....SOON FROM NYCalonso wrote:there were about 5 guys writing in late 1982 early 1983 that were strickly hip hop taggers. Of this group one of the guys stood out and was all city in 1984. He is mentioned on the internet on two sites that were interviews of old school writers.
When my scanner gets fixed I will try to put up some flicks of 1983 Los Angeles tags. Silencioso, if you were around from 83-86 my question to you is who was all city during those years? Ask some of your old partners. This guys name always comes up. He did not start writing after seeing a movie, but was actually writing before 1982, but that happens to be the year this person came to LA for the first time, then in 1984 was all city.
Come one now, where are the old school cats at.
BIG DUSTY LOCO wrote:From what I heard, Alski wasn't the 1st writer out in LA...
Maybe we should come up with the name of a TRUE LA ORIGINAL WRITER...not an out of town transplant.
Who would that be?
CHICO-NEX wrote:Hey,what's up everybody?These are the tagger's that I know of,when i used to tag(NEX).NEX,PRICE(SIZE),ELER,TRIAX,DREW,SAME,SLEEZE,GEO,CHASE,PRIME,TOMCAT,MIKE,CHICAGO,WISK,MINER,GIN,METRO,RASE,ORION,ROB-ONE,SKATE,MAZE,HEX,KEX,SKEPT,CEPT,MEC,SER,CHAKA,GREEN,RISK,PJAY,BLIZZ,IMAGE,STEVER,DRIP,SMURF,2DEV,BUG29,KASS. NEX-OTR!
Silencioso wrote:Hip Hop graffitti in L.A. as a SCENE started in early '84. Early crews in the UNI high are were Artists After Dark, The Bomb Squad, Insanity Crew, Freak City Bombing Crew and a few others. The first people to bomb Uni in spring '84 were Blitz and Crazy J who were both white boys from the Bomb Squad crew. Then Sham and Freeze, also TBS. After that the school got hit by a lot of different writers and the graff scene was up and going strong.
In my neighborhood there were a couple of guys that were tagging briefly in late '82. Their tags were Hobo and Slash. HBO had a documentary about the subway art scene around that time, they thought it was cool and imitated what they saw. The pieces they did were basically throw-ups without any fill-in color. They were OK. Nobody paid much attention, really. A year later, Wild Style came out, break dancing got huge and things got hopping for real.
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