Once upon a time, and every decade or so
there’s a huge artistic shift and the revolutions are like whoa.
The movements are born out of a need to be heard, for civility and change.
Passion paints the chains that bulges ‘the mans’ veins and leaves a legacy chalk full of names.
Unfortunately (for most) the artist is usually “just another guy”
struggling to get noticed until the day that he dies.
Post mortem, once blind curators selfishly take up the cause
to market his limited work in high priced gallery halls.
With wine and cheese the auctions are for those who ball.
God bless the artist and the reason for his [mortality] fall.
Aren’t his successes for his DNA tresses?’ — No, no. It’s all for y’all.
The patience required for the artists to endure could physically hurt,
but when you’re living out your purpose, it’s a pleasure and no day at work.
The reality of rent, utilities and food often suggests creativity stay at bay and at home.
Still family is key to the artists survival. Family and friends are the artists patron.
The artists road is at all not easy, it is full of turmoil and uphill treading.
The needle sews beautifully when in motion, but is a beast at it’s the threading.
Anything worth having, may pain you just a little bit.
No doubt artists blow up and burn fast, but then some are a long time hit.
Longevity is key and Andy Warhol is still banging.
For a fella who died in 1987, his relativity is still hanging.
It’s a good thang that our history has embraced his artistic take.
It’s also pretty cool info that Warhol, mentored Brathwaite.
A living legend, Fab 5 Freddy was pretty wet behind the ears in the ’80’s
still he hails a history for introducing rap to global homeboys and ladies.
MTV was the horse that he rode in on with the his hip hop news
and that subway train is a historical dimension of his artistic view.
Yes! Before Fab5 baptized and delivered YO! MTV Raps
He was known as a graffiti artists, yielding the city ‘art dap.’
He spray painted a subway car, cement walls, and has gone on to tag many historical scenes.
His taste in art and business smarts is how he’s maintained his legendary status at our hip hop seams.
The artist always has big dreams. He paints his dreams with a certain tool.
Dantrel Boone is drawing life… reflecting detail — with or without school.
His talents are a natural birth right, his wisdom is deep and has been taught.
The productions that he produces are telling and surely art collector sought.
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Lucky you, his work can be bought; caveat, he is merely dawning his stride.
The stories he draws gives personal pause and reason to Thank God for eyesight.
Wether he’s penciling a likeness of you, someone you love or that thing you hold dear.
You know heaven is real when a drawing invokes you to dimensionally hear.
Dantrel paints history, moments in movements and the unspoken sublime.
Dantrel communicates with one drawing after another, changing hearts and minds.
It’s his purpose and he’s living it out like the previous legends.
I pray he stay focused , gift submerged and reaps a long endin.’
Perhaps he’ll go on to make a lot of money that will surely need spendin’.
I don’t know, but Dantrel’s talent is swell and he has all the makings of a future legend.
Me? I’m all about the words; I like to write, direct, film, and shoot.
Loving life; to produce is my right and doing so is a daily hoot!
I love what I do and I’m appreciative for you.
I, too, am the artist. Thanks for rolling through.
I’m most productive when I’m vibing you.
ART and The ARTIST