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project051 Happy birthday Jay.
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project051 #90s #blueline #scraptacular
At one time before the buff the alley right before you went down in the tunnel for Damen station was grilled. It's the alley on the side Walgreens was on. Lots of real good productions were done there when the CTA was still doing the annual graff competitions. Then as any other wall people started to bomb all over the place making it more look something like this.
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project051 #tbt #2000 On the nw side some dude started a place called charybdis on Milwaukee by Montrose. It was a big open space where there were old school video games, skate ramps and a bunch of seats/couches. It was a cool ass spot for peeps to chill and perform. The whole place was painted up. Here's a character, the homie Fortee did. Good times were def had until it closed a short time after it opened. 1mon

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project051 #1996 #chicagograffiti
Duck was a friend of ours that took us out bombing. His real name was Frank but he was a cool dude so Joke and Erick used to toss him up a lot since he did the driving and a lot of the watching out. Next to it is a Joke and a big Bel.
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project051 #wcw follow our IG friend @jessjessmarie_ she's got all the right things in all the right places. 1mon

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project051 Numb recalls this was the summer right before the buff started killing it. There's a big FE to the left of this which was Fene's initials that actually stood up for mad months. It's one of the reasons they spotjocked! There was another kid from around that hood who wrote esek that was riding his bike up and down Cicero watching out for them. It's so funny because I know numb ripped the shit out of his Girbaud's shorts after getting caught on the barbed wired fence in the back. Numb was also STN and its why you see a big MOM flip because those crews were warring. This is around the time Joke was solo in between crews. This ran for a minute by today's standards. 1mon

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project051 We're really excited for our IG friend @justinbua. He's got a new show coming out February 3rd on oxygen!
An incredible artist, we've been a fan of for some time, and a huge icon of the culture. Just recently found out he was in Beat Street! There aren't many true dope artists like him that appreciate and support the hip hop community. #graffiti #Hiphop
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project051 The homie Siel flexing on em. 2mon

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project051 Repost from @djscratch 2mon
  •   deseacustoms I hate to disagree with this statement, but most police I know (small section) aren't against protests as long as they stay peaceful, but know that in every protest some people try to take advantage of a situation & those are the ones they all condemn. Like in #freguson where out of all the people arrested, only a very small percentage were actually from ferguson. The rest saw a situation that could be taken advantage of. The part I do agree with is the timing was horrible. Never should've been done at the funeral. 2mon
  •   brotheromi ^^^^ actually most of the protests i participated have been peaceful but when it got crazy it was because police would come in and snatch folks up. It amazes me how folks can attempt to exercise their basic rights and the state sends police in riot gear... 2mon

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project051 We never would've thought we'd still be around 22 years later. NYE in 92 our crew was started. Thanks to all of our supporters we appreciate the love! HBD crew!
This is a pic of some of the first generation of DSI outside of Steinmetz in 93.
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project051 Watcha know about dat sb on wax? 2mon

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project051 Caught this in a rest stop in Indiana. Haven't seen the homie since the 90s. #scribe 2mon

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project051 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! Keep the change.
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project051 Lots of stuff going on here. 93/94 not sure which one. Gods by Fene. He had a vision of linking up the crews that were DOS into a super crew called GOG. Gods of graffiti. DOS - definition of style, was a crew formed that went to war with UTK - united to konquer. DOS was CYA, STN, K4P, DSI. UTK was KMD - MOM & FAR, MOM, CGT. Lots of debate about who won.
There's also a bunch of Bel tags as well in blue. Bel was short for believe. He used to write with this kid Wene and were K4P together. Wene would turn DSI for a minute then he also wrote edge from what I remember. And I think he later turned Fat crew. Bel would later write Kaos or KO for short. In my opinion the king of the cuttiest of spots. He also dated one of the dopest female writers in the Chi, Mode.
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  •   trashmcgee I believe I see a duet tag in there 2mon
  •   project051 @trashmcgee you sure it's not poel? 2mon
  •   trashmcgee On top of the g. 2mon
  •   project051 @trashmcgee think it's poel but don't know. This is a kinkos color copy of an original from jay's album. 2mon
  •   newportsupport HCV I remember was started by Tagster (original TR)..they were mostly from IG hood and you hit the nail on the cross about them being mostly into the gang scene. I'm KMD but as far as who won between UTK & DOS, I wouldn't know as I was tired of the wars constantly being started by MOM and KMD had to finish em...when you're young, diplomacy isn't a factor of thought. At the end of the day, we all win, those that still paint (whether legal or otherwise) or still catch tags and try to breathe life in their expression of this thing we call writing. Like Seen UA said, till the paint runs out or death do us part. Thanks for sharing these gems from my generation as well as your experience 2mon
  •   rickosavage @newportsupport what u write 2mon
  •   project051 @newportsupport you know your history bro. Tagster and krime, dudes were hardcore ganga. I also remember rook, rank who's still locked up, silent who was one of my bus scratch partners, game & kase. They were like a family though no doubt. I remember walking around the brick yard without any worry because that was all their hood. And it does seem like MOM warred everyone. Haha they def had that it's us against the world mentality. Def feel ya on that seen quote. Def appreciate your stories as well. Got to get back on the history tip so peeps get the knowledge. 2mon

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