nelson dedos garcia is creating Hip Hop icons from his golden era
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In addition to just trying to survive and support my family of 3 kids, a dog and a cat...I feel privileged that the window of opportunity was shown to me at the perfect time to create an ongoing series that can grow and grow; from this to books, to an animation film...it is my hope that this will educate and inspire those who follow and contribute to the globally known phenomenon; "hiphop".

As a youth growing up in east Vancouver, I was exposed to the music through friends in my neighbourhood and hip hop quickly became of central importance in my life; shaping my view of the world and helping me to navigate my youth; I danced, drew and painted simultaneously during my teens and early adulthood, along side with my crew the Rascalz, we managed to produce 4 albums together. Hip hop gave us opportunities to travel the world and see how this culture was impacting and uniting youth internationally; as a collective voice, as a tool for positive change politically and personally.

This series is a tribute to leaders of the 'true school'; those who
made huge evolutionary steps in transforming and sharing this culture.  

Over the years as a father I've had to learn new skills, and
enter a scary new world of the animation industry because painting canvases and murals for folks just wasn't cuttin it. I taught my self everything I know and managed to win a scholarship to go to animation school, which was a game changer for me.

I'm sparing you all the starving artists struggles but just to cut it short, here I am! ...
working on the dream, one piece at a time...

I've been getting alot of attention so far and alot of moral support within the international community, especially elders and significant contributors, I feel like people really believe in what I'm creating and constantly tell me I should post more on social media.  For me its time...I wish I had more of it,  the
joy that i feel when I create these characters, I would love to do this full time! 

For those that sincererly love hip hop culture and its' innovative elements which bring cultures from around the globe together in a harmonious way. For those who recognize the artists that pushed you to think for yourselves, and taught you meaning of fresh,then this is for you!
This is for the collectors of classic material.

Join me in creating this memorable project .

any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For every patron who supports us at the $1 a month level, we'll add your name to the patrons list on our blog and give you the thanks you deserve!
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
  • For every patron who supports us at the $2.50 a month level, you'll have access to patreon only posts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • You'll have access to my patreon only posts,+ I'll include you in some behind the scenes progress,+sketches.
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • all of the above plus...
  • you get a personalized graffiti tag of your name of choice for desktop usage.
  • if you stick around for 1 year paying this amount, you will then have access to my patreon only videos of me sketching characters, graffiti lettering, tags ect.
Pledge $50 or more per month
  • all of the above plus...
  • you get a high resolution personalized graffiti tag of your name of choice for printing.
  • you automatically have access to my patreon video posts of me sketching and my thinking process.
  • If you stick around for 1 year paying this amount I will send you a Bonus Tee shirt design of any peices I have up on my posts.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 6 months of paying this amount you will recieve a Bonus tee shirt of any peice I have up on my posts.
  • I'll make an announcement regarding a draw for the month, the first 10 patreons at this level to write on my post relating to the draw will receive a package of goodies!
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 10 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 1 year of contributing you get a package full of customized goodies! plus recieve my new hard cover book schedualed to come out in the coming year.
  • Every 3 months, you will get to submit a hip hop artists' name (mc/dj/bboy/girl/writer/crew) to me that I will seriously consider for near future works.
  • get to votes for names, first 10 patreons gets a signed original sketch of the chosen Hip Hop artist + a digital print
  • you will be involved in my process from beginning to end through videos that I will post for you to see.
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 20 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • first time contributors get a bonus custom character head in a toonshaded color style
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 20 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 3 month paying this amount, you get a custom full body character of whomever you like, fully rendered.
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Thank you for your support and believing in this ongoing project, I truly appreciate it even at this level.
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In addition to just trying to survive and support my family of 3 kids, a dog and a cat...I feel privileged that the window of opportunity was shown to me at the perfect time to create an ongoing series that can grow and grow; from this to books, to an animation film...it is my hope that this will educate and inspire those who follow and contribute to the globally known phenomenon; "hiphop".

As a youth growing up in east Vancouver, I was exposed to the music through friends in my neighbourhood and hip hop quickly became of central importance in my life; shaping my view of the world and helping me to navigate my youth; I danced, drew and painted simultaneously during my teens and early adulthood, along side with my crew the Rascalz, we managed to produce 4 albums together. Hip hop gave us opportunities to travel the world and see how this culture was impacting and uniting youth internationally; as a collective voice, as a tool for positive change politically and personally.

This series is a tribute to leaders of the 'true school'; those who
made huge evolutionary steps in transforming and sharing this culture.  

Over the years as a father I've had to learn new skills, and
enter a scary new world of the animation industry because painting canvases and murals for folks just wasn't cuttin it. I taught my self everything I know and managed to win a scholarship to go to animation school, which was a game changer for me.

I'm sparing you all the starving artists struggles but just to cut it short, here I am! ...
working on the dream, one piece at a time...

I've been getting alot of attention so far and alot of moral support within the international community, especially elders and significant contributors, I feel like people really believe in what I'm creating and constantly tell me I should post more on social media.  For me its time...I wish I had more of it,  the
joy that i feel when I create these characters, I would love to do this full time! 

For those that sincererly love hip hop culture and its' innovative elements which bring cultures from around the globe together in a harmonious way. For those who recognize the artists that pushed you to think for yourselves, and taught you meaning of fresh,then this is for you!
This is for the collectors of classic material.

Join me in creating this memorable project .

any contribution would be greatly appreciated.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For every patron who supports us at the $1 a month level, we'll add your name to the patrons list on our blog and give you the thanks you deserve!
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
  • For every patron who supports us at the $2.50 a month level, you'll have access to patreon only posts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • You'll have access to my patreon only posts,+ I'll include you in some behind the scenes progress,+sketches.
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • all of the above plus...
  • you get a personalized graffiti tag of your name of choice for desktop usage.
  • if you stick around for 1 year paying this amount, you will then have access to my patreon only videos of me sketching characters, graffiti lettering, tags ect.
Pledge $50 or more per month
  • all of the above plus...
  • you get a high resolution personalized graffiti tag of your name of choice for printing.
  • you automatically have access to my patreon video posts of me sketching and my thinking process.
  • If you stick around for 1 year paying this amount I will send you a Bonus Tee shirt design of any peices I have up on my posts.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 6 months of paying this amount you will recieve a Bonus tee shirt of any peice I have up on my posts.
  • I'll make an announcement regarding a draw for the month, the first 10 patreons at this level to write on my post relating to the draw will receive a package of goodies!
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 10 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 1 year of contributing you get a package full of customized goodies! plus recieve my new hard cover book schedualed to come out in the coming year.
  • Every 3 months, you will get to submit a hip hop artists' name (mc/dj/bboy/girl/writer/crew) to me that I will seriously consider for near future works.
  • get to votes for names, first 10 patreons gets a signed original sketch of the chosen Hip Hop artist + a digital print
  • you will be involved in my process from beginning to end through videos that I will post for you to see.
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 20 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • first time contributors get a bonus custom character head in a toonshaded color style
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 20 left
  • all of the above plus...
  • after 3 month paying this amount, you get a custom full body character of whomever you like, fully rendered.