The Classics pt. 3

“I also had a lot of fun, and, the thing that I remember the most NOW looking back is that.… nobody had any money. So.… there wasn’t the kind of  hustle to make it that there is today, it was more about just being a teen, or someone in their young 20’s and just havin’ a good time.” – Cey Adams

One of my goals with The Classics was to develop a verbal dialog and or history that coincided with the visual and in doing so, one my first cultural projects is an interview, which was conducted by the homie Soul 1 (Frank White Space), on Cey Adams, and above is a short excerpt.

Cey is truly one of the visual architects of Hip Hop culture.  From designing and art directing numerous album covers (Beastie Boys – License to Ill, LL Cool J – Bad) under the Drawing Board umbrella with Steve Carr, to designing a flurry of classic logos (Hot 97 NYC, Mary J Blige’s “script” logo), Cey has literally shaped and visually directed Hip Hop culture.

beastie_boys_licensed_to_ill copy ll_cool_j_bad copy

Huge thanks to Cey for sharing his insights and journies and thanks to Soul for conducting a thorough interview.  I’ll be it posting shortly…


About gmoney77

My name is Gerald Watson and I do lifestyle marketing for various companies/agencies. The purpose of this blog is to highlight the people I work with, the work I do as well as the shit I see on the regular.

Posted on September 16, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. stoge jenkins

    Steve Byram Art Directed the Licensed to Ill album…

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