WIZ KHALIFA

Today’s new artwork is of rapper Wiz Khalifa.  Wiz’s latest release “Blacc Hollywood” was nominated for two Grammy Awards (BEST RAP ALBUM & BEST RAP SONG – We Dem Boyz).   Check out the video below for his record “Promises” off  his 2014 release “Blacc Hollywood”. STAY TUNED FOR NEW ART.

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FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR ILLUSTRATION!

Hey everyone, Back again to joedichiara.com with some new art!  This month’s illustration was devised in anticipation of the new Men In Black III movie.  Will Smith is one of my favorite actors, and anyone from my generation grew up with him during his pre-movie star days as a member of the Hip-Hop duo “DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince” and on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.  I previously did a illustration of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” entire cast, but this go around I decided to focus on “The Fresh Prince” himself and apply a more digital feel…

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“GHOSTFUNK BY MAX TANNONE” PRESSED 12″ VINYL RECORD!

Hey everyone, back again to post an update on the “Ghostfunk” project I collaborated with DJ Max Tannone on back in July.  There were recently a limited number of vinyl copies pressed, which I had the opportunity to design with Chicago distribution company Groove Distribution (GrooveDis).  Here are some images of the layout and actual vinyls, they came out pretty awesome.  Glad to of been apart of this project! Here’s some track samples of the Ghostface Killah/1970’s Afro-Funk mashup!

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NEW GHOSTFACE KILLA “GHOSTFUNK” MIXTAPE BY MAX TANNONE FEATURING ARTWORK BY JOE DICHIARA

Hey everyone, I know it’s been a while since my last post but I have been very busy working on various projects. Recently, I finished up a collaborating artwork with DJ Max Tannone who gained a notable buzz from his prior release a mashup of Jay-Z and Radiohead titled “Jadiohead”, on his new release “Ghostfunk”. “Ghostfunk” pairs one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. The music is excellent and I am very proud to be apart of this project. Below is the full artwork for the album along with the…

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Lil Wayne (Digital Illustration)

Hey everyone, I’m back again! Sorry for the long gap between posts, but It has been a busy time in the midst of the holidays, class, and work. This week I am posting to https://joedichiara.wordpress.com a new music illustration of Lil’ Wayne. Last month he was released from prison so I decided to take new techniques and styles I have been toying with and apply it towards a new piece. This artwork is done entirely using Adobe Illustrator CS4. (One of my first to use it in its entirety) In the coming weeks I plan to post more illustrations in this style.…

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HIP-HOP “BEEF” (2PAC vs. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.)

Hey everyone today I am uploading to https://joedichiara.wordpress.com the finished artwork for the last piece in my hip-hop “beef” illustration series. This set of artwork was a real pleasure to take on and allowed me to portray many of my favorite musicians in an artistic fashion. Each individual character and composition not only challenged my style, but also allowed me to expand my use of digital medium. I hope everybody has enjoyed the journey of these illustrations over the past few months. Here is the final artwork for “Hip-Hop “Beef” Part 3 (2Pac vs. The Notorious B.I.G.) Enjoy! Today in the spirit…

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HIP-HOP “BEEF” ILLUSTRATION (PART 3) (THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.)

Hey everyone, I’m back again this week to https://joedichiara.wordpress.com posting the finished character work for The Notorious B.I.G. This is the final character art for the last instalment of my “Hip-Hop “Beef”” Illustration series. Be sure to check back later this week to see the final artwork for “Hip-Hop Beef, 2Pac vs. The Notorious B.I.G.” and also be sure to log onto http://www.joedichiara.com to see additional artwork. Enjoy! This is the music video for Biggie’s first single “Party And Bullshit” (low budget but a classic)

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