The Art of Eric Fortune

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Eric Fortune is an American illustrator and watercolorist. Check him out here.

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Picasso in 1906: The Rose Period

After his blue period but before the major breakthroughs of early modern art, Picasso was finishing his Rose Period.  These portraits all are marked by layered figures and textures as well as fluid lines and shapes.  Where the blue period was marked by the suicide of his close friend Carlos Casagemas, the rose was influenced by his romance with Fernande Olivier and his residence in Montmartre, Paris.  This style would have a great impact on his later works and would quickly be followed by his African influenced period and Picasso’s first experimentation with cubism.

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Great Verses in Old School Hip-Hop: The Batterram

Straight from the streets of Compton in 1985, The Batterram is considered to be the second gangsta rap song ever recorded. Toddy Tee’s track tells us the story of conflict between the police and drug dealers escalating to the point of police knocking people’s houses down with their new tactical vehicle: The Batterram. This vivid 1985 story of police brutality shows us how history repeats itself, but is also a banger. Perfect for an 80s dance party or blasting from your boom box on the streets.

In New York (it's comin)
In Detroit (it's comin)
In L.A. (it's comin
No, it's here)

The Batterram
The Batterram
(Went through my pad)

[ VERSE 1: Toddy Tee ]
Drug busters, you better beware
And don't turn your head as if you don't care
(Because they got it) they got it, they say they got you
Right in their hands and they don't need no proof
They say they're sick and tired of snatchin down bars
Cause on the tow trucks it's makin it hard
And by the time they get in-to your pad
You done flushed it down the toilet and now they're mad
And so they're mad as hell and take you to jail
But you're out the next minute cause you post bail
Then on the very next day you say, "What the heck?"
You get a letter in the mail and it's a D.A. reject
And you're jumpin up and down cause it ain't no case
And to the police that is a waste
But yeah rockman, you'll see it soon
And you won't hear a snatch, you'll hear a boom

You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

The Batterram
You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

(Went through my pad)

[ VERSE 2: Toddy Tee ]
(You were so high) that night when your eyes was tight
And you didn't even notice the Batterram lights
(So gone) so gone that when they said it was there
You just shook your head and said, "I don't care"
(Based out) based out without no doubt
That when they said "give up" you cussed em out
And when your dopebuster friends drove up in their car
You stood out your chest and started actin hard
You took off your Fila shirt and your Reebok shoes
And had the nerve to call the police a bunch of fools
You called em pigs (sissies) and even punks
While the Batterram battery needed a jump
And by the time it got started you fell to the floor
And that's when the cops said they can't take no more
And you were so damn high, my little friend
That you didn't know your living room was in your den

You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

The Batterram
You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

(Went through my pad)

[ VERSE 3: Toddy Tee ]
Well, I would sit at home about to eat dinner
Had a hard time at work and my day was gettin thinner
My kids was in the room watchin Mighty Mouse
And my wife was gettin ready to leave the house
But as she opened the door she seen a flare
It was a undercover cop, he was standin there
So she hollered back to me, "Honey, come and see
Just who this strange man could be"
But when I went to the door I thought it was a thug
Cause he kept asking me to sell him drugs
I said, "Listen homeboy, what you talkin about?
You're mistakin my pad for a rockhouse
Well, I know to you we all look the same
But I'm not the one slingin caine
I work nine to five and ain't a damn thing changed
And I don't have time for the hustler's game"

You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

The Batterram
You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

(Went through my pad)

[ VERSE 4: Toddy Tee ]
Mayor of the city, what you're tryin to do?
They say they voted you in in '82
(But on the next term) huh, without no doubt
They say they gon' vote your jack ass out
Because you musta been crazy or half-way wack
(To legalize somethin that works like that)
And the Chief of Police says he just might
(Flatten out every house he sees on sight)
Because he say the rockman is takin him for a fool
And for some damn reason it just ain't cool
And when he drives down the street, I tell you the truth
He gets no respect, they call his force F Troop
He can't stand it, he can't take no more
And now he's gonna have you all fall into the floor
And Mister Rockman, you better stop some day
Hang it up homeboy, your house will pay

You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

The Batterram
You can't stop it, baby
The Batterram

(Went through my pad)

And if you didn't see the Batterram cross your line
(Honey boon) honey boo, I'm tellin you - give it time

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