Due to my deepest respect for the project and the people behind it, its intimidating for me to write words about it and I was close to only bringing the pictures.
On the other hand I also feel the need to share the story, the happiness, the praise of creative minds that makes our everyday life a little more magical, even if my english is shaky and it's hard for me to put it all in words.
The book Gadens Hårdeste Hævn is a physical product of a project that runs right now in Næstved created by a long list of rad artists.
Gadens Hårdeste Hævn (GHH) is as story made by Steen Koerner who describes it as a fairytale about love and about making the right decisions in life. The story is told with graffiti, painted by CMPone and SWET, at different walls around the city.
An QR-code is placed near the pieces and if you scan it you'll get to hear the story told by the danish actor/musician Karl Bille in rhymes/street-poetry written by the danish MC Clemens.
It was a really happy and emotional day for many, not just me being the sentimental person I am, but also for CMP, who is one of the grown ups I admire the most, + the massive crew behind every inches and the phases around the creation of GHH.
The project is the first of its kind and even The (non-hiphop) Danish Minister of Culture, Marianne Jelved, showed up and made a speech about GHH and Næstved as being one of the cultural pearls in Denmark.
I could continue to try and express my gratitude and also praise all these people and the fact that I in some ways are a product of their eternal will to create a freaking awesome town that really wants to provide the best prerequisites for its future grown ups.
In stead I'll bring you some of the pictures from the awesome day!
CMPone // SWET // Steen Koerner // Clemens // Karl Bille // Phase 5 // BigCityBrains // Næstved Ungdomsskole// Næstved, "Næver", 47' op i den!!!!
Peace and light.
Swet, Topper, Steen Koerner
First stop and glance of one of the walls in GHH
Swet, Phase 5, CMPone, Peter Skensved and Philip Johnsen // BigCityBrains
The Danish Minister of Culture, Marianne Jelved
Phase 5 and the grand maaasta CMPone
// Lige ud af Næstved ikke af betonen, det er der jeg er født og vokset op//