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early Black gang graffiti?

Postby AceCard215 » June 3rd, 2009, 10:08 pm

are there any photos or album sets with Black gang graffiti from the 70's and back? I've seen many Chicano ones, but couldn't find any for Black tags or hit ups from before the 80's. not sure if they did tag or not though back then?
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby SURAIDERO » June 26th, 2009, 5:38 am

If you remember the old hood mags,,,,mostly Chicano art now...but back in the early 80's they put some flickas in from black gangs. Heres an old school Watts School Yard Crip roll call on paper.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby SURAIDERO » June 26th, 2009, 5:43 am

And the Watts Shcool Yard Crips had Chicanos as well...
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby MMRbkaRudog » June 26th, 2009, 9:27 am

He's talking about graf from the 70's. If you google, you'll probably find something.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby Silencioso » June 26th, 2009, 1:10 pm

black gang graffiti in the 70's was written in plain letters. The initials of the gang were written with slashes between each letter - S/Y/C, R/S/C ETC.
Crips often wrote "Ca----rip" as a play on the Crip name. Sometimes black gang members write gangster poetry like "let it rain, let it drip, let a Blood kill a Crip" or "Pop pop, bang, bang, a crip is dead and who's to blame".
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby AceCard215 » June 27th, 2009, 8:28 am

Thanks for that old school hit up, but I didn't know that SYC was in Watts too. Looks like they were crossing out Mansfield too with the "MF" marked out. I didn't even know they wrote with slashes back then, cause now everyone writes block letters and Hip Hop style when it comes to graf (gang or not). So then by the late 70's thats when Black gangs started writing like Sureno gangs? Seems better looking back then though, when it comes to gang graf.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby MMRbkaRudog » June 27th, 2009, 2:40 pm

Yeah, the real old black gang graf I've seen looks pretty plain.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby SURAIDERO » September 1st, 2009, 11:10 pm

Another throwback from the old mag
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby Silencioso » September 9th, 2009, 12:55 pm

So then by the late 70's thats when Black gangs started writing like Sureno gangs?

More like early 80's, '81 to be exact.

The book Wallbanging has some pics of 70's and even 60's black gang graffiti.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby jdm894g » September 19th, 2009, 9:12 pm

shit, i went to elementary school with a lot of 107 & 112 HCG...that was the early to mid 80s. I rmember seeing gang hit ups in the late, late 70s and early 80s and then tagging graffiti, too.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby cegparty » September 12th, 2010, 10:14 pm

SURAIDERO wrote:If you remember the old hood mags,,,,mostly Chicano art now...but back in the early 80's they put some flickas in from black gangs. Heres an old school Watts School Yard Crip roll call on paper.



Don't think that Watts. West side. W/S
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby Silencioso » September 22nd, 2010, 12:45 pm

the first black gang I remember hitting up cholo style was Grape St. maybe because of the Mexican influence in that hood.
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Re: early Black gang graffiti?

Postby shing » September 22nd, 2010, 9:11 pm

Silencioso wrote:the first black gang I remember hitting up cholo style was Grape St. maybe because of the Mexican influence in that hood.


that neighborhood was mixed from the begining from what i remember and didn't spilt into watts varrio grape and grape street watts until the 70's or 80's i think. not many of the mexicans from wvg like to admit it though.
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