"American Royalty" by Sam Spratt commissioned by Childish Gambino
Sam Spratt’s commissioned illustrations for actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
"What began as cover art for his mixtape ‘Royalty’ evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.
The collection of 10 illustrations cover a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.” Prints available at royalty.samspratt.com.
"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best." — Frida Kahlo Photo by Guillermo Davila, 1929.
Everything you love is here
(Source: ardora, via karenhwang)
"I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name. I have chased off every fool who has tried to sleep beside me You think it’s romantic to fuck the girl who writes poems about you. You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own. But I will show up at your door at 2 am, wild-eyed and sleepless. and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home."
D’yer Ma’ker || Led Zeppelin
- The title is pronounced “Jamaica”.
- Many people thought the title was pronounced “Dear Maker” and read too much into it. Jimmy Page had an interest in the occult and Robert Plant wrote some very spiritual lyrics, which led to deeper meanings in many of their songs, but not this one.
- This song was meant to imitate Reggae and its “dub” derivative emerging from Jamaica in the early ’70s. Bonham’s inability to replicate a Reggae beat on his drums, however, turned the song into an odd melange of what sounded like ’50s doo-wop and reggae. This song and “The Crunge” are considered the two “joke” songs on the album.
- The distinctive drum sound was created by placing 3 microphones a good distance away from John Bonham’s drums.
- This is one of the few Zeppelin songs where all 4 members share the composer credit.