Clifton ‘Cliffnote’ Perry and Sterling Toles are renaissance men of the hip-hop world. Rap artists, music producers, sketch artists, and painters. Both have spent a lifetime creating cloths, toys, music, and GREAT freestyle raps. Their visual works have been featured on world recognized album art work, comic books with national distribution, art galleries nationally, and urban clothing throughout the hip-hop community. Clifton and Sterling are also two of the people I kill time with in conversations about how art and hip-hop relate.