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Alfie Atkins guide to Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
”Wu-Tang is for the children. – Ol’ Dirty Bastard.”
Alfie Atkins, born in a Swedish suburb, listens to the cassette “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” by The Wu-Tang Clan while playing a game of chess and enjoying a Fresh Calabash of Mate with some biscuits.
Here’s Alfie Atkins guide how to prepare your own mate & chessboxin’:
1. Fill a cured mate cup just over half full with yerba mate. Tilt the gourd until the tea covers the side and almost reaches the top.
2. Before putting the straw in, pour hot water onto the bottom half of the drink. A temperature of 140–158ºF (60–70ºC) is best.
3. Relax while the yerba mate leaves absorb the water. This awakens the tea.
4. Put the filtered end of the mate straw into the tea, at an angle.
5. Pour hot, not boiling, water into the yerba mate tea and drink when the chess is set.
6. Now spell your favorite song with your biscuits.. Get your boombox & listen to The Wu-Tang Clan.
7. The final step – Read this:
“The game of chess, is like a sword fight
You must think first, before you move
Toad style is immensely strong, and immune to nearly any weapon
When it's properly used, it's almost invincible” – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’. By The Wu Tang Clan.
Benny Cruz: Benny was born and raised in Sweden, a place where he never quite felt at home with his art. He has since turned his eyes towards the rest of the world where he has found success with audiences in different countries. New York has become the top city for his art. It has opened up new opportunities for growth and the prospects for a bright future. As an artist Benny mostly works in acrylics on canvas, but is also working with murals. His acrylic work and text-based street art have recently played a larger part in his artistry. Benny's inspiration flows from his Chilean roots, emotions, childhood memories as well as the hip-hop scene with artists like Wu-Tang Clan. These are his main inspirations. One of the concepts he works with is his text-based street art. He takes to the streets and lets his intuition guide him to the right places. He then uses either big chalks to draw on the ground or uses foil text-balloons on walls.
Benny was an apprentice under the now late Chilean artist Alfredo Mosella. Art studies both in Gothenburg and Stockholm.
One of Benny’s exhibitions has been displayed in Swedens oldest museum, Livrustkammaren in Stockholm.
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