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By Fabian Williams
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I'm building an 8ft by 12 ft Dungeon Family Pyramid on the Atlanta's beltline. Why? Well I want to create a semi permanent monument that pays homage to the creative achievement of the Dungeon Family. To me, pyramids are a symbol to the viewer that something significant has occurred here. It's a reference to mastery of one's self. In this the capstone is not the all seeing eye but the soul. It will be illuminated by solar powered LED lights but at night, we would like those lights to be lasers. Lasers that will light up as a symbol of the DF creative endeavors and investment in funk.

The pyramid structures that have been left behind from ancient civilizations rival or even surpass modern construction in just about every continent. The Pyramid is a remnant of a society that celebrates the mastery of its architecture, culture and wisdom. The concept of this design was crafted from inspiration of these processes and honestly, Ancient Aliens, a show I watch religiously on H2. Although the original, functional, purpose of this type of structure is unknown, the visceral effect of the architectural mastery is not lost on the viewer. Similar to seeing a sculpture by Michelangelo or the colossal heads on Easter Island, not having access to the back story on the creation of the piece does not take away from the feeling that what you are seeing is indeed lasting.

The Dungeon Family Pyramid will be an artistic homage to their iconic achievements. As nomadic travelers view it, even if they are unaware of the cultural influence of the artists who will be depicted on the structure, it will be evident by the style and representation of the figures that they hold great significance.

In the future, I would like to create monuments like these combining ancient ruins with prominent hip hop artists. I want these structures to be made of materials that would last thousands of years. So when archaeologist find these installations they will know of the hip hop culture that preceded them and it was a mighty thing.

Risks and challenges

I've never built a pyramid before so we can start there. I do have a little experience in carpentry but again, I've never build a pyramid. So I'm employing the help of several craftsmen and carpenters. I have managed to get my hands on the blue print for a wooden pyramid which has the dimensions of the The Great Pyramid of Giza.

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    Pyramid Portrait tee on American Apparel shirt. A full colored reprint of the original Pyramid Painting of Andre 3000, Big Boi, or Goodie Mob.

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    You'll get a pack of the The Southern Edition of The Deck Playing Cards. These paintings have long sat in my collection waiting to be unleashed. Be the first to get them in your collection. These are custom designed playing cards of inspired by southern hip hop artists.

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    3 Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth prints of each of the painted watercolor panels that the pyramid is based on.

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    8x10 watercolor portrait of your face in a triangle. You send me a picture, I send you back a portrait of your face in the look and feel of the pyramid paintings.

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    A handmade wood 8x12" scale model pyramid with laser cut inscription.

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    Your name as a main etched on the actual pyramid, etched in the pyramid. A life size portrait of you for your personal collection in the pyramid frame. The painting will be done in glorious Aerosol and oil on a 6x5 ft canvas. I'll work with you to get the proper reference to immortalize you on your portrait.

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    Ok, Enough of the anticipation, I want to get this thing done. I'll pay for the whole thing. Just get it to me already. Well, slap me on the forearm and call me pharoah because I'm going to build you your very own 8 ft x 12 ft pyramid. The panels will adorn your 3 different portraits of you and your loved ones, or just you painted in the wonderful stylings of Michaelangelo. On the 4th side will be your story etched in heiroglyphics.

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