Interviews

Adam "Dumperfoo" Dumper on His B-Boy Days, Working at Wet Paint, and the Thrill of Live Art

It's a wonder that Adam Dumper ever finds time to sleep, especially since the Tempe urban artist, live painting guru, and hip-hop impresario keeps a pretty hectic schedule. When he isn't turning canvases into stunning-looking creations, the artist known as Dumperfoo is busy creating flyers and doing design work in front of his computer or overseeing The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room each week.

Dumper's been plenty busy and heavily involved in the urban and hip-hop scenes for years now - ranging from his longtime job at now-defunct and highly-influential Wet Paint Artist Supply (which shuttered back in November) to doing the live painting thing at countless club nights. Despite celebrating his 40th birthday starting tonight at Yucca Tap, the dude's got no plans to slow down, which he gladly informed Jackalope Ranch during a recent interview.

See also: - 100 Creatives: Adam Dumper ("Dumperfoo") - Dumperfoo and Sol.Exposure's The Next Movement Previews Thursday at Yucca Tap Room - Freshly Painted: Live-art mogul hits the walls of a Valley bar - Dumperfoo Quietly Galvanizes the Phoenix Hip-Hop Scene

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.