Rest in peace Bronx graffiti legend Phase 2 who sadly passed away this week – an influential pioneer who made an indelible mark on the early days of Hip-Hop culture with his spraycan skills and talent for crafting eye-catching event flyers – respect the architects!
Trailer for the forthcoming Pulse-directed “King Of New York” documentary telling the story of 70s / 80s graffiti legend Iz The Wiz with narration from Homeboy Sandman – check the Kickstarter here.
Associated Press piece featuring fifty-something NYC graffiti legend Zephyr and Keith Haring’s former right-hand art man LA II speaking on why they still can’t resist the lure of the spraycan.
Clip promoting veteran NY-based graffiti-inspired clothing label Writers Bench.
Trailer for legendary Rotten Apple graffiti artist Rammellzee of “Wild Style” / “Beat Bop” fame’s new exhibition “The Equation: The Letter Racers” which is currently running in NYC until early April.
TaniaFuentezMedia.Com interview with Nicer of NYC graffiti legends the TATS Cru.
Trailer for the forthcoming Dokument Press book “Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers” featuring stories, memories and thoughts from original Rotten Apple spraycan kings such as Blade, Iz The Wiz, Taki 183 and Phase 2.
Props to DailyDiggers.Com for the heads-up.
Posted in Graffiti, Old-School Hip-Hop
Tagged 70s New York, Aerosol Art, Alan Fleisher, Ale One, Blade, Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Grafitti Writers, Dokument Press, Graffiti, Iz The Wiz, Old-School Hip-Hop, Paul Iovino, Phase 2, Spraycan Art, Taki 183
Si Phili – “Wallz” (SiPhili.Com / 2011)
The Phi Life Cypher member pays homage to everyone putting in work with a spray-can in this clip filmed at the UK event” Meeting Of Styles” in October.
Directed by Bunny Bread and shot in both London and NYC this dope short film looks at the art of tagging and features three graffiti artists who all started writing in the early-80s – Cane, Pulse and State Of Art.