Vayne – State of Surveillance

Staying busy is the name of the game and in this day and age of constant cameras and security, VAYNE doesn’t let that slow him down. From bombing to highway spots, from rollers to trackside pieces, this video has it all!

Artist: VAYNE – https://www.instagram.com/bucket_head77/
Video by: Carver Weeks – https://www.instagram.com/browse_exclosure/

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Recent Outage

Bad News

There was a partial server failure, last month that deleted the ~1200 pictures in the gallery about half of them are backed up but I’m not sure where I put the flash drive that they are on so I have to look around for them, until then I will scour the internet and add more pictures as I can, but before then I’m hoping people will use the Post Image link in the menu to add their own pics/videos. If you are a regular user of this website and would like to be a regular contributor just use the new contact form and we can discuss adding you on as a permissioned user/contributor. I don’t think any of the other content was lost, except some of the video tutorials which exist on YouTube I just have to find and add the videos back to the page.

GRAFFITI SESSION: MAPLE – BombingScience.com

Maple recently came up to visit and we were lucky enough to have some warm weather to paint in.

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MSG Crew – Vice Interview

VICE meets members of the Miami Style Gods (MSG), a graffiti crew based in Miami, and follows them on a night of “bombing” — leaving their tags on highway signs, walls, garage doors, bridges, and more.

Crews like MSG are prolific, and go out of their way to tag as many locations, as many times as possible, no matter what the cost. But with the rise of social media and the gentrification of now art districts like Wynwood, where graffiti is essentially permitted, we are now seeing corporate appropriation of this underground subculture that corporate America once looked down upon that is now changing the graffiti world for good or bad.

Bombing with Guns – Tags and Throws

TagsAndThrows.com follows legendary graffiti bomber GUNS out on the streets of New York City and Puerto Rico. Given an exclusive look into how one of the most dedicated graffiti bombers make his name famous.

Music by Smutskatt.
Graphics by Pete Porch.

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Video from Youtube

Wisk and Ser WCA – All the Way to Heaven

A 22 minute Mini-Documentary shot by General Moe on Wisk and Ser of the legendary crew West Coast Artists. In this day and age of the Los Angeles graffiti art culture i think it is very necessary for today’s writers and artists to have an understanding of what actually took place in the “streets” during the golden era, so i interviewed two of the golden era’s well respected, innovative writers that were determined to be successful with taking street bombing to a higher level during the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

It literally took eleven hour day and night sessions with my editor to bring this classic story and vision to life. During the course of my filming missions around Los Angeles it didn’t always go as smooth as it may look on this video, many times i was stopped and questioned by L.A.P.D officers and Security Guards due to certain locations i dared to go into. The missions consisted of going to very grimy areas in the city in the AM all alone, hanging over many dangerous freeway overpasses, just determined to get that one shot that i considered dam near perfect, plus almost dropping my cellular phone while on one of the 110 freeway overpasses in the process of getting certain shots! Enjoy it because i put alot into composing this piece, its for the Los Angeles “street legends” of the graffiti art culture and for the one’s who wants to know more about Wisk and Ser’s All-City missions.
Shot & Directed by: General Moe
Edited by: Tommy Canales Burns

Quest – 20 Questions

1. Where’d you get the name QUEST?
QUEST: I came up with the name QUEST on a real bad acid trip that ended at Grady Hospital. I woke up there still tripping balls and I didn’t know where I was or how I got there. All I could see were buildings downtown and the MARTA line. And from then on I knew what I had to do.
2. What crew(s) do you paint for and what are the underlying meanings of the acronym(s)?
QUEST: UAA = Up And Attacking, Us Against America, Up Around Atlanta
3. Where are you from and/or where did you start?
QUEST: I’m from Decatur where it’s greater! East Atlanta Represent! I got into some big trouble there early on for tagging. So, I gradually progressed into the city. Learned some valuable lessons down at the Civic Yard and just took that shit the street where it will stay.
4. Who influenced you the most coming up?
QUEST: SAVE’S styles and countless spots absolutely bewildered me. WON2 destroyed the city with style too and taught me that all-city was the only way. Anybody who was up on the MARTA line and wrecking shit.
5. What’s your outlook on the current Atlanta scene?
QUEST: I remember when the city was grimey. I remember when writers that had the fucking balls to bomb shit senseless. Now the scene has lost heart. Any writer that has heart will go all-city.
6. In your opinion, who is/are the king(s) of the A?
QUEST: The undisputed king of Atlanta is SAVE. WON is a king writer here too. I don’t know what everyone’s definition of a king is, to me, these are the bombers I respect the most.
7. Have you ever been arrested for graff?
QUEST: Yeah I got a 6 month jail sentence but I only served 4 and a half months. I got snitched out once too but karma got that fool. Just deny everything and tell them they are the one’s who are guilty!
8. What is your preferred brand of paint?
QUEST: Rusto and Krylon mix for the most part. Quick Color and Color Place for the toys!
9. Rack or buy?
QUEST: When I’m not robbing toys I am straight dumpster diving fool! Some people’s trash is another person’s treasure.
10. What’s your craziest bombing experience?
QUEST: One night it was PERVE, DUMY, REVISE, and myself. We were all bombing this retainer wall on 85. PERVE was all out that night just ripping highway spot after spot, ruthless style. Fucking blue lights come up everywhere and the cops chase PERVE across the highway and we watch him get hit by a car doing like 70 in the HOV lane and the car never stopped. It was a horrible feeling when the dirty ass cop just cuffed him with no remorse. We had to explain what happened to his girl and that was not an easy thing to do at all. PERVE you are a soldier for getting through that, mad respect!
11. What is your preferred surface to paint and why?
QUEST: I just like destroying shit in general. But I like bombing walls, roof-tops, and just anything in sight.
12. Quality or Quantity and why?
QUEST: Both together is best. If I had to pick one it would be quantity. All-city or nothing homie.
13. Have you ever been injured on the job?
QUEST: I was bombing the side of this MARTA tressel about 3 stories up and the train shook me off and I woke up in a pool of blood. I couldn’t walk because I shattered my right leg. My face got smashed in, I broke my eye socket, jaw, nose, septum, cheek bone and I think I knocked a few screws loose. But yeah, I crawled the wrong direction for a few days slipping in and out of consciousness, drinking sewage water to stay alive, and experienced some like weird near-death hallucination seeing the light type of shit. Finally, I crawled to my car and looked in the rear view mirror as I put my shattered leg on the passenger seat and I realized a bunch of my teeth had been knocked out. I made it to my driveway at home where an ambulance was called. I’ll never forget being in the worst pain imaginable, so bad my body would shut off, stop working, and that morphine shot they put in my arm was pure bliss! I asked them for another and they certainly gave it to me. DUMY and MENT would come visit me in the hospital. Not 1 day goes by where I don’t think about it. I am very lucky to be alive.
14. What do you think about the documentation of graffiti on the web?
QUEST: Its cool because the internet helped me track down this toy I had beef with. If you run your mouth on the internet you better be able to back shit up in the streets.
15. What do you think about writers that take their name into galleries?
QUEST: If the writer put in work then it’s cool. You gotta break bread somehow and having a criminal record does not make it easy getting a real job.
16. Hobby, lifestyle or addiction?
QUEST: More like a sickness or a disease with no cure.
17. What is your current occupation?
QUEST: I cultivate and distribute hydroponic mushrooms. Georgia has the perfect climate for growing shrooms.
18. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
QUEST: Dissing toys that need to learn and keeping the name alive.
19. If there was one spot you could hit without getting bagged, where would it be and why?
QUEST: There are these 2 rusty ass water towers downtown on by 5 points station that sit on top of these buildings that are impossible to penetrate. You would have to hold someone hostage to fucking get up there. I would do both of them because you can see them from many vantage points in the city and 5 points station, what?
20. Any roll calls and/or the card pulling?
QUEST: DUMY,YESH and MENT my homeboys for life, been there through thick and thin! Chapter13, UAA, WON, MEGA, MUTANT, PERVE, and everyone who helped me out that hates me now I still love ya.

Base – 20 Questions

1. Where’d you get the name BASE(R)?
BASE: Base2 is what I originally wrote and before that I wrote LSD 71. Both names were already taken, out of respect to Subway writers way before me. I chose BASER. Theres a whole slew of Toys and suspects writing the name base these days. My peers and OG Brothers know that I am the one and only Baser Skrate No Chaser Defacer Toy Eraser.
2. What crew(s) do you paint for and what are the underlying meanings of the acronym(s)?
BASE: I paint for no one. I paint for the love and the addiction. I got it bad. I have Nothing to prove to anyone. Just self. I do paint with certain families and notice I said Families and not crews. TOP MOB, BSK, AMF, UCA, DTT, FS , STV and (N). If you dont know the meanings then neither do I??
3. Where are you from and/or where did you start?
BASE: Im from a Planet called Fresh. B.orn A.ddicted S.outh E.astern R.oots Lets just say that my stomping ground got wiped out by Katrina. Lower Ninth Ward to be exact. Im pretty well known on South Beach and Lil Havana.
4. How long have you been active?
BASE: Activator on Jheri Curls was the shit back in the day. I remember getting on the RTA buses and trying to look thru the window and not being able to due to all the Jheri Curl Juice. I used to skribe right thru it. Ive been actively making a mess since some tI’me in the Late 80’s.
5. Who influenced you the most coming up?
BASE: My homie and my stromie BUGSONE. Dondi of course and my brother KVEE of BSK 7UP Crews in MiAMi.
6. What’s your outlook on the current Atlanta scene?
BASE: I really enjoy the scenery while I’m out driving thru ATL.. Lots of cats doin there thang. They know who they iz.
7. In your opinion, who is/are the king(s) of the A?
BASE: Lil Jon, Usher, Big Boi, Killa Mike, T5K ,Leon, Save and the Snail guy. Oh and of course the Mexxxicans are actually cultivating A Town.
8. Have you ever been arrested for graff?
BASE: Not sure what graff is??? I do know what felony probation and assault with a deadly weapon is…….
9. What is your preferred brand of paint?
BASE: KRUSTOLEUM
10. Rack or buy?
BASE: Hustling is an art…
11. What is your preferred surface to paint and why?
BASE: It used to be steel but now that its an extreme punk rock skater fag sport, Im actually looking forward to rebuilding bikes and painting anything but steel.
12. What do you think about the documentation of graffiti on the web?
BASE: Documentation is good. Being a sensitive name dropping intranet groupie will get your tray snatched where I’m from. “Fresh Fish on The Line Niggas”
13. Do you paint outside your crews?
BASE: I paint in circle jerks mainly. At one point I didnt paint outside my circle then I realized all my painting partners were burning me. So now I spread the love and try to burn who ever I paint with whether there crew or not. Competition is the cornerstone of Styles Evolving.
14. What do you think about writers that take their name into galleries?
BASE: I feel once you choose this life you shoud take your name where ever you go… Like Pac said “Ride Or Die”
15. Do you think using brushes/markers/rollers/wheat paste takes away from the original concept?
BASE: Original writers wrote with Ink before aerosol.
16. Hobby, lifestyle or addiction?
BASE: HLA huh??? IM addicted like a TRUE BLUE BASERRRRRRRR
17. What is your current occupation?
BASE: NONE YA…NONE YA DAMN BUSiNESS
18. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
BASE: Email me in 10 and I’ll let you know.
19. If there was one spot you could hit without getting bagged, where would it be and why?
BASE: I’ve done it already.
20. Any roll calls and/or the card pulling?
BASE: Oh but of course. Roll Call All my brothers from other mothers. KOOL CLEAR (The C.ool L.etter E.ngineer A.cquiring R.ecords) SMASH 74 (Deebo in the Flesh) KOUSiN KASH (down since day one) BiG BUGS (my style doctor) DR DAKS (my dirtiest) ALL OUT AXER (Mr. Flavor Savor) FLAVOR FAVES (True Documentarian) CHEESY CHiSME (Silent Loco) SOUL BROTHER #1 (Black Faves) GREAT SOUTHERN GS1 (Solid as a Rock) CRAZY CAVSTER (Got his eye on you girl) HOLLYGROVE HARSH (Mississippi Mullet) SKRATE EDGE MBER (Mad Thanks for the INKS) KiNG RASTA KAEVEE (Blessed Style King) FOREMAN ViSM (El Pinche Lobo) SWATS SAVER (Marta Mayor) EACH ONE TEACH ONE (Alaskan All Star) TEACHiNG TOYS TEACH (Our Own Prof.) DiZO THE OG WiGGA (befrore any of yall even smelled a sister this cat was slaying em.) CHASE UCA (One Meal a Day) HiGH AMF (Always Sober) JUNE FSTV DADE (My first Liquid Drinking Potna) To some of the peeps ive gotten busy with. Basho,Terms, Trez, Wane, Intel, Hear, Sauce, Sien5, Free5, Siner BSK, Mover, Kane, ABOMB, Soul4, Serk, Best, Wies, Seam, Dash, Zame, Spel, JBue, Skem, Smog, Vec4, Nems, Haze, Seer, Pek, Killer Klever, Zephyr, CapMPC, Jaes, Marko93(Paris). RiP DJ Leacy “The King of Breaks”, A-ONE TDT TDS, Dondi The Style Master General. Yall’s Legacy will live on thru us. And so many more. Im off to the Flea Market…. And to all the toys writing my name. Thank you all so much.!!!! Big up to Lobster Sauce.

Neat – 20 Questions

1. What crew(s) do you paint for and what are the underlying meanings of the acronym(s)?
NEAT: (ADM)aerosol dreams manifested-assholes delivering mayhem (KYS)kapping yalls shit-kill yourself (AP)auto pilot-assaulting pedestrians
2. How’d you get the name NEAT?
NEAT: I think the shit just randomly came about.
3. How long have you been active?
NEAT: Since about 2001-2002

4. Who influenced you the most coming up?
NEAT: Fools like them (HOD) boys when they came through. hense/sever, pretty much anyone that was really out there putting there ass on the line to get up is what got me amped the shit.I was also into all of those (NETWORK) and (12volts) boys shit as far as trains go.
5. Rack or Buy?
NEAT: scams.
6. Do you prefer painting solo or with others?
NEAT: usually I ride solo because I’m not a fan of too much luggage but it really all depends on the situation.
7. Have you ever been bagged for graffiti?
NEAT: Sure.
8. Is graff a hobby, habit, or lifestyle to you?
NEAT: A bad habit
9. What do you think about the documentation of graffitI on the web?
NEAT: The shits cool with me really I dont give a fuck but its funny how fools now days get more ups on internet boards then they will ever get on the streets. Thats what most of Atlanta’s graff is anyways “internet kings” yall fools know who you are!
10. What is your current occupation?
NEAT: I work for the D.O.T. buff crew currently, isnt ironic? but when I’m not out buffing idiots shit on the interstates I just sit on my ass all the time playing video games.
11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
NEAT: well either in jail, dead or stuck with some bonk ass job wishing I would have never started writing on shit.
12. If there was one spot you could hit without getting bagged, where would it be and why?
NEAT: Theres this water tower right next to “Rice Street” that you can see from most of the floors, fools that been there what I’m talking about. Fuck Jackie Barrett!
13. What is your view on the current Atlanta scene?
NEAT: It could be better, really the shits just getting hotter and hotter every day.
14. What do you think about writers that take their name into galleries?
NEAT: Gotta get paid some how right?
15. What’s some music that’s been in rotation for you as of late?
NEAT: Im pretty big on some metal, bluegrass or some ghetto ass trap shit, you know me I’m a big fan of pistol packin, never slackin, bitch smackin killas!<
16. King(s) of Atlanta?
NEAT: Hense / Won / Quest / Save / drew
17. Favorite thing to climb and paint?
NEAT: Billboards by far.
18. Any graff goals for the next 12 months?
NEAT: Yeah dont get popped
19. Were you born with big nuts or did you just loose a screw somewhere along the way?
NEAT: Well really I just like to push the limits on shit all though I really dont do too much crazy shit anymore.
20. Drug of choice?
NEAT: You got it i’ll fucks with it.

Garp – 20 Questions

1. what crew(s) do you paint for and what are the underlying meanings of the acronym(s)?
GARP: i dont paint for any crews, but i usually only paint with IBD.
2. where are you from and/or where did you start?
GARP: central cali, i was born in oil dale and now reside in the northern valley.
3. who or what influenced you the most coming up?
GARP: geso was the biggest influence around here, and tagging crews that i started to notice when i was 12 or 11.
4. how long have you been active?
GARP: 7 years give or take.
5. any meaning behind the name garp?
GARP: nah not reall, but im pretty sure im the only 1
6. rack or buy & why?
GARP: buy most of the time, i really dont feel like gettin busted and that could jepordize other things like traveling out of the country and me marrying a brizialian mail order bride.
7. graff in your life – lifestyle, addiction, habit or hobby?
GARP: i try to keep it a hobby, the more you put your name out and not having a girlfriend and having a seasonal job the more you go to travel with graff the more of a lifestyle it becomes but i still want to go to school. i want to keep doing it for a long time because its fun, but maybe ill calm down and do the occasional train.
8. what is your preferred brand of paint?
GARP: who knows, it depends i switch it up alot it depends on the weather with the fog i do silvers,like with rusto but if you want to get techinical then krylon for outlines. i do like duplicolor school buss yello.
9. what is your favorite surface to paint?
GARP: freghts, metal, those maroon fr8s.
10. do you keep a tab on how many trains you’ve painted? if so, what’s the count?
GARP: this year i did cuz i wanted to hit at least 100, but i lost count cuz i hit 100 and that good ones not throw up or stamps.
11. do you prefer painting solo or with others?
GARP: by myself, no one to hassle me or worry about, latley ive been painting with ibd members but never 3 at a time.
12. do you do most of your steel in yards or lay-ups?
GARP: lay ups, then once in a while i go into a little yard, it depends where im living too theres not really big yards around here.
13. was your introduction to freights gradual or was it like one of those things where after the first time you were hooked and never turned back?
GARP: i guess it was like the first time, i try to hit them as much possiblr. after the first one i wanted to do another one the next weekend, and then in to the middle of the week, and so on. ive taken breaks too.
14. do you feel that graff is an element of the hip hop culture, or do you feel that writing exists as its own culture?
GARP: im sad to say that is linked into some of this hiphop bullshit culture, but you have emo writers and what ever other music. but seriously fuck hiphop especially the state its in now its like the new disco music, you got 40 year old white men tryin to be down with it so fuck that!
15. have you ever been bagged for graffiti?
GARP: nah…thats why i paint solo.
16. what do you think about the documentation of graffiti on the web?
GARP: i think its lame cuz you could just post your own shit and meet people, when i started it was so hard to meet people and get you name out now its but now its too easy, i mean its a good way to get good fast if you just sit on the internet all day and bite shit, its cool you can see shit from all over the world but i dont fuck with the internet.
17. what is your current occupation?
GARP: i work for the state, im a square.
18. where do you see yourself in 10 years?
GARP: hopefully in another country doing well.
19. if there was one spot you could hit without getting bagged, where would it be and why?
GARP: i like my spots and if i find another spot…ill hit it to!
20. president in 2004?
GARP: ralph….

Perve – 20 Questions

1. What crew(s) do you paint for and what are the underlying meanings of the acronym(s)?
PERVE: UPS-under police surveillance, PFE-prepare for extinction, KAOS INC. , YNN-your next nemesis, ROT-reign of terror. different meanings for all of them. down with a few others also. ITD from boston. big dwel!
2. How long have you been active?
PERVE: I started taggin in the early 90’s. then in the late 90’s met up wit my boys stat and dek, started gettin more serious into the piecing and bombin aspects. So for about 6 or so years.
3. Where are you from and/or where did you start?
PERVE: Rhode Island.
4. Did you write any other name prior to Perve?
PERVE: Before perve, I wrote a few. my first tag was priz(before I knew of the ny priz), after that I started writing preo, just bombed that for a year, then I became the pervinator. Stuck wit it because I liked the letters.
5. Who or what were some of your influences coming up?
PERVE: Influences coming up were UPS crew, my boy wizart, vase, tm7 stuff, pro, kem5, ges. I always loved the letter style& of fba crew out of subway art. I couldnt get over that when I was a young lad.
6. What area of the game is your strongest?
PERVE: a few years back I was a bomber, but in recent years I feel piecing is my strong point. cause thats all I do.
7. What is your favorite surface to paint and why?
PERVE: concrete walls. I dunno what it is about walls. just love em.
8. Any particular person or people you love painting with?
PERVE: I like painting wit my crews from up north cause I rarely see em now that I live down south. but I like paintin wit my boys goser, quest, yesh(goser’s stunt double), web, wiot rip.
9. Rack or Buy?
PERVE: haha. I buy my paint nowadays. maybe rack once in a while. I been arrested more times than I can count on both hands. I cant risk gettin caught rackin paint and defenately goin to jail for it. I like freedom. ill waste 2 bucks on a can. fuck it. I did my rackin when I was a weee youngster.
10. GraffitI in your life – habit, addiction, lifestyle or hobby?
PERVE: I’d say lifestyle. its all I do. besides makin pizza’s all fuckin day.
11. Have you ever been bagged for graffiti?
PERVE: I been caught for graff 6 times. damn thats alot. fuck!
12. What do you think about the documentation of graffitI on the web?
PERVE: I think its good and bad. I like to see what my boys are doin up north and what people are doin across seas. But also, I think people are learnin the artform and “secrets” to the artform to easy. when I first started, I didnt kno how the hell these people got their lines so crisp, I didnt kno what a damn cap was!
13. Do you feel that graff is an element of the Hip Hop culture, or do you feel that writing exists as its own culture?
PERVE: Both, not all writers listen to hip hop. but i’ve been known to turn on planet rock at walls and battle people for their brown socks wit yellow lines.
14. What is your current occupation?
PERVE: I’m the greatest pizza chef in Atlanta!!!
15. What’s your favorite part of the Atlanta graff scene?
PERVE: my favorite part of the atl graff scene is the piecing. theres so many spots to rock. but I also like the bombin aspect. I need stuff to look at when I’m out around town.
16. In your opinion, who’s rocking shit right now?
PERVE: I feel the seventh letter is, tko, pfe, 3a, HI CRU, skrew has been making his rounds, FS/NETWORK on fr8s. cant think right now.
17. Have you ever traveled outside the U. S. to paint?
PERVE: I been to montreal. go up there once a year for under pressure. great times. threw some tags up in cancun when I went there. . . for free bitches!
18. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
PERVE: I see myself not makin pizzas, maybe doin graff here and there, still lookin at the same fuckin porn sites, listening to madlib still makin dope beats, smokin& a blunt, finally have the tattoo on my leg finished, drinkin a 64 oz. jug of OE, maybe married, hand in my pants al bundy style!. hopefully not dead.
19. If there was one spot you could hit without getting bagged, where would it be and why?
PERVE: hmmm. I would love to do a roller on the green monster at fenway park in boston. Thatd be the jumpoff as my man rath would say.
20. President in 2004?
PERVE: they all the same. I dont vote. but in office now, we have a dick, colon, and a bush. whatever one is goin for the legalization of weed, ill be first in line. rip grandma and wiot. one love.