Blade – Icon of the New York City and a Hero-Figure

Steven D. Ogburn, better known as Blade or Steve, a famed New York-based street artist and a proud owner of the title King of Graffiti since he painted over five thousand trains with his striking characters. Famous for his whole cars, he became an icon of the New York City and a hero-figure for the […]

TATS CRU – Brim, Bio, BG183, Nicer, HOW, NOSM, Totem

TATS CRU is a group of Bronx-based graffiti artists turned professional muralists. The current members of TATS CRU are Bio, BG183, Nicer, HOW, NOSM and Totem. TATS CRU were founded by Brim, Bio, BG183 and Nicer, TATS CRU is also a major producer of New York City-style memorial murals, and have created artwork for many […]

Chino BYI – Historian Of Classic New York Hip-Hop culture

David “Chino” Villorente aka Chino BYI is the old-school graffiti artist and subsequent historian of classic New York graffiti culture  was among those who rose to the top with his determination and style. Chino bombing career subsequently helped pave the way for a successful run in music, writing, and publishing and he continued to paint […]

Kaws – From Graffiti To The Sculpture

Brian Donnelly is currently best known as the artist KAWS, was born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996, KAWS  just started painting as much as possible,wherever he could and started getting into bombing […]

CunninLynguists – How to “Have Sex” With the Beat.

CunninLynguists are an American hip hop trio from Lexington, Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia. The group currently consists of Deacon the Villain, Kno, and Natti. The group has released an extensive discography, all which have been subject to widespread critical acclaim for their layered production and deep lyricism. CunninLynguists have been covered in various media outlets […]

T-KID 170 -The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170

Julius Cavero AKA T-KID or Terrible T-KID 170 is graffiti artist from the Bronx, New York, he started in the 1980s, tagging the name “King 13” every time he’d win a challenge, performing daredevil tricks on swings in local parks. He was a short lived member of a gang called the Bronx Enchanters and The […]

DISL Automatic – Let’s Kill “Someboy” or Get Killed by “Somebody”.

Known as a raptivist, DISL Automatic (born in Chicago, Illinois) creates informative and motivating music. Not the mainstream rap anyone is used to hearing, this music is unique, fresh and good for the world. The Rapper is also a member of the movement called Get Big On Them, which sees the featuring as active member […]

Sane Smith – The Most Persistent Taggers in New York

Sane Smith were originally two brothers from Manhattan,composed of David Smith (“Sane“) and his brother Roger Smith (“Smith“), active during the 1990s. Sane & Smith were among the most persistent taggers in New York during the 1990s who made a conscious effort to get up in the most obscure spots in New York, as well […]

TRAP IF – The Bomber of New York City

TRAP writing since 1979. He started in his neighborhood in Queens, New York. The first tag  was a light pole on his block.Trap, not to be confused with his Style Wars counterpart, is one of the most significant writers in the history of New York graffiti. His signature mark, a hybrid of the classic throw-up and […]

Amerigo Gazaway – The “Illegal” Marvel.

Amerigo Gazaway (born November 9, 1985) is an American producer, emcee and DJ known for remixes, original instrumentals and digital sampling. He is best known for his documentary style conceptual collaboration albums which have incorporated the music of A Tribe called Quest, The Pharcyde, Fela Kuti, De La Soul, Marvin Gaye, Yasiin Bey, James Brown […]