It’s that magical time of the year! A cool, crisp breeze lingers in the air, dry leaves crunch under foot, and there’s skeletons as far as the eye can see. In honor of this ghoul-filled season, I have curated the finest mix of acid rap, horrorcore, and generally weird hip-hop. If you’re in the mood to feel existential dread, pop on the mix tape below or click on Jason’s meaty mug to download the mp3.
Warning, not safe for work or children probably. Uncensored, violent, and kinda goofy.
Adorning the walls in my home office are framed posters of some of my favorite rappers and groups; tour posters from Atmosphere, Brother Ali’s promotional materials, illustrations from Aesop Rock’s Impossible Kid, the now-classic Run the Jewels gun and fist motif, or an ad from Tech N9ne’s Absolute Power days. I have more Doomtree posters than I have space on my wall, whether it be the collective itself or solo acts like P.O.S or Sims. But, there’s one group I haven’t been able to find any merchandise for and it’s a group I love ever so dearly: The Seattle/Chicago collaboration of Onry Ozzborn and Zavala, Dark Time Sunshine. Turns out I had an extra frame laying around and some spare time, so I set out to fix this poster-sized hole in my heart:
This was a fun experiment into layer masking in Illustrator and transforming simple, geometric shapes in an entire scene. I’ve never really made anything of this scope before and I had a blast doing it. If you’re at all interested in seeing some of the process, I’ve outlined this in another post.