Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Bet you ain't think I was coming back with these? Well yeah I had it planned all along, I was just tired of getting emails and messages from people begging me to put their shit on my mix. This is seriously what I like hearing. No more begging. I have a paypal account that you can put some money in if you want, otherwise chill out.
1. DJ Mech Instrumental - The Color Blue from More Beats Vol II
2. Bobby Dime$ - Out Delaware prod by the Beat Bully
3. Fred Knuxx - Air Em' Out prod by Hi Tek
4. Mike Jaggerr - Prime Time
5. Juice - Summin Like a Chemist
6. Walt Fraze - Hindu prod by MP The God from I Represent the Ark
7. Kae Hock - Be Cool ft. Mike Jaggerr
8. Aris Sparks x K. Rivers - Red Cups Fornication
9. Joey Moon - Smoke Clears ft. Hoxtah prod by Lazy Kev from Young Aries Paradise
10. Hoxtah - FE from his Soundcloud
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I first saw CRE Law 1 tags not in Philly, but in Wilmington, DE around West Center City. I remember at 14 years old I was walking to the sneaker store on S. Market St. and noticed these dust tags on every window with this upper case CR then a lowercase stylish E. I knew the tag I saw was not from Wilmington, but I couldn’t place the handstyle as a Philly print at first. I just remember thinking, “I’m a flip my style like that!” I continued to see the dust tags all over West Center City until one day they stopped. I didn’t learn until a couple years later that CRE LAW 1 was known by more people than a skinny 14 yo kid copping sneakers in town.
CRE is currently incarcerated in a state prison in Pennsylvania, a victim of the street lifestyle, he will be home one day but not soon. The following interview was conducted by V. Ercolono who is currently down as well. Enjoy.
*Disclaimer – This interview was typed in full at the request of V. Ercolono, so if you disagree with CRE, then be pissed at him.
Where you from?
Where you from?
I’m from North Philly. Lehigh Ave.
What year did you start bombing?
I started tagging in 1979.
Who did you roll with at that time?
I liked writing alone, but I am affiliated with a number of crews such as LAW 1, IMC, WCS, OMT and HMK.
What got you into graffiti?
I got into graffiti at a very young age. I always peeped the walls back in the early 70s before I wrote. Then I visited NYC in 76’ & 78’ when they was rocking whole cars! That’s when I got hooked. I idolized the Kings like Lee, Futura 2000, Zephyr, Stay High 149, Taki 183, Iz Da Wiz, Smith, Pink, Skeme, Stasher, Crash.
How do you feel about graffiti today as opposed to when you started?
Today I think the best is da legal shit because it doesn’t get buffed. Philadelphia is the worst for tagging because soon as you get up your shit is buffed the next day. But the legals are more artistic. Even though I tagged my love has always been for pieces. Characters, wildstyles and the new shit can’t really be done illegally. The back in the day shit was alost more fun because there were battles and everybody that had any heart wrote graffiti, but they had HANDS. Back in the day if you didn’t have a hand you got dissed or exed out Now niggas just write some shit all over and think they the shit. No Hand, No Originality, using other people’s names. It aint like back in the day. Niggas aint perfecting nothing but dick eatin’. It’s very few real graff heads out in Phila now. But I love those that are doing it to death.
How do you feel about the newer generation of writers?
Like I said it’s a bunch of dick riding going on. Ain’t too many out there catching wreck everywhere alone for the true love of the game. It’s no originality. I’m not talking about those that are which are a few simply because Phila is a buff city now. Ain’t nobody perfecting hands no more because there are very few writers out getting it in compared to back when there was no Anti-Graffiti. Most real mothafuckas are part timing on legals or hustling dope. To the me the graff game in Philly is over. Only legals last today.
Who was killing shit when you started?
When I started it was my club, Presidents hay day. Razz and Estro. But you had others I loved too. Niggas like, Rara, Karaz, Breeze, Tank, Case, MB, Zuco, Sonic, Donk, Sub, Emerge, Doze, Darn, Bixby, Brask, SA of the 48’s, Satan, SB, Cat, KRStar, Tan, PB and Omen. Aw man it was so many out there it was crazy. Shit it got to a point where there was hardly no room on walls and if you went over someone it was about your ass! But the 70’s and early 80’s was the best in the 215. The 80’s breed was rocking a lot of the new styles compared to the wickeds and broad ways. A couple of piecers came out like MB, Espo, Met, etc..
What writers of the newer generation do you feel put in work?
I like some of the new dudes like Jesc. He’s a beast. I like him because he focused on graff not being the shit. That’s how I came up. It wasn’t about getting props it was about getting up, period. That was it.
I like graffiti true to the heart mothafuckas like Planet Rock, Kadism, Tone, BE, Soner, Pero, Seyce, Drama, but I’m more on the pieces. I like a lot of the European shit like the FX Crew, NASA, any original piecers like Giant, Espo, Ces, Pose II. It’s a lot more, but I’ve been down a while.
How do you feel seeing dudes you bombed with 20 yrs ago still getting up to this day?
It’s very few dudes from 20 yrs ago that still get up and they only do it to shake the dust of their balls. Like Razz, RX, Disco Duck, California Mike, MB, but I love to see new shit from the dinosaurs. It doesn’t surprise me because I’m 43 and still don’t have any real plans to quit. I don’t hate on people that quit or fall off. My focus is on my love for graffiti. Real graff heads don’t really quit. I think they take long vacations to take care of their kids, homes, jobs, only to go back on tour like an old rap group.
I know you know JS (Jonski) and he was one of the pioneers that bombed in Philly in the 80’s. How do you feel that he switched to the other side and stared working for Anti-Graffiti?
When JS crossed over like a number of writers did, I couldn’t and don’t understand it. But for real I talked to Johnski on numerous occasions and he was on repentance stuff. “I did bad, now I’ve got to make it right” type shit. But I’ve seen new shit on the low like bus scratches. JS pen and marker tags on phone booths. For me, Fuck ANTI, I love graff way too much to be totally against it. I could see if they promoted legal graffiti walls but they don’t even want that. I’ve known them to buff legals which I’m too old school for that.
How do you feel about people going over each other?
Man going over someone shit is disrespectful, PERIOD. It don’t got to be my shit. I hate that. Especially today Philly walls are clean as hell and then for someone to go over another person? I’m old school, that’s a motherfucker fight for real. I think if you go over someone then make a whole wall piece. Something that person is going to see and be like, “Damn!” not no “Fuck You!” shit.
Do you plan on making a comeaback because when people think Cre, they think Cre8 ESC?
I’ll be on parole so I’ll do a little here and there shit like always, but I’m mostly focused on coming out with a piece crew like OMT. But more organic like TATs crew out of NY, that’s my dream to have a graff competition. I love it way too much to let it slip through my fingers without letting people know my full potential. I’ll always be the original CRE. That fucking clown writing that 8 shit is a follower. When he first came out I was going through some personal shit like drugs and hustling, boosting you know survival shit. I didn’t focus on him too much because he had to have other people write his name. Pussy can’t piece, wicked and he’ll die off like the other CRE. He don’t have 30 years in him. He ain’t true to the game. He saw one of his friends write and he didn’t want to be left out. How he got in ESC is beyond me? Oh I guess he got a mean hand game cause the pussy ain’t a writer. He broke one of the oaths when he wrote CRE which a lot of new dudes don’t know about. I’m going to refresh that motherfuckers memory soon as I meet him.
I just like to let people know that there are real graff heads and then there are dick riders that want to be real graff heads. This is how you know which ones you are… If it takes someone to take you out in the wee hours to catch wreck, you are a dick rider. Real graff heads have graff pumping through their veins 24/7. They perfect their hands. They live their name. It ain’t a fad. It ain’t a cool thing to us. It’s our life through and through. Graffiti is like my first love that molded me for the rest of them to come. It holds a permanent place in my heart.
To Razz, Jesc, Dan One, Pose II, Seyce, Cement, Krav, Fev, ICP, KIW, ESC, Espo, the whole LAW 1 Crew, Norman Bates, RIP Proper, UPS Crew, HMK Crew, Omac, RAF, the old I2I crew, Nope, FX Crew, TATs crew, NASA crew, Big Bad Abar, Kadism, TRK Crew, QM8, Warz, Quisp, BE, and anybody that’s really true to the game even if I don’t know you. I love you for your inspiration. We are a dying breed, but it won’t die by my hand.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Walt Fraze dropped his new tape "I Represent The Ark" two days ago. It's definitely on play right now as I type this next interview out.
Download it below or press play.
Download it below or press play.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
I got this project a little early from this local group called the LowBred Crew. This project is being released by allwegotis.us. ALLWEGOTIS.US is the same label that released the Bunk - We All We Got project earlier this year. So I had the opportunity to listen to this project all the way through like twice already and I can say wholeheartedly this is the hip hop sound that I love. Enough with the gimmicky bullshit just gimme the meat *pause*. But seriously download this joint if you crave hard hitting beats accompanied by smooth raps. It definitely hits in the same vein as a lot of true 90s rap. Aight I've rambled long enough but thats why you read me. Put this shit in your iTunes now.
|Download the project by clicking the image above.|
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I almost messed up yesterday with all the other things I had going on and almost forgot to mention the passing of an iconic civil rights leader. His name is Fred Shuttlesworth. He fought for civil rights in Alabama and nationwide along side of Martin Luther King. His approach was slightly more confrontational and he earned the name "Bomb-Proof" after surviving multiple attempts on his life. Rest In Peace Fred Shuttlesworth thank you for your contributions to American society.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I was sent a new flyer for the upcoming jam on East 7th St. on September 17th...this Saturday. Sponsors include VitaminWater, Champion, Vans, The Infamous Mag, Art Under Pressure from DC, Switch and Kinetic...and um if I missed anybody else. Shit. Definitely some shit to do on Saturday so come out. www.allwegotis.us
Monday, September 5, 2011
A cross was found with racial epithets scribbled all over it in the front yard of a black couple living in a middle class neighborhood near Newark, Delaware. Because I can't say this on Delaware Online without the censorship police blaring their horns I'll say it here. Enough of this shit. Leave the perps wide eyed in a coma. Stress their mothers like they stressed the family living their life peacefully. Eye for an eye.
Link to the article: http://bit.ly/oj7OSN
Link to the article: http://bit.ly/oj7OSN
Saturday, September 3, 2011
So on September 17th at 1pm ALLWEGOTIS.US kicks off the 1st Annual Sk8 X Hip Hop jam in Wilmington, Delaware. The event takes place at the spot of the East 7th Street Skate Project. This event hopes to bring attention to the plight of a public skatepark in New Castle County while providing kids a fun filled day of exciting activities and giveaways. Giveaways at the event will be provided by Champion Apparel, Vans Apparel and Vitamin Water. Also in attendance will be The Infamous Magazine, Switch Skate and Snow, Kinetic Skateboarding and more. Support these businesses because they support you and your freedom of expression. Get in where you fit in. See you there!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Catch Bunk alongside of DJ Literali, Mr. Moody and the Diamund Life in Pittsburgh on August 7th at The Smiling Moose. Tickets can be bought at the door. Please have your raincoats ready as I heard it's going to get Ciroc soaked in that bitch. #Trillz Stay tuned because the show may be live streamed.
Walt Fraze's new project is almost done. Here is a video teaser to confuse you. Catch him on tour with Bunk on August 6th and 7th through PA into Pittsburgh.