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Artist Quit University to Draw — Now Kanye West Wants Her Work

So inspiring!

Some notable excerpts:

Two years ago, Hendry dropped out of an architecture degree to chase her passion for traditional, non-digital media.

"After having left school I enrolled in architecture and immersed myself in a world of lines, rendering, and architectural history," Hendry said. "It was a completely captivating degree and I spent hour upon hour dissecting oversize black and white scale plans. All my assignments were hand drawn with a pen and ruler as I couldn’t figure out how to navigate CAD and Revit."

Hendry decided to focus on drawing for one year. “I made a deal with myself,” she says. “If I didn’t sell anything in 365 days I would re-enroll in university and go back to what I was doing.

Her first sale was no small achievement. She sold a drawing of a pair of R.M. Williams boots to a Sydney art collector for $10,000. Her work was then spotted by The Cool Hunter, who organised Hendry’s first showing.

Hendry now sells her large-scale pieces of luxury handbags and shoes for up to $50,000. Now Kanye has acquired one, the price seems sure to jump again. Here are some prime examples of her work.



NEW MUSIC: 's - “A Kiss Goodbye” feat , & **MUST LISTEN**

OMFG, this song is crying.  Such beautiful pain.

“Did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I did?  Did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I could?”

BTW, in case ya don’t know.  Emile Haynie is the amazingly talented producer of such gems as Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and many Lana Del Rey songs.  Yeah, exactly.



Kanye West / Live Orchestra Prepping for ‘Late Registration’ Performance



NEW MUSIC: Travis Scott ( ) - “Sloppy Toppy” (ft. Migos & Peewee Longway)

This shit slaps, goes mad hard.  Peep & D/L Travis Scott’s new mixtape ‘Days Before Rodeo’ here.



NEW MUSIC: The Chainsmokers - “KANYE” ft. Siren

Luvin’ the melody on that hook tho



Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap at a Fat Beats Record Store in 1996

Woooo! My ninja ‘Ye is killin!!! Young spitta is throwin’ that fuego!

The backstory via Pigeons & Planes:

In 1996, Fat Beats opened up a record shop on 6th Avenue in New York City, and to celebrate the launch, a bunch of rappers came through to perform. At the time, a 19-year-old Chicago kid named Kanye West wasn’t one of the big draws. They had Lord Finesse, Ill Bill, J-Live, Chino XL, Xzibit, and a few other rappers who had already made a name for themselves and were known in New York.

Going back through the footage of the night, Fat Beats manager DJ Eclipse realized what he had and sent the video to Complex. It’s a teenage Kanye rapping in ’96, dropping lines like, “Tryin’ to flex technique you gettin’ blast with a tec / That shit is mad ironic like Alanis Morissette.”



Zane Lowe meets…. Rick Rubin

Loved the insight into the creative process working w/ some of the biggest names like Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, etc.

Also, while you’re at it, peep the
Shangri La Studio tour from Zane Lowe.



Dave Chappelle Describes His First Encounter with Kanye West




New ADIDAS Promo Ft. New Kanye West Track - The Dream: all in or nothing ft. Messi, Alves, Suárez, Özil and more — FIFA World Cup™

Sick promo!



NEW MUSIC VID: Future - “I Won” (Explicit) ft. Kanye West (Dir. by Hype Williams)

Real dope visuals.  Maaaan, I remember growing up on Hype Williams’ vids all through the 90s.  Time flies!