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Pacific Standard Time began thinking about real angelinos who have shaped culture in a global way. And they don't get more real than Ice Cube. While researching the rap legend, we learned after Ice Cube recorded his first demo with NWA in 1987 he studied architectural drafting at the Phoenix Institure of Technology.
Ice Cube Says:
"Before I did rap music, I studied architectural drafting and one thing I learned is that you always gotta have a plan."
With music video director, Dave Meyers, we approached Ice Cube with the idea of doing a possible partnership and discovered he was actually a fan of the iconic Eames.
This unexpected story needed to be told and we're grateful to to have Ice Cube as a cultural ambassador to the Eames.
Visit pacificstandardtime.org to experience the Eames exhibit that inspired Ice Cube.
Rumors are circulating that Ice Cube is touring Australia in September. IT'S NOT TRUE. The Ice Cube tour is scheduled to hit Australia in APRIL 2012. Please don't be fooled by the September rumors.
Today Ice Cube and RareInk launch the music industry's first autographed art program for fans. This series of original, authentic, limited edition, autographed art pieces that will be unveiled at 10AM PST via the RareInk website.
This is more than just an opporrunity for fans to own unique, high quality, art that is hand signed by Ice Cube and the artist, this is also an opportunity to make a difference. A portion of the proceeds will go to Minority Aids Project, which is a non-profit organization that provides educational and other HIV/AIDS related support services to eligible individuals without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, culture, language or other circumstances.
Ice Cube’s first RareInk series features original works by artists MiQ Willmott (TWEEQIM), Kerry Laster (Phantom Kay), Mark Sgarbossa, Grzegorz Demoradzki (Gabz), and Leon Bedore (Tes One), as well as a portrait by renowned photographer Patrick Hoelck.
The first series of artwork is comprised of nine pieces available in limited edition runs of seventy-five to two hundred and fifty. Highlights include original artist reinterpretations of Ice Cube’s classic ‘Amerikkka’s Most Wanted’ and ‘The Predator’ album covers as well as a mural-themed piece based on his classic ‘It Was A Good Day’ video. Each piece is hand signed by Ice Cube, with two of the editions also including his handprint, which he dipped in paint and applied to each print.
Signing and interview footage is also included on a DVD that is packaged with each print. In order to ensure the authenticity of the signature and artwork, each RareInk print is affixed with a uniquely serialized anti-counterfeit label on the back and includes a certificate of authenticity noting the edition number.
The Ice Cube / RareInk series is available at 10AM PST today, only on RareInk.com.