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"Hot 110"  

 

 

"Hot 110" was a word, and term, used to go over another writers work in the 1970's.  The reasons for writing "Hot 110" over someone else's work varied on the individual writer.   The main reason writers went over works of another writers, was to retaliate against the other for going over  his/her work, which is a sign of disrespect.  

PART 6

 

" THE BATTLE GOES ON "

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KING FUZZ.ONE over KONE on THE number 7-line, 79-80. Photo by: SAR

To be a king a writer had to out do the competition. Many times a king is forced to cover all that is in their site to be declared a true king. When forced with the option to back ground another writer the rule of thumb was for the writer  to cover the whole piece leaving no part of it to be seen. Local 7 - line writer : When FUZZONE first made his presence known on the number 7 line in late 78-79, he went over every writer on the line. Many of the writers from the line had no idea who he was and went on the hunt for him. Many of the writers from the 7 line joined together to find FUZZ and the final out come came when they showed up to FUZZ's front door. FUZZ was know as a very charismatic person and made piece with out any punches thrown. FUZZONE would join up with some of the local kings of the line until he took command of the the line solely . I have never seen any writer take over a line as FUZZONE did. He took over the insides the outsides with throw ups, top to bottoms and burners.  I do not care what is said out there,  FUZZONE was the one of the greatest kings ever! RCA-1 : I remember seeing that fuzz throw up somewhere its highly unlikely he ran out of paint....lol. SAR-1 : I remember seeing CAINE 1, TAGE 1, ROGER, CHINO174, SON & PRO, JESTER 1 / DY 167, MOVIN 2 / TI-149, TRACY 168, VINNY, CA , bombing the 7'S... FUZZ ran that line for a while.

 

 CONFESSION OF A GRAFFITI RAT

 

 

 

Original identification card of an early Graffiti Informant.

 The above image is the identification card of a early Graffiti informant. This card was given to a writer who cooperated with the Vandal Squad or what ever top transit officers was assigned to Graffiti detail. This cards were given in order to gain information on assistants to the arrest to whom they considered to be the top Graffiti vandals.  Snitching is a unwritten rule in writing, and when a snitch was caught in the writing scene they faced banishment or the violators were handled with an old fashion beat down. We spoke to some of these snitches to get their reasons on why they did what they did. We at Subway Outlaws don't encourage snitching but in order to give a vast view on the history these stories  must be told. The names of the writers are with held.

RAT SNITCH : In 1976 I was caught a number of five times bombing the lay-up's in Brooklyn. The last time I was busted it was by two of the biggest  Graffiti cop on the B.M.T's,  officers Rotun and Wasserman. This arrest could have gained me a bit of time at Spafford  ( jail for juveniles ) , but these two cops decided to cut me a deal  if I turned in a few writers they keep me from doing jail time. I decided to go through with it  and  at first snitched on a few toys, Once I did that for them the next day they gave me  this card above. They told me if I ever got

 

 

 

 

 

caught  bombing I just had to show  the officers who caught me my card and they would let me go. I thought of it as a get out jail free card. Even though I gave up a few writers they wanted more. It seem I could not  satisfy these two cops they wanted bigger fish like JESTER and TI -149. I had to give them what they wanted but I wasn't  going to give up people that I knew. I would usually set up other writers in this way, we would all go in a group once in the lay-up or yard I would stay in there for about  a half hour to an hour maybe. I would find a place to slip away  and just then the cops would raid the place. This went on for about a year until they saw me getting off at Atlantic avenue and said kid you did a good job I'm going to let out of our deal just don't let us catch you painting again. I stopped writing that very  year and never saw Rotun and Wasserman again. For more on Rotun and Wasserman - check out  http://www.at149st.com

 

 

 

NO ONE LIKES A SNITCH!

 

 

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THE RACE FOR SPACE GOES ON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRACK 2 / TEKAY leaves a message for the public.

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

FUL a/k/a FCEE a Queens writer and cousin of BOM.5. Photo taken outside the E & F yard in Queens New York.  

 

 

 

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  Photo credits go to SAR-TMB, RD , UNDER COVER INFORMANT, QUIK-RTW, ROLIEO and BOM.5. Should anyone have any Questions Please contact us at MESSAGE@SUBWAYOUTLAWS.COM