Keeping recent operations underground in this crazy heatwave we have going here. Enjoy.
I was able to get long time WST crew member Sphere out for a Sunday session last weekend..I think he took me out on this one…piecing all night the night before really took a lot out of me and I was out of gas by this time..but no excuses, he got me. I was feeling my color fade and the cleanliness of the piece, but the letters needed more swing for sure. I added the S on the end for shits and giggles…and it dont really match the rest of the letters.. Clown TITS joined in and rocked a dope color combo as well..that clowns piece really pops hard.Its been close to 5 years since I rocked with Sphere, and that’s way too long…we’re going to crush again soon I promise.
Late night freestyle on the other side of the Avenue shop. I spent some time on the fill here. This is a technique we used to do in the late 80’s when Phantom caps first started getting used in San Diego, which you don’t see too often nowadays. I think I’m going to keep working with this more often. I received a text from Kool Sphere while I was rocking the piece and he sent me a quick b-boy sketch which I flipped and added my own touches to.
Seems like it’s taken me forever to get to number 50…Long way to go yet..
This was some real fun here. I was telling Topr about this “Renegades” silver piece I did in the Euclid Pit back in 88 or 89, and I got to thinking, why not do another one, but this time spell out the entire song title and add “of Funk” to it?? Hmm… I have enough silver I just needed a spot long enough, and this spot fit the bill perfectly for that. I also didn’t want to be spending too much time in this spot so I enlisted the help of my homie Werk VFW to blast in the fill with a fat cap and and the 3D while I did the outline and detail work. We were done in about two hours. Not to bad for a couple of old salts. This piece was freestyled off the head with the backwards lower case e to pay respects to the year of 1988.
A little background on the Renegades thing. I was a prez of the VCR Crew back in 88/89 with most of the members later to be absorbed into the TMK crew, and we called ourselves the VC Renegades, and I was also a member of the San Diego BBoy Crew Renegades of Funk who later became the SD chapter of RSC . So the Renegade thing has always has a special place in my hip hop heart and history..Thanks for stopping by. Hint: CLICK PICS TO VIEW LARGE
This one was done at the Battlegrounds event which I try to make it out to every year and represent at. I was trying to come up with some type of theme the night before, and came up with the Idea of the old Kung Fu Masters, since my crew and I are all old guys compared to most of the younger kids that come out to paint at this event. I always try and do something dope that the younger kids will like, and put a good amount of time and effort into my piece. This one came out pretty cool. The right character came out nice and easy, but not so much with the left one. It took me a while to get it to look good and I had to keep tweaking it.
WST members Arest and Izze also rocked some real dope pieces, Check out the flicks.
Also photos in action here were contributed by @sandiegostreetartofficial and @cameramangeorge give those two gents a follow.