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example:

 

grey > geso > trav.

 

there is a chain of influence there. you could tell geso was influenced by grey, but his graffiti looked different. it contained his own ideas, and eventually grew into what it is today. trav was then influenced by where geso had gone and is taking it in his own direction also managing to look nothing like geso or grey

 

grey > sigh

and currently rime > sigh

 

sigh looks at a magazine/internet, sees that grey is doing good graffiti, then does pieces that look like they were done by grey.

rime is hot right now, so sigh decided to move onto his nutsack, you know, to keep it current and all.

 

 

god forbid you point this out to anyone though. you'll get called a "hater". i know sigh has been biting for years, i don't really care. the guy's an idiot. my issue is with people not only accepting this, but thinking it's completely ok and that sigh is some fantastical writer.

 

kids these days...they should have been shot at birth

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Another thing- videos. I remember like 5 years ago there was the cope 2 video, some video graffs, and then all the sudden theres like 455 tapes of footage. (Thanks to the internet.) Don't get me wrong, some of it is cool and what not, but it's only another way for a culture to half-express itself in the modern day media. Go internet videos. It seems like its just another 2nd hand reality that distorts the REAL main action of going out/having fun (among an infinite amount of other emotions) and painting. Personally, I think videos should be kept secretive between a few writers, ect. I don't really want people that don't write, just regular people, to look at footage of people bombing. Because after a regular person would view it, they would immediately start making assumptions about graffiti and start imposing roles on writers. But now, in changing times, a few kids with a few years under their belt can go out and get an hour of bombing footage, put it online, and start sweating themselves. Just like pictures. But then again, nothing stays the same forever.

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What the fuck are you talking about? No rapper will ever spit an entire verse done by someone else. You're like that fourteen year old kid that was going on about how Cam'ron kills Jay-Z because Jay-Z bites Biggie.

 

calm down there guy. i didn't mean verses per say, but bars or whatever. biting lines period.

 

however, 50 cent spit nearly an entire tupac verse on that hail mary remix, changing a few bars and words here and there

 

snoop dogg spit "lodi dodi," which was almost the entire song of slick rick, with a few words change to fit with the times and his persona... but that was more of an homage and not a bite in my opinion. same with def squad re-doing "rapper's delight."

 

ja rule did that song "pain" and spit nearly an entire tupac verse, just changing a few words and bars.

 

there i said "nearly."

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example:

 

grey > geso > trav.

 

there is a chain of influence there. you could tell geso was influenced by grey, but his graffiti looked different. it contained his own ideas, and eventually grew into what it is today. trav was then influenced by where geso had gone and is taking it in his own direction also managing to look nothing like geso or grey

 

grey > sigh

and currently rime > sigh

 

sigh looks at a magazine/internet, sees that grey is doing good graffiti, then does pieces that look like they were done by grey.

rime is hot right now, so sigh decided to move onto his nutsack, you know, to keep it current and all.

 

 

god forbid you point this out to anyone though. you'll get called a "hater". i know sigh has been biting for years, i don't really care. the guy's an idiot. my issue is with people not only accepting this, but thinking it's completely ok and that sigh is some fantastical writer.

 

kids these days...they should have been shot at birth

 

The mans got a point... There are also a fair amount of people doing that IBD style now too..

 

I don't know anything about freights really, so I had to look up this Sigh feller. And I kind of see what you're saying with the Grey stuff. But I didn't have time to look at tons... But like when Grey used to do the letter with another letter in it, or really angular pieces... I see what your saying I think...

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Wow, I hadn't seen any of the Rime influenced Sigh stuff... wow.

 

It's funny, he has a nice sense of composition, and I often enjoy seeing his pieces. But he bites shit so blatantly, I can't really like him as a writer, or have any serious appreciation for his body of work. I read an interview where he said outright that he just bites whatever trendy style is hot at the moment, which I just can't understand. With the amount of work dude puts into the physical act of painting graffiti, I just don't see why he can't develop his own style.

 

I'm not trying to single dude out, though-- I could easily see this basically turnng into a Sigh thread, while the biting trend actually reaches far and wide in the community.

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calm down there guy. i didn't mean verses per say, but bars or whatever. biting lines period.

 

however, 50 cent spit nearly an entire tupac verse on that hail mary remix, changing a few bars and words here and there

 

snoop dogg spit "lodi dodi," which was almost the entire song of slick rick, with a few words change to fit with the times and his persona... but that was more of an homage and not a bite in my opinion. same with def squad re-doing "rapper's delight."

 

ja rule did that song "pain" and spit nearly an entire tupac verse, just changing a few words and bars.

 

there i said "nearly."

 

Homage. Exactly. What I was trying to say is that you must have not realized that Jay-Z spit a couple of Biggie lines until someone pointed this out to you. Which would mean that you're a west coast ignoramus that barely knows Biggie's work.

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I read an interview where he said outright that he just bites whatever trendy style is hot at the moment, which I just can't understand.

 

That's what I was saying earlier. So many people do this. So is it really a crime when a majority of the graffiti writing population thinks it's all good?

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Innovators are few and far between... It's all in the numbers... It is the way of the world.. It is the very few who set the standards and the rest just try to live up to it and usually just fails as a mediocre imitation...

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Innovators are few and far between... It's all in the numbers... It is the way of the world.. It is the very few who set the standards and the rest just try to live up to it and usually just fails as a mediocre imitation...

 

Like my post.. I wanted to live up to a high standard of posting and do it with some intelligence.. But I failed miserably.. My own response disgust me..

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what? graffiti is overdone?

 

I think when writers start biting each other they should just forget about graffiti for a while.

Go look at insects and deep sea fish and bite connections and blamtallica from them, instead of some already recognized writers form your area

 

I don't really care what peeps do, It's just the quitter attitude that kills the mood for everything. feds me up

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Graffiti everywhere has taken a radical turn for the worse. I no longer enjoy looking at other peoples shit because it all fucking sucks minus a select few. This DIDNT used to be the case.

Im basicly waiting for all the shitcunts to get busted or move on to the next trend (stenciling/street art cleared up quite a few of them), leaving the dedicated writers who actually love letter manipulation to do thier thing.

 

I would be quite happy to continue painting long after everyone else is saying 'Yo that shit was cool 5 years ago now its just lame' because I have heart for the artform.

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