Camouflage – 1) To conceal or deceive by way of hiding oneself; Altering one’s appearance into something different. 2) To obscure one’s appearance in order to blend in.
I Don’t Camouflage is a multimedia community project fueled by creativity and capability, performance and professionalism, real-life experience and real-life rewards. Through its educational programming and collaborative projects with creative professionals, I Don’t Camouflage aims to help young talents boost their self-esteem, spark creativity, and break out of the box into a wide-open world of productivity and possibility.
To celebrate the launch of this project, founder and creative director Aiko Tanaka joined forces with M1 of Dead Prez, Celia of Les Nubians and sax player Ezra Brown to create a theme song. Produced by Pismo, this song also includes special guests Common, Kool G. Rap, Dres of Black Sheep, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Greg Nice, Smif N Wessun and more. These artists share the same ethos of I Don’t Camouflage, having shared their strong personalities and unique styles on stage, in the studio and in their personal lives, influencing people across genres and borders.