Directed by Justin Joslin, this trailer picks off where MauSe was last left off at on that bench in Union Square, sleeping in a dream-like world seeing visions of words related to money and the aspect of it. Produced by Mickey Factz and The Observers Bureau, this video is only a preview to the rest of the short film. Stay tuned and if you haven’t already, get the mixtape here. We also got to speak to Mickey about the project as well, peep below!
Tell us how this whole art concept came about?
Well, my A&R Steve-O of GFCnewyork felt I needed to make people care again about Mickey Factz. Create a character that lived in the ’80s amongst Basquiat, Warhol and Haring. Become the MauSe character, involve him within your daily lifestyle, produce it and make him real. Since I’m already into art, it was very easy for me to create this world. I’m glad I did.
How do you think some of the mentioned artists themed in the soundtrack would receive this?
They would love it. I did my best to be as accurate as possible about those times. Warhol would be nonchalant about it. Basquiat would joke about it and Haring would draw about it. Everyone would appreciate it however. Fab 5 Freddy has already told me he loves the concept and what I’ve done and Julia Gruen – Keith’s old assistant and now CEO of the Keith Haring Foundation – has given me the blessings. So I know it would have been loved.
Will we see any art pieces from Mickey in the future possibly?
Yes. I’m currently working on a gallery with fellow artist Belchez (@belchez115) to create a space around this whole project. Hopefully it will come to fruition sooner than later.
What’s in store after the soundtrack?
The infamous album. Allegedly. I want to continue to drop my scenes from the short film while finishing it up. I probably will not call it The Achievement. I’m thinking of going with something NEW.
What are some of your favorite artists and why?
Keith Haring hands down. Because of his work ethic. His particular style as well. It’s sophisticated and yet cartoon-ish. Also, he never removed his face from the wall or canvas. Just had one free-flowing motion. I’m also a fan of Salvador Dali. He’s very abstract. His art makes you think in a warped reality of what was really going on.
Any final words?