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Lala. Posted - 12/19/2007 : 5:15:16 PM
this is for the people and the kids that dont know anything about chicago Graffiti History!!!!!


I. Old School to Middle School:
Pioneering Era ('72-'78)
The Old School ('79-'82)
The Middle School (a.k.a The drum machine era, '83-'85)
Here we find the happenings in Chicago at a minimum. As the titles of the eras suggest, the culture had just begun to grow. The focus of attention was on New York and a few neighboring cities. More than anything it was the breaking crews in this era that dominate the scene. They became the foundation of the Chicago scene with

many B-Boy crews were already making a name for themselves; D.T.R (Down To Rock, Krazy Krew, Floormasters (the crew stretched from the North to the South side), TopTen, Out To Rock, Freeze Crew, The B-boys, The Freshboys, Windy City Breakers, Hypnotic Rockers, Los Ninos, etc... It was many of the breakers who would later go on to become some of the key Graf writers in the city. By '82 the Graf scene was very active with several known crews hitting up all sides of the city; CTA, ABC, MPC, TCP, ACW, CAR CREW, MOSA, IAC, OTR, GGC, GBC (w/Crazyman), CISA, GAS, BTB, FCA, AIM, GMC, SMOG, & The HITMEN. From there, things slowly began to take shape...

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1979 New York Graf writer, Nick Salsa, moves to Chicago and starts bombing the city and becomes recognized as the first local writer. Later he starts the first known Chicago Graf crew; C.T.A.
1980 Casper-"Groovy Ghost Show " 12" (first Hip Hop release from a Chicago artist although it's not generally known that it was a Chicago based recording)
1982 Graf Writers Slang & Trixster started getting their names up and out there.

Key innovator, Caution, known for being the first to paint Chicago scenery into his backgrounds (other artists usually drew New York backgrounds based on their influences) also hits the scene.

1983 Plee Fresh hits Chicago from New York and helps pioneer the Chicago Graf scene. He meets up with Stane (a.k.a Akbar) and Kaos to form T.C.P (The Crowd Pleasers). As he gets more involved he sets his goals, "I wanted to see Graf everywhere. I wanted to bring Hip Hop music to Chicago. My goal was to make Chicago like New York"-PLee Fresh

On The Fourth Of July the C.T.A crew becomes the 1st to Bomb the Ravenswood Yard and hit virtually every train in sight.

Robert Cliemente School (Division/Western)-starts having regular Graffiti classes for their students. The teachers gave lessons and regularly brought in various guests from varying crews.

University of Chicago station WHPK introduces their first Hip Hop radio show. The founders, K-III & Patrick Moxy (also the founder of Payday records) initially started the show with a dance & rap format, but the popularity of rap was heavily reflected in the requests and eventually they became strictly rap.

1984 The Muralists, painters Roberto Valedez & Ray Patlan, held regular art fairs on 18th Street and would invite Writers (ex: Zore, Fess a.k.a Freezario, Nick Salsa, Caution) down to do pieces. Making them among the first "outsiders" to help the culture by not just giving them a place to paint, but supplies as well.

Chicago's first organized Graffiti Art competition at Harrison Park

Chicago's first Graffiti Art Show, "Rapid Enamel" at the Renaissance Society at the U of C Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall.

1985 "Rappin Duke" 12" (The "duh-ha-ha-ha" was undoubtably widely known). However, again it's not generally recognized as a Chicago release. It fit nicely in this time of Hip Hop paying homage to T.V. shows & Hollywood as The "Duke" dropped rhymes in his best John Wayne voice and let us know about Hip Hop cowboy style.

Chicago Bears-"Superbowl Shuffle" 12"(Although some may wince at the thought of the Chicago Bears being "pioneers" of Chicago rap, it certainly can't be overlooked).

Chicago Graffiti writers unite for the first time for an"All City Writers" meeting in Cabrini Green at the YMCA. A plan set in place by key Graf writer, Warp.

Northwestern's WNUR 89.3 captivates the Hip Hop generation on Sahis little brown one. ay afternoons with "The All Rap Party" with DJS Larry Lar & Sweet M.D.

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Sy Posted - 02/14/2008 : 2:21:02 PM
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Originally posted by FLASHABC

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Originally posted by FLASHABC

Did anyone ever see an AM CHICAGO show hosted by Oprah Wimphrey in which she brings in Harry Beleafonte to promote those LA breakers and has the windy city breakers to perform ???












FLASH DID YOU SEE IT? CAUSE I SAW THE ONE WITH PLANET ROCKERS WITH THE GIRL CATCHIN WRECK.



RISK SHOWED IT TO ME HE HAS TONS OF VIDEO FROM SOME HIP HOP SHOWS BASED OUT OF CHICAGO.








DAM RISK GOTS ALL THE SH*T....I USE TO TAPE ALL THAT STUFF IE. PLANT ROCKERS ON OPRAH(AM CHGO.) RSC ON LETTERMAN THE OPENING TO WELCOME BACK KOTTER, BRONX ZOO AND THE EQUALIZER..........
SEEN-ABC Posted - 02/10/2008 : 09:10:59 AM
let me add my two cents into this

everybody wants to be the first one and everything all I know me and ABC crew that me and b boy b in 1983 we did our little neighborhood bombing like Nick Salsa CTA but we took it one step further than their crew we just didn't hit one yard we hit several yards and we made ABC to be known as a graffiti crew and we came out and in newspaper up in the mid eighties damage but I haven't seen cta crew do the damage we did and they never in no newspaper articles or in the news?but they were other Crews like CAR ACW MPC TCP that came out in newspaper articles I also remember PLEE and Stain and Shaggy TREXTER and SLANG and B Boy B TAKE2 and DRIP ABC when we made the Feds then we made Mars MAD TAC crew for Other Kids to join started meeting other writers like BTB SMOG crews and other crews to on the southside of Chicago even though there were other new crew do on the Northside of Chicago like CAB Puma and X-MEN and other Crews getting a taste of the movement that we all working on to make are mark in Chicago all I got to say if it wasn't for the old school the new school wouldn't be here that's my two cents
NICKSALSA1 Posted - 02/09/2008 : 03:01:11 AM
LAPALOMA...U are welcome. We are here to share. Hit me at nicksalsa1@yahoo.com if you need anything else....Peacceee!!!
FLASH ABC Posted - 02/08/2008 : 08:32:51 AM
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Originally posted by Sy

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Originally posted by FLASHABC

Did anyone ever see an AM CHICAGO show hosted by Oprah Wimphrey in which she brings in Harry Beleafonte to promote those LA breakers and has the windy city breakers to perform ???







FLASH DID YOU SEE IT? CAUSE I SAW THE ONE WITH PLANET ROCKERS WITH THE GIRL CATCHIN WRECK.



RISK SHOWED IT TO ME HE HAS TONS OF VIDEO FROM SOME HIP HOP SHOWS BASED OUT OF CHICAGO.
lapaloma Posted - 02/08/2008 : 02:28:14 AM
done and done. Thanks Nicksalsa1. If, that is your Real name. heh
Sy Posted - 01/31/2008 : 7:28:02 PM
quote:
Originally posted by FLASHABC

Did anyone ever see an AM CHICAGO show hosted by Oprah Wimphrey in which she brings in Harry Beleafonte to promote those LA breakers and has the windy city breakers to perform ???







FLASH DID YOU SEE IT? CAUSE I SAW THE ONE WITH PLANET ROCKERS WITH THE GIRL CATCHIN WRECK.
FLASH ABC Posted - 01/31/2008 : 10:12:31 AM
Did anyone ever see an AM CHICAGO show hosted by Oprah Wimphrey in which she brings in Harry Beleafonte to promote those LA breakers and has the windy city breakers to perform ???
NICKSALSA1 Posted - 01/31/2008 : 05:12:45 AM
Hey LaPaloma, LaLa is MIA....You can get the complete article at GALAPAGOS4.COM and tell them I sent ya. Peace and happy writin in da '08!!!
lapaloma Posted - 01/30/2008 : 8:15:37 PM
Lala - hey, is it alright if I cite some of this in what i'm doing?
KOOLAIDE KILLA Posted - 12/21/2007 : 6:25:18 PM
I don't know if you ment CISA was out in 82 but CISA didn't form til 86. A crew that was made up of 2 crews who were at war with each other (TUFF BOYS "Tha Ultimate Fresh Force" & Hitmen Bombing Crew) Tha first Indiana crew that entered the CTA battles as well
meniz2society Posted - 12/20/2007 : 11:50:51 PM
PUMA@MOSA WAR BACK IN '86 STRAIGHT PIECES NOT ONLY TAGS!!!!
meniz2society Posted - 12/20/2007 : 11:48:39 PM
I ALSO4GOT FCA,X-MEN,SQUAD1,3XD!
meniz2society Posted - 12/20/2007 : 11:45:41 PM
PEACE2DA BROTHERS THAT BUILD THE OLDSKOOL&NEWSKOOL!!!!!
BTB,DCU,ABC,MARS,CTA,CGA,CBA,AD,CAD,GTC,ACW,NBC,TCV,ORG.RATS(THAT ROCKED IT BACK IN'87 IN DA NORTHSIDE DOUGLAS)CAB,TNS,SAW,MUL,TCK AND 4 DA ONES THAT I 4GOT PEACE!!!!

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