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Before the Gorillaz... by Sobii Before the Gorillaz... by Sobii
...The was MC Skat Kat (and the Stray Mob). And some of you would do good to remember that.

So...what IF MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob actually became popular? What would that do for the Rap/Hip-Hop music industry today?

I don't think we'll ever know, but I have a feeling that if, indeed, he became popular, he would probably have some BLING. I think BLING was something that eventually would have happened, regardless of where the current of the Rap/Hip-Hop flowed.

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There were merely a handful of things that had gotten me interested into art, as a whole, at a young age. No, I hadn't been reading comics all my life. No, I wasn't "born with a pencil in my hand." I was--and still am, I guess--a musician.

And, I cannot emphasize enough how time I spent in front of the TV watching MTV music videos after school, regardless of whether or not my homework was done, waiting for the music video for "Opposites Attract" or "Skat Strut" to come on.

I cannot emphasize enough how often I listened to the "Skat Strut" single--ON CASSETTE--when I was a kid.

So, I did it. And I won't revisit this again, because it's done, and it's over with, and I can move on...rather, finish all those other things I started.

Hats off to you, Michael Patterson. I hope you are well.

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"OMG Does he have GRILLZ?"
--The first thing my mom said when I showed her the work in progress.

You can laugh now, if you haven't already. It IS funny.
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Given 2008-03-18
You don't need to do a great realistic work to be valued as an artist. You don't need to be a Michaelangelo or a DaVinci, neither be already worshipped for your creations. Instead, we also feature with Daily Deviations many artists already trying their best, with a picture we think it's worth to be promoted and exposed. 'Before the Gorillaz...' by =Sobii is one of those jewels: Eye catching, cheerful, a "gansta furry" with an artistic flare and attitude to match. The thumbnail is already luring, but the full view is even better... ( Suggested by K0R2N3H and Featured by skifi )
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Rocketeer-Raccoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would have been cool if MC Skat Kat got his own animated TV show, really unfair that MC Hammer did but not MC Skat Kat. :p
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Sobii Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't agree more with this.
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devildog452 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Has anything happen to mc skat kat and the stray mob?
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Sobii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aside from the fact that they fell apart/disbanded?  I don't think so.  :\
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devildog452 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
What?
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Skatland Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Just becamse my name is Skat I am loving this already X'D

Idk which this one came from but I am gonna find out and love it even more XD
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daah07 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And before MC Skat Kat, there was The Archies.

1969 represent!
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GearsX Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Not a fan of rap but MC Skat Kat looks pretty damn cool
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AtomicBomb23 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oh wait.....sorry I'm so stupid sometimes T-T
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AtomicBomb23 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
BOOOOOGAAAAAA! :3 Or is it the movie reference? You know the leader of the repaleptors in the Tank Girl movie.. (Sorry I can't remember his name)
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hockyfist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Pimp it man. He looks awesome.
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Sliversun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Awesome!
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Sobii Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my God.

OH. My God.

MC. Skat Kat. Fanart.

I... I love that this exists.
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Sobii Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And I love that you exist. :heart: Thanks a lot!
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, that makes me so happy! Thanks!
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MethidMan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I just recently re-discovered MC Skat Kat 20 years after having seen Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" video, which I thought I'd never see again (being only 7 years old at the time, I couldn't remember who sung it).

This is one of the coolest pics I've seen of him. Awesome work. :3
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Sobii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to know I'm not the only one who remembers MC, whether by memory refresh or not.

Glad you dig the piece. Thanks a lot. :heart:
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MethidMan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I'm hoping I can somehow gain access to the unreleased MC Skat Kat music video "Big Time". You can see it on Youtube, but it's only half of it and in low quality. Hopefully I can speak to one of the animators to see the rest.
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MsStarryDuck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ahhh Skat Kat!!! :heart::heart::heart:
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Sobii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes indeed!
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RaposaBranca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Never heard of him... I think I was too young, haha. But he looks nice. Your painting is just awesome :)
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Sobii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thank you very much!
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alawrence20 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Nicely done!
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Sobii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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alawrence20 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
No problem.
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actionthisday Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
He'd be a great pimp daddy for the Swat Kats :D
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Sobii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree.
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ImpishVermin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I LOVE MC Skat Kat. SO MUCH.

Best drawing of him on here. Dude, I wish he had gotten more popular. That would have made rap look way cooler. I like 90s rap, I hate new stuff. Nuff said.
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Sobii Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! I'm very glad you approve. :heart:
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NWolfman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I'd be frightened if MC Skat Cat eventually became a part of the modern popular rap culture. I, personally, find that most rappers are sellouts: their lyrics are not poetic at all, they have very bad voices and their songs barely have a melody. But I only say that compared to older rap music.

I feel MC Skat Cat is a wonderful caricature of when rap was once much more creative.
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Sobii Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, and you're right--he "is a wonderful caricature of when rap was once much more creative." At least we have that much of him, now.

It's this possibility that I had tried to explore; if MC Skat Kat caught on, and became popular back when he was around, what would rap be like today as a result? Perhaps the rap music would be something that everyone "wouldn't mind" listening to. For Skat to come back today, become popular, and try to "fit in", he'd have to be someone else. He simply wouldn't be the MC Skat Kat that the few of us know, which is...well, sad, really.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, by the way. Much appreciated.
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elvenboyslut-DLC Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have a cassette somewhere. D: I'm old.
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Sobii Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not old; you're AWESOME.
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frankey89 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
that is one cool cat :D
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reafu-fu Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This guy right here, is the only reason I like Paula Abdul songs :lmao:! God you make him so life like it's just amazing :D!
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Sobii Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but agree with your sentiment--about the Paula Abdul songs, I mean. Thanks for commenting!
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reafu-fu Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)!
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Curiosajess Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student General Artist
When I was younger I had a crush on him after seeing Opposites Attract by Skat and Paula Abdul for the first time.
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likeshine Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
utter love, i even had his solo album :D
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zephroelectro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Dude has the meanest bling, AWESOME!
Cool pic, cool colours...you rock :D
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nymphatacita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
The nails are awesome!
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AshXMansin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
before i read the description you wrote, i was like 'yo this is like a cartoon MC Shan'
this is crazy, i've never heard of him but iu'm gonna HAVE to check this guy out!
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Bee-chan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, this brings back memories! I loved MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob. Opposites Attract was one of the few reasons I even bought that certain Paula Abdul album, on cassette, when it first came out, and I think I ended up ruining the vhs tape copy I had recorded of the music video I nabbed off of MTV from playing it so often.

I love your modern day take on him!

~~Bee
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Evedell Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
xDD, absolutely wonderful.
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Malu-CLBS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! I remember him! O.o This is awesome. *faves*

Congrats on the DD!
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Darkh3art87 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Okay..
I feel out of the loop..
I had to look up MC Skat Kat..
I had no idea who he was
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fuzzy13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Student General Artist
that's kat-tastic
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super0kawaii0kitty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
pretty damn sweet! :dance:
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AE-Element Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
lol, this is great!
i love it, i really like the tone of the whole thing
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