Sunday, January 31, 2010
WHEN YOU LOOK AT PUERTO RICOS GRAFF SCENE ITS BASICLY LIKE ANY WHERE ELSE . COPIED NAMES . STUPID BEEFS , EGOS, AND STREET DOMINATING CREWS . THERES ALWAYS ONE OR 2 WRITERS THAT STAND ABOVE TTHE REST BE IT IN STYLE PERSONALITY OR EVEN SKILLS . XOMI IS ONE OF THE ONES THAT TRUELY STANDS HIS GROUND ABOVE THE REST XOMI HAS BEEN IN THE GAME FOR A MIN AND HAS GIVEN PUERTO RICO A BIG PIECE OF HIS STYLE . ONE OF THE COOLEST AND FUNNIEST PEOPLE IVE BEEN AROUND IN YEARS . FOR NOW HES PUT THE GRAFF GAME ON HOLD TO TATTOO AND TO ATTEND BUSINESS. I FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.
YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE NOW WHY THE NAME XOMI
-the name is a long story but to make it short its because of my grandad that pasted away years ago and he suffered from a couple of sicknesses and one of them was forgetting about everything lol he always called me by somi cause he forgtot my name so i remember the good old days with him and i remember it and got the name but i just make a simple adjust with the X cause i saw it was a hard letter to work with in graff so i got the challlenge
HOW LONG HAVE YOU ROCKIN WALLS-
since january 2 of 2006
WHAT CREWS DO YOU REP -bna
I HAVE SEEN YOUR GROWTH IN STYLE ITS TRUELY UNIQUE WHO AND WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN YOUR STYLES I CANT PINPIONT ANYONE
well my inspiration in the begining not that got his style but the first person that told me yo! lets paint i know you have it was shet he toke me to my first wall and iintroduce me to the beauty of graff and from there i start sketching a lot making different styles learning and making combos with the letters and years later i got into the candy fliping lol, and inspiration of every graffwriter i saw in the streets making me want to get better and better until now! like blen167 that always got faith on me and support me not only in the graff game in tattos to.
I OVER HEARD YOU HOLD PUERTO RICOS LONGEST PIECE RECORD HOW LONG WAS THE PIECE AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO PAINT-
shit that was a 70ft wall piece of pure freestyle wildstyle ..i was just bored and like at 4.45 am if im not incorrect i decide to bomb a wall that was near my hood and bombed it but i was so chill there and relax that i decide to rock a bigger piece that i though lol so it took me 2 days cause the cops pass by and though that it was legal and from there the owner of the house liked it and now its mine lol
I REALLY NEED YOU TELL TELL PEOPLE WHAT YOU CALL YOUR STYLE WHEN YOU USE MAD COLORS HAHAHAH
-first i always paint freestyle i cant i just cant do a sketch on a wall i always do everything freestyle i just improvise well i just paint with lots and lots off scraps cause im a cheap artist no money just scraps and lots of colors so i got this homie that was always loving the colors and she baptized my style candy fliping lol like a trip between xtasy and acid lol cause all the colors and i love to mix it with flourecent colors yeiii!
WHAT DO YOU SEE IN PUERTO RICOS GRAFFITI SCENE
-a lot of talent really a lot of people here have much talent and i have traveled to paint in prand they have the sickest styles but like graffiti scene i think people are more getting it into the competitive side of things i think they have to concentrate in their art and thats it dont use graff as a competition just do what you love and thats it! but in general im not to happy with pr graff to much drama for a small island!
TRUE THAT !! TO MUCH DRAMA !!
YOU HAD A HUGE BOOM BOMBING WHAT HAPPENED THAT YOU SLOWED DOWN-
its all about bombing.it all started by bombing i got my name up like that after that is that i got more concentrate into pieces but yea i am taking it easy cause personal shit i have to take care first but bombing is graff i love it
WILL THEY BE A COME BACK ?
-jejeje im not dead im sleeping for a while
YOU LEFT THE ISLAND TO ROCK IN CALIFORNIA WITH TUNA HOW WAS THAT EXPIERIENCE . BEING THE FIRST TIME OUT OF THE ISLAND .-
it was a great experience like an artist and personal all by my self in a total diferent world i got my good days and i got my bad days i learn how to hustle to survive and i learn in that trip who really are your friends and who use u for who you are ! i specially want to thanks tuna my brother from another mother for acepting this fucking puerto rican like a brother and all his family! i left for i while im thinking ON going back!
HOWS THE CALI SCENE?-
shit is nice i saw lots of style meet a lot of artist i got to a lot of events i was invited in a couple of graff shows and body paint i have a great time!! and the scene is diferent from here theres a lot of drama 2 and a lot of cool people !
BESIDES GRAFFITI I HEARD YOU WERE INTO MOTO CROSS ALSO AND SNOW BOARDING . THE MOTOCROSS I CAN SEE BUT SNOW BOARDING IN PR !!
HAHAHA-naaa fool motocross that was when i was young i love that shit! i still want to go and do some freestyles but i just dont have money for that right now jejeje thats exspensive and snowboard i just want to do it and im going now in february but i had never see snow !how the fuck im going to be into that jejeje
AWSOME TRUELY . HOW DID YOU MAKE THE CHANGE FROM WALL TO SKIN.
IVE SEN YOUR WORK AND ITS AMAZING
-well in thats im just begining and its something that i love! really love its going a permanent art in the skin! like my canvaces forever in someone! what a better way to get up by that jejej,, into graff i have to thanks blen167 cause he was the one that told me you should do it and i made a design for a homie a graff that say his last name and blen supose to tatt it and he told me yo! why dont you doit you made de design already and i laugh jejeje i didnt ever grab a tattoo machine and blen told me i trust you you can so i said fuck it lets doit and my homie was cool with it so ... and when i start doing it blen the fucker jejeje leave me alone cause he was going to drink with his homies and left me alone jejejjeje i got so nervous but everything came out good! and since then i love it!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TATTOOING-
well i had being tattoing for 2 years and a half but for me is less cause i start and for like 2 years i tatt like 1 time every 3 months so for me i wasnt like tattoing just doing it some times now in the finalls of 2009 im tattoing almost everyday so im getting the practice
IT SEEMS YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS WHERE ARE YOU TATTOOING ?
im in all stars tattoo ceiba and psychodelic tattoo carolina and i have a private studio in my apartment
WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE IN TATTOOING AND GRAFFITI-
graffiti lots of new stuff and crazy shit! jeje and tattooing .... you will see by the name im just starting!
SHOUT OUTS !
-everywriters in the world everyone is doing there thing !! i dont say names cause if i leave one they start bitching lol but everyone that support me and my art thanks and there more to come! thanks blen for the interview
freestyle candyfliping all day!!!
PUERTO RICO LO HACE MEJOR!!