Here it is…Above, my piece from the “Family Tradition” show at De La Barracuda entitled “Follow The Leader.” When I heard about the “Godfather” theme, the first thing I thought of was the over-the-top influence that trilogy had on rap music. For as long as I can remember, rappers have been comparing themselves to characters in the Godfather films, idolizing the imagery, and even dressing like the characters. That’s why, in this image, I had to put Marlon Brando in the shoes of Rakim. Both carved out a path for many artists to follow.
Thanks to Ron English, Michael Lau, and MINDstyle for having me in the show.