Optimus Rhyme's downloadable preview track "Just Forget It" has a verse that opens with "I'm a terrible person, it's true," and proceeds through a list of infractions as proof, including "I threw a lot of eggs as a kid/And I picked a few legs off some bugs and stuff/And just last night I left the toilet seat up." As the winners of our 2005 Strangercrombie Rocker Gift Package their prizes included a poster design by me (oh boy!), so once I heard the line about maiming insects, the poster practically designed itself. Well... that is, after I gave up on the "hiphop kid urinating on a toilet seat" concept.
Optimus Rhyme (CD release)
w/Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band, Big World Breaks
July 7, Chop Suey