Jesca Hoop – Someone actually “Acoustically Chillin’ “.

Jessica “Jesca” Ada Hoop (born April 21, 1975 in Santa Rosa, California) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who writes and performs in diverse musical styles. She has released five albums, two EPs, and a collection of acoustic songs. Hoop was born in Santa Rosa, California to traditional Mormon parents Janette and Jack Dennis Hoop, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Noc 167 – The Greatest Stylemaster

Melvin Samuels, Jr. AKA Noc 167 AKA Boy Five was born in Manhattan in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx throughout the 60’s and 70’s. His mother was an administrator in the Lindsay Administration. Melvin went to John F. Kennedy High School on 225th Street in the North Bronx. While in high school, he […]

Clear Soul Forces – You Can “Get No Better”

How do you put into words the deftness, terse punctuality of four distinct individuals who’s vibrant vocals collide and sonically produce frequency’s not measurable by roygbiv, all to intertwine over illuminating instrumentals forging a single force that hits you where your soul is? From the land of Hip Hop Giants, Clear Soul Forces is next […]

SALSA Crew – SCHICK – WASP ONE – KROME 100 – FDT 56 – OZ 109 – WHIZ 3 – PAX – SHADOW – HOY 56 – BOC – AT aka SAVE THE WORKER – RISK I – MAX 1 – MITCH 77 – LEFTY – COCO 174 – BLUE BEARD 183 – LUIS 176 – BIN aka ED 167 – GAME 5

-SALSA Crew- Salsa crew started around 1976, with members FDT-56, KROME 100, OZ 109, BLUEBREAD 183, LUIS 176, WHIZ 3, MITCH 77, GAME 5, WASP ONE and PAX. The Crew was called SALSA because Schick belive that the original members wanted a name that represented their latin culture. The crew was most active during the […]