It’s tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time…so rapped Run and Darryl back in 1986 on the triple-platinum Raising Hell. Any attempt at expressing the sheer magnitude of Run-DMC’s cultural legacy would grossly exceed the space allotted on this page, but suffice it to say their legacy extends farther and wider than mere sneaker endorsements (no matter how fresh to def). The current issue of LA Canvas evidences as much in an editorial featuring British actor and model Dudley O’Shaughnessy photographed by Magdalena Wosinska. Borrowing its title “It’s Tricky” from the fourth single off Raising Hell, the Marissa Peden-styled story channels the timeless B-boy aesthetic. With square jaw and chiseled physique, Dudley looks every bit the part for rocking a rhyme on time.

Credits include: Publication, LA Canvas March / April 2014; Title, “It’s Tricky”; Photography, Magdalena Wosinska; Styling, Marissa Peden; Grooming, Stefanie Padilla; Styling assistance, Alexander Schmidt.

Dudley O’Shaughnessy | LA Canvas March / April 2014 (Photography: Magdalena Woskinska)

Dudley O’Shaughnessy | LA Canvas March / April 2014 (Photography: Magdalena Woskinska)

 
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