The homie Fabian Williams aka The Occasional Superstar has always been one Atlanta’s most innovative artists and now he’s looking to pull off something that will only add to his legacy…and t the legacy of one of the greatest Hip Hop collectives in history, The Dungeon Family.
He’s looking to build a 8-foot tall pyramid paying homage to the crew, that he will also be painting himself. Here’s how he’s explaining his endeavor on his Kickstarter page.
I’m building an 8ft by 12 ft Dungeon Family Pyramid on the Atlanta’s beltline. Why? Well I want to create a semi permanent monument that pays homage to the creative achievement of the Dungeon Family. To me, pyramids are a symbol to the viewer that something significant has occurred here. It’s a reference to mastery of one’s self. In this the capstone is not the all seeing eye but the soul. It will be illuminated by solar powered LED lights but at night, we would like those lights to be lasers. Lasers that will light up as a symbol of the DF creative endeavors and investment in funk.
The pyramid structures that have been left behind from ancient civilizations rival or even surpass modern construction in just about every continent. The Pyramid is a remnant of a society that celebrates the mastery of its architecture, culture and wisdom. The concept of this design was crafted from inspiration of these processes and honestly, Ancient Aliens, a show I watch religiously on H2. Although the original, functional, purpose of this type of structure is unknown, the visceral effect of the architectural mastery is not lost on the viewer. Similar to seeing a sculpture by Michelangelo or the colossal heads on Easter Island, not having access to the back story on the creation of the piece does not take away from the feeling that what you are seeing is indeed lasting.
The Dungeon Family Pyramid will be an artistic homage to their iconic achievements. As nomadic travelers view it, even if they are unaware of the cultural influence of the artists who will be depicted on the structure, it will be evident by the style and representation of the figures that they hold great significance.
In the future, I would like to create monuments like these combining ancient ruins with prominent hip hop artists. I want these structures to be made of materials that would last thousands of years. So when archaeologist find these installations they will know of the hip hop culture that preceded them and it was a mighty thing.
Sound cool, sounds legit, sounds necessary. If you want to support Fabian, CLICK HERE and donate to the campaign, or at the very least, spread the word.