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Whip Creamz Car Wax: Halloween Launch Is A Treat for Tricked Out Rides

The cool and current carnauba paste wax collection Whip Creamz, will officially launch Tuesday October 30th prior to Halloween with the release of the Tangerine Dream Wax. This exciting new line of hand-made and poured carnauba waxes are perfect toppings for metallic, flip-flop, pearl, marble, candy and other custom or factory paint systems. Each container is packed with passion and performance and designed to help you maintain the appearance of your car, bike or truck. Whip Creamz is “car care for the car culture” and formulated with the custom car community in mind.

This hand-crafted collection is a careful and balanced blend of all the things your vehicle’s paint will love like, a rich formulation of carnauba and bees wax, rejuvenating oils and other ingredients but without the harsh solvents and silicone you, your painter and body shop may not. Whip Creamz is truly a treat for tricked out custom rides.

D. Smith the visionary and proprietor emphasizes, “Whip Creamz is like candy for your car’s paint system” and is why he chose Halloween to launch the brand and product. The wax delivers one sweet wet shine plus leaves behind a protective coating against the elements. It’s poured in limited quantities and comes in assorted colors, subtle scents with cool names and clean packaging. The ease of application and removal in addition to the hip hues and aromatics will enhance your wax on wax off experience. Waxing your car no longer has to be a chore. It will be a pleasurable experience you’ll look forward to when you chose any jar from the WhipCreamz collection.

Don’t let your eye candy become an eye sore by allowing the daily assault of sun, rain, bird droppings, tree sap and other industrial fall out the ability to settle on the surface of unprotected paint, which can rob your vehicle of it’s shine and luster. Instead, satisfy your car’s sweet tooth by adding Whip Creamz carnauba wax to your auto appearance regiment. It will help keep your vehicle looking it’s very best.

Whip Creamz “Tangerine Dream” carnauba paste wax is availabe now.

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The “SWANG” State of Texas; Land of Candy Paint and Home of the Slab

The political race heats up every election year.  Campaigns mobilize their base and pound the pavement to drum up support for their party. Politically the states are broken down and identified by color. The red states lean heavily toward the Republican Party and the blue states favor the Democrats. If there is no clear or overwhelming party support, that state is labeled a purple state because there’s a balanced mix of red (republican) and blue (democrat) support. These states are also called swing states because they can swing an election in favor or either party.

Texas is not a swing state, it’s Red.  But on the streets it has become the key “Swang” state.  Although it’s not a battleground state by any means, it still tends to lean towards purple, at least in one sub-culture of the population.

A movement that sprang from  a local community on the south side of Houston, Texas has spread, impacting the car culture not only in the city but across the entire state of Texas. The “Slab” ride as it’s called, has become the majority whip of the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas.

Whip Appeal turned to the State Capitol of Austin, Texas for more background and insight regarding the exploding growth and popularity of the Slab ride beyond Texas borders. We caught up with Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs, the headquarters for the emerging Slab Party.

(Whip Appeal): Thomas, explain to our readers exactly what a slab is. How is it different from other custom automotive styles and trends seen in the streets currently?

(Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): The Slab comes from boys sittin low to the Slab(the ground). It later expanded to  represent Slow, Loud And Bangin. A Slab is very similar to donks and low riders but there are differences. You have to have candy paint, Swangas and Vogues, 5th wheel with swanga that recline, 6th wheel(optional), Buck insides(leather), grille and woman, pop trunk, and belts and buckles. A Slab car has to be really customized, from the insides all the way to the outside. Some people throw swangas on their car and say they have a slab. It takes a lot more than swangas to make a complete slab. Now there has always been drama on what a slab is and what type of car is a slab. Some of the kats like myself are from the OG S.U.C. error (the 90’s) would most likely pull out a Cadillac, Oldsmobile,  Buick, or Lincoln that was made in the 60s, 70s, or 80s( Preferably a drop) The younger kats are making the newer 90s, 2000 and up cars into slabs. I feel if you run all the way through the car you have a slab, I just prefer the olders ones.  The car HAS to have swangas to be a Slab. You might have a car with nice wheels but it’s not a complete slab until you rollin on dem 4s or 3s (83s or 84s swangas)

(Whip Appeal): Thanks for making that plain for everybody that may have had misconceptions about what a slab truly is. Now if you would, please take us through the slab timeline. In other words, when, where and how did the slab culture form?

(Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): It started on the southside of H-town,(look at the Slab culture Documentary on Youtube). I can remember when boys were riding on daytons, 30s and vogues and 3 bars. Dj Screw(R.I.P.) and the S.U.C. started making screw tapes and all them boys talked about was riding swangas. The southside started rollin on swangas in the early 90s. I was in High school when I saw my first Slab. I knew I had to have one. During the 90s the southside had all the swangas…so they had all the slabs, and that’s when the jacking started! Northside wanted swangas too and you could not buy swangs in a store. So they went out and jacked them. It was really crazy back then. Only real ballers and OG gansta kats were riding this wheel, if you were a square fronting…you could become a victim…people died because of these wheels. Then Texan Wire Wheels came along in the 2000s and remade the wheel and had it on the shelf so boys didn’t have to jack for them they could purchase their own. (Jacking still is around but it’s a lot less)

(Whip Appeal): I remember the stories on the streets and in the news about occurrences like the ones you described. Sad but true. Thomas, is the slab movement contained to the Houston area or has it started to branch out in your opinion?

(Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): Houston, Texas is the heart of the slab game, but there are slabs all over the U.S. now. I think the music really gave the slab game a huge push. When Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Lil Flip, Big Moe, and Mike Jones got national exposure thats when the world started hearing what a slab was. You can go to Louisiana now and drive through the smallest town and see a complete slab.The world is catching on to the Htown Slab Culture…I have help Slab about 3 cars in Canada, 1 in New Zealand and 1 in Austria. I got a customer right now waiting to see if I can ship him some swangas to Japan. I also give a lot of the credit to the Texas Military boys. They love their culture and they show boys from everywhere how we do it, next thing you know I’m getting calls from Kats from everywhere wanting to be the first in their city or state with a Texas Style Slab.

(Whip Appeal): That’s what’s up, Texas setting trends! Now describe for us how the Slab has evolved since it began back in the day.

(Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): Honestly the slab game has not changed much. You can take one of the first slabs from the 90s and find one just like it right now. Now there are a lot of young cats that are taking whatever car their parents got them in high school and making them slabs. I’m not knocking that because I feel if you put the time and money into your car, long as it customized properly you can call it a slab. You just won’t catch me ridin that way…lol. Common cars are Cadillacs…I have a 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (my favorite car). Some boys slab lincolns, olds, jags, benzs, hell bentlys…whatever car you think of someone is attempting to slab one.

 (Whip Appeal): I feel you on that, I guess that’s the true meaning of Texas proud. Well now comes the fun part. Let’s say I want to build a Slab that will gain attention and turn heads and be on point. I want to do it right, walk me through the process from vehicle choice to accessories? What vehicle do I need to choose, what paint would be holding, interior design, accessories on the exterior, wheel/tire size and choice. If you (Slab Customs) were coaching me on building my first slab how would you advise me to do it?

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): Now if you want to really hold slab find a Cadillac opera, or a Le Cab (very rare cadillacs) but the next best thing would be a Boss hogg (1973-1978 eldorado) or a Eldog (1979-1984 Eldorado), 1968-1970 Deville, 1970-1972 Eldorado….convertible!!!!

  1.  get the motor tight…you can’t be holdin slab waiting on a wrecker truck…that’s a joke waiting to happen. Spend all that money on fixing it up and the motor is garbage is a big NoNo!!
  2.   Get the body right,  all dents, modifications
  3.   Get the interior right, take it to an upholstery shop and design it just the way you want it.
  4.  Get Your bang, Screens, Pop Trunk Actuators, Alarm, Pop Trunk signs, and what ever else you wanted to put in your ride to make it unique.
  5.  Get it sprayed WET…Candy paint…I’m a red turns heads type of dude even through I’m from the northside of Htown. While you are getting painted also get your 5th and 6th wheel painted.
  6.  Get 5th and 6th installed…make sure you put the actuator on the 5th for the recline.
  7.  Get your grille, woman, belts and buckles, and SWANGAS AND VOGUES…..SWANGAS AND VOGUES are a MUST to be a SLAB

Now you have a complete slab ready to kill the streets!!!!

 (Whip Appeal): Boys got the info now so what products, acessories and other slab services can your company Slab Customs help them with now that they want to build their slabs right to be official in the streets?

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): We sell every Slab accessory you need to slab your car…Swangas, Vogues, 5th wheels, 6th wheels, belts and buckles, E&G Grilles, Custom Grilles, Pop Trunk actuators, Pop Trunk signs, Chrome hood ornaments, custom hood ornaments, wood steering wheels, car audio, car video, and much more!!!

 (Whip Appeal): I like the concept, a 1 stop Slab shop! Now I’m even more curious about how you came up with the idea and when you formed Slab Customs. Tell our readers more about your enterprise.

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): Well I move to Austin in 2005, I had a 1995 Buick Lesabre and went to get pop trunk installed. The guy tried to charge me out the ass for it! Being from Houston I knew I could get it done cheaper in the H….it pissed me off but it put an idea in my head to try to bring the Htown culture to Austin…now there was boyz already holdin Slab In ATX…but it was nothing like the H. So I went got my DBA and made me a website. I was only thinking of selling to Austin but little did I know people from everywhere would start to order from my online site. The hustler in me made me put a lot of time, foot work and money into my website so I could make it the Largest site on the net to buy anything to slab a ride. We have come a long way…site has gotten bigger, customers all over world, we came out with our own wood steering wheels, dropped promo mixtapes, drop promo dvd, youtube videos, all over facebook, opened a small store front in the flea market in austin….more to come…real soon!!!

(Whip Appeal): Kats gotta respect your mind as well as your grind on this one!  As we bring the interview to a close, fill us in on who have been some of your most notable or memorable clients?

(Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): I remember a kat from Austin name lil John…he was the first dude to bring me his whole income tax check to fix up his ride,  My boy DA from Kentucky…first kat to spend over $10,000 with me, kats down in Alaska…I couldn’t believe they were into cars down there lol..and all my customers outside of the U.S.…they really rep Slab Customs hard!!!!

 (Whip Appeal): Earlier in the interview you mentioned unique ways of promoting your company particulary the mixtapes, dvds etc..Tell me more about your marketing efforts.

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): We hooked up with A.T.L. Productions and dropped free promo mixtapes…screw and chopped…still grinding on craigslist, flyers, dvds, Youtube, Facebook…trying to get to the music videos…not there yet. Texas Heatwave car show in Austin…Los Magnificos car show In Houston and any small car shows in between. Any chance I have to advertise to get business I’m there. No matter how small it is.

 (Whip Appeal): I better start closing this out man, I could talk to you all day about your company, the cars and music. How about letting readers know about any future plans for Slab Customs.

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): I want to expand to a larger shop!  Make my website bigger and better. Open a location back home in Houston, and maybe other parts of Texas. This is just the beginning for us…We been in business for 7 years and we are still a young company…and ready to take on the world!!!!

 (Whip Appeal): Thomas if there is anything we have not covered speak now or forever hold your peace…lol, I think I’m really about to conclude the interview. I hate it’s coming to an end but I have taken up enough of your valuable time. You have Slabs to help build!

 (Thomas Kemper of Slab Customs): Well if you need anything hit us at , need a wood wheel visit , need a dvd to bang in your ride visit , also we are on twitter, facebook and myspace and you can reach us at 512-803-2200…email for questions!!

 (Whip Appeal): Thanks again my man for giving us the real rundown on the Texas Slab ride.

Back in 1861, Texas declared it’s separation from the Union and joined the Confederate states of America, but those states were never recognized as a separate country. After the Union defeated the Confederacy in 1865, all those confederate states were restored to full U.S. status. Every now and again in Texas politics however, you hear rumblings from a small minority who still desire a Texas secession from the nation. In the car world, some think Texas has already seceded when it comes to customizing automobiles. Taking that point of view is like looking at the entire custom car landscape through a very narrow lens.

Yes, there are many independent thinkers in the Texas whip game, just like in our politics. The major difference however is, the only rumblings you will hear from within The slab party is when boys beat down your block bangin Robert Earl Davis. Instead of being swayed by what’s in vogue, boys who ride Slab choose to roll on vogues wrapped around 84’s.

Not only is Texas an active part of the custom car community in the states but is also spreading influence abroad.  So the next time someone asks, “What ya’ll know about them Texas boys coming down in candy toys (RIP Chad “Pimp C” Butler) let’em know, “we still tippin and the paint still drippin”!


Until Next Time,

D. Smith/WhipAppeal Blog and WhipCreamz Custom Car Wax Collection

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Street Toys; Rollin’ Straight Outta Compton

Who has not heard of Compton California? After all, it gained national prominence as the home to pioneering rap group NWA, after they exploded onto the hip hop scene in 1988 and totally changed the course of rap with “Straight Outta Compton”, their debut CD. The group’s acheivements were astonishing to say the least. No other rap group can boast of having had the first album ever to reach platinum status without any airplay or major tour support! Let’s again turn the spotlight back to the place that gave birth to what many have termed, “gangsta rap”.

This time however, the focus is not on hip hop but an humble band of 10 brothers and 2 sisters collectively known throughout LA County as Street Toys Car Club. Although the members are not truly siblings, their passion for and connection to customized cars swang’n on chrome throughout those same Compton streets as Easy E’s (RIP) Ruthless Records label mates, could not be stronger.

Whip Appeal caught up with Street Toys CEO “JT” to discuss how the club is not only changing the west coast whip game in the streets, but also how they are postively impacting the community, achieving club goals, collecting awards and looking good doing it.

(Whip Appeal): So JT, tell our readers more about StreetToys Car Club. How did the club originate?

(JT): Street Toys Car Club was founded October 2006 in the city of Compton, California. It was formed by myself and 3 other non-current members. We all had a passion for cruising and we were from the same neighborhood. We all had different connections and when we hung out, we did it all together. After a while, we just decided to start a club. The original founding members are all in good standing with Street Toys, they simply relocated and priorities changed.

(Whip Appeal): Talk about the growth and expansion of Street Toys. Are there any branches outside Compton in other cities or states?
(JT): The way Street Toys has grown is unbelievable inspite the fact we do not have any outside chapters. We chose not to branch out because we are a close knit family and we are about the quality of the person first and not the quantity of cars in the club. We pride ourselves on the quality of each individual member.

(Whip Appeal): What are some of the goals, aspirations and achievements of Street Toys? How has the club given back or made a positive impact to the community?

(JT): We make plans to work and then we set out to work the plan. As a car club we stretched our expectations and set a goal to bring home a trophy from a major car show within 5 years. This year, we acheived that goal and brought home a trophy from the DUB Magazine show this past March 2012. It was a major accomplishment because originally we were a car club that evolved to the show scene, we did not start out on the show scene.

Street Toys also take pride in community involvment. We have hosted toy drive car shows to help raise and donate toys to local churches. We have also participated in a number of back to school drives, family and friends fun fairs and we are now initiating an annual program that will raise and donate clothes as well as food to the homeless on skid row.

(Whip Appeal): JT describe to our readers what it takes to become a member of Street Toys. What does the intake process look like?

(JT): Becoming a member is definetly a process but in the end, it’s well worth it. There is a probationary period however but even before that, we encourage potential prospects to hang out with the club for us to get a feel for them. It’s important, even before starting the initial process, to determine if they are a good fit for the club and vice versa. As I mentioned earlier in the interview, the people and personalities come before the cars. Once the probationary period commences, prospects must make 2 modifications to their vehicle, attend 2 consecutive meetings as well as 2 events. Once they complete these tasks, they qualify for their probationary sticker which they place on the side window of their vehicle. After the prospect completes the 3rd modification to their car and has attended all meetings and events, they are then inducted in to the Street Toys Car Club as a full fledged member. This is when they are eligible to receive their full front windshield Street Toys logo.

(Whip Appeal): Street Toys has accomplished so much since inception in 2006 as a car club, what’s on the current calendar in terms of car cruises and shows?

(JT): Look for Street Toys at many upcoming events not just in our local area and state but quite possibly a show near you. Our 2012 calendar includes the Spring Classics Car Show in Las Vegas and the DUB Magazine Car Show in Phoenix, Arizona this October. We attend numerous cruise nights around the city on a regular basis. In August, Street Toys will be shining in our hometown for the DUB Magazine Show at the L.A. Convention Center. We are also planning on heading out to Texas next year to show’em how we swang in Cali.!

(Whip Appeal): JT, what are some of your best memories as part of StreetToys Car Club?

(JT): It’s hard to simply pick out 1 memory and say that’s the best one. Every moment as a Street Toys club member is a different experience but ends up being a great memory. The video shoots we have been involved in, car shows and other events, they all create special memories. It’s a bus load of fun and memories being apart of this club. If I just had to pick a memory that stands out however, it would have to be the messages that we placed at a show where you have to compete on the highest level possible in order to place.

(Whip Appeal): Thanks for sharing your best memories, now describe what you like best about car club life overall and why?

(JT): There are several things that stand out that I like about Street Toys, dedication is one of them! The members dedicate themselves whole heartedly regardless of the odds. That’s a trait that in my opinion, cannot be found anywhere else. Other things I like most include the diversity of the club and various personalities. The most important thing however is the family aspect we all adhere to. No matter the problem big or small, no matter the argument or disagreement, we all love each other and treat each other as if we were all actually brothers and sisters.

(Whip Appeal): In closing, what have we not covered or discussed that you would like readers to know about StreetToys?

(JT): We have covered quite a bit about Street Toys. The only thing left to do is show that we talk the talk but also walk the walk. We are very humble but we also know the real deal. If anyone wants to know more about us please visit:WWW.CARCLUBLIFE.NET, FACEBOOK.COM/STREET.TOYS.7. Check out these youtube channels as well: Wiiplok and CarClubLife.

You can also yahoo or google search Street Toys or Street Toys Car Club.

Finally you can send us an email at STREETTOYSCARCLUB@YAHOO.COM.
(Whip Appeal): JT, any final acknowledgements you’d like to make?
(JT): Street Toys would like to give a special Thanks to all the shops we deal with including; Riding Dirty Upholstery, Fineline Auto Body Shop, HP Motor Sports, New Era Customs, Curly’s Pinstripping, Manny’s Auto Art, 310 Kreations Audio, Monster Graphics, Big Daddy Sign Works and Cutting Edge Graphics.
Also, thanks so much for this opportunity and the time because we know it takes alot to do this. Finally our motto is; “If it ain’t a toy, it don’t belong on the streets…Street Toys, Say What?!!!!

(Whip Appeal): Again we want to thank JT for speaking with us on behalf of Street Toys about the car club scene and lifestyle. Good luck on your future endeavors and events.


Those of us with an appreciation for custom cars understand low lows (term for lowriders) are a beloved staple, not only out west but in every part of the country where the car culture thrives. Easy E once rapped about crusing down the street in his 64 and other west coast rappers as current as Snoop Dogg and as far back as King T, keep the signature G-ride front and center through their music and videos. Street Toys is the evolution to what we’ve come to expect from the Wesside. Dub’d out Impalas, Monte Carlos, even Hondas, Altimas and Pontiac G6’s are commonplace in the club. Street Toys is definetly elevating the custom car game in Cali literally and figuratively.

They are bold enough to show the street scene that there is enough room and creativity in the custom car world to enjoy the low life (low riders, hydraulics, bagged rides) or take the high road (donks, raised kits and big wheels) plus everything in between. The key is do you and make it look good!

Street Toyz, rollin Straight Outta Compton and quite possibly a show near you real soon.

Until next time,

D. Smith/Whip Appeal Blog & Whip Creamz Car Wax Collection

Important: Please tell us what you think about this article. Also if you are in a car, bike or truck club, have an upcoming custom car show, or offer custom products or services to the custom car community and would like to be featured in Whip Appeal, contact us today! Email D. Smith at or call 713.2355.0670

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