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the first graff i ever really noticed was when i was younger going back home to philladelphia every summer...taking the speedline into the city and seeing all these weird, scary ass marks that i couldnt read everywhere....got alittle older, living down south, lots of gang graffiti caught my attention...from then on, i learned alot more about this shit that i have a love/hate relationship with...

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i remember a tag when i was like 4 years old, looked almost like my real name, only 1 letter difference, since then ive been "tagging" my school books with my own name , then when i was like 14 i started to do real graffiti letters etc.

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Re: Sick/Pone

 

Are you from Beantown? I did a nice piece up in Framingham with Sick back in 1995 thereaboutz. I didn't know there was a tunnel up there. Yeah but Sick is peeps a 156 Guru all the way live and direct.

 

I'm glad I was one of the instraments that corrupted you into a lifestyle of chaos and mayhem. Yes a Guiness ale would be nice if you get around to the liquor store. Hit me off witha a fleamail and we'll chat

 

Peace Love and Deoderant

 

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thats wat got me writing i was from boston now im in ashland right next to framingham and i would always see that piece

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in a drainage ditch that tunnelled under the street i grew up on. it was just a marker hit up that said "Michael was here". i wasnt diagnosed with the graffiti disease until much later but i remember being really intrigued by it.

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the first day i rode the subway i noticed Cope2 and GatoRIS fillins everywhere. Jon156, Sane and Smith had taken over the D's with huge clover green throw ups. Then a few weeks later

i got on a train that had the windows covered and this poor hasidic jewish dude missed his stop because of it. those are my first conscious memories of graffiti.

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ha im still a toy, but i remember, when i was about 5, i was riding my bike, and i saw this huge graff throw, but then i didnt care what it said. anyway, i got out my watercolor markers and drew a big X on the wall, ruined my marker, after 15 minutes of waiting for the cops NOT to come I did another with another color. I went back the next day and it was gone. I felt so hardcore, even though it was gone. hahaha. then when i turned 13, i was at my grams house and i saw a huge piece on the side of a train that read "feria", ever since then iive been obsessed with graff.

 

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some fume tags on a shit high spot on the way to london,bout 1 or 2 years ago

 

i know ive seen paintings before that in my hometown but this was the earliest memory when i can actually picture it in my head

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about 85 or 86.....id see an "aero" tag on this sign advertising an apartment complex every day i passed it...then about 88 i saw a teenager go behind a bus stop bench, pull out a can and spray something on the back....it was around sunset, but it was obvious what he was doing..

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The highways on the way to the mall,there was this legde, i later learned, it was by worker (waste, rsk) Ewok and Ultra.. i didnt know shit though at that time, 92 or so, then a year or two latter i was just always coming in contact with it, first an issue of the source in study hall in middle school, i remember arab and roach flicks, i lost my mind i had never seen a nyc subway train painted before, but it wasnt untill i saw americas most wanted a few weeks later where they profiled the up and comming problem of tag banging that i was actually inspired to venture out out to the highway and jump on on a guardrail and hit a sign, ( i think i probally had a sharrpie though!!) after that going to buy trees in the hood i saw locals such as Sel rsk, Gzabel, power rsk, Rue, Sop, and GA nsk from brklyn, who i latter met on the street in bk.. funny to think john walsh gave me that xtra push..:p

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First time i saw graffiti wuz on the side of a frieght comin through NokeTwon, 540. I didn't think nuthin of it, I was a lil' geek in like, 5th grade thinkin that's just what happens to old shit that sits in one place to long;: punks paint it. But then I developed soul in middle school and started to feel the art, ya know? I played this game... Jetset for XBOX, it wuz pretty ill, it had inline techno and graff and i was a fan of the first two, as I looked through the library of graff art in the game (actually pretty decent even lookin back) I realized how sic it wuz, and how it was related to the scribble on the trains, and how they both came from the same culture that brought me hip-hop and electronica and finally a fusion of the two, it all meshed so well. I wuz always puttin up rebel political posters in middle-school, but I didn't know that wuz graff-related. Now whevener I'm sittin at a crossing and i see a sic piece roll by on a heavy-ass frieght, it's like a fuckin treat. I saw an OBEY giant poster on a lamp post in a parking lot the other day and it made my day.

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One of the first bits of graf I saw was a Phatboy tag near my house... I think some Bomb Squad and Royce throwies downtown.

 

One of the writers that really got me interested in graf was ItsMe, as well as THiNK

 

But these are all island writers, so you guys dont know'em... here, take a look at some flix:

 

ItsMe: http://www.lounge37.com/bb/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=2660&pid=121350

 

BombSquad: http://www.lounge37.com/bb/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=2660&pid=121470

 

Phatboy: http://www.lounge37.com/bb/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=2660&pid=121472

 

Royce: http://www.lounge37.com/bb/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=2660&pid=121500

 

THiNK: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Rakumari/100_0121.jpg

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