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New York Streets

It’s your girl Shakwanane-ne comin’ at you live from B K. Holdin it down while Dasco tries to get a hold of Michael Phelp’s agent. Unlike some companies, we support his extra curricular activities. C’mon Michael Phelps let us sponsor you! At least, let us get high with you. Oh, New York Street update: Get at it like a bad habbit.

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One day Ima sell enough food stamps to get that cash money to hook up a crib with a garden hangin off tha side like this.

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All we need is love.

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I don’t know this old honkeys name but he used to hustle this vegetable peeler and he’d go all city. Downtown Brooklyn one day, Union Square the next. Heard he was a millionaire but never had a permit and was constantly harrassed by the NYPD. The NYPD harrasses people? Nah…. This memorial for dude was seen in Union Square. And another one bites the dust…

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(Shakwanda Lee Jenkins)

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Neckface Mural in LA

From SuperTouch blog

NASTY NECK FACE has been a busy guy since touching down in Hollywood earlier this month, and today he unleashed his biggest bomb in LA to date on the front wall of Melrose streetwear hotspot BARRACUDA. Wrecking shop in a marathon eight hour painting session (almost like working a real job) in the subtropical weather that is our winter, the graffiti gremlin left behind a piece so bright it practically glows in the dark—and the day. HAVE A LOOK:



See the rest of the photos here.


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MASSIVE New York Streets

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“Bomb Tel Aviv! Bomb Tel Aviv! Kill their children! They kill babies so we’ll kill theirs!”

The tall white American man creeps behind a woman walking through Union Square and yells this in her ear repeatedly.

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If you are an “emerging artist” (starving artist) in New York, especially in this economy… garbage cans full of compost begin to look very appetizing.

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This is how we move:

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This should be sprayed on every corner of the Lower East Side.

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Poster Boy got locked up?

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This is out front a store on Heather Sherman’s block in Williamsburg. It reminds me of this old West Indian man that is always outside my building in Flatbush. He is the ultimate anti- anti smoking campaign. When the weather is warm enough he’ll sit outside and chain smoke through at least a pack a day. My girlfriend says he’s still healthy from climbing mountains in Jamaica for the first half of his life. Do your thing Mister Cigarette Smoking Man.

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If you live in New York you have seen this ad blasted all over the Subway and Street. You’ve probably seen the cute commercial with Lewis Black. Don’t get me wrong, I like Lewis Black. The woman that manages his website used to be my upstairs neighbor in East Harlem. I do however have a big fucking problem with this advertisement. If you’ve seen these ads for Aruba you may have noticed one key aspect is missing from their advertisement…. BLACK PEOPLE. There is not a single black person in the entire advertisement. I can only imagine the horror of the elder wealthy Manhattan resident that tries so hard to avoid going uptown or to Brooklyn… and then bam! shows up on vacation and is surrounded by a bunch of colored folk. Stop faking the funk Aruba.

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Rod Stuart loves getting sprayed all over. Take that however you want.

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Papa Loves…. oh shit! the pooolice! (Make sure to come back and finish this one homie)

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You may recall me mentioning that I only like graffiti that has strong undertones of Satanism. Neckface gets an A+

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I like it when I see tourists taking photos outside of this building on Wooster St. in Soho. It is truly a dying breed… one of the last authentic spots in New York City. What a shame that culture has become an endangered species in a city that is suppose to be the epicenter of culture.

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Dear tourists of New York, do you want culture? Come to the hood. This is a storefront on my block in Brooklyn.

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Ha! ha! You do know there is a big camera around the corner, right?? Gangster gangster.

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Speaking of my neighborhood in Flatbush… these little hoodlums hit up our train station on the daily. VANDALS!

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So yesterday Heather Sherman and I were calmly enjoying a coffee at the Cake Shop on the Lower East Side when suddenly these old Asian ladies started fighting one another over… I think the bottles and cans in the garbage. Okay, if you live outside of NY… maybe this doesn’t happen. Let me explain. In my neighborhood crack heads roam the streets digging through other people’s garbage looking for items they can recycle for a few bucks to buy drugs i.e. crack. Apparently, being that Manhattan is so progressive these days… Bloomberg has successfully replaced crack heads with elderly Asian woman. I ❤ NY

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And to conclude our tour… I hereby post the greatest sign ever to be seen by my eyes. Yes, I’m serious.

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New York Streets

I was in the South Bronx this morning and grabbed up these shots…

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UNION SQUARISH…

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TIME SQUARISH…

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Shepard Fairey on The Colbert Report

Learn more about Shepard Fairey.

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Bombin’ Magazine Shows Us Some Love

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“Dasco and the rest of the fam over at The Mongrel are bringing a much more aware and enlightened understanding of graffiti and street art to the internet. It is always nice to have alternatives, especially when the alternatives stay ahead of the curve and put a premium on knowledge of the community they represent.
The Mongrel is our current choice of alternative. Peep the interview with NUNCA…”

“Brazilian street artist Nunca addresses the effect of globalization on a society caught between exporting its culture and embracing foreign products. Blunt expressions are engraved into the walls of Brazil, doused in paint and branded with the logo of Naique (NIKE). His characters are frozen in a struggle to maintain the authentic culture of Brazil while adapting to an influx of foreign goods on the global market.”

Bombin’ Magazine!

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New York Streets…

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“NEV1 SMART Crew took it to MBW on Houston again, a month after POBE MPH first took the spot back. MBW went over a 3 year old R.I.P burner to Meghan that had been painted by BASE MPH and RSON.
NEV1 came and gave an anniversary shout to Meagan. Same person?
Either way, it is nice to see MBW and his disrespectful ass being covered.”

Bombin’ Magazine

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In a city this size somebody is bound to die at some point. If you’re lucky you will be remembered with a memorial by friends. If you live in my neighborhood you will be remembered as long as the candles stay lit and the half filled bottles of cheap liquor and backwash only previously poured onto sidewalk stay upright, not drank by the homeless, kicked over, discarded, or snowed on.

Murals in Flatbush…

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(Dasco)

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