2010-12-10 The Department of Self-Exaltation
And when it happens I don't care that it's probby just mum, dad, uncles, aunts and old friends know it's me, cause they missed the DECIDA part, but I'm telling you now it's me, me, me! #MariaWahlberg
METAL MAGAZINE is one of my favorite mags right now, recollect one of 2009's best editorials here, when I heard from them I was super excited, in the interview we talked about the 2FACED1 project, Malcolm McLaren, Ray Petri, why street style is so important, the hipster phenomenon among many other things that I'll think you will enjoy! On the shelves at Presstop in a couple of weeks, buy it!
METAL: .What is the importance of black culture in your creative world?
DECIDA: I’m brought up in Hip Hop culture, which nowadays is a global culture. We were a mixed bunch of people, the folks I would call 2FACED1s today, who wasn’t really shaped for the, at the point, typical Swedish identity. So we gathered around a subculture which included an alienation we could relate to in some way. This meant during the 90s, even if you where a Swedish teenager, to read Marcus Garvey, know what a Zootie was, buy The Four Horsemen album, all in order to be “real”. Later on I understood we all was a part of a global modern urban culture rather than Hip Hop, it was just a vessel to put our creativity in, but I’m still stick with the references.... I used to love H. E. R.... always will!"
METAL: What about your influences, I know you love Ray Petri?
DECIDA: I love the earnest way in how Petri, Lebon and Morgan covered the inner city youth, a way they haven’t been portrayed in before. The mix between sportswear, uniforms, femininity, masculinity, just to find an new way, yeah that’s something I did relate to. And first of all; Neneh Cherry is Swedish and definitely an icon from my childhood, she was a part of the whole Buffalo movement. I often refer to her as one of the original 2FACED1s, a forerunner for the new type of Swede, the global citizen Swede, the all class Swede, the one foot in each world Swede, the brown, yellow, blond, black, all mixed up Swede, the 2FACED1 Swede.
Stay tuned for the photos by Shaon Chakraborty!
And BTW please do mention us in the same sentence as NENEH CHERRY/JUDY BLAME more often!