JR Smith on that TeamSwish Flow

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , on June 8, 2013 by Ronin3
This is an excerpt from a nytimes article on of my favorite NBA personalities, JR. Smith….


On a personal favorite subject. TATTOOS 


Covering J. R. Smith: A Knick Talks About His Tattoos

Published: December 28, 2012

Q. What was the first tattoo?

A. A picture of me dunking. I was 15. Me and my sister both got one.

Q. Do you keep track of how many tattoos you have?

A. I lost count.

Q. How many did you have before you think you lost count?

A. It was around 70-something.

Q. What does it mean to you to have your family members be a part of your body art?

A. It means everything. That’s why I have them.

Q. Do you have one guy do all the work, or is it different people?

A. It’s different people.

Q. Do you have a general thought process in deciding what to get next?

A. No, I never know what I’m going to get until I get to the tattoo parlor.

Q. How many tattoo parlors do you think you have been in?

A. Probably a thousand. I’ve been to so many where I didn’t get a tattoo. Sometimes I watch or go in to see what’s new. It really depends on how I feel.

Q. Which tattoo took the longest?

A. My back.

Q. How long was that?

A. It took a day to do the outlining. I didn’t finish it until a few years later.

Q. Were you excited when it was done?

A. I wasn’t really excited. I was actually kind of mad because I wanted to do so much more stuff to it, but I had no more space.

Q. Is there one tattoo that you wish you could remove?

A. I love all of my tattoos.

Q. Were you always fascinated with tattoos? When did it start?

A. I actually hated tattoos. I told myself I would never get like this.

Q. When did it all change?

A. Once I got one, I was addicted.

Q. Was the first tattoo painful?

A. No. It’s never been an issue until I went to my legs. There is no fat on my legs, so it hurts more.

Q. What was the best reaction you had from someone about a particular tattoo?

A. My mom cried when she saw her face on my chest.

Q. What does the “Through the Fire” tattoo mean?

A. I’ve been through hell.

Q. What are the dates on your wrists?

A. They are my grandparents’ births and deaths.

Q. What do you remember most about your grandparents?

A. Hard-working. Disciplinarians.

Q. Do you think you have a bigger, or different, fan base compared with most N.B.A. players’ because of your tattoos?

A. Yeah, I think they like the way I look. It’s kind of like a fashion statement now to some people, but it’s a lifestyle to others.

Q. What is it for you?

A. For me, it’s a lifestyle.

Check out this slideshow…there nice shots. but they should have used the photos that Rob Hammer took, THAT’RE A LIL’ BETTER I THINK….ijs


class of 2004

class of 2004





NFL rookie cards premier!

Posted in Chi Chamber on June 8, 2013 by Ronin3


As a child i always had a thing for collecting football cards.(pogs, legos, and batman action figures, btw) but nothing was as fine tuned and polished as my football cards.

I still have them today. $$$ though i have slowed down, to nearly a complete halt. I still have the spirit …

{peep it}

NFL.com 2013 rookie premier



5.31.2013 …on my way to Raleigh,NC. but……

Posted in SD3 RoninWorld with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by Ronin3



peace given is peace taken


A Crohns Life….

Posted in SD3 RoninWorld with tags , , , on May 24, 2013 by Ronin3

@DesignObserver: “At the Next Hospital”, a poem. By Joshua Weiner http://t.co/xT6y7L0aRG
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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by Ronin3

@NCStateDesign: The real “Art of War” – interesting story. http://bit.ly/14BBHds

….i found this article browsing about and wanted to share it immediately. It comes from the nc state college of design….



Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Ronin3

Crown Marquiss’ at it again with this classic banger….
had to juice the music on my blizogg… who better.



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enjoy yall PEACE



Fire Pit & good friends & greater Companions.

Posted in SD3 RoninWorld with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Ronin3

i wrote a poem yesterday yall… thought id share lil…


To what do I owe you?

‘Cus I know you all too well,

Off rip! Suanterd through hell.

…in writing the poem i had images of fire in my head.

maybe speaking to that inner spirit, that inner hunger, i dont know.

but here are some fire shots i took amougst great friends back in North Carolina.

looking at these photos takes me right back.

Life is Good


Fire Pit & good friends & greater Companions.





Fire Side

















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Sometimes. . . and so on so forth.

Posted in Chi Chamber with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2013 by Ronin3

im just not up here enough


but here’s a quick update. Im grinding my ass off. My mom died last year. Dope Collection, Local Muzic, Free Money… its a movement. I created The Ronin Media Group, and Im shooting everything. I got back painting again. what a relief. . . I hopped on instagram and found Martina, lawd have mercy. I be gettin it in. I was recently let out of the hospital, i had a crohns flair. :(( but ima solja!


I gotta go handle something i got some exclusive photos for yall coming really really real soon.




Beautifully Tragic

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , on November 11, 2011 by Ronin3
"Bosnian War"

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”~Oscar Wilde

Drawn into this image by the effectiveness of the splatter effect coming through the concrete. I soon found out that this image though unfamiliar to me is a international calling card, for the Bosnian War that decimated the early 90’s.

“A Sarajevo Rose is the mark of a mortar shell that has been filled in with red resin, and they represent a location where one or more people were killed by that particular mortar. The name comes from the fact that the mortar impact resembles a floral arraignment, and Sarajevo is the location of some of the most intense fighting during the Bosnian War. An interesting, but sad, memory.” -supertightstuff.com

first things first, i had to find out were in the world this took place. BOOOM!:

Southern Europe.

NOW THAT “where the hell is Sarajevo at?” OUT OF THE WAY,

the images instantly bring me to khalil jibran….

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

On a side note:

“There is a famous photograph taken by Annie Liebovitz during the war.  It shows a bicycle collapsed on pavement, a crescent of blood smeared against the pale ground like a stroke of Chinese calligraphy.  Liebovitz flew into Sarajevo in 1993, a year into the siege.   On the drive back from her meeting with the newly crowned Miss Besieged Sarajevo, a mortar tumbled down ahead of the car. “It hit a teenage boy on a bike,” she wrote, “and ripped a big hole in his back. We put him in the car and rushed him to the hospital, but he died on the way.”


I saw this image before when i was in high school. this was the only reference i ever had for the Bosnian War, i almost feel its all the imagery i need. But its interesting to see how what we know comes full circle with what we do not know when actively searching for knowledge.

I guess thats enough contemporary art history for one day….



Downtown Raleigh aint never been this FLY….

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by Ronin3

This past semester i was able to compete with some really talented artist and designers to generate imagery for a huge parking garage in downtown raleigh. in conjunction with Empire Properties and the NC State school of DESIGN.



our team did not win but we fought the good fight…
here is a still from the banners going up as we speak.
the winning consist, of Justin, Joe, and Jordan…there what you might call some digital pimps.

tan NC State School of Design production

the ballloonboys

by clicking on the picture. there is a link to the site created for this project by the “Balloon Boys” check it out its pretty sweet and also powered by wordpress(cheap ad)