New York City is the cradle of urban culture, meaning that all things hip hop are New York and vice-versa. One integral part of Hip Hop even though was birthed in Philadelphia has reached its full potential in The Big Apple, and that is the street art of graffiti. New York’s graffiti legend starts around the 1970s with artists such as Taki 183 and Tracy 168 who were notorious for their frequent anarchistic shenanigans.
Their frequent acts of vandalism indirectly resulted in creating on of New York’s most recognisable motifs which is a graffiti bombed NYC subway train. The trains were bombed in graffiti which were dubbed ‘wildstyle’ and were often hard to read for anyone outside the culture due to the complexity of their designs.
Throughout the 70s and 80s the art of the graffiti started becoming more popular and eventually became a staple of NYC street culture, even today after all of the law enforcement and city regulations, certain boroughs still hold some of the world’s finest art sprayed on buildings.
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