Tuesday, January 25, 2011
In 1938, Nicky Cruz was born in the countryside of Puerto Rico. Brought up in a spiritual nightmare of witchcraft and brutality, he screamed out his aggression all the way to the streets of New York City. Now in 1958, a time when teens dance the jitterbug, and the city swells with clashing cultures, Nicky stands alone in this concrete jungle. Seduced by the power of gangs, he joins for his own protection and a sense of identity. Nicky quickly becomes the most vicious and feared gang warlord of them all. But just as he reaches the height of his fame, his personal battles bring him to his knees.
The movie is based on the life story of Nicky Cruz who is legendary throughout the world for his compelling and honest message of life on the streets. His life is a story of survival, fear and the matchless power of love.
Friday, January 21, 2011
SNOW!!! if you dont know snow youve been stuck some where in toyville. snow has been rockin walls for years str8 from new jersey . doing some of new york cities badest murals ever. even if its repin the finest crews he stands alone as one of the best in his craft . much respects to snow one of the writers i respect .
el desierto te llama! hahaha
I remember 32 yrs ago(1978) I was in the 5th or 6th grade, lookin out my classroom window in Paterson, NJ...staring at some 'strange' designs on a wall nearby. I wondered what it was, did it say someting?If so, what? Who wrote it and why?? That was my intro to graffiti.I asked around, met some schoolmates who wrote(SCAT CPW and AERO TGF) and started gettin up w El Markos and Pentel's.Back then , there was no real point of reference, today we know it is grafff when we see it. I was obviously hooked... for life...
In this day and age of Ipods,Ipads,Iphones, internet chat blogs,designer paints, urban graffiti art ad campaigns, custom nozzles, endorsement deals,licensing agreements, graf tours, jams,events,gallery shows, collections,merchandising, clothing lines,action figures and autographs; it's hard to believe those golden days were in the same lifetime, they seem so far away yet the vivid memories make me feel like the moments have only recently come and gone...
I am grateful for all my trials, tribulations, beef, triumphs, props and good times with all my friends and contemporaries.This is the adversity that helped to shape my character and my style. I was influenced and inspired by so many writers,artists and experiences, its hard to document it all. But a quick list of those that standout: SKEME,TACK,DONDI,SEEN,TKID,WEST
SERVE,DUSTER,WEB,POEM,FLITE,BIO from NYC. From NJ: ROM,KULL,DUE,SOAP,SACE,PRINS,TAME and REVENGE.
Fantasy artists and illustrators still have a big impact on my work today: Frank Frazetta, Bernie Wrightson,Rodney Matthews
Roger Dean,Rick Griffin,Vaughn Bode,Todd McFarlane,Alex Nino,Rudy Nebres,Joe Chiodo,Boris Vallejo,Azpiri,Greg Capullo
Simon Bisley,Disney,Looney Tunes...damn, too many to list...
Anyway, there's more than just visual images that have helped me to define myself , and my style. The spirit has many facets and is is the foundation of who we are, how we see things and how we relate them to our brothers and sisters. Hip Hop and graffiti art are embedded in my heart and soul. Every stroke,form,letter, color,sound,movement and connection, all form the spirit.You bow to the spirit of the 'Art' itself and 'It' bows back to you.This is what it is for me: a spiritual journey...
SNOW QM8.. FX Worldwide..BT..VS..TGF..NRG..BNS..AD..SMC...And It Dont Stop...
Lookout for "Tales from the Mist(tm)" from Fly Dragon Studios,coming in 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
not to fond of reggeaton but the cover doesnt fase me just started workin for the mag. the first issue will be a good one with some great puerto rico history . with legendary artist duke tfa and seguro puerto ricos finest graff writers check it out in news stands near you ! peace!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
the show was a great one . gotta give thanks to every body that showed up it was a full house . Desde el campo. Babalu. R2. Ikol. Don severo. Ebrs. Rap pack. Tek. Meli Mel. Cotto.fatcat de narva low francia .sage deleyte.. thanks to sage for giving me the invite and leting me part of the show as a host i think i didnt do that bad funny moments with powerful pexster from the newyork city breakers he did his thing. if it wasnt for you i wouldnt have did as good b !! i had a little surprise up my sleave thanks to meli mel . thanks for bringing tek along and seguro thanks tek for showing every body that its like riding a bike !! other than that every body rocked well ebrs didnt want to let the mic go but it was funny. over all thanks to every body even the hardcore scene for showing there presence there as always and my dude fatcat for doing his thang NARVALOW!!. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME BNA CREW BLEN 167