Over the last few years, artist and Hip Hop lover Mark Drew has been blessing fans with his amazing works combining two very recognizable things, Peanuts characters and rap quotables and making something totally new. Last year I had the pleasure of hanging with Mark at his show in Tokyo and we instantly compared notes on things that we dug and had in common and knew that at some point we should work together. Fast forward to the present and of all places, the mecca of Hip Hop, New York where he’ll be showing his “What Goes On?” exhibition and his first in the city at Spoke Art Gallery next month. For the occasion I recorded a 1 of 1 cassette mixtape straight to 4-track to keep in tradition and inspired by his art which will be on display as part of the show as well as streaming both at the show and here.
If you’re in the city, be sure to stop by the gallery to check out his works which will be on sale as well as an exclusive print. The show runs from May 5-26 at Spoke Art 210 Rivington St.