With this piece I revisited my first music-themed piece, which was of Kendrick Lamar. I still love that first piece but as I’ve grown and progressed with art, I see ways it could be improved. So with the release of “DAMN,” I thought it was the perfect time to do another “Kung Fu Kenny.” One of my favorite things about it, is that it’s a recycled canvas from a canvas print that was damaged by a rainy night at the art market. I washed the ink off with water and started with just the image of Kendrick’s face from the “Humble” video where his head is on fire. In the flames I used the line that starts the album: “Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide. Are we gonna live or die?” Then I detailed around his face with my favorite line from every other song on the album.
Prints and original are available in my store here https://squareup.com/store/monty/item/damn