In celebration of the release of his 9th studio album, Rick Ross (newly monikered Ricky Rozay) and longtime friend Mr Brainwash came together in collaboration for #BossBasel, a hybrid party/art event.
Rather You Than Me lists an impressive roster of featured artists, from soul singers Anthony Hamilton and Raphael Saadiq to trap god Gucci Mane and everyone’s most recent favorite Young Thug. The attendance of the party wasn’t lacking in its presence of stars as well!
Mr Brainwash took time to decorate the space before the event, filling it with art installations and works featuring Ricky Rozay.
In February 2017, Mr Brainwash returned in Mexico City to host a show for which he created a series of original artworks, having as the main theme the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
The artist celebrated the beauty of Mexico by creating a large mural that pictured Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, along with the inscription “Mexico is Beautiful”, now proudly displayed in the entrance of world famous restaurant Cipriani.
In December 2016, to commemorate Trainspotting 2, Danny Boyle’s highly-anticipated sequel, Empire Magazine commissioned Mr Brainwash to create a unique cover featuring the main characters of the movie.
Mr Brainwash and longtime friend Rick Ross came together in collaboration once more for the artwork of Ross’ ninth album, Rather You Than Me. This would be the second album artwork the two have worked on together.
Last year’s Mass Appeal featured the artistic styling of Mr Brainwash as well.
He art directed the photoshoot from which the final album cover was picked. For the release of “Rather You Than Me”, which took place in New York a few months later, Mr Brainwash created an art installation in a Soho warehouse followed a special live artistic performance.
With not much time on his side, Mr Brainwash assembled the interior of FADER’s space to prepare for their collaborative party with denim brand, Levi’s. Mr Brainwash filled the place with works varying from portraits made out of broken vinyl to giant cardboard robots and prints.
The party, located at the FADER Fort in New York City, had live performances by artists such as Little Boots, Charles Hamilton, Wild Yaks and more.