American Hip Hop Culture In the Style of Norman Rockwell

For his 2012 mixtape Royalty, rapper Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, hired NYC– based artist Sam Spratt to create his album coverSpratt explained, “What began as cover art for his mixtape “Royalty” evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from… The pieces are littered with tiny nods, details, and Easter eggs that Childish fans will appreciate, but really these are the stories of many people—not just one. The chance to paint vignettes based on Donald’s music, and the genres it’s born from, wasn’t something I would ever pass up.”

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