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Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by SaYoH, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. TunnelMan

    TunnelMan 12oz Member

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  2. Barfslop

    Barfslop New Jack

    Joined: May 26, 2009 Messages: 36 Likes Received: 0
    rip iz

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    this spot is ill
     
  3. BLEN 167

    BLEN 167 12oz Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2007 Messages: 1,693 Likes Received: 7
    IZ THE WIZ: All time all-city king
    Aliases: IZZY, CI (CRAZY IZ), IKE 327, CLICK
    Started:1972
    Primary affiliations: TMB, POG, TOP, 3YB, TC
    Local origin: Queens, NY
    Main lines: ALL CITY

    Iz The Wiz is without question one of New York City’s most prolific writers of all time. He holds the title of the All time All City King of New York City Subways, and only one person holds that prestigious honor. In aka Kill 3 is credited with the most extensive all-city bomb in NYC during 1975 and 76, but Iz was the longest reigning all-city king in NYC history, taking the title many times throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Iz was well known for his throw-ups in the mid 1970s on the IND and BMT subway divisions. In the late 1970s he broadened his focus by working on top-to-bottoms, burners and scenery whole cars on the prestigious 2 and 5 lines of the IRT subway division. During this period he simultaneously maintained all-city throw-up king status. He painted for a variety of top level crews. He has served as president of The Master Blasters and the Queens division of Prisoners Of Graffiti. He has also painted for The Odd Partners, The Crew, The Three Yard Boys and others too numerous to mention. Iz appeared in the documentary film Style Wars and portrayed a transit police detective in the film Wild Style. His work has been displayed in museums and galleries throughout the world. Iz played a major role in the development of writing and provided inspiration for every generation of writer that exists. Hailing from Queens Iz took over the city subway system line by line. During his career, there was a time when he was doing at least 100 throw-ups every night, for an entire year. The dedication and love for writing is apparent in all of his works, from the burners on the trains, to the sketches on paper, and the canvases that capture the essence of writing, Iz often drops little side notes next to his the pieces, a little message that takes a minute to sink in and when it does, you always get a grin. Iz is also known for his epic role played in the film Style Wars. His witty remarks remain some of the most quoted words and phrases in the writing lexicon. When just the words you have said 20 years ago are recognized and used in current conversations, you have successfully made your mark in the world. In the film Iz was asked “when will you stop”, and he replied “will come back every now and then to let people know I am still around.” The true beauty is the fact that he never left and continues to bless the people with gems that capture the essence of what graffiti writing all about.

    rest in piece god bless
    www.izthewiz.com
     
  4. MeMiselfANDeye

    MeMiselfANDeye 12oz Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009 Messages: 235 Likes Received: 0
    Bump shaun aero and mist!!!!!
     
  5. MeMiselfANDeye

    MeMiselfANDeye 12oz Junior Member

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  6. Most Wanted NYC

    Most Wanted NYC 12oz Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 9, 2008 Messages: 2,333 Likes Received: 8
    glad i got to meet IZ..... RIP and reguards to the fam
     
  7. RonBurgundy

    RonBurgundy 12oz Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2008 Messages: 1,358 Likes Received: 3
    RIP to IZZY legends never die
     
  8. TV'sFunniestNazi

    TV'sFunniestNazi 12oz Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2009 Messages: 256 Likes Received: 2
    Rest in peace iz the wiz tru legend of graff...man was ahead of his time..
    sad to hear..
     
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  9. Most Wanted NYC

    Most Wanted NYC 12oz Senior Member

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  10. Most Wanted NYC

    Most Wanted NYC 12oz Senior Member

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    Most Wanted NYC 12oz Senior Member

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  12. Most Wanted NYC

    Most Wanted NYC 12oz Senior Member

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  13. Loyal2theGame

    Loyal2theGame 12oz Member

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  14. Loyal2theGame

    Loyal2theGame 12oz Member

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  15. freewit3eez

    freewit3eez 12oz Elite Member

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