Started : 1982
Area : Brooklyn New York
Alias : LO, LOGOISM.
Lines hit : B's, M's, L's, J's, RR's, K's, CC's, A's
Writing Groups : MOD, WOW, RTW, CIA, GOD, TVS, TD, NSA, TNS, TM-5, TOP.
I started writing in the summer of 1982. After watching Graffiti happen around where I lived in Brooklyn and seeing this dude who
,OE 3, P13, BOE, LIL BANDIT / MIDG, AC, PEO, BABY 168, KM, CRIME 79, DURO, KIST, BAD BID, REN KGB and LEE3.
The first time I went to a yard, was in 1983. It was the Dewey yard in Brooklyn by John Dewey High School. From my
On the weekdays I would head over to Church Avenue, where the B trains were parked. We called those, the Star Wars trains. Not too far from there, we (me, CHIP, CERT, RESE, MRR and ERB) went to the Fort Hamilton lay-ups, which held the F trains. During the weekends, we hit the Grant Avenue lay-ups in Queens, which had the CC and A trains. That spot is where I started bombing with BASE, REBEL, and BUF. We tore shit, up in that place. I started to pick-up a routine on all the spots I hit, and little by little other writers started hearing of me.
The first writing group I was put in was the MOD CREW, short for Masters of Disasters, which belonged to MR.R. The crew was later passed down to CHIP from MR.R. It started as a writing group and then we turned it into an OUTLAW group. I also pushed other groups like TCT, which YDEE 143 put me down with. TNK, WOW, TNS, RTW, YD, KO, GOD, were with BASE’S CREW, which was given to him from an old school Brooklyn writer, BERETA. BERETA back in those days, was king of the insides of the BMT’s.
The insides, is an art that gets no play in the history books. There were dudes that were killing them with a certain flare, like SES, who had this hand writing style called Devil Style. BT (aka BAD TAXI), KROOK, SS, CHIC, SOR, RAZ, DURO I, FLIN, RAC, ERA, MRR, AC, JOE NUTS, REN, OE.3, and P13 were all very much into bombing the insides and were seen in almost every train on the
The markers I hated to write with while hitting the insides were magnums and pilots. Magnums were a pain in the ass to refill, pilots were alright, but you had to change the filter and that became messy. I used to throw an eraser tip on to my pilots, so I could get nice thick, juicy tags out of them. My favorite tools to write with were TNT’s, uni-wides and mini-wide markers with the flo-master ink. A few years later, the supermarket ink became popular and so I started hitting insdes with that. Flow master ink was difficult to get a hold of because most stores sold it from behind the counter. It was too expensive to buy and too hard to rack up. It was cheaper and more convenient for me to use the supermarket ink. The spot to rack up this ink was on Flatbush Avenue, in a store called Samuel Underberg. Almost everyone in Brooklyn went to this place to get their ink. While I was in the store, a couple of times, I ran into CREAM. RTW and SASOON.
One day, I was casing out the spot and had a thought of just dragging my hand across the whole shelf and drop every fuckin bottle of
I had a problem with LOST over the use of the “LO” initial. Then Ghost jumped on the dick and started crossing me out. But I got to say that LOST was the original LO. Since the dude was not writing anymore the name now belongs to me. I have a few ways to do my throw-ups, which I perfected. There are three different L’s I use to my LO’s; one is an old-school “L”, another is this one L that I got from LIL STAR 7DS. I came up with the P.NUT “L”, that I used back in 1985. Now, I mainly use the old school L. I look back
was “THE KINGS ARE BACK”, which was their anthem. I lived in an area that had a lot of factories. There was this one place that manufactured pipe and that used Krylon paint. I remember sneaking into this spot and grabbing as much paint as I could get my hands on. This new generation of writers have no clue on what it take to be a writer. I look at some of the shit that on the walls and it makes me fucken sick. These guys have no style to there hand writing and the names they pick are just as fucken stupid. To this younger generation keep this game true to your heart, perfecting your style is the number one in being a true writer. I like to give a shout out to my man and brother CHIP-MOD, REBEL-NSA, BUF-NSA, BASE-GOD, YDEE 143-TST, the original leader of M.O.D... MRR, SIKE-MOD, COMA-MOD, ERB, CERT-MOD, DELK-MOD, BOE and SAGO. ~~~~ ONE LOVE ~~~~~~
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