by Sara Fusco, at Dec. 19, 2011, 2:23 p.m.
Title: We Became Kings Instantaneously
Graffiti Writer 1: TRACY 168
Train Yard, Layup or Station 1: Kingston Layup
Memory: "I was hanging out with Bronx writers and Brooklyn writers like SPIN and STOP 700 (whose real name was Ronald Cooper). We found a lay-up to be very important in the graffiti movement. It had a catwalk, in Brooklyn on Kingston Avenue, and it was a gold mine. What made this a gold mine was that you had ten trains (which is about a hundred cars in length), and they ran with the windows painted and all."
"They only ran during rush hour, so it was a sure thing that they would run the next day, without being buffed. The TRACY 168 and RC 162 is proof of that. At first that car was a mistake, I started adding colors on to it, and it turned out to become the first flame piece. Bronx writers used to bug-out, because they didn't know which yard I was hitting! They couldn't believe that I was out in Brooklyn doing pieces. Who would go out there? At the time the OUTLAW and TOMAHAWK'S street gangs were running rampant over there. It was something like the movie 'The Warriors'."
"So we became kings instantaneously. The art grew fast... styles and designs."
Citation: Subway Outlaws Interviews. Retrieved from http://subwayoutlaws.com/Interviews/Tracy/tracy%20168%20.2.htm
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