Hip Hop Editorial #6 Hosted by Marco D’alfonso
Interview by G. Ellis
About a month ago I was introduced to a amazing content sharing website Pinterest. After the first 5 minutes I was simply addicted to pinning and blogging some dope ass pictures. Than I ran across a picture of Jesse Pinkmen and Walter White as fresh as they want to be in a B Boy stance. I feel in love with the picture I had to find out who creaed such awesome mix of hip hop and art. After many hours of searching I finally get a tip on who and where I can find the artist who created such a classic picture.
His name is Marco D’Alfonso a talented artist from Canada better know as m7781 at his deviant ART account. I caught up with the artist just for a short Q & A on what inspired him to cross Breaking Bad with Run DMC and how it was created. Also after checking out his other collection Marco is also behind creating the 50 Cent Dead Pool and the cross of Batman and Iron man re inventing Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Otis” video from the Watch The Throne album.Marco D’alfonso
IHHR: What actually sparked the idea to cross 2 of the best TV drama characters with 2 of the greatest hip hop emcees of all time?
Marco:The piece started out as a commission for new york comic con, the original request was “breaking’ bad” pretty much Walt and Jesse break dancing. i wasn’t real thrilled with the idea, so i thought i would put a different spin on it. Since the show was coming to a close at the time i tried to cram in as much breaking bad i could towards the finale, to the point where i would see Walt and Jesse similarities everywhere in my day to day. that’s when i noticed Walt’s Heisenberg get-up is pretty damn similar to that of DMC, and the meth lab hazmat suit could easily be converted into an Adidas track suit.
IHHR: Did you use anything else to draw inspiration?
Marco: I must have listened to “rock box” and “king of rock” 700 times while making this.
IHHR: Funny you mention that because when I first heard it that was the first song that came to mind. So how long have you been drawing?
Marco: I’ve been drawing as long as i can remember, and being a kid of the 80’s with zero internet and no 24 hour cartoon channels there was tons of time to draw my favorite comic and cartoon characters.
IHHR: You have a very sharp and unique style. What else can we expect from you in the future.
Marco: I’m always drawing weird crap to amuse myself, mixing a blending different things i like. so it’s kind of hard to say what will be next, you never know when inspiration will strike.
For more information on Marco and his work check him at his deviant ART account.
Marco Da GAWD!!
Haha regarding the current rumors about “Superman vs Batman.”
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