This spring, Renel Vital finished his album I'm Mr. Dax; an entertaining and educational children's album with rapping, singing and spoken word poetry. Renel's company, Inner Globe Entertainment, was founded on December 7, 2010; however, he has been creating the wonderful world of Mr. Dax for much longer. Using Renel's vision, lyrics and initial direction, Ryan collaborated with him on a weekly basis to bring the album from concept to completion. Set to release this fall, the album also features female vocalist Rachel Borovik as the voice of Lingua.
This project goes beyond an album as Renel has enlisted several local artists to help him bring his characters to life. Illustrator Ali 'Jersy' Nebel created the posters you see above and he is currently collaborating with 3D artist Andrew Williamson to give each character and their wonderful world Kuru, exciting depth and detail. We are also working on his website which will allow children to send their favorite character messages, listen to the full I'm Mr. Dax album and keep up with what's going on in the land of Kuru.
There are so many possibilities for this incredible project and we at Hink Creations are honored to be a part of it. Stay tuned for release dates and information on how you too can get involved.
Official Hink Questionnaire
If you could go anywhere, where would you like to travel?
If I could go anywhere, I would like to visit Paris and eat classic "French Toast" with two eggs scrambled on the side to start the morning (Yummy). Then tour!
Who is your biggest artistic inspiration?
Growing up, one of my biggest artistic inspiration was KRS ONE. I remember being at St. Mary's Park in Cambridge in the late 1980's and someone was blasting one of his songs. It was so cool. People running ball, others chilling and enjoying the scene hearing a cool beat with KRS rapping.
What artistic tool could you not live without?
Music is the tool I need. It grabbed my attention in my junior year in college when I took a creative writing class.
What was your favorite school lunch?
My favorite school lunch was Sloppy Joe with rice on the side. I'm getting hungry again. Simply delicious!
How do you want to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as someone who shared love and joy through music.