Otis Frizzell

MC, taco entrepreneur, artistic innovator, collaborator, radio personality, tattooist.

Otis Frizzell is, quite literally, a walking, talking, Taco-turning, collaborating, creative force of nature. His CV ranges from NZ’s highest profile graffiti artist, half of popular hip-hop duo MC OJ and Rhythm Slave, TV and radio celebrity, hip-hop performer, style-leader, graphic designer and chauffeur to the stars. Lesser known is that Frizzell is a passionate home cook, and it’s this peccadillo that’s found Otis and his wife Sarah cruising around Auckland and parked outside Flying Fish at 230 Ponsonby Road in their super cool food truck, The Lucky Taco.

Frizzell is one of the wonderful ‘Safe in Sound’ artists who took to the canvas of a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 trainers to raise funds for one of our partner charities, Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.The event launches on Thursday 1st at Britomart in Auckland so if you’re in the area come on down and say hi. 

 

What’s happening in your world for 2013? 

Tacos!!! And a travelling Pop Up Art exhibition called 'KUPU'

How hard was it working on the canvas of Nike Air Force 1 trainers?

The hardest thing was deciding what to do ... and it's pretty tricky wrapping an idea around a shoe.

Tell us three things that inspire you and why. 

Food. Art. People. All three of these things feed the soul. Also, there's good and bad in these three things so you must seek out what you like and get past what you don’t. 

Describe the most generous person you know and how they influenced you.

That's a hard one. Sarah Longbottom from the Sole project. She dedicates so much time to kids who don't have a voice and really can't catch a break. She's the type of woman who really does make a difference and changes people’s lives.

Name an everyday action that makes the world a better place, yet is underrated.

Being polite!! More people should try it. It never fails to amaze me how far a "please" and "thank you" can get you.

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