Ralph Steadman was a surprise behind-the-scenes guest on Travis Scott and Quavo's Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. The legendary artist, most known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson, was recruited to do the album's eccentric artwork back in December. In a new interview with MTV News, Steadman reveals that the request came fairly out of the blue, after some emails were exchanged in November. Eventually, the artist got on the phone with Scott, who laid out the project.
"They sent us photographs of things that I had done, that if possible they would love to include somewhere in the artwork — a portrait of them," Steadman told MTV News. "I was afraid of making them too old, but gradually it turned out fine. I found it an area of expression that I could follow and understand and give a point of view. I think I succeeded because they were very happy."
While Steadman, whose retrospective will go on tour this year, doesn't reveal what Scott meant in the Instagram post announcing the collaboration, which seemed to refer to some unspeakably late nights, he's happy with the project overall, including the music on the album his work went along with.
"It's a kind of musical expression that although was a bit foreign to me, I liked their enthusiasm and vitality of youth," he said. "It reminds me of the time I was a choirboy!"
Read the full interview here.