by Sara Fusco, at Dec. 19, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Name: IZ THE WIZ
Description: "The first time I hit a train I was with "Evil13". We "racked-up" some "Red-Devil" paint. (also known as 'supreme quality'). I grabbed a can of "Chinese Red",& a can of "Empire Blue". I did two "IKE" pieces, (below the blue line!!!). Boy they were"fugly", but at the time I thought I did something! That evening rush hour I saw them running, well, the rest IZ history!" "I started writing "IKE 327" before I wrote " IZ THE WIZ " ,which I got from a poster that read, "The Wiz iz a Wow" (This appeared on a on a transit billboard for the musical on Broadway ,"The WIZ" which was a modern version of "The wizard of oz") I switch it around and got IZ THE WIZ out it. the first time I put it up, I said this is to good to be true. The name worked out great . You see when the two letter throw up craze took off in the mid 1970's, there was a Whole plan behind doing IZ pieces or throw ups on the the trains. I would place the IZ in the little corners, the IKE in bigger corner and VINNY or whoever else would piece in the middle panel. The plan was to take up room so TO ( MICKEY 729) the late founder of the TOP CREW ( THE ODD PARTNERS ) and IN couldn't get the corners and be forced to hit the middle of the train, where writers with longer names that were doing big pieces would go right over them. But I gotta give IN a lot credit since he was a little bit before me with those two letter name. He was definitely was an influence on the path I took. IN started on the IRT's in Brooklyn, Then He was up in the Bronx writing KILL 3. It got devastating once he hooked up with MICKEY 729 and the THE TOP CREW, Those guys did some serous damage. But my the late mid 70's IN was fading out , and I kept on going." "The first line I hit was the "A" line. (my 'home 'line) The next line I hit was the "E-coalmines" .Evil13 & I chose this line to conquer because nobody liked to hit those rusted trains. But we had a plan! Then I teamed up with "FI-one". Every once in a while we would go to the "J's". Then when I teamed up with VINNY, ( under Duster-1's advice), well, lets just say all hell broke loose! We both become kings of all the coal mine, We took king of the A's and CC's and then moved on to other lines, it was fucken insane how much paint we had and all the damage we did together. Years later a lot of writers would ask me, why didn't I ever hit the D yard? Why would I, they had had all the same trains parked in the A yard, so why go out of my way."
Citation: Subway Outlaws Interviews. Retrieved from http://subwayoutlaws.com/Interviews/iz%20the%20wiz%20tmb.htm
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