Grillin' and Chillin' With Frank151

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The New York-based but globally-minded multimedia youth/urban culture brain trust known as Frank151 is out with #18 in its series of eponymous quarterly mini books. This issue, guest art directed by Daks, aka "Dirty Doktor D" for the Dungeon Family-don't you wish you had a handle like that?-focuses primarily on Atlanta and features a foreword written by rapper Bubba Sparxxx. It includes a look at Eddie's Gold Teeth, Atlanta's top dental goldsmith, who has created "removable grills" for Lil' John, Nas, Kelis, Flavor Flav, Ludacris and 2 Live Crew, among others. Some of the lip-smackin' art is seen here. The cover of #18, incidentally, features a decolorized Confederate flag, part of a "pride with no colors" concept, according to Frank151, "which reflects the ongoing struggle of many of Atlanta's progressive-minded artists and thinkers toward the ideal future." In the word of Bubba Sparxxx, "The New South is by no means a present-day reality, rather a hope for the future. The New South, which began with racial and economic prejudice, will evolve beyond all preconceived notions and stereotypes generally associated with the way of life below the Mason-Dixon Line."

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