We're back from ATL and inspired as ever! We had a blast with our first ever out of state event (the random ever so intense thunderstorms may take some getting used to tho lol). Its always a pleasure; however, to come back to our epicenter, 111 Minna Gallery. This Friday we are going to tribute Jay Z; his album 4:44 has been all over all of our social media, quotes and memes everywhere! For years upon years, Jay Z has been a major influence on hip hop culture and we have watched him, critiqued him, praised him, regardless of what you think of Jay Z, the fact of the matter is that, he is an icon. This time around, we asked our artists featured in the blog to share their favorite quote..words that they live by!
artwork below by @ianwestart
MEET SOME OF THE ARTISTS SHOWCASING:
AJ (Age) B. , 22 (Capricorn)
Hometown: San Francisco / Current Town: Oakland, CA / Favorite Quote: "Remind yourself, nobody is built like you, you designed yourself" (Jay-Z)
LAMARR THOMAS, 24 (AQUARIUS)
Hometown: Oakland / Current Town: San Leandro / Favorite Quote: "Pain is just weakness leaving the body"
DENO CABRERA, 22 (CANCER)
Hometown: Bay Point / Current town: Richmond / Favorite Quote: "A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind"
CLIFFORD (CJ) JOHNSON, 26 (SAGITTARIUS)
Hometown: Oakland, CA I Current Town: Pleasant Hill, CA / Favorite Quote: "Hurt an artist, and you'll see masterpieces of what you've done"
YUNG EMMY, 21 (Scorpio)
Hometown: San Bruno, Ca / Current town: Daly City / Favorite Quote: "Don't be a hard rock when you really are a Gem"- Lauryn Hill
Dexter Solis, 22 (Leo)
Hometown: Hayward, CA / Current Town: Hayward, CA / Favorite Quote: "May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. Fred Jung: And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars".
Samrawit Ephraim (Brand: Wolf vs. Lion) / 28 (Cancer)
Hometown: Berkeley, Ca / Current town: Berkeley, Ca / Favorite Quote: "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker
Anthony Hayes / 27 (Aries)
Hometown: San Jose, CA / Current town: San Jose, CA / Favorite Quote: "more important than the destination is the route I'm taking"