artist Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant), a lifelong fan of the Bad Brains, has designed the packaging for their upcoming album, ‘Into the Future’ (November 20th / Megaforce Records). The Bad Brains classic lineup of H.R., Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson has reunited for their first album in five years.
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“’Into The Future’ is the purest Bad Brains’ recording since the ROIR cassette,” says bassist Darryl Jenifer, referring to the early-80s sound and energy that defined the band.
Included on the album is “MCA Dub”, a tribute to longtime friend and fan, Adam Yauch, who produced their 2007 comeback album ‘Build a Nation’ and marked the Bad Brains’ return to form.
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential street artists. Emerging from the skateboarding scene in the 80s, the designer and illustrator became widely known during the 2008 presidential election for his Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster. Fairey’s work is featured at the Smithsonian, MOMA, the National Portrait Gallery and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and has designed two Person of the Year covers for Time Magazine, for President Obama and the “The Protestor” in the wake of the Arab Spring and Occupy movements.