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Started : 1974
Area: South Jamaica
Alias : NASTY EASY ( NE 163 )
Main lines : E's, F's, GG's, N's
Writing Group's : TC, BYB, TOP, NCB.
I started tagging the buses and motion tagging the J’s and M trains, But my first look at writing was when I use to visit Manhattan and see tags by SUPER KOOL223, LUIS161, STAY HIGH 149, TABU1, EL MARKO 174, PHASE2, . all over the streets and trains as well. I use to take the IRT's because I went to school in Manhattan , DIZZY and COOL COKE were the first writers I remember meeting in those days , I look up to the two of them and they would tell me on how it was hitting trains in the old days.
I would come up with the name EASY and start getting that around the streets and buses where I lived. I would introduce my brother UN2 to writing and he would be my first partner, soon after I would meet DUKE 9 thru a friend and at that time he was the king of the E’s and F’s and that had to be the summer of 1974. We were just hanging out or tagging up now and then back then. We would hang out at the writers bench on Continental avenue, at the time cops would raid that that place on a constence bases. I could remember a time officer Wessermen and Roden (Two very big graffiti cops on the E’s and F’s in the 70’s) grabbed all of us and sat us down. Then I heard … “Slap the cuff’s on them.” In the blink of an eye I ran pass them and got away. The next day DACE 2 told me that the cops said get him and Roden... he’s too fast. I could remember a big fight at the bench on continental avenue between UNCLE JOHN and DUKE9, I was hanging out with TEAR2 when we seen UNCLE JOHN and DUKE9 auguring over some some bullshit. So I said lets take the train over to Van Wyke, for no cops would come. So we all got off the train and DUKE started to take off his coat UNCLE JOHN snuck a shot in .. and all you heard was UNCLE JOHN you’re a big sneak! The two fought for a short time and then became friends again. The fight turned out to be a draw.
My self and DACE 2 would go to 179 street and do our rounds(
motion tagging) witch we called it, you can get up on the insides by doing
this. DACE and I would see UNCLE JOHN getting off a train with this tall
guy who turned out to be JESTER. UNCLE JOHN introduced JESTER to me and
says this is EASY and JESTER says Yea”. ( meaning he has seen me up.) In
1975 the two letter throw up’s became very popular, so TRUE 2 would
mention to me that he was planning on doing NT ( NASTY TRUE ) throw
up’s. From that I would come up with NE ( NASTY EASY) throw up’s and
then added the 163 because it just sounded cool.
I mainly pushed TC ( JESTER’s Crew) that stood for The Crew
and had mostly all the guys I
was hitting with: JESTER aka DY167, EX~1, UJ178 aka UNCLE JOHN 178, TEAR
2, DACE 2, ROTO, PI 2, IZ,
SNAK, BC 2, DOS, RED 2 and DEN POG who was TURF222’s brother and
PANCHO's writing partner. I
would go to all the racks with some of these guys
and some time we would all go bombing together. Me and PI 2 would
ride between cars and smell the paint , then we would get off at the next
stop then go into the lay up. It was always fun bombing with PI 2, one day
we went to hit the Grant avenue lay up and there happen to be people on
the station and I was trying to enter the lay up at the end of the station
just waiting for the people to leave. PI (this white guy with long hair
and glasses) and looked at me and said “ What are you doing?” So he
jumps right into the tracks and
what was always his catch phrase says: “ The niggas wild”. We would
walk into the lay up and kill it with throw ups.
EX-1 was my main partner and we would do most of our hitting
at five O clock in the after noon, we would leave our paint at FLASH’s
house, he had stoped writing at the time so me and EX would try to take
him out of retirement. FLASH was originally DUKE 9’s partner in 1974 –
1975. EX and I would always enter thru 36th street lay up and
exit thru the emergency hatch and some times enter that same way. There
was one time Me, EX~1, DOS, DACE 2, bombed this train at the
van wyke lay up. We totally trashed this train, we did throw up’s
on both sides then open the doors and did throw up‘s insides on the
doors floors all over. I would see JESTER the next day and he told me he
seen that train and said “ you fucked that train up.”
I never truly got raided but can remember a few chases. I was
bombing the J lay up on 111th street , me and DUO, my brother
UN2 were bombing the lay up with throw up’s at the point where the train
stuck out from the station, when the cops spotted us and chased us right
into the street. They would grab DUO and me and my brother would ran in
back of peoples houses jumping over fences. We would get away on to the
open street thinking ever things cool, my brother and I heard noises
and looked behind us and the whole neighbor hood started chasing us, I would
never hit that lay up again.
I was only busted once and sent to do clean up duty on the
station, there I would met some pretty big names like: CHINO 13, DOC.T,
JOINT 170, MINT 2, DASH TK, IC 2, TO 729 aka MICKEY
TOP. DOC.T was the only one I did not get along with, he had a
little bit of big head and a big mouth from what I remember.
In 1977 I would stop writing , but by the time I quit I had
kinged the E’s and F’s. I would go into the arm forces then start a
regular life but will never forget the good times I had bombing.
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