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Throw Ups

The history of the "throw-up" started with writers in the 70's doing quick "bubble-letter" pieces to "get-up" fast.  The first writer and crew to take this form of "bombing" to a new level was, IN-1 & THE TOP CREW.  Their goal was to take over the whole subway system.   They accomplished this  by inventing the two-letter throw-up which helped them become "All-city" kings in the mid 1970's.  Many writers used this concept and took it to a new level.  Originality is also very important and writers could be criticized for having a "whack" "throwie"


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...     The Return of LORD FUZZOLA aka IVORY aka SLURP 7, aka  PRINCE and the list goes on. TESTIFY BOOKS invites you to celebrate the long awaited Publication of  " A BRONX CHILDHOOD  ".  SEPTEMBER 20th 2005. Book signing, Rival 225 Hudson street just north of Canel street.

In the early 1990's FUZZ ONE along with GHOST , SAR 1, VEN and VFR aka VEEFER took on a strong All City bombing campaign during a time when the T.A ( Transit Authority ) made a pledge in 1989 that no train will go in to service with Graffiti. FUZZ ONE and his boys would change that by striking every yard in lay up in the City with pieces, top to bottoms, throw ups as well as wall papering the insides with tags. Many of there art work on the trains went in to service and angered the M.T.A. - For more information pick up a Bronx Childhood by ; FUZZ ONE





 done on the Broadway number one line late 1970's. In the late 1970's FUZZ ONE was the crown king of the Broadway number 1 line under three different names.


SE.3 aka HAZE

Placing a throw up above the panels was an approach  made poplar by IN and the TOP crew, which they called " Floaters ". Here Haze Keeps one step ahead of the Buffing machine.



Throwie's by; PG 3, RE. MOD, SC.3 aka KROOK, J - Yard 1983.  SE.3 aka HAZE, JOI aka ZEPHYR, RE.MOD ( early throw up style ) and REVOLT, on a double R train 1983 . From 1981 till 1982 PG 3 was known as the crown king of the M's , LL's and J's. The M- yard was one of his prime locations to bomb BMT's. in the M-yard he partnered up with such writers as RISCO aka MT 193, PEAK, SCOR, LOVE 67 and so many others. WADE ;  RE mog ( Masters Of Graff )  from Brooklyn was king of the J-line from 1984 till 1985 and you couldn't help but to see a throw up of his roll by on every J train that year. He wrote with some of the most dangerous dudes in east New York Brooklyn, CI aka CITO aka JAZ, YD 143 aka SAKE tst, BUST, BIE aka STASH 1,  LANS tdk. BROKER, AWESOME tm7, DIPS, PA aka OUT 200 ( from the fda crew) TRANS aka TOMISM from the music loven crew from Brownsville Brooklyn New York. TRANS was out when Vansinder scrap yard was at eny and linden blvd the original scarp yard



In the mid 1980's RTW and the WOW crew dominated all the Brooklyn Subway lines.


VISA was a Queens writer  who bombed the trains with GHOST and the Ris crew in the 1980's


MASK ;  The WOW crew was from Bath avenue which is where I lived when I started writing. There are guys from  Sheeps head bay who were tearing up the the area like STUN  ( Who was SNOW's older brother ) and his partner KAZE 1 ( DJ TODD TERRY ) , IG, POE and MAGIC All killed Brooklyn back then and are never spoken of.  MUGS 1 was the original prez of the WOW crew and lived a few blocks from Marlboro Projects. MR.MINT, TC69, CE, MOHAN they all started around the same time as MUGS but it was MUGS  that brought these guys to the Subways. It's important that we all learn more about this history as a whole.




Photo credits go to :  FUZZ 1, SCORE 4, SLOAN, SUR 167 and NEO. We would like to thank all those who have sent in photos over the years. If you have opinions or questions please contact us


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