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  1. peace.. im running a bizness and i dont really have a lot of time to look for flix so if you have some feel free to submit them...
  2. http://downbylaw.biz/flix/beleve/7.jpg'> http://downbylaw.biz/flix/beleve/10.jpg'> http://downbylaw.biz/flix/spok/2.jpg'> http://downbylaw.biz/flix/envy/3.jpg'> DC Metro Area Online Graffiti Wall Of Fame
  3. no age limit... its an art gallery not a nightclub... besides most of the action is outside, its kinda tight inside moca
  4. again mad respect to sire and stren... they did their sh1t, their way... my response isnt directed at them, but at some comments that i read on this string... and again, i can talk much sh1t about all my fame and it still wont pay my bills, and thats real...
  5. and now that i think about it i was catching tags in se (my girl lived there) and riding the 30 buses in 83-84... where were you or sire or stren in 83-84? you cant tell me who was up x amount of years ago by whats up now... i remember cats who running dc in the 80s whom youve never even heard about not even in clear's book... go go ninja, go go half-pint, whats up woody, seven, exotic touch... before 84 i was wrecking sh!t as HOBO... i know a guy the police arrested 3 times on suspicion that he was HOBO... and believe me graf was very different then... no suburban kid could come and bomb any part of dc let alone se or 14th st or georgia ave... and believe me im not bragging, im just telling you how sh!t was for real... thats how us old dc writers got our rep... we ran the streets, doing dirt, trying to get ghetto fame... all this graffiti art stuff came later... but all that is gone... i think the most important lesson any artist can learn is that art isnt meant to be permanent... arts #1 job is self-expression... i saw a movie about an artist who couldnt finish a painting until he started burning them in a furnace... this taught him the important thing was to express himself in the moment and forget about whether his art would last... so dont think that your graf is even going to last a year...
  6. there's a difference between "ghetto fame" (what i was out for) and "writer fame"... ghetto fame means that to this day i can go places and talk to dudes who know nothing about graf politics and still be recognized... i was in lorton 3 yrs and i cant tell you how many dudes where like: " ultra, i used to see you all over the street..." besides the fact that sire and stren wouldnt have lasted 10 minutes in lorton, i guarantee cats wouldnt recognize their names for anything... no big deal, thats just the way it is... now that ive said all that... recognize that i cant sell my "ghetto fame" by the gram... it will not feed my 5 kids... sire and stren took their thing and are doing it big... and i have mad respect for that... now im trying to do my thing... now the nw vs se thing: first of all im bombing my hood... thats where i came up at and thats what i know... ive bombed in ne, se and sw, also md, baltimore, va, and nyc... i guarantee 99.9% of writers who are bombing se arent even from dc... im glad theyre bombing but thats not what i started bombing for... its funny i originally commented on this because someone said sire and stren were running dc in the early 90's and so far no one's proven me wrong... sire and stren didnt even appear on the scene till like 94-95... if anyone was running dc in the very early 90's it was cycle, read, dah and cool disco dan and after about 93 it was ultra, cast and cram until 98... for those who would like to see me stop talking and start rocking... im on fed paper right now... but my day is coming....
  7. well, im from dc, particularly columbia rd. and shaw in nw, ive lived there all my life since birth, so i rep where im from... and they never came into where i lived and walked everyday... no offence to them because a lot of "older DC writers" didn't come into the hood either. (not that that makes or breaks a writer)... on the other hand they could have a million fill-ins and tags and they never progressed in style and therefore got no respect from a lot who were trying to progress... again im cool w/ them and i am not saying something here i wouldnt say to their face (and probably have said to their face)... now, we have to define dc writer as someone who is from dc or lives there and represents the city... -80's writers: myself: ultra, seven, e.t., ser, rek, kaz, disco dan, whats up woody, e.k. wayne, go-go half-pint, go-go ninja... -90's writers: cast, cram, budda, read, cycle, geez, scope/demon, mouse, faser... and dc metro area writer is people who live outside dc but bomb there regularly: smk, cert, clear, ever, exakto... i think its hard to dissect how things went down 10 years ago by who you see still up... i know me and cast were bombing georgia ave and other parts of shaw and nw way before anyone else... i know me and e.t. were bombing columbia rd way before anyone else (most writers werent even born when we were bombing) so believe me i know how it was: sire and stren bombed hard for a while but gained little respect from their counterparts due to lack of style and ghetto fame... but god bless 'em for trying...
  8. i never saw this thread before so i have a little catching up to do... 1. aup was a crew as far as i know, w/ cycle and others... but i never saw anybody really pushing it... i dont remember cuz i didnt hang out w/ those kids at the time... and no way was it one of dc's first crews... kgb was the first, w/ lots of others that followed... 2. free agents is not intentionally one-sided... roger asked a lot of people for input and only some got back w/ him... i know somebody from my crew who was destroying dc was cram and he's hardly mentioned in the book because he kept forgetting to get back w/ roger... 3. castone was, is and always be the sh!t... if he was here dc's scene would be totally different... 4. sire and stren definitely did not run dc at any time... they had ups but rarely went into the hood (they werent from dc) and a very primitive style at best... i was cool w/ them, particularly stren, who used to come by my crib when i lived on 13th street... i am trying to start an online dc wall of fame... check it out at: http://downbylaw.biz/flix/wdcmaowof.html and yes i use a lot of other people's flix but most of this stuff is gone now so we've got to cooperate... i know i never used to take flix and i really regret it now... a lot of flix i have of my own sh!t is taken by other people...
  9. i have used both and carried both in my store and on my website and i now only carry the spanish brand... im new here but ive been painting for a long time and i know good paint... in my opinion the german company is full of s***... if their paint is so different, superior, etc... why not come out w/ their own brand? why use the brand name of an inferior product? theres enuff people riding the german bandwagon to make a few sales...
  10. peace.. i just came on this site... and i just want to say that i have a commercial site and i sell graf stuff including paint but also b boy vids and books etc... its also hard for us sellers. we dont make a lot on mags, its hard to keep them and videos in stock, and to maintain a good selection of paint is enuff to cause a nervous breakdown... i guess its hard to tell whos real and whos ripping people off but that could be part of this forum, too... if joe graf writer has a bad experience w/ whatever site... this is the place to talk about it. my mission is to create a real, professional site for underground and old school hip hop heads... your boards have been a good reference for me... i dont want to step on your toes... i used to read yr mag back in the day (i went behind the wall for 3 yrs) and now i sell it on my site now as well as in a dj store in washington dc... i respect what youre doing and i hope you get your store going soon... anyway, ive been writing for 21 years and as soon as i come off parole... im back again... if youve read the free agents book, im page 104... zulu king ultra kgb crew... if i ever piss you off let me know, its your board...
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