All Stars Postcards

This was a series of postcards produced for the Zavvi chain, which unfortunately went bust a couple of years ago. But before that little tragedy, these cards were in about 130 high street stores. This series was a spin off from the Icons greetings cards. They were designed with collectibility in mind, like a series of trading cards. The selection here is largely representative of my personal tastes, with a few more commercial picks thrown in for good measure (I'm not a particularly big Tupac or Oasis fan).

 +Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay

Rest in peace JMJ. I love this pose… and Kangols are one my favourite items of old school attire.

 +Rakim

Rakim

Surely one of the finest mc's ever to grace an eardrum. Certainly he has a flow that's hard to beat.

 +Biz Markie

Biz Markie

There's really only one Biz Markie, and for that I will always be grateful. I love it when he 'sings'. In fact, I love it when any rapper does 'singing'… the more out of tune, the better.

 +Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

Dungarees. Acceptable in the 90's.

 +The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.

Aka Biggie Smalls. One of the great storyteller rappers, and sorely missed.

 +Rick James

Rick James

My favourite from this series, Bitch!

 +Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Another sorely missed soulful entertainer. A good friend of mine once nicknamed me The White Isaac Hayes… flattering, but not exactly accurate. No chocolate salty balls on me!

 +James Brown

James Brown

Soul Brother Number 1.

 +Barry White

Barry White

He wants to get with you. Can't you tell?

 +Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

 

 +Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

What a lady. And what a voice! If you can't hear the passion and pain in her voice y'all need to git yer ears fixed up.

 +Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

 

 +Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

Debbie in the 70's is just too much!

 +Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher