It’s a Tracy Morgan phrase turned Bushwick cops-are-coming party-mantra, and now Ninjasonik’s nightly promise that “Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant” is the centerpiece of a Brooklyn art show. Last winter, the heavy-lidded King Cobra-rap trio, with the help of all-around creative guy Nick Chatfield-Taylor, sent out more than 60 copies of Ninjasonik’s 12-inch vinyl single “Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant” to friends, artists, and collaborators. The request was simple enough: do whatever you want with the white sleeve.
The results have returned, many via Chatfield-Taylor’s personal courier services, and will be displayed at the Front Street Galleries from June 3 through 25. The contributors list reads partly like a Bikes in the Kitchen guest list (Tod Seelie, Cinders Gallery’s Sto, Japanther’s Ian Vanek, Sleep When Dead’s Joe Ahern, Woods’ G. Lucas Crane, even our very own photo-assassin Rebecca Smeyne) and partly like a Brooklyn street art category menu (Faro, Swoon, Leon Reid Ivth, Ellis Gallagher, Tony Bones, Claw Money). And though the press release pledges a range of materials (“Sharpies and brushes, sewn with needles, covered in popsicle sticks and neon and Mardi Gras beads”), somebody must’ve thought to draw Tracy Morgan’s face on a baby’s head, right?
Full contributors’ list
Leon Reid IVth
Andrew H. Shirley
G. Lucas Crane