Cult knocked this one out the park! Growing up in Jersey City in the 80's - 90's I was heavy into graf. Two of my favorite artists were Kaws and T-Dee. Kaws went on to make legit bread doing what he loves which was super dope to see. And I had always seen T-Dee's shit all over the place, but dude was like a myth to me.So one day my uncle is taking me all over the different hoods to take pics of pieces and I jump out the van and start snapping away with my little piece of shit disposable camera and just so happened to catch T-Dee in the middle of putting up a big ass joint with Loomit (from Germany) Anyway, T-Dee had long ass hair in a pony tail and looked nothing like what I had imagined. Dude was reppin what I had deemed to be a major part of hip hop looking like a fuckin Hell's Angel or some shit. I guess the point of this long ass ramble was a co-sign to the post. Can't judge a book by it's cover is the abridged version.
thats whats up Cap... thanks my dude...i think a lot of shit lost in the translation. when it went to a next level, EVERYTHING was supposed to go. graff writers had to go to Europe to really eat, and i wasnt really ready to make that trip then, even tho i sold at a few galleries. (in to that street shit... seemed cool at the time...) it amazes me that these dudes that say they love hip hop dont own no pieces from the dudes who were there at the root of this culture. you would think Jay and Puff would have paintings from LEE and FUTURA, instead of the hotel lobby paintings that they show off on Cribs.it was the first element of hip hop to come into existence. it deserves much more respect than it gets.
Lee got that Great Adventure money! Someone recognized his influence and talent and gave the pioneer his own space to put up work on that original Batman ride. I went on that bitch like 10 times, not for the ride, but to get up close to Lee's work.
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