Ewok just dropped his latest Video Blog entry. This one, Episode 63, features guest appearances from Rapes DF and Det RIS rocking a “Detour” piece. Ewok goes for an unconventional hallow piece and pays tribute to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth painting a Rat Fink character for his ‘O’.
Here’s Ewok’s official statement:
Video Blog 63 drop. This is a short but punctual homage to 3 greats, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth for his Rat Fink as well as being just an incredible artist from his illustration work on paper to his off the wall creations on wheels, the next legend I tried to give my respects to was Kenny “Von Dutch” Howard, who it’s sad to say that 99% of the American population would probably say “who’s that? The trucker hat guy?” No that was the doings of his foundation in his name, unbeknownst to the world he was an incredible pin striper, sign painter, custom gun maker, knife maker etc etc etc… and lastly, I wanted to show my respect to the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, who played an incredible part in my youth, being white and being a minority in my jr. highschool listening to rap while the jocks listened to Green Day and whatever the hell else, and the metal heads listened to Metallica I was listening to Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Special Ed, Whoodini… So for an all White “rap” group to come out back then, I always wanted to be as cool as these guys where. It was a sad day about 2 yrs back when I heard Adam had cancer, I posted a get well MCA on the blog… to then last week hearing of his passing sucked big time. My heart goes out to all his friends and family. He’s gonna really be missed, NYC has lost a great with his passing so I wanted to use a not so common Beastie’s track in my next Vid Blog.. I felt like “Time For Livin” was a good choice….
I had my brother RAPES DF/ATT in town for this and we rocked it with DET RIS. If you see my signature in the video, was done for me as a gift by the great Robert Pradke for the theme of this wall. I can’t thank him enough for lending his insight and knowledge on a historic lettering style that is way too often mimicked terribly with no shame. Check Pradke’s blog, the guy knows his craft and is a stand up guy.