The latest in this series of music-themed portraits, this time depicting Soul Brother No. 1, the Godfather Of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown.
My introduction to James Brown's incredible musical legacy came through my growing up through the arguably 'golden' age of hip-hop, where his music was sampled endlessly. At one point it felt as if every hip-hop album had to have at least one track that sampled the 'Funky Drummer'.
However, once I discovered the original tracks, I was hooked, especially as my only experience of the man outside of hip-hop was 'Living In America' from Rocky IV. It's a good tune, but has none of the snap of what had gone before.
As an adult, I'm often digging into his back catalogue, with tracks like 'Super Bad', 'The Boss', 'The Payback' and 'Mother Popcorn' never failing to get me on the good foot.
My love for Mr. Brown and his musical legacy made me very nervous about taking him on visually. As with all the others so far, I can only hope I've made a decent fist of doing him justice.