Tag Archives: streetart

From The Streets To The Stove

Chef Jeff Henderson has gone from drug dealer to celebrity chef/TV personality.  An amazing story about the power of food and atonement. Jeff Henderson grew up in a neighborhood stricken with  poverty, abandoned homes, people sleeping in cars and drug dealers on every corner, needless to say it’s been a long road for the South Central LA chef. During his teenage years Henderson began selling drugs in his community making thousands a week, more than the average teenager or adult for that matter. By 24 he was arrested and would spend the next decade in federal prison. While serving time Henderson began to read books and worked in the kitchen where he discovered a passion for food. Henderson began honing his craft in cooking, writing, speaking and business while incarcerated in order to apply it when released. When discharged Jeff started washing dishes for one of the top casinos in Las Vegas, eventually earning a position as a chef. Later becoming the first African American chef at the Bellagio. Not satisfied Jeff took his cooking a step further and began hosting TV shows like “Flip My Food’ and “Celebrity Chef” which can be found on the food network channel. Following up with three cookbooks teaching recipes for cooking as well as success in life. Henderson, a shining example of how hard work and dedication can overcome your obstacles despite how great they are. For the latest news on Chef Henderson stay checking in to the Da Bassment as we keep a close eye on this culinary master.

Appreciate The Art | Admire The Craft

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

DOES LIFE IMITATE ART OR DOES ART IMITATE LIFE? 

There’s something special about being able to transfer your imagination and ideas to paper, especially when you have an imagination like Markus Prime, a 28 year old cartoon/portrait artist from New York. Prime’s artwork is very refreshing and unique as he draws cartoon characters we have grown up watching and adds his creative spin to them creating superhero’s and characters that defy societies norm, like illustrating black women as superhero’s, to create an image with children they normally wont see on television. Prime is challenging normality and deconstructing the standard in cartoons and comics, creating drawings for children of all colors to enjoy. Subconsciously he is planting a seed in a young mind that they to can do super human things and be heroes in their own lives. Growing up, Prime would use his drawings as a way to cope with his emotions and deal with his problems. Now he has matured into a well-known artist who’s goal is to redefine the cartoon and comic culture with diversity. With over 100k followers on Instagram Prime is starting to become well known and appreciated by the masses, using his art to change the culture and impact the youth. Prime looks at his work as a movement to raise awareness and confidence with all who come in contact with it, conveying a message within each illustration.  You can see more artwork from Prime by visiting his website at mlnnprime.com

Appreciate the Art| Admire the Craft

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.