I went to my first rap concert last week, on Thursday then on Sunday with my friend, to go watch my nephew perform and open for the mega *popular* Andre Nickatina! I finally got to see Mumbls (my kickass newphew) perform, on like stage and stuff, with beer, and a lot of sweat -- All that good shit. His determination is remarkable. I was really taken back when he performed his first song, I thought to myself, "Woah.. He's actually an artist performing, with a name, and songs, and has fans. *looks to the side* And is that guy seriously rapping along with him?! *thumbs up*" All throughout his performance, I was doing this. Can you believe that after 20 straight minutes of doing not just that, but also this, the friend I took with me is still speaking to me?! Friendships are good stuff.
He doesn't have a lot of merch, so we both decided that I should design some tees for him! Exciting shirts, engaging stuff, I mean, I'm going batshit crazy on these tees. I've been working on designs all day, literally, twenty-four hours straight.
On an unrelated note, I went thrifting last night, FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best part about thrifting, aside from the most unbelievable prices, is knowing there's a story behind it -- That someone wearing a particular shirt or pair of shoes won their school science fair, or had their first kiss in it, or realized what they wanted to do in life while wearing that garment. Retail sucks infinite shit, and I strongly encourage everyone to fill their closet with thrifted/vintage pieces and things from online independent businesses, just like my girl Isabel is doing.
On a related note, do you use Spotify? If you answered yes, first off *high five*, second, go star every song from Mumbls. If not, then it's okay.. *low five*, I totally recommend you to download Mumbls' new album 'Hella Novelas' on his website! It's free, so I mean.. If you like good stuff, especially free good stuff, what are ya waiting for? Only 4 payments of $19.99 + $18234798123.98 for shipping and handling! Just kidding. I SAID IT'S FREE. WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE. GO. DOWNLOAD. HERE. This happens to be my favorite music video from him + favorite song. And this one is my favorite song from his first album 'The Lost Weekend'.
If you read this entire post, let me go grab your cookie. Would you like some soy milk with that? I'm being serious. Ha, have a great day y'all!
Oversized tie dye tee - vintage
Shorts - vintage/DIY
Beavis and Butthead shoes - DIY
Sunglasses - eBay
Bunny mask - Dollar store
Panchita (last photo) - priceless lil cutie