Published Wed, February 8, 2023 at 3:24 PM EST
Chuck D's fine art book, LIVIN’ LOUD–ARTitation, which features over 250 of the Hip-Hop legend's paintings, sketches and drawings, is available now.
“In the last six years, I've reverted back into the arts, combining all of these elements in my work, still trying to change the world. This is truly what I want to do," he said in a statement.
Additionally, a special signed limited edition of only 1,200 copies is available at publisher, Genesis Publications. Everything from oil paintings of 1950s baseball fields to pencil sketches of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and the Beastie Boys appears in the book. Chuck also share anecdotes and discuss the connotations behind the art.
Chuck's journey into the arts began years ago when he attended Adelphi University in Long Island, where he studied graphic design, deepening his interests in the medium. His book is the culmination of a string of his exhibitions appearing at Gallery 30 South, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery and Adelphi University.
To celebrate the release, Genesis will also host a streaming book launch to take place on Feb. 16.