Gang$ter Music Vol. 2, compiled by Marlon Sassy AKA Gangster Doodles, was released October 15.
Rappcats hosted art show and record released event which included a wall of drawn, painted, remixed version of the album cover, created directly on copies of the vinyl sleeve. Most of those sleeves sold out at the opening. A few of them are now available online – links below.
Artist Cover Editions: Teebs | Gabrielle K Brown | Dewey Saunders | Stephen Palladino | Ali Graham | Alia Shawkat | Darren Filipenko | EJ Negre | Ferris Plock | Jeremiah Jae | Ringgo | Ruff Mercy | Sam Rodriguez | Shay Bredimus | Gangster Doodles ‘Doodles Edition’
“It’s time to get weird”
Gang$ter Music Vol. 2 was created though a compiling process via emails, DMs, texts and a myriad of other electronic form of badgering and prodding over the last few years. Marlon “Gangster Doodles” Sassy has released his Gangster Doodles (The Book) alongside an ever-expanding array of prints, original works, apparel and exhibitions across the globe.
Marlon describes his inspiration for the album cover:
“Every morning I start my day with a bowl (or 2) of Fruit Loops. Usually on the back of the box they have different activities to do. On one of them was a black and white image of Toucan Sam chilling in a tree. In large colorful font, it said you could cut out the image and color it in to create your own version. That idea really resonated with me. Continuing the cartoon cat theme from Gangster Music Vol. 1, I chose Felix the Cat to help encapsulate this idea and then flip it on its head. A black and white album cover that could be left as is or if the mood strikes- go and grab some markers, pens, crayons, paint, ink and create your own unique doodle versions”
“After a year and a half of covid hell I’m thrilled to be able to release this new music compilation. Fuck the bubble. It’s time to get weird.”