The first quote is:
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - "The Message"> "Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge/I'm trying not to lose my head/It's like a jungle. Sometimes it makes me wonder/How I keep from goin' under."
As Rolling Stone observed, “’The Message’ was [the first record] to prove that rap could become the inner city’s voice, as well as its choice.” This slice of unvarnished social realism sold half a million copies in a month, topped numerous critics’ and magazines’ lists of best singles for 1982, and cemented Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s place in hip-hop’s vanguard. “I ask myself to this day, ‘Why do people want to hear this?’” Grandmaster Flash wondered of “The Message” in 1988. “But it’s the only lyric-pictorial record that could be called ‘How Urban America Lived.’”
The main points that stand out are that the song is about living in the 'ghetto' in the South Bronx in America so I thought it would be a good idea to collect some images of the Bronx that I could possibly use to create a digital collage.
The main characteristics I want to communicate through the artwork are decay, poverty and chaos to reflect the living conditions of the time. I want to manipulate perspective by picking out different parts from the photos above to create a apocalyptic scene.
The second quote I have chosen to is:
Mf doom- 'Accordion'> Living off borrowed time, the clock ticks faster."
The artist is well know for the metal mask he wears which relates to the comic character Dr Doom. I want to incorporate this somehow into my design as its an iconic feature.
I have noticed the colour green being used a lot in the the album artwork so I want to use this in my design.
I like the purple and red with the violet.
All the previous artworks for the artist are very illustrative so Im going to create something in keeping with the style.