Yesterday was the 14th (God I can't believe it's been that long) anniversary of the death of Notorious B.I.G. So like most Biggie fans I was listening to his music all day. Biggie was one of my favorite artist growing, not just cause of his music. But because of his whole vibe, or what is known now as swag. Being the extra dark skin big kid at school, seeing Biggie's chrasima and way with the ladies made me a little more comfortable in my skin. I lived that line "Hearthrob never, big, black ugly as ever. However, I stay Coogi down to the socks".
I wanted to do a little something different when I painted him. To give it something of a 'abstract' type of vibe I used the method where you don't pick up the pencil so the whole sketch is essentially one line. We'll always love ya, Big Poppa!