Was very fortunate to be interviewed and featured along with one of my childhood and really good friends Mike “Fatoe” Orduna for this book about the best album campaign art for Wu-Tang Clan releases. The book was recently released in 2021.

We did the DJ Muggs Vs. Gza – Grandmasters album campaign for our Angeles Records label (DJ Muggs, Chace Infinite, DJ Khalil, Tone Lopez and myself). At the time I was the label manager, creative director and an A&R and when Muggs and my team told me we were going to work on this GZA album and what the concept was, it was only right to bring in Mike to navigate this creatively with me. Check out the interviews on Mike and myself below to see how we came about the concept visually and the process we took in designing everything.


Via Amazon: Deep In The Dark With The Art: Conversations With The Creators Behind The Best Cover Art From the Wu-Tang Clan and Their Killa Beez Affiliates

Deep In The Dark celebrates the artistic offerings from Wu-Tang to the art community. With interviews from over 36 cover artists and designers – and chapter interludes with variety of industry-leading influencers, academics and icons, Deep In The Dark explores the artistic and creative process of some of the best, most celebrated, most artistic Wu-related cover art.

With 100% of the profits going to More Than Words – a Boston-based nonprofit bookstore for at-risk youth – Matteo, Makai Forever and Deep In The Dark aim to impact the art world, Boston hip-hop, legions of Wu- Tang fans across the globe and the youth of Boston, Massachusetts.

Created by Matteo – former Boston street kid, former personal assistant to NFL Hall of Fame legend Junior Seau – Deep In The Dark is the latest in a prolific creative career, with writing bylines spanning Sports Illustrated, DJ Booth, Weekly Rap Gods, Boxeo Mundial, DIG Boston and Vanyaland, and published photography in The Green Light Literary Journal and Boston Lit Accent.

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