Mark Phillips, recent graduate of the University of North Texas has released something better than a mixtape to commemorate his graduation.
I wanted to be creative with these graduation pictures while also thanking a few of my favorite artists. (S/o to Aff for taking these @cleanuniform)So I recreated their album covers with me graduating on them ??. These artists kept me focused and inspired to stay on the right path while accomplishing the goals I set for myself through their music and words. Thanks for all the inspiration and creativity (SCROLL to see them all guys!) @realcoleworld @bigsean @brysontiller @logic301 @kendricklamar @champagnepapi @chancetherapper @ms_laurynhill
The two friends designed a series of album covers using Mark’s graduation photos and cleverly modified them to look like popular albums such as Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, J.Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, and even Kendrick Lamar’s recent release, DAMN.
In an interview with Metro UK, Mark said. ‘These are artists that inspired me to continue chasing my dreams. And since my career is making videos, being a full time college student at the same time gets extremely stressful. However these artists as well as my family and friends inspire and keep me focused on the goals ahead no matter how hard the journey. So I just wanted to make something creative and thank them (the artists) at the same time.”
Since he posted the series on his Instagram on Saturday, the post has gained 85.5k likes and over 2.5k comments. Happy graduation Mark!