Dumperfoo is a community leader in the Arizona Hip Hop, Art, and Social scene. Having been involved in promotions in Arizona since 1990, beginning at the Grind Night Club. Dumper began as an after-hours DJ and Mural artist there. In the early 90′s Dumper teamed up with Disgo and began throwing the infamous Wife Beater parties, the official Pimp & Ho Balls, Move, and Mad Tuesdays, which featured Dumperfoo and Jim Mahfood as the leaders of the live art movement in AZ. For a few years Dumper did freelance graphics and logo work for such artists Vanilla Ice, Sugar Ray, Everlast, The Headquarters, Zulu Nation, Hip Step Massive, XIS, and many more from punk rock to hip hop.Â
Concentrating on his graphic and live painting Dumper hit the Music circuit hard performing and promoting at numerous events from Raves to Concerts in the mid to late 90′s. In the early 00′s Dumper moved to San Diego and worked doing graphic design for an engineering firm, where he detailed his skills and business knowledge. While in SD, Dumper collaborated with DEEP, San Diego’s premier Drum and Bass spot, where he did CD graphics for such artists as Dj Tee Bee from Norway, Flyer graphics, and street promotions. In 2001 Dumper moved back to Arizona to open and work at Wet Paint Art Supply and Gallery, with local artist Mosha One. For the last 5 plus years Dumper has been the Buyer for Graff supplies and vinyl, coordinated Final Friday B-Side gallery events, and rocked hundreds of flyers and pieces for the store.
In 2002 Dumper teamed up with Keith Nichols, Emerg McVay, Hyder, Catalyst and friends to start his new venture, The Blunt Club. For the past 5 years the Blunt Club has been Arizona’s Hip Hop church, hosting nearly every local live painter, poet, mc, dj, fashion designer, and beyond, supporting the artistic community in a multidimensional format. On top of that, The Blunt Club brings National and International headliners weekly, showing the world that Arizona has a strong collective scene. The Blunt Club has since been named one of the top “101 hot spots in the U.S” by Spin magazine, as well as AZ’s “Best Hip Hop Night 2003-2006″ by Phoenix New Times and 944 magazine.
In 2003 Dumper founded with Baron Gordon, the Alpha Monster Art Collective, consisting of over 20 members globally. The collective’s goals are to advance each artist, business wise and ethically, give back to the community, donating time to educate youth at Greenway Middle School in Glendale, AZ and working with numerous charities. Currently Dumper and the Alpha Monster’s perform every first Thursday at SMOCA “Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Arts” , every final Friday at The Lick, First Friday’s downtown, and many more venues in and outta the state of Arizona. In 2003 Dumper joined forces becoming a resident artist with the So Cal collective, the Abstract Workshop and Circa Skateboards. In 2005, Dumperfoo has since become a resident artist traveling out to paint live once a month at Cocoe’s major events.
Also in 2003 Dumper officially joined the Hip Hop Band, The Drunken Immortals, performing live art on stage during their shows. Dumper and Drunken have toured internationally including, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, and Coast to Coast in the U.S. Recently Dumper joined the Pacific Art Collective, and doing gallery shows from San Jose, to Seattle, back to L.A. You can catch Dumper live every Thursday at The Blunt Club in Mesa, AZ or you might just see his paintings hanging in a studio or home near you.
Dumperfoo has painted onstage/ or toured with
HAIKU DE TAT, ABSTRACT WORKSHOP COLLECTIVE , TALIB KWELI , SCRATCH , AESOP ROCK & LIF , CROWN CITY ROCKERS , MF DOOM , AFRICA BAMBAATAA , HIERO , SOULS OF MISCHIEF , SAGE FRANCIS , ATMOSPHERE , MR. DIBBS , GRAYSKULL , SCRIBBLE JAM , J.BOOGIE , ANTEDOTE, JOSH MARTINEZ , SLEEP, 2MEX, SHAPESHIFTERS, DULOK, EYERIS ONE, BUKUE, UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST, DJ QUEST, Z-MAN, SACRED HOOP, TREK-LIFE, ONE SELF, DJ SAMMY B (JUNGLE BROTHERS), DJ DREZ, Z-TRIP, RADAR, ELEMENT, SANTOS (Yoruba) REBIRTH, DEEP ROOTED, ANTEDOTE, DIGABLE PLANETS, LIVING LEGENDS, ZION I, SCARUB, DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG, ROB SWIFT, PUBLIC ENEMY, & Many , Many , More
Live Artist for band Drunken Immortals, The Insects, Crusher Sound System. Also a member of Uni versatile Music , Abstract Workshop (CA,HI,AZ), Wet Paint Gallery, Circa, P.A.C. and Furious Styles Crew
Alpha Monster Collective (30 members US) and Pacific Arts Collective (500 members worldwide)
Absurd Clothing, Circa Streetwear, UM, Haven Apparel, Abstract Workshop
Promoter / Originator:
Blunt Club (8yrs. and growing Voted New Times Best 2004-2006) (Spin Magazine Top 101 WILDEST PARTIES in USA June issue 2006)(944 Magazine “Best Live Hip Hop Joint ” Platinum Awards” 2006),
Return Of The Flavor Shop
Final Fridays B-Side Gallery Shows at Wet Paint (Voted New Times best 2004-2006),
Wake Up Call Wednesdays
The Grind 91-94
Party Gardens 95-96
Atomic Cafe 99-02
Disgo & Dumps Presents
Pimp & Ho