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Chicago...where are you???

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Devilush, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    okay so i grew up in chicago all my life, until i moved here. so i go back to chicago for a christmas vacation...what the heck happened to the graf scene out there? there is absolutely nothing. either i went into the wrong neighborhoods or mayor daly is really cutting graf down. i noticed one AOM simple under train tracks, the next day it was buffed. so clue me in cuz i am planning another trip out there, but this time i am gonna bring some friends ;). plus, are there any hip hop stores that i can possibly talk to in selling my zine? i already had spoken to one hip hop store that is willing to sell it but they arent so prominent. i woudl really hate to say this but i was so hyped in seeing some graf out there and i was dissappointed in not seeing any.
     
  2. GrImeY

    GrImeY Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 15, 2001 Messages: 155 Likes Received: 0
    Chicago got bufffed. I lived there when I was younger before and there was alot of graff and people were getting up but a few months ago I was there visisting relatives and I saw some graff but not like it used to be the amount of buffed spots I saw was crazy. Went bombing with a couple friends and withiin a week it was buffed. the buff is sick there.
     
  3. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    there's a ferocious buff out there. they don't need property owners consent to take graff out. i've heard tunnels and trainlines are gone inside a week or two.
     
  4. wutangbanger

    wutangbanger Member

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 292 Likes Received: 0
    werd.. out side of chicago to like the cicero and north river side there was a razek bomb i think near north river side and it got buffed like the next day so peace 1:mad: fuck daily on real
     
  5. mosluggo

    mosluggo Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2001 Messages: 3,609 Likes Received: 131
    Daley has really taken over. A lot of writers pretty much fell off. I guess they don't think it's worth it. With the risk of getting caught and putting an hour into something to have it buffed in 2 days, it's not. I lived in SF the past 2 years and theres no comparison. 90% of the walls out there didn't get buffed the whole time I was there. I wouldn't say Chicago graffiti is dead. It definately is at turning point and if the right writers come along and a new mayor it could change. The few writers I do know switched to freights because theres so many yards and your shit won't get slammed.
     
  6. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    so what happened to MUL? i know that they were pretty prominent out there for a long while. gosh that really does suck about chicago though. i didnt expect so much of a hard hand on graf out there since it isnt like new york or even sf. it was practically a culture shock to see that. in sf, you would not pass up a newspaper stqand without seeing a tag on it. but in chicago, almost everything is so damn clean. it made me so upset to see that. plus with all the spots i have seen. no wonder people are not taking any risks, and i dont blame them.
     
  7. ET one

    ET one Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2001 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 0
    yea,the buff is terrible here,but it seems 2 me that only the nice lookin graff gets buffed quicker than the wack shit that "toys" put up,giving chicago a bad name 4 graff 4 ppl visiting only a while.



    yea,you can try this hip-hop store"The Tip".Its located 6317 n. Ridge.tele-1(773)761-9870.they sell,underground hip-hop,some mainstream,underground videos and graff supplies.pretty dope store,check it out.
     
  8. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    oh werd!! thanks. i really do appreciate the help that i can get. it's just so sad to me not to see anything going down in that city. it has its influencial writers let me tell you that. i was supposed to go to this one skate shop owned by this one chick that used to write. but i couldnt find it so now i have to do more research on that.
     
  9. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    daly is gonna die.....he buffed the AM KORL roller......all my bombs...and fills in the last day....and the roller has been there befor i started doing graff......and it was kinda a motivator because i'd know i made it as soon as could do shit like that..........damn....i say we designate a day where all the chicago graffers go out an wreck shit.....fuk that should be everyday.....there's more graffers in chicago than there are buffers so lets take over the city....

    FUCK DALY
     
  10. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    that skate shop mite be called UPRISE its on division and they let you tag on the walls
     
  11. ET one

    ET one Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2001 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 0

    real true lol,we should
     
  12. wutangbanger

    wutangbanger Member

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 292 Likes Received: 0
    dope! i`m going to the tip soon
     
  13. wutangbanger

    wutangbanger Member

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 292 Likes Received: 0

    thats mad GReat SOn where u at in the city north side ?
     
  14. Jam On It

    Jam On It New Jack

    Joined: Sep 1, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    the chicago whiteout

    I enjoyed 3 summer months in chi-rock. great pizza and a good mix of down to earth people but hardly the graffiti scene I anticipated. On the other hand, there were lots of chill layups and some yards.othe than that caught one highway spot , some mpowr rooftops, and a newa wall.
     
  15. DankLordz

    DankLordz Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,983 Likes Received: 0
    i was in chicago for a week.. i saw a bunch of FACT tags, a ton of character roof tops when riding the subway that i had no clue who did them.. some wierd stickers by jackson i think? there wasnt much at all.. sorta bummed me out.
     
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