Neon bikes, neon nails, kick ass girls and graffiti alleys all feature largely in Rye Rye’s video for her song Sunshine, featuring MIA. Looks like Vanessa and I have our fingers on the pulse boy-o! Recently, we’ve had to face a whole lot of B.S. in order to get our good bikes on the street. Now, whenever I’m feeling down about our project I turn this song up and sing out Rye Rye’s rhymes:
"And it’s time I flame! Cold blooded in this- yeah you know my name! Home girl, I’m doing my thing! Put it down on the real, that’s just my game! […] If you come through my hood damn right I can school yah! Got my right hand girl on my side. The left side make sure you abide!”
This video is totally validating and makes me so proud to be going through with the good bike project, no matter what the cost. You’re all going to start seeing a lot more neon good bikes soon! And Vanessa and I are spray-painting our own bikes this week. I hope the trend spreads.