They replaced George Washington and his militia with RZA
, Old Dirty Bastard
and a legion of ninjas in 'Victory Or Death'
, the limited edition fine art piece the Village Voice
called "The finest painting of 2010"
. And today, When Art Imitates Life (WAIL)
, the trailblazing art label founded by King Tech
of the Wake Up Show
's Sway Calloway
, unveils 'The Valley Of Kings'
, a new project conceptualized and directed by all members of the Cali underground collective Hieroglyphics
, of which only 300 canvases exist. Each piece is a whopping 40 x 40, signed by all crew members, and comes with an authenticity certificate. Sign up now for information at www.whenartimitateslife.com
and you will receive a link to an an exclusive downloadable Hiero megamix
from DJ Equal
, along with a link to download the never-before-heard Hiero posse cut, "Hiero Reputation"
'The Valley Of Kings' represents another creative leap for Sway & King Tech's WAIL, the burgeoning art imprint committed to giving the hip-hop pioneers the chance to immortalize themselves on canvas as well as wax. Sway & Tech personally handpick every artist in the WAIL series, and act as intermediary between them and WAIL's team of graphic designers as they work together to create a portrait worthy of a legend. The creation of "The Valley Of Kings" from conception to sign-off of the final artist proof took 12 months and involved everything from greenscreening to drawing to Egyptian iconography. WAIL brought the Hiero crew members to the table with famed aerosol artist Eaz One to brainstorm and flesh out the creative core of the piece, which is said to represent the crew's 20-year journey, as well as the "supernatural" union between the members. More information at www.whenartimitateslife.com