David Schwartz

Rhyme Capsule, 2020
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RHYME CAPSULE The boombox is made up of 96 pieces of high clarity 100% optic crystal. Permanently sealed inside the capsule walls are 180 authentic Hip Hop tapes released between 1980-2000 which coincides with the cassette boombox era. Included are albums that inspired me personally, some that influenced the masses, and some that “heads” can all agree are classics. A few of the tapes have become collectors items and rare to come by; almost all are albums but a few singles are in the mix.   This first piece in the Rhyme Capsule series features a marble podium figure presenting the boombox over his head. The base figure is made of solid Marble and is the result of a tandem collaboration between myself and artist Isaac Madrid. The entire sculpture weighs 1,200lbs and took 15 months to complete. A special thanks to Atron Gregory (2Pac, NWA, Digital Underground), and Alonzo Williams (World Class Wreckin’ Cru) who donated a few tapes for this debut piece.