I was inspired by the cover art of the video game shooter - The Club. Its all gore and intensity. The composition depicts the state of mind of a gang member: violence, moral leanings, beliefs, personal belongings etc.
In the background playing, while creating this illustration was the hiphop duo Gangstarr (Guru and DJ Premier). Track title, The Militia PT. 3 and Raekwon's 'action packed' album - Shaolin vs Ninja. Believe that.