Manifesto

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 Don’t be a little bitch

Never snitch on the boyz

Always put in the mull

Keep the rotation going

60/40 chop ratio

Don’t leave until the bowl is empty

Prepare chalice for next contender

Only fire on the AUX

If straighties is you go, have your own pile

Eating is cheating

Keep it green

Speak up or shut the fuck up

Don’t be the first to fall

Have Fun

 

There were a few other references I was looking at that initiated the beginnings of my own. I was looking at this nihilistic manifesto (there was not a lot of information on who wrote it) but what I got from it was not the initial message they were trying to cover. What I got from it was presenting a different outlook at something, or viewing something from another angle. This was important for me because I was intending on producing a free-form open freestyle styled manifesto with topics that at first sound fucked up, but that wasnt entirely my intention. It was going to be an open ended statement for the viewer. It has a conceptual theme but it is broad and loose. The reason behind this was my mind is always changing, in terms with my current mental state. Im always changing my mind on how I think, how I feel, what I feel ect.

Which is why I wanted to record some of the bullshit while I’m in my zone, and have that as my current state to date. I was looking at hip-hop rappers (such as Kendrik Lamar, Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q, Kevin Gates, Vince Staples ect.) and their own similar manifesto freestyles. All of their stlyes and flows are different, but there were a few that stood out to me, and sounded like a composed song but it wasn’t.  What I ended up doing was collecting some of the things I recorded and simplifying it in a sort of list as open statements of some sort. The theme of it now revolves around my current creative process and some of the steps I take and abide by. It looks like a whole lot of jargin but hey, who knows???

 

 

Open Freestyles

first thing first if you wanna bang, hang out with a whole different type of fam

a gang of hooligans to society thats the brand

they give to people most likely to be put in the slam

it transcends from a generation of a type of strand

not that of a hair particle of a man

or even the pigment of their skin white or tan

nah its a blanket woven with hate

it covers every corner of every city regardless of state, at this rate, we take what makes this world deteriorate  which in return deorientates the natural cycle of life, a life i invision 10 years down the track, a stable home for me and my family with trees and birds singing in the back

the fact is that is a dream is fading to black

the air is thinning water evaporating having to save that

countries fighting over resources i see it on t.v have to play that

way back we had a chance to see the good within

instead we condemn and prosecute for something that isn’t entire bad.

personally i think its kinda rad

but its kinda sad that society has a demographic with traits that might have.

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previous experiences have showed it got the best of me

but i think it was necessary it low-key testing me

it said to me it can do good but it was meant to be

a tool for one to use not a necessity

circumstances are different but it was sent to me

from a long line of red eye hooligans a culture in secrecy

evidently its due to its reputation of youth in the community

and i have to admit it at one point it got a hold of me

but i never let it get the whole of me

never did it have control of me

and now it feels like it was bestowed on me

from fuck knows but is feels like the holy ghost in me

and i know it will probably grow on me

the way I’m going ill probably start growing money

and if so its will start to grow to something

but really

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Artifact

My original idea for my artifact was producing a music video short film. It was going to have the same composition of a song with a tracking beat, hook, verses but I was going to include a narrative, in regards with style and flow. It was going to have a lot of story telling and a scripted aesthetic. But I then realized how hard it was to produce a song. I had no idea how to make beats but I thought it would be easy. Thats why I decided not to go for a music video because I was limited by time. In my own opinion my song doesn’t sound too bad, but you can tell it was made on garageband.

The initial concept I was going to try and cover was the mind body soul. The body part would have me talk about my physical situation being a 21 year old maori male in Hawkes Bay New Zealand. The mind part would have me go over some of the on-going thoughts,dreams,aspirations,worries and concerns I constantly think about. The soul section would include my current state of faith and spirituality. But what I produced was a collection of thoughts on myself now and my current living situation compared to when I was in high school. For me this was the biggest transition in my life so far, especially for my mentality and my personal outlook towards life. I guess I used to be a piece of shit but now I still am I’m just happier with myself. I wanted a soundtrack that was upbeat but also smooth. I had a friend do the chords and baseline and I did the rest

Lyrics

back in high school way back when i was a rookie
a young blood with no talent and wasn’t good looking
i never really had any scuicidal tendencies
slitting wrist for the remedy living life in misery
i kinda daydream a lot
in class my teacher teaching math and my brain won’t stop
its off like a rocket I’m the astronaught
and that folks is the ballad of ruth the skwaad mascot
anyway the truth is ruth was a victim of innocence
he experienced his fair share of predicaments
2013 i think it was i remember that
wasn’t much for mr mcclutch pull up jumper off the step back
did you get that
if so it sounded really cryptic
what the fuck m i saying sounds kinda like hylogriphics
but if you listen you will witness
no more hiding the journey to being morally righteous
from a menace with a vision segregating himself
in reality its just a intermission
got this feeling in my belly its my intuition
got that subtle look in my eye like someone died
its glicins with images of a premonition
but could you envision your past self
with description bring it to surface you might as well
most are worried about future clientele
while others see the juxtaposition but really man they aint compelled
the hear the sound after they smoke a pound of that loud
but when they fit that crown it vanishes like aa cloud when they turn around
because time is the apex predator
a man made concept but don’t forget it gets the best of us
to comprehend death its hard pressed for for the rest of us
be the light burning bright in the void life aint that meaningless
if you believe in god, allah, a human or the universe
no one really gives a fuck cuz we all riding in a herse

 

My new blog

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This is my blog so far. I used the Blask theme because I thought it was simple and very easy to navigate. You are greeted with my contact page until I get enough work up. But the mean time this will do. I have attached all my other social websites to the contact page but I am still learning how to connect all of them to post automatically. At the moment my blog is limited by my skill and knowledge of coding but hopefully I will learn how to and make this even better. Im pretty happy with the outcome and Im looking forward into pushing Uncle Ruth into hopefully something bigger.

https://uncleruthlas.wordpress.com/

Branding/Logo Generating

For Uncle Ruth I wanted a symbol to represent him. My original ideas for his logo was using his name and creating my own typeface of his name.

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I then refined the it to being uncle. And this was the outcome.

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I then had the idea of using another type of symbol to represent Uncle. I used the Ringatū insignia to influence my logo.31336-pc

This was the religion my father was baptised into and is also the pro dominant religion in Omaio which is our home land. My idea was to take the hand from there turn it so the palm is showing.I wanted to take the hand and re invent it. I also had the idea of designing a severed hand in honour to one of my ancestors Apanui Ringamutu who was know for having his hand cut off.IMG_0284 IMG_0286 IMG_0302IMG_0298

Then I scanned it and opened it on photoshop.  I had a play around and came up with these various color schemes. Hand logo Zombiebg blueeee Hand logo Zombiebg VIMME Twitter Hand Hand logo Red bg HAnd logo

I then decided to add the uncle and the hand and put it together.

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Each hand has a different hand color because they will be the profile picture for my other social websites like Facebook,Instagram,Vimeo and Twitter.

This is still in progress but I am happy with the hand concept and  Im looking into pushing this idea foward.

The birth of Uncle.Ruth

Hand logo Zombiebg 2bitch copyUncle.Ruth is an alias of mine. He is an alter ego that I will use to show works of mine that I consider gloomy,dark,edgy. The origin of the name itself went through a long process.Only because I am a very decisive person and can never make my mind up. “Uncle” was my interpretation of a few uncles that I have. With all do respect to my uncles I wanted to create a shadowy seedy spiteful figure. I wanted to create an uncanny character that had a unique sense of humor. “Ruth” is my nans name, I wanted to use her name because it has personal meaning to me and I wasnt going to push something forward if I had no sentimental attachment to it.

Website ideas

These are some of the websites that I liked and wanted to base my website around. I really like these websites because other than the contents of the website they are very easy to navigate through with the main menu clearly visible and simple scroll down to the recent posts followed by the archive. They are also visually simple in layout and presentation. There is minimal words attached to the post which I like because I dont enjoy reading very long posts. Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 5.52.18 pm

You are greeted with a header image that can be navigated left and right. It automatically pans through for you if you do not hover the header.

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The website has prioritised content effectively with the most recent posts being the first articles to be read.Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 6.41.49 pm

 

There is an infinitive scroll through the archive.

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This is a similar website that share the same characteristics as the previous. Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 6.52.56 pmScreen Shot 2015-08-19 at 6.54.18 pm

 

 

 

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This guy uses his drawings as menu options,header images,links emblems. I will be using my own drawings as part of the website. I want to learn how to code and make my drawings function within the website but at the moment my skills limit me.

 

http://www.monsterchildren.com/

http://massappeal.com/

http://www.grimoire.co.nz/