Seein’ as my last post was on a #ThrowbackThursday vibe, it’s only right I followed suit with this one. It makes sense to follow the structure. At least that’s what I’m tellin’ myself anyhow. But, here’s the truth of the matter. As the pop up took place on Carnival weekend, I had a lot of content to organise ‘n’ prep for the comin’ week. That, ‘n’ the fact I flew out to Greece for a week with my little hitta (haydenjarrett_) a couple days after the event took place. So, I had to put this one on the back burner till I touched back down on home turf. But don’t worry bout nothin’. We here now. We got the content. Let’s jump in ‘n’ tell you what went down at the gramm x basementapproved drop.
Certain tings you treat like fast food. 2 2 ingredients here, minimal prep there. It don’t require much. It’s exactly what it says on the tin. Just a quick respite to keep the hunger at bay ’til you reach home. But then, there’s other tings. Other tings which require experience, patience, effort, ‘n’ most importantly, love. Have you never wondered why the only person who could throw down better than mumzy was grans? They had the system patterned to the T. That’s the approach we took when cookin’ up this drop. A month in the makin’, it’s only right that we drop this on #ThrowbackThursday. This weren’t a ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ or ‘Have It Your Way’ bite to eat. This was a multiple ingredients, slice n dice, slow cook, keep ya elbow off da damn table ‘n’ say grace before you touch the cutlery meal. Pièce de résistance.
Here’s the thing. When you’re a ‘natured’ creative wrapped within the confines of a ‘nurtured’ corporate sphere, it can be extremely overwhelming. Though the law of the land dictates money is a necessity to afford basic human requirements (food/water/shelter), the conscience of nature will fight against the restraints of nurture. It wants to be free. It’s not something you can easily suppress. However, whereas the idealist may succumb to their innate inclinations, the realist strives to find balance betwixt the discord that rages within. This week, I introduce a man determined not to give in.
All images by lixmphotography