Please, introduce yourself…
Well I write NIC ONE and I’m the prez of the AEROSOL KINGS Crew. I’m 46 years old, and I was born and raised in the south Bronx section of New York. Straight up I’m an active aerosol artist/Graffiti photo documenter and Hip Hop Photographer.
How did you start painting?
I started tagging back in 1977. I was around 12 years old and writing and graffiti was still truly new to me at that time. A few years later on I started going out and painting doing throw ups around the Bronx. From 1980 to 1989 I was just having fun with it all. It wasn’t until 83 that I would really start taking writing a whole lot more seriously and in ’84 I would end up doing my first piece on a subway train. I had already invested a lot of my self into the various parts of the Hip Hop culture. Going from a writer to a B Boy to a MC to a DJ and then Back to a B Boy and then finally back to a writer. It really was like a calling of sorts.
That was where my heart truly was at but I was very young and I didn’t know it at the time. From 1972 to 1982 I was looking at the subway lines. Checking out what was on the trains and what the pieces on the trains would say. I was always very interested in the subways from a very early age.