Sunday, October 30, 2011

Philly Hand Style

Seems like whenever I travel and I meet an artist or writer they always ask me about the legendary Philly hand styles also known as "wickeds" or "top to bottoms". The Philly hand style is definitely not easy to pull off if you don't understand the flow. Complex magazine recently did a Top 25 writers in the City of Brotherly Love and their styles.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hot Peas and Butta T's

Everyone's been asking me how to get their hands on one of the Hot Peas and Butta design t-shirts, well here's your chance (and with FREE shipping!) That's right, this Saturday and Sunday (29th/30th) You can order any of the 4 designs and receive free shipping by simply using the promotional code WITCHINGHOUR, it's that simple. So those that don't want to pay for shipping, here's your opportunity!

Choose from the Signature T, Bullies & Brothels, HP&B Japan Exclusive and International Men of 45's European Tour Exclusive.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hot Peas and Butta Gallery Exhibit

At Hot Peas and Butta we're all about 45's and the music, but our brand is also heavily influenced by the visual aspect as well. HP&B artist The Elroy Jenkins has recently been asked to submit one of his 3d pieces to be displayed in an all 3d exhibit at Place Your Art Here. Congrats! You work hard designing these pieces and it's great to see you moving forward with getting them noticed in the galleries as well!

Place Your Art Here

@Sedso Design
1050 North Hancock Street, Suite 75
Philadelphia, PA

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hot Peas and Butta Returns to Switzerland.

Next Friday November 4th Hot Peas and Butta will be making another appearance in Lausanne Switzerland. Once again manning the decks will be DJ CTB and myself bringing you the best sounds in Funk, Soul, Rare Grooves, Reggae and more on 45's. As always Hot Peas and Butta visuals will be shown for the evening to give you the complete package sonically and visually!

Coffee Table Status Hammer Horror

When it comes to great horror films Britain's Hammer Studios made the best films money could buy, had the most sinister evil beings and prettiest woman in the genre. But the one thing that really captures Hammer Horror films was it's beautiful posters to promote the movies. Since it's Halloween time I figured that I would do a special coffee table status on the Art of Hammer book. This is not extremely hard to get but is getting harder to find due to the fact that it's out of print and usually goes for around the $100 mark. This hardback book showcases beautiful art of the posters from multiple countries giving you in depth background info, similarities, and differences which is especially valuable information for collectors.

Highly recommended!

Kodoja Project 2012

New York Comic Con maybe over but we're not done! If you missed out on making it this year or didn't make it to the Hot Peas and Butta booth for the exclusives here's what you missed, but fear not because we've got some goodies coming your way!

NYCC 2011 marked the unveiling of our latest project with Record Breakin’ Music and Big Pimp Jones, Kododa. A unique venture, in which the story is first told strictly though soundtrack, and as it progresses, moves into a visual medium. Inspired by Japanese Kaiju cinema, and the deep, monstrous scores composed by Akira Ifukube, along with the bands own style of heavy, funk drums, Kodoja lends itself to being a listening experience unlike any other. Come 2012, the project will be accompanied by a 5 part comic book mini-series, with variant covers by members of the Hot Peas & Butta Artist Collective, and interior pages by Rory Smith.

In addition to revealing the Kodoja monster, NYCC marked the release of Project: Kyojo, the prequel to Kodoja. Project: Kyojo’s music fuses elements of 70s funk, classical, chiptune and 80s soul, spread on a thick layer of hard drum breaks, setting the tone for the story. If you were able to get your hands on one at the con, you are a lucky individual.

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Lee On My Leg, Adidas On My Feet.....

There's one sneaker that's been a constant in Hip Hop culture an that is the Superstar, Shelltoe or Shell top as we call it in Philly Adidas made famous by Run DMC. My first pair of these actually came before the world caught wind of Run DMC and were given to me by my cousin after he got tired of them but still were clean and fresh enough for me to rock, those still being my favorite colorway of today, money green.

To commemorate 25 years since Run DMC released their hit "My adidas", the company will be releasing a limited edition of the iconic Superstar 80s shoe. Now being a collector of many things you know I have to jump on these when they drop, not for sporting around the streets purposes but just to add to the collection of history.

*The thing I really like about these kicks art the actually used the original thin tongue, not the current puffy one they use now which I completely hate!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Art of It All

I have to say that my circle of Hot Peas and Butta fam are the illest around. Whenever we bounce out of town to visit each other or even if you just spot something along the way we always come bearing gifts. Weather it be a rare 45 from my Butta Bros Supreme La Rock, Art from The Elroy Jenkins, exclusive Japanese items from Big Chan or vintage 70's blaxploitation era goodness from my man Blax you just never know what you'll receive.

I haven't seen Elroy in a little over a month so homie missed my birthday which I've been celebrating the entire month of October just those those late gifts can keep rolling in. So Friday the homie came through with gift in hand and as always it was something amazing. When it comes to comic art hands down my favorite two artists are John Byrne and Neil Adams so when Elroy bless me with this limited edition book of Neil Adams art (Signed by Neil himself)I was blown away. You don't have to be deep into comic art to appreciate this book, Bruce Lee fans and also Blaxploitation fans will recognize Neil's art at first sight, even if you didn't know who he was previously.

Fit For A King

Last Friday night before a rare DJ appearance in Philly I went out to dinner with a few friends to try this new restaurant called Varga. Whats special about this place is the beer selection, they boast and insane lineup of beers which they need a separate menu for that alone. Opting for my favorite brand Allagash, they had one in stock which I've never had before which was simply called Allagash Four which lived up to the brand that I trust.

For starters I went with the mini Kobe burgers which came with a side of onion rings and a beer mustard for dipping. The mini burgers alone made me want to order that as my main meal.

For my main course I went with the baby back ribs, bacon sprouts with a side of slaw. Great night of food indeed, if your ever close by definitely stop in to sample the menu.

Coffee Table Status (Gucci)

It's been a minute since I've grabbed a really fresh hardback book on fashion or art but Rizzoli is dropping the new Gucci: The Making of book in November so I definitely need this for the coffee table. Just as books by Lacoste, Supreme and A Bathing Ape have all graced my table this will be a welcome addition to the family.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Come and "Get Some!"

This Friday I'll be making a one night only return DJ appearance to the Walnut Room for "Get Some!". This is a really dope party that my evil twin Lisa Scissorhands throws once a month with special guest DJ's. Since this is a reunion of sorts, I'll be sure to come in guns blazing and ready to drop gems for the assess on the dance floor!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Swinging London

This past weekend in London was crazy with back to back parties from the minute I landed. First, an early evening gathering at the New Era Store party with my mellow Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew, then the homie Cros1 and I jumped into a taxi across town so that I could spin at East Village for the relaunch of the Doctors Orders party On The Reel with DJ's Spindoctor, Mr. Thing, Chris P and the homie Prankster. I went in heavy on London's ass and beat the mess out of the tables, speakers and the amazing packed house of people. Sunday was all about the Champs afterparty at Plan B, another Doctors Orders Colabo with DJ's Crazy Legs, Cros1, Spin Doctor, Hooch and myself. Thank you for a great time London, see you again soon!

Plan B in Brixon

New Era Store w/ Cros 1 and Crazy Legs

See The UK

I always try to snap pics of different things that catch my eye from billboards to architecture, art to random weirdness. Here's a few from my trip to London.

London's Finest!

Had a great time in London this past weekend for the UK Bboy Championships, parties and hanging out with all my peoples. This was definitely a live off of very little sleep, alot of drinking type of weekend! Congrats to my many Hooch for putting together another successful event for 5000+ spectators, until next year!

A few pics of the weekend.