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Cey talks the Power of Culture, Def Jam, Logos, Album Covers, Giving Back, Paintings and Murals

A Conversation with Cey Adams

Cey Adams

I met up with Cey Adams at his studio in Brooklyn and talked about his journey as an artist in New York. We discuss his motivation to give back and inspire those who will carry the mantle of creativity forward. We also discuss his contribution to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and much, much, more.

Thumbnail Photography Courtesy of Janette Beckman

 

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Talking Points (In No Particular Order)

  • Early days of Graffiti
  • Def Jam
  • Creative Director
  • Drawing Board
  • Logos
  • Hand Lettering
  • Rush Artist Advisory Board
  • Giving Back to Young People
  • Paving the would for artist of today
  • Mentors
  • Power of Music
  • Power of Culture
  • The Importance of pushing Art Forward
  • Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol
  • 20 Years: Getting Attention of Major Galleries and Museums
  • Music and Civil Rights in the 80s
  • Challenges and Obstacles
  • Highs and Lows of being an Artist
  • Paintings and Murals: One Nation, All American, Trusted Brands
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture


Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Futura 

Martha Cooper

Jester

Poet

Duke 9

Roger

Shirt King Phade

Russel Simmons 

Kurtis Blow

Whodini

Run-D.M.C.

Sparky D

Spider D

Dynasty and Mimi

Rick Rubin 

Def Jam Logo

Mary J Blige – What’s the 411?

Mary J Blige

Anita Baker 

Alyson Williams 

Redman

Hello Nasty

LL Cool J  – Mama Said Knock You Out 

Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Hat

Chuck D

Steve Carr 

B.E. Johnson

Spike Lee 

Kenny Gravillis

Quincy Jones

Ray Charles 

Billy Eckstine

Jasper Johns

Romare Bearden

Jacob Lawrence

Roy Lichtenstein

Magic Johnson

Keith Haring

Nobody Beats the Wiz Commercial

Zenith

Meshell Ndegeocello

The Roots

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

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