The new issue of Clout Magazine is now available! You can purchase a copy of Clout #11 here at our online store, various online shops or at a fine retailer near you.
In conjunction, a limited edition Clout #11 T-shirt was created featuring the cover artwork of legendary skateboard artist, Todd Bratrud. Receive a complimentary copy of Clout #11 with each t-shirt purchase. Limited to 50.
Find out what’s inside this issue and view additional images after the jump.
What’s my favorite word? BITCH! Last issue, the theme among all those we interviewed was versatility. This issue’s common denominator is longevity. You might even call the interviewees in this eleventh issue legends. First up is Bay Area rap pioneer and the godfather of pimp rap, Too $hort. Crafting his art since the age of 14, Too $hort has been around for more than twenty years and still remains to be relevant today. Building a solid foundation in the Bay Area rap scene beginning in his early teen years, San Quinn continues to be a mainstay and positive force for the younger generation. For almost thirty years, Cope 2 has been getting up in the streets on a consistent basis and now has made a professional career out of his art. He talks to Clout about his beginnings as a writer and gives us some words on his inspirations, crews, beef and the state of graffiti today. On the cover, you’ll find a pin-up lizard girl unmistakably illustrated by the legendary skateboard artist Todd Bratrud. You wouldn’t know it from reading his interview but he’s been drawing and skateboarding for two decades and has contributed countless graphics to the scene. Graffiti writer GESO made his way onto the scene 16 years ago and has one of the most unique styles. Following the road less traveled, GESO’s got a style and attitude all his own.You’ll also find a Q&A with the creator of innovative brand Two In The Shirt, Marek Grubel, who is bringing tastefully provocative graphics on tees season after season. And as always, a solid selection of great photos of walls, freights and city streets from coast to coast as well as product and fashion features. – CULT OF BEAUTY
"I was woken up this morning by the pulsating sound of a very large helicopter. When I realized what I was looking at it hit me that it was the Presidential Helicopter flying by and landing near the Dodger Stadium/Police Academy area, on his way to the town hall meeting in downtown LA. Tell me this ins’t the sickest copter yet."
On Saturday April 4th, HIT+RUN links up with Archrival for a one day "pop-up shop" where we take over our favorite store for a day. The new H+R line of nine limited-edition tees will be debuted and on sale at 11AM, as well as live screenprinting all day by the Crew. Roll through and peep HIT+RUN specialty items and one-of-a-kind gear only available at this event. Djs KUTMAH, THE GASLAMP KILLER, NOBODY, RAS-G, AZUL*213, PAY RAY, VALTRON, MAGO, TOKS, EROK, CHITLINS and SIR MARCUS will be djing exclusive crew sets all afternoon and into the night.
We’re also very excited to release of our first H+R mix cd by KUTMAH. The amazing 80-minute ghost ride is only available with the purchase of a blank or pre-printed tee at the event. Limited edition art prints by RESTITUTION PRESS, ANNIE MADISON, KUTMAH, EUTHANASIA, KIME BUZZELLI, SHARK TOOF, ENIK ONE, MARK OF THE BEAST, AMBUSCH, ABCNT, MIKE C, LATIN DIVISION, SMOG CITY, CASEY ANDREWS, MILES GROBMAN, TWO RABBITS, CAT CULT, SONIK, 2CENT and more will be on display and for sale all month long.
HIT+RUN x ARCHRIVAL POP-UP SHOP
349 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles 90012
11AM-11PM | All Ages | FREE
I started tattooing full time at Rock-A-Billy Tattoo in Lauderhill, Florida six years ago on Labor Day. Dave Poole apprenticed me for about two years prior to that. My apprenticeship consisted of working a full time job in the day time, raising a family, and working at the tattoo shop at night. Dave and many other artists that were around me taught me not only how to tattoo but how to be a gentleman, businessman, and a craftsman. My time at Rock-A-Billy with Danny Knight, Uncle Johnny, Dave Poole, and Joey Desormeaux was one of the best learning environments I could have been in. I am very grateful for all the knowledge that was past down to me, and I owe all these guys in more ways than one.
I am currently living, tattooing, and raising my family in Queens, New York. I work at Top Shelf Tattooing and work by appointment or walk in. I specialize in classic american tattooing, but I will try to accomodate any customers request. I draw inpiration from many sources, but mostly from my closest friends and family members.