What makes someone's story better or more interesting than someone else's? It's all subjective. I've always wanted to write a book about my life. But who would read it? Who would care? I've also always wanted to create artwork. Artwork in the form drawing, singing, music, painting - but the reality is I don't think I'm good enough at any of those things. I've been a remixer; a curator; a DJ. I've been crafty, scrappy, and that's how I've gotten to where I am today. I'm proud of that, but it's time to finally create some art. NFTs are allowing me to easily express myself, my interests, and my experiences.
When I was six years old, I traveled to Philadelphia, PA with my Dad and soon-to-be-step-Mom to visit my Uncle (my dad's brother), Aunt and cousins.
My musically talented older cousin played me the first rap/hip-hop album I ever heard. Raising Hell by RUN-D.M.C. During the first 15 seconds of the album ("Now Peter Piper Picked Peppers, but Run Rocked Rhymes...") I was completely in love.
Cousin dubbed the record onto a cassette tape for me (another thing that peaked my curiosity and interest in technology) and I wore that tape out until it literally broke inside my Sony Walkman.
In this piece, titled "Our Adidas," I'm paying tribute to RUN-D.M.C., and six-year-old me is actually wearing Adidas gear and holding up the very cassette tape referenced.