Newly acquired follow – Pride Mwanema, songwriter/singer/rapper and graphic artist. His “Respect” logo more than suggests competence. His compilation on originality more than matches that assessment.


Nothing is original, snatch like an artist. A good artist understands that nothing comes from nowhere. In addition, I’m a graphic designer, when designing a book cover or invitation cards or posters, I steal steal ideas from professional designers around the world. I will mix all their ideas and come up with a different solution.

When you look at the world this way, you stop worrying about what is “good” and what is bad, there is stuff worth snatching and stuff not worth snatching. Everything under the sun is up for grabs. If you don’t find something worth snatching from other artist, now, you will find it worth snatching later or tomorrow, or a month or maybe a year from now.

“Art is theft” –Pablo Picasso

“The only art I will ever study is stuff that i can steal from” –David Bowie

At start, I found this idea depressing…

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