Tag Archives: hip-hop

Historical Hiphop Figures Expound Upon Rap Clichés

I have no idea if this week’s comic is confusing or funny or crappy or genius. There’s something there, but I’m not sure what it is. I think it was one of those things that started off as one idea and then turned into something else and kept spiraling into weirder territory until by the end I looked at it and was like, “Uh… I guess it’s done.”

But it’s not about babies, so at least there’s that.

P.S. If you actually do enjoy the comic, I would like to add that I am not trying to be a hip-hop hater. I’m not saying ALL rap is about the same lame topics, just most of it. And you can say that about pretty much every genre regarding one element or another. That’s why I don’t like 95% of music in any genre, but reallllly love that other 5%.

Questlove tweets about Dustinland (kinda)

Okay not Dustinland, BUT, I drew this picture for MTV Hive. It’s an illustration of one of Questlove’s recent tweets. MTV Hive then tweeted about my drawing. Questlove then tweeted about it himself. So ultimately, Questlove retweeted a tweet about a drawing about his own tweet, but either way, he’s talking about my drawing, so that’s pretty cool. High five everyone! I’m the Jimmy Fallon of webcomics.

The illustrated companion for Tyler the Creator’s “Tron Cat”

So I draw a lot of filthy awful drawings for MTV this week. In case you don’t know, Tyler The Creator is this young rapper dude. He’s part of a crew called Odd Future. I think they’re Cali dudes. They rap about a lot of “shocking” shit. It’s all pretty filthy and crude, or at least most of it is. So yeah, if you’re into rappers who talk about eating their dead girlfriends and banging dolphins, THIS is the guy for you!

So far it seems like this is getting some coverage: at The Daily Swarm and at Exclaim.ca.

***Update – Looks like some fun-loving person turned this into an actual video!

PS Don’t blame me, I didn’t write the lyrics.

Check The Rhyme Yall

For those of you that don’t get this week’s Dustinland, each panel features illustrated lyrics from classic hip-hop songs (classic is a relative word of course — some might just say old, depending on which song we’re talking about). And the songs are:

  • Panel 1 – The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  • Panel 2 – Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Panel 3 – Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
  • Panel 4 – Bust A Move – Young MC / Mama Said Knock You Out – L.L. Cool J
  • Panel 5 – Get It Together – Beastie Boys
  • Panel 6 – Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Panel 7 – 93 ‘Til Infinity – Souls of Mischeif
  • Panel 8 – Cheif Rocka – Lords of the Underground
  • Panel 9 – Buddy – De La Soul
  • Panel 10 – Jump Around – House of Pain
  • Panel 11 – Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
  • Panel 12 – The Choice Is Yours – Black Sheep

Dustinland — Ladies’ Nizzight

This week’s Dustinland is pretty self explanatory. And yes, it really is based on a true story. A friend of mine wrote an article for a URB Magazine a while back and his research led to that amusing anecdote. Golly gee, it sure was funny! By the way, there are some pretty funny ads popping up along with this comic – at least the ones that I’m getting are anyway.

As for Birdy, this week he celebrates Earth Week by recycling. Get it?