Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Glamorous Life

Just in case you don't know , the name of this blog is ripped directly off one of my favorite songs from back in the day. A Rapper named Cool C from Hilltop, (Philadelphia) came out with this song and it was played 50 times a day on Power 99. The rest of this is stolen:
On January 2 1996, during the same time period that he was recording a comeback EP Cool C, along with C.E.B. band mate Steady B, and another local Philadelphia rapper, Mark Canty, attempted a hold up at a PNC bank branch in Philadelphia. During the botched heist, Philadelphia Police Officer, Lauretha Vaird, who responded to the bank's silent alarm, was shot and killed by Cool C. As he exited the bank, Cool C exchanged fire with another police officer who had also responded to the bank's alarm, before he and Canty dropped their weapons at the scene and fled in a stolen minivan driven by Steady B.
Officer Vaird, a black woman and the single mother of two children, was the first female Philadelphia Police officer killed in the line of duty.
Roney was arrested and on October 30 1996, convicted of the first degree murder of Officer Vaird. At his subsequent sentencing hearing, Cool C was sentenced to death by lethal injection. On January 10th 2006 his death warrant was signed by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and his execution date was set for March 9th 2006. He was granted a stay of execution from Pennsylvania Judge Gary Glazer on February 1st 2006 until all post-conviction litigation is resolved.
Cool C has steadfastly maintained his innocence throughout the trial and appeals process, despite the trial testimony of three eyewitnesses who placed him at the scene of the robbery, as well as ballistic and forensic evidence that linked him to the murder of Officer Vaird. He is currently an inmate at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Greene.

Monday, May 28, 2007


If you ask some oldheads they'll tell you forget them guys. But if you ask the other 90% of people they'll tell you they got up. I dont really know where they're from...But I'll tell you Newport/Elsmere area. I remember seeing the on the back of the Pep Boys and it lived for ever. Banging! Also a bunch of practice Moco tags on the back of the now Value City. Sar was solidified when I bumped into a Sar tag perfectly positioned in the middle of the most random spot in Wilmington. Sar and Moco official tag team. Enough rap. Quit fronting unless you got the longevity of these two.

Long time no speak....

We came down onto the tracks looking for something to do, bored and wanted some pictures. The first time I saw these there was not anything around them. As time went on and more and more people wanted to be writers and taggers and whatever...these characters done by GER got dissed.This is one part of graffiti, GER has a part two and part three later on. Stay tuned!

oh and peace to them young boys that posed for me, peep the Vapor and EVOL (LOVE).