Bring Da Ruckus at Midnight

Create and Destroy.
Create and Destroy.

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Wu Tang Clan’s  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, both groundbreaking rap albums, both groups hailing from a city known as New York.  In commemoration of these legendary rap groups’ shining achievements, here is a graffiti/street art excerpt from BDAB’s last trip to the heart of New York City.  I’ve traveled to many metropolitan cities of America, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, but no other city has graffiti culture that can match the great New York, NY.

On every street corner, there is a skillful tag, throw-up, or bomb densely populated onto a wall.  It was just mind boggling how majority of it were so good.  I might get burned for saying this, but I don’t think the average LA graff head could survive out in NYC.

NYC is the graffiti and street art mecca of the world.

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@thelondonpolice x @buffmonster
@thelondonpolice x @buffmonster
@thelondonpolice
@thelondonpolice

@buffmonster
@buffmonster

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@raebk
@raebk
@costkrt was everywhere
@costkrt was everywhere

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@costkrt x @invaderwashere
@costkrt x @invaderwashere

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Locals getting up on @obeygiant and @nickwalker
Locals getting up on @obeygiant and @nickwalker

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@costkrt, @bastny
@costkrt, @bastny

@osgemeos

@osgemeos
@osgemeos
@futuradosmil
@futuradosmil, a legend in graffiti and street art, a Basquiat and Haring contemporary
@obeygiant
@obeygiant
@kennyscharf
@kennyscharf, another Basquiat and Haring contemporary

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@JR x @ joseparla collaboration
@JR x @ joseparla collaboration
@kobrastreetart
@kobrastreetart

 

2 thoughts on “Bring Da Ruckus at Midnight

    1. It truly is. Even in movies, when there is a catastrophic disaster, what do you see? It’s always fire everywhere, people screaming and running, and in the background is always walls covered in graffiti. Graffiti is a reflection of the state of its environment.

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