from Shepard Fairey at OBEY Giant:
“I’m livin’ large as possible, posse unstoppableStyle topical, vividly opticalListen, you’ll see ’em sometimes I’ll be ’emCops, critics and punks, never ever wanta see me in POWERWell, that’s too bad, Apocalypse Now I’m back and I’m madWe’re comin’, you’re runnin’ cold and cunningIce T on the mic, Top-Gunning”Well, that opening line really stuck with me and ended up being the inspiration for the use of the word “posse” in my “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker a few months later. “Power” is my favorite Ice-T album, but he has several excellent albums including “Rhyme Pays,” “Iceberg: Freedom of Speech,” and “OG, Original Gangster.” Three out of four of those records have cover photographs by Glen E. Friedman. Glen and I both think that Ice-T is a very important figure in the golden era of hip hop who deserves to be celebrated for his contribution and exposed to a younger generation, so we collaborated on this image, which is based on an out take photo session from the “Power” era. If you only know Ice-T for his TV roles, do yourself a favor and check out the albums I mentioned. By the way, Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” lifts its chorus from an Ice-T song of the same name from 1993. Like I said, the guy is O.G.