FEATURED WRITER: SMK
PURE GRAFFITI.What do you write? and is their a story behind that name?
SMK. when i started Dj'ing it was my name. in time it was too long to write the whole thing out so it was shortened to SMK.
PURE GRAFFITI.What age did you start writing?
SMK.not going to give my age but, i started writing in 1983
PURE GRAFFITI. Which writers and artists most inspired you?
SMK. JONONE, stak,emit,CLARK and still to this day CLARK
PURE GRAFFITI. What do you like the most and least about "graffiti" culture?
PURE GRAFFITI.What crew(s) are you in?
SMK.FLY ID, free agents, ELW,MCA,BA,IHU,DST,AFU,ICON,CBS
PURE GRAFFITI. What is Graffiti all about to you?
SMK. gettin up! by any means necessary
PURE GRAFFITI.What do you think about writers who are out for fame?
SMK. do your thing kid, stay out of my way
PURE GRAFFITI.Do you think Graffiti these days all looks the same?
SMK. east and west have diffrent styles, but for the most part..it is.
PURE GRAFFITI.Do you think Graffiti has reached its limits or do you think amazing new styles will keep arising?
SMK. naw...there is styles mother fuckers aint seen yet!!
PURE GRAFFITI.What are your thoughts on OLD SKOOL Graffiti and present day?
SMK. its a progression thang.. if it didnt todays pieces would still look like old school..tags with outlines on them...
PURE GRAFFITI. How do you feel about trainwriting?
SMK. subway. freights, monorails...its all good!!
PURE GRAFFITI. Who do you believe your audience is, writers or regular folks?
SMK. mostly writers. few reg. folks though do get put on to the steez
PURE GRAFFITI. Is graffiti political? should it be more so?
SMK. graffiti art is not anything other than what it is. if there is a political statement behind it. so be it. no it should not be more political either.
PURE GRAFFITI.What are your feelings about more experienced writers reffering to younger learning writers as "TOYS"?
SMK. we all are toys at one point in our lives. accept it. ask them to teach you, thats the way its always been. i was tought. and i am still learning.
PURE GRAFFITI. If you could teach or tell the kids something, what would it be?
SMK.JUST SAY HECK NO TO TECHNO. graffiti is a part of hip-hop. it is a part of the culture. anything else and YA PLAYIN YASELF.
PURE GRAFFITI.Is their anything else you would like to add that was not asked in the interview?
SMK. RESPECT DUE when RESPECT IS GIVEN. PAY HOMAGE!
Pure Graffiti by SMK
A special thanks to SMK for participating in Pure Graffiti!
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