Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

LA's Seventh Letter: Retna mural, Hollywood

Ever heard of musician Manu Chao before? If you can read Retna's alphabet you will see verses of Chao's lyrics for 'Por El Suelo' in the backdrop. A little bit of Spanish would help ;) See below for a great Manu Chao tribute music video.

Interview with Retna and the other artists "Dame , Werc, and Myself (Marquis) did a mural...I had recently been listening to Manu's songs and had felt the deep passion in them and found them inspiring and wanted to write the lyric on the wall. Due to the nature of the style only the first verse was written across the wall and with other motifs along with it. In the end we listened to his song and enjoyed having the inspiration that it gave and i think it was a small way to say thank you".

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