- 09 Feb 18
Lamar flys out of Dublin to continue DAMN tour but SUBSET make sure he's very much remembered in the streets of Dublin.
Most artist that come to play in the Three Arena fly in and out within hours of their gig, not Lamar. He decided to cruise around the streets of Dublin, get a few workouts in and get to appreciate the city. He played a flawless sell out gig and left a serious impression on Irish soil in more than more way and SUBSET gave him a little gift of their own. On Aungier street, above a hair studio, now sits a mural of the artist in his element illuminated by colors of red and white, cleverly painted by the art group to appear like street lights. SUBSET were contacted by Universal Music and requested to produce an art piece to welcome the star to Dublin. It took them a total of 11 hours which they did the night before the concert. Word got around so quickly that Lamar gave the group a shout out at the end of his gig in the Three Arena on Wednesday night.
I’m sitting in TwoFifty coffee shop in Rathmines, somewhere I have never been, waiting for someone I do not know. I see a person enter with a tracksuit on that is covered in sprays of paint and on arrival he quickly reaches for his phone which is when my phone rings. We look at each other and so the conversation starts.
“We don’t want people talking about us as individuals, we’re not about any one person. A lot of people these days have public profiles which they use to push their company, collective, brand whatever it is, whereas we like to push our content through one entity; SUBSET.”