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.

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