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The Face of Krump?

The Face of Krump?

Tommy the Clown, the undisputed father of clown dancing and the de facto face of krump, is no Bozo. Risen from the mean streets of South Los Angeles, his self-reinvention from young drug thug to beloved community role model is classic Americana…just like his rainbow wig.

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This is Tribute Band Land

This is Tribute Band Land

Whatever happened to cover bands, you ask? Tribute bands, that’s what. I don’t know if they’re exactly a subculture. Maybe their followers are. But what a kick in the butt to cover. And how easy? Throw a rock pretty much anywhere in America and you’re going to hit one Led Zepplica or other.

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Topsy-turvy Bus (Ben & Jerry's latest flavor?)

Topsy-turvy Bus (Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor?)

Tom Kennedy makes art car mash-ups the way Ben Cohen remixes ice cream: deliriously. Here, they combine their mix-and-mash-up magic to create their very own political machine–the Topsy-turvy Bus. Didrik and I caught up with them in Oakland a couple times during the course of the bus’ building.

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Tribute Bands -- They're Unreal!

Tribute Bands – They’re Unreal!

Minikiss, Led Zepplica, LEZ Zeppelin, The Sex Pistols Experience, Cubensis, Thai Elvis, AC-DSHE, Iron Maidens…people, we’re talking mock rock with Marshalls on 11…because that’s louder than 10.

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What is Krump?

What is Krump?

Roc’co the clown — a sick dancer, a great krump/clown dancing ambassador, a complete cut-up and one of Tommy’s go-to clowns — breaks down krump for us.

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Who's the Tuners, G?

Who’s the Tuners, G?

This is the vid I’d figured would lead the import scene coverage. Josh Payton, who was responsible for anything you liked about how the Underground site looked, shot some of the HIN footage. Josh focused largely on the spokesmodels, in keeping with the general spirit of the event.

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Win Friends and Influence People, Drive an Art Car

Win Friends and Influence People, Drive an Art Car

To those rolling in flashy cars, a suggestion: Glue polyurethaned breakfast burritos, blowup dolls and slinky toys all over your precious rides; action-paint them in homage to Jackson Pollock; modify their bodies to resemble slabs of sashimi and shadow Kikkoman delivery trucks around town.

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