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"Old School Brother" by tuan-hollaback "Old School Brother" by tuan-hollaback
"Old School Brother"
Art for ENOIS SCROGGINS
2009.08.29.


One of the things that I do really appreciate in my life is the fact that I have seen many faces and many places all around the globe. Concerning my meeting with Enois Scroggins, it follows that worldwide magic : he’s a Soul, Gospel and Funk singer from the USA. As his biography says, he collaborated “with famous and talented artists such as Ronnie Wilson from the Gap Band, Charlie Singleton from Cameo, the Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis. During his 30 years career, Enois has shared stage with Lakeside, The Gap Band, Al Green, Rudy Love & The Love Family, Zapp Band, Atlantic Starr”.

Enois Scroggins sang on ChromatikS’ album “Ŕ la Conquęte de l’West”. That’s why I had the chance to meet him in ChromatikS’ studio in Geneva (Switzerland) during a recording session with a lot of his friends from France. It was really a nice night, full of good music and creativity. I really miss those vibes, because they really rare in my direct entourage. Most of my friends ain’t that creative.

It was the occasion for me to get a shout out video from Enois, you can see it here : [link]

Enois asked me for an art, like a portrait. I didn’t want to insist on the colourful side that Funk music could have, I wanted more to give that Soul feeling. I must admit I been really influenced by the Hennessy advertisings we could find in different Afro-American magazines such as XXL. That’s why I decided to name the art “Old School Brother” because of the name of a song on Enois’ album “One For Funk & Funk For All”, but also because Enois became a friend of mine.

I would even say he became my old school brother. I really hope to see him very soon in a studio or on a stage, maybe in France, Switzerland, or in the USA, who knows ?

_Tuân
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