BxH / House Of Pain Tee
Words by Bossman75
Bounty Hunter have paid homage to legendary rap group House Of Pain’s debut album Fine Malt Lyrics. The front and back both sport the group’s logo designed by Danny Boy, with the original Irish flag influenced colours giving way to the typical Bounty Hunter mono-chromic pallet. This isn’t the first time Hikaru and Danny Boy have collaborated together. Prior examples include the Deathshead Mickey (David Flores) and Skull Biker (Zach Shuta) logos for Hell Fire Canyon Club, the MCC that Danny rides with. As expected with this Japan only release, within hours of going live the Nagoya web-store had sold out. I’m still hoping for a Zozotown release, another official Bounty Hunter web-store but have so far not had any confirmation. Hikaru’s love of west coast hip-hop has been seen in previous designs, like the Phuncky skull logo appropriated from Cypress Hill, another member of the Soul Assassins. I’d love to see a Funkdoobiest design in the future, making it three for three from the crew, but that’s most likely a hash pipe dream.