Thnx was ahead of his time all the way to the end of his career. Thnx embodied the TC scene with his heart on his sleeve. He believed in all the rules and regulations of the scene and lived the minneapolis life to the fullest. At the age of 14 he was writing Gear and had already mastered the art of having a strong hand, with uptown and dinkytown on lock. During the mid 90's many writers started their career in the 6th-9th grade, where Thnx had an early start at Anwaitan Jr High in the 6th grade. As crews took notice of his presence, Gear was looked at by such crews as STD, AF and the ATD's (pre-HM). Nobody believed a kid at this age could be that good, but he was. He was soon to be picked up by the AF and STD crews, than PS a sister chapter to AF-Athough XYZ was always his main concern. Shortly after some run-ins with the law, he switched his name to Thnx (think). A lightbulb became his trademark and his hand-style that mimicked no other. Although many had done characters, or were character artists, Take note that he was the/or one of the pioneers of having a consistent 'street art/monikers/imagery' for the TC scene, his lightbulb. Kilz87 had his trademark 'spaceman' character beforehand, but that was a more traditional idea because they were in fact, characters. A lightbulb was off the map and left a mark on people's minds. Hake WND followed later in 1999-2001 with his 'hats.'
Thnx had straight letters thatwere strong and followed suite of the original 612 tradition; straight to the point letter formation with individualized funk. After another stint with the law his title was changed to Amer, which was short for america, following a stint with the law shortly after that he switched his name to Beg (and sometimes Bug) during a prime chapter of the XYZ crew, when XYZ made sure the city knew of their existence. XYZ became a crew that held ranks with even some o the elite crews, a secretive group that seemed to hold no more than 4-5 bodies at a time. Thnx believed that there would be a capsize to how many members would be included, and each one would be real. THis described his persona, Thnx enjoyed the rare things in life, and whatever he cared for was truly precious in his eyes, what mattered to him counted, a lot. Thnx looked beyond style, although his members were stylized; he looked for integrity, off-beat personalities, and creative minds that kept a serious city twist. Thnx was not a large guy but stood up to foes that challenged him with a heart the size of his body with styles that reached the skyline. Following after his graf career Thnx perused the fine arts, with ample talent. by the time he had left the planet he had created over 4,000 pieces of work without one showing. I could go on but I'll make a long story short-
Thnx was full of creative energy and a real persona that stood up for what was real and righteous for the TC scene. He was a born leader and natural master of his craft. Bless the soul of the holy ghost. Thnx was a true piece of TC history.
Thnx one Forever.