Description Bask In Your Thoughtcrimes is a street art-inspired artist from Florida. As a fan of all types of music, he was inspired by injustices in the music industry when he created this piece. The art features a vintage-style man who is controlling a scraggly puppet that represents the music industry; the puppet wears an anarchy t-shirt and is waving flags that say indi on them.
This piece was designed for Redefine Magazine's Spring 2008 issue, which explores the relationship between independent record labels and major labels in the face of the digital revolution. Click here to purchase a copy of the issue.
The piece is inspired by the state of affairs in the music industry, Bask explains. Words like indie and punk seem to be fading fast, and in their places, we get deluded [artists] owned by large record labels. Im not saying [all musicians] on large labels are evil and bad, but in many cases, large labels use smaller, more underground labels in an attempt to legitimize themselves to audiences. They are basically buying street cred.