Nicola Lopez Installations

Artkyle bryantComment

Imagine walking through the gallery district in your favorite city. You've probably walked about a mile or two looking at art that fits perfectly into a white walled space, framed by the 90 degree angles of squares and rectangles. 
 

Then you open the door to a gallery you've never visited and you see Nicola Lopez's installations climbing the walls and spilling from the ceilings onto the floor... 

Back in 2005 I walked into this very scene and my perspective of art was forever changed. 

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Nicola Lopez uses printmaking and mylar to create elements that can be collaged into grand, complex and chaotic installations. By using the repeated imagery made possible by printmaking she is able to build these massive installations like a puzzle with no edges.  

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I know these pieces are all pretty old, and I'll post a newer one soon, but to this day these types of pieces really inspire me. I'm hoping that if I can finally get settled somewhere that I can re-examine these types of ideas with printmaking. 

What kind of imagery would you like to see me use? 

-KB

Nicola Lopez Drawings.

Artkyle bryantComment
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When I was in college I was wandering around Chelsea, New York and stumbled into a gallery showing Nicola Lopez. She immediately became one of my favorite artists, and a huge influence on the work I created in college. 

Over the next few days I plan to share a bunch of her work. Today we will focus on drawings. 

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What I love about these drawings is the depth of space, movement and composition. It seems as thought the viewer is traveling through space in a dense industrial landscape, navigating to an unknown destination whilst floating through mid air. 

I would love to see the conclusion of this journey, but perhaps the journey is the destination? 

Cliche's aside, here are several more awesome drawings from Nicola Lopez. 

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I hope you enjoyed this post. 

Leave which drawing was your favorite in the comments below. 
-KB

Missed a few days but why?

real talkkyle bryantComment

Hello world, 

I've been trying to post blog posts every day lately but today is Wednesday and my last post was on Sunday... Why is that? 

Well, I moved. I'm still in Denver, but am in a new apartment. 

I'm happy to have left my last living situation. If you know me personally you know that it was a really toxic environment.

The landlord lived in the basement and was a party animal. What that means is that on a regular basis over the last 9 months I would be woken up by house music blasting from downstairs at any given hour of the week, often times at or close to 5 am when he came home from the club or after party. In my opinion he was really just an entitled, arrogant, inconsiderate person. 

The other revolving door of roommates ranged from ok to completely terrible, and since the landlord didn't have to really live with them he didn't really care as long as they payed rent. 

Now I'm turning a new page, things are looking much better and I'm happy to be in the situation that I'm in. 

Things you can look forward to in the coming months? A 7 song EP from Konrad Bogart, new prints from Konrad Bogart, a line of T-Shirts from Limit It Editions, some really exciting new prints and the launch of Limit It Radio... 

Peace and God bless, 
-KB

Song of the day: Dante Thatguy - Count Up

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Dante Thatguy, a local rapper here in Denver has an new ep coming up incredibly soon.  

 

I met Dante at his recent event 40's and Tacos where he performed the song Count Up which can be heard in this video recap of the event.  

I'll post the whole ep when it comes out. Big Ups to Dante Thatguy.  

You can hear more by heading over to his soundcloud at this link: https://soundcloud.com/thcdan-aka-thatguy