History Lesson

A little history lesson! #grafflife

Graffiti has been an integral part of hip hop culture since its inception in the 1970s. Graffiti artists used spray paint to create intricate and colorful designs on walls and trains, often incorporating hip hop lyrics and imagery into their work.

These graffiti artists, or “writers,” were an important part of the hip hop scene, alongside DJs, MCs, and breakdancers. They used graffiti as a way to express themselves and communicate with their peers, as well as to challenge authority and make a statement about their place in society.

One of the most famous old school graffiti artists is Dondi White, who rose to fame in the 1980s with his vibrant and complex pieces. His work inspired a generation of graffiti writers, and his legacy can still be seen in the graffiti art of today.

Another important figure in the old school graffiti scene is Lady Pink, who was one of the few female graffiti writers in a male-dominated field. She gained recognition for her colorful and bold pieces, and helped to pave the way for other women to become involved in graffiti.

Old school graffiti and hip hop are still influential today, with many artists incorporating elements of both into their work. Whether you’re a fan of classic hip hop or just appreciate the beauty of graffiti art, there’s no denying the impact that these art forms have had on our culture.

Thanks for reading, and keep on appreciating the art around you!

Published by Madbomr


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