Blake "KEO" Lethem, the Brooklyn-bred street legend, is the artist responsible for the creation of MF DOOM's iconic mask, is credited as being the first white rapper in the Beastie Boys Book, and has worked behind the scenes for decades in underground circles designing logos and leaving his mark.
That said, you may have never heard of Keo. Outside of folklore and tags on the street, the name is generally unsung, and less is known about the man.
Keo has lived quite a life, a few lives really, and as he moves from his most recent form into that of a grandfather, it is time to document his stories for the future generations.
The Keo Project is currently bootstrapping on Indiegogo where, as of this writing, you can get a painting, a black book piece, or have a chat with the man over a vegan meal in Brooklyn (schedule permitting). Go support over here.
The new book Son of the City: A Memoir by Dante Ross, is the first release by the new author. Preorder is in limited supply and available now
When Victrola introduced the Revolution Go turntable to me and asked if we would be interested in trying one out, I was game, but these days I spend more time at my desk than hunting for records in dusty basements.