Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Video: Selina Miles Presents: SOBEKCIS (Belgrade, Serbia 2015)


I'm really loving the overall vibe of this video. Not only are these two goons some of my favorite graffiti writers in the game, but Selina Miles just knows what she's doing. The video is packed with awesome tunes and amazing visuals. I salute all involved and I'm ready to see more from both Selina and Sobekcis. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Video: Element Tree Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" 11/7/2015 Recap


Yes.... this happened last night. "The Crusades" turned out to be what I expected and then some. Here is a recap for all of you that couldn't make it out. I'm sure this will make you want to get up and go experience it for yourselves. Major shout out and salute to Evan Slepian and WP Gallery for another banger and much love and respect to the killer DISTORT.... you're one of a kind. -Serringe

The show will be open through January 15th 2016.
For more info go to www.worksonpaper.biz

Also check out www.distoart.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Video: IDE - Sound The Horns (Prod. Lucky Loopiano) Official Music Video


Here it is! My latest music video project with recording artist and founder of Creative Juices Music IDE. "Sound The Horns" is the first single off his anticipated LP "Breathe Easy" set to be released in 2016.  I was fortunate enough to hear a couple of cuts off the project and they sound exactly how I imagined them. Hard hitting drums and chops produced by Lucky Loopiano and complex rhymes accompanied by ill deliveries from IDE.  I've always been a fan of IDE and the labels music, and the label has always been supportive of Element Tree.  Expect to see more from us collaboratively in the near future.  For now enjoy the video and get a taste of what's to come.

Much love and respect to the hard working squad of creative goons that came together to make this happen.  IDE, Lucky Loopiano, Alucard, Jise One, Jesus Himself, Kenneth Shumaker, Aquiles Torres and last but certainly not least.. Anthony Beckner of The Bridge Skatepark in Bayonne New Jersey, who literally was the missing link and was able to house our production the night before he had to close his Skatepark due to the landlord selling the property.  I don't forget things like that and you're a G for rocking out with us. Infinite salutes to all.... great work. -Serringe

@CJMHiphop
IG: @ide1043
Twitter: @ide1043
FB: IDE (Creative Juices)
Youtube: IdeologyTV

Monday, October 26, 2015

EVENT: WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" (Opens Nov. 7th 2015)





"Similar to the time of the European Renaissance, we live in an age where wealth and prosperity are syphoned from areas of the globe and consolidated in others, leaving behind great despair.  For those of us fortunate enough to live in a relatively safe and stable environment, the prevalence of violence and chaos in the world surrounding us can induce a constant stress.  To know that your comfort is at the expense of people elsewhere (and even the planet itself) indicates that your position is unsustainable and likely to be threatened by what the future may bring.  In today’s tumultuous world, it would be strange not to have a pit in your stomach.  Instead of suppressing this feeling, imagine that pit as an actual place that expands in space beyond your physical presence.   Exploring this space, you become more aware of your context in the story of time.  As humans, we evolved to adapt to the land that we inhabit, in a sense defining our every inner urge . Even the laws of many religions are tied to the land, rooted in agricultural significance and developed to help mankind reap the potential bounty of the earth and avoid it’s perils.  Eventually these religions took on a territorial element of their own and we see war being waged on their behalf throughout history. As the decedents of war, this connection between land and spirituality is imbedded in our identity.  In other words, we may inhabit space, but space also inhabits us.  -DISTORT
 
I've been watching this show develop for quite sometime now and I must say that Distort absolutely killed it.  I personally am recommending that everyone makes it out to witness what he's put together. It's a solid show... be there. Doors open at 7pm.  -Serringe
 
WP Gallery
1611 Walnut Street
*Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Element Tree/Art Primo/Eggshell Stickers Present:EARTHLING Episode:3 Feat. NTEL



It's been a minute since this idea was born but the wheels are finally in motion. Shout out to the good people over at Art Primo and Eggshell Stickers for all the love and support. Also many thanks to the good homie and super talented NTEL for being such a great host and allowing us into his life for a weekend. Last but not least... Much love to the homie Ide of Creative Juices Music for rolling out with me to Philly. Good times and stay tuned for more. -Serringe

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Element Tree / Art Primo Present: SERRINGE


I shot these a while ago and originally planned to keep them in a hard drive. In the end... I decided to let it out. Shout out to the good homie Anthony Beckner who allowed me to do my thing in his space for quite some time. Salute big homie... Ill see you soon. Enjoy! -Serringe




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Video" Animal Crackas "Jump Out The Window" Feat. Piff James




I've been meaning to post this for a while but today this should get you out your seat and heading straight for a window. Enjoy. -Serringe

Info: www.animalcrackas.com

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Video: IDE & Lucky Loopiano "Sound The Horns" (Video Trailer)



I recently collaborated with Ide and the creative team over at www.creativejuicesmusic.com to produce this video for "Sound The Horns" off Ide's "Breathe Easy" LP set to be released in 2016. The team consisted of Ide, Lucky Loopiano, Jise, Alucard, Jesus Himself, Time Bomb, Ske and myself. The fellas and I sat round table style coming up with ideas that we can produce based on budgets and what was available to us and in the end wound up creating something that is aggressive and a complete art piece. I am proud to have worked with all of these goons and look forward to presenting it to all of you real soon. Salutes to the homies and stay tuned. -Serringe

Favorite line through this whole experience.... " I hover over letters like a Ouija Pad!" -Ide

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Music Video: Gangrene "Driving Gloves" Feat. Action Bronson


Loving this project right here! Gangrene is putting out music that has no boundaries and you can hear it in this song and this video. This is a great follow up to the first album especially that it has the same vibe but sound nothing alike. Props to all these gents.... give us more. Salute. -Serringe

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ELEMENT TREE / ART PRIMO Present: ACET



This video is long overdue based on some computer issues I was experiencing, but all is well now and here it is. Shout out to Acet for coming through and humbly painting some tough letters with style.  Acet has been killing it for years and was the first female I wanted to shoot when I started Element Tree. Many female writers tend to add a female touch to there pieces almost making it instantly visible that a female painted it, but not Acet. Watch this video and I think my point will come across.

On another note this was my last shoot at The Bridge Skate Park which will be relocating due to the owner selling the property. Its a temporary thing as the good homie Anthony is working on a new space to continue his mission to provide an awesome environment for skaters to get it in.

 Much love and respect. -Serringe



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Video: WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" (Nov 7th 2015)



Here you go everyone! The first of 3 videos to come for Distort's latest solo show  "The Crusades." I've been watching his work develop for the past few months and I must say that it is some top notch next level art. His approach to fine arts and graffiti are like nothing I've ever seen before. Everything has a meaning and every image in many ways is a part of his life, inspirations and a reflection of the world we live in today. I will confidently say that I believe Distort is one of a kind and on his way to be one of the greatest artists of our time. I highly recommend this show to everyone and hope to see all of you there.

Also I'd like to give all the props in the world to Evan over at WP Gallery for his support for artists like Distort, Ntel, Mr Mustart and Clarence Rich. He's been introducing these guys work along with many others and taking the risks needed to make shows like "The Crusades" happen. I salute him and everything he's done for the artists I support.

WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" A Solo Exhibition by Artist Distort Oct. 17, 2015
1611 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mezzanine Level www.worksonpaper.biz
Shot / Edited By Serringe of www.theelementtree.com
www.distoart.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Element Tree Presents: 5IVER



Major shout out to 5IVER and his work. Not only is he young and hungry but he's burning it down in a very short period of time. I could see this youngster being a monster in the next couple of years. Keep your eyes on his work and if you don't, no worries... I'm sure it will smack you right in the face and get your attention. Peace and Respect to this young blood on the rise. -Serringe

Monday, July 20, 2015

Coming Soon! Doc Reevez "Problematic" Prod by 2 Hungry Bros



For what feels like the passed year I've been avoiding hearing any cuts from this project. Doc Reevez and Ben Boogz have been offering me opportunities to give em a listen and I've refused every time. I figured Ill just wait till it drops and hear it when everyone one else does. This way I can experience the project in full effect. It was tough but now here comes the goodies.

This Problematic sneak peak into "Recipe For Disaster" sounds bananas! I cant wait to hear this collabo. As many of you know 2 Hungry Bros have quite the distinctive sound. In past projects you can here how their production draws out new flows and ideas from an artist. This had me wondering
how Doc Reevez may have connected to the music, but now hearing Problematic its exactly what I imagined. Raw concepts and lyrics accompanied by wild deliveries and vocal fluctuations.... amazing. Cant wait to hear the rest.

 Doc Reevez & 2 Hungry Bros " Recipe For Disaster " LP drops August 4th on Already Dead Tapes http://alreadydeadtapes.com/

Salutes to Doc Reevez, Ben Boogz and Deep... you guys kill it.

SNOWSTORM Volume:1 The Art and Life of Carmelo "Snow" Sigona

http://www.artofsnowone.com/store/p2/%2A%2APRE-ORDER%2A%2A_Snowstorm%3A_The_Art_and_Life_of_Carmelo_%22Snow%22_Sigona_-_Volume_1.html
As a kid first discovering graffiti in the late 80's and early 90's there were only two writers that caught my attention and introduced me to the possibilities of spray paint through art that popped up over night... Snow was one of them. I once had the opportunity to hang out with Snow in his home/dojo and based on my experience I can imagine what's in this book. Snow is a genius not just with paint but with words and overall philosophy. I have a huge respect for him and his history and that's why I believe we should all have this book in our knowledge libraries. Its because of Snow that I just don't jump to cutting your head off like I used to.... Now I let you know I have Hanzō sword on my person... The rest is up to you. Salutes to my big brother Snow! 

Info:
The inspirations and struggles of the infamous New Jersey graffiti artist Snow. This volume showcases some of Snow's earliest works, his brushes with the law, his travels, and his humble beginnings as a professional artist. Catch a glimpse of some of his rare and never-before-seen images!

Check out www.artofsnowone.com Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Video: Have A Nice Night



Philly hands, Ultra Wides and night footage... perfect. Peace and Respect to all who got down on this.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Video: Cannibal Ox - "Harlem Knights"


Kaboom! First of all till this very day Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein stands as one of the most original and ground breaking hip hop releases of all time... In my opinion of course. Since then I've been waiting for the follow up thinking... damn that Cold Vein album is going to be hard to match, but then  Blade of the Ronin drops and I immediately thought wow these guys did it. A solid follow up that can almost give you chills during your first listen. So to all my hip hop heads, if you haven't picked up Blade of The Ronin.... do that now.

Now lets talk Harlem Knights. Not only is this song amazing but this video is about as simple as they come except it works perfectly based on the title of the song. Watch this video to get a feel for a night out in Harlem and just the overall New York vibe at night. As a videographer myself I enjoyed the visual marriage with the music... straight up solid.

Show these killas some love, push play and get your download on. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Element Tree / Art Primo Present: Yard Work Feat. DISTORT



Distort came through with a reality check on this latest Yard Work video. -Serringe

instagram: @serringe, @distoart @artprimo
www.distoart.com
www.artprimo.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Element Tree Presents ZESO


 
 
Major shout out to the amazing talent that is ZESO.  I've been shooting artist for 5 years now and ZESO has to be on the list of artists that have completely blown me away with skills. He's produced some really awesome large scale murals in New York that you have to hunt down and check out... seriously. Anyway, we had a blast collaborating  at the Bridge Skate Park in Bayonne, NJ... Shout out to the homie Ant! Peace and Respect. -Serringe
 
For more information on ZESO check out www.zesoart.com
Instagram: @zesoner

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Element Tree Presents: ROCKIN IT SUCKAS 2015 (Bridgeport, CT)






A few months ago I was lucky enough to document this awesome event in R.I.S. Crew history out in Bridgeport, CT. I found myself pulling up to a Wendy's parking lot confused on where exactly these guys were going to be painting. Eventually I made a phone call and got brought to an empty hidden parking lot which revealed the massive wall that writers Mone, Giz, Detox, Kite, Miro, Ket and Cro seemed eager to get there hands on. Watching these guys rock some black books and pieces was something else. I played the cut quietly just listening to awesome stories of the golden years while watching some vets of the game producing pieces that can keep up with the modern graffiti world via some classic and timeless styles. Ket had even mentioned to me that him and Miro hadn't painted together since 1988 so I was happy to have documented that history. The results speak for themselves. Enjoy. -Serringe

Video: Portrait of a Brooklyn Hustler: Jazzsoon


I stumbled upon this awesome video featuring the one and only Jazzsoon. I've personally met this multi talented, energetic and just overall one of a kind character that is Jazzsoon and this video represents him well. Check him out and definitely check out those beats.... dudes a killa. -Serringe

Info: The portrait of Jazzsoon: Collector. Hustler. Brooklyn Native. Living for the weekends. ‘Jazzsoon’ is a short about a Brooklyn hustler who lives for the wknds. Artist and filmmaker Ivan Cash met with a Brooklyn resident named Jazzsoon and found him to be a character so fascinating the made him the subject of his own documentary short,“Jazzsoon: Portrait of a Brooklyn Hustler.” Jazzsoon is a Park Slope “hustler” who proselytizes his notion of “living life on the weekends.” You gotta live your life on the weekends, you know what I’m sayin’? Fuckin’ steak and shrimp on the weekends, you know what I’m sayin’?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Video: Tags and Throws - Bombing with SICOER


Tags and Throws does it again with this video featuring Sicoer. Sicoer has a lot of fun with his hands and its the reason why I started to follow his career as a writer. Definitely worth the watch. Press play. -Serringe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Element Tree/Art Primo Present: 4SAKN


Shout out to my good friend and amazing artist 4SAKN. He always shows up and kills it and its always a good time full of good laughs and great graffiti. Also major shout out to our Art Primo family for always showing Element Tree support and for always fueling my visions. Respect! Last but definitely not least shout out to Ant and all the skater goons over at The Bridge Skate Park for always just being awesome host's and holding us down throughout the night. Salute! -Serringe

Video: K. Gaines - Neon Black ft. SoZé


Fourth Single off the Well Received Album "Rumspringa: The Wildman Chronicles," produced entirely by 2HungryBros. Directed by Nicholas Ortiz of Deviant Children Productions.
Shout out to everyone involved in bring this video and music to life... this is real life shit right here. -Serringe

Colorways & Sole w/ Chef Boogz (De La Soul Nike SB's)


 
 Chef Boogz here for Colorways and Sole. Nike Dunk SB's are an iconic shoe and when you take two of my favorite things in this world, hip hop and sneakers and combine them in one shoe you have one happy sneaker head. Enter the Nike SB Dunk high De La Soul edition. Freshness! De La is no Stanger to this silouette. The De La high is an all white upper wrapped with funky colors and pics from there 3 Feet High and Rising album.You can still find them at your local Skate board shop because a lot peeps slept on them.
Check the link below to get more info on the shoe.
 
Follow Chef Boogz on instagram: chefboogz2hb
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Series: SOUND SOIL Episode: 1 Feat. 2 Hungry Bros


Its official! Element Tree and Studio 289 are collaborating to present you with a new performance series called Sound Soil. This first episode features NYC production duo 2 Hungry Bros going back and forth in a continuous freestyle beat session that only 2HB's could provide. Much love and respect to them for always being down to rock with Element Tree and for always providing us with dope content to post. Salute!


Sound Soil will be visually provided by yours truly  and the audio will handled by none other than Studio 289's Mike Marvel. Also, If you're not familiar with 2 Hungry Bros check out the following link for Breakin Bread with The Bros... enjoy.

Sound Soil... a healthy layer of earth where the seeds of sound can grow. Peace and Respect. -Serringe




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Video: Element Tree Presents: MAST


No need for words.... just press play. Shout out to the killer MAST and the good homie Ant over at The Bridge Skate Park for always letting me do my thing. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Video: WP Gallery Presents: Mr Mustart 50/50 2 Infinity (5-09-2015)


Major shout out to the good homie Mr Mustart on his latest solo show at the WP Gallery in Philadelphia titled.... 50/50 2 Infinity. Lock it into your calenders and don't miss it! -Serringe

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Video: King Ra & Bunty Beats - "No Copy" Directed By Serringe


Major shout out to King Ra and Bunty Beats for putting out solid hip hop from day one. As many of you may know King Ra is no stranger to Element Tree. He's been supportive of all our moves from the site, to video and even the store while it was here. Lets show these brothers some love and check out their catalogs.... they have nothing but heat. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Element Tree / Egg Shell Stickers Presents: SR38


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Colorways and Sole w/ Chef Boogz





Peace Chef Boogz here for Color ways and Sole, So we all know the Adidas Superstar aka the shell toe is an iconic shoe that represents hip hop. Classic shoe! Adidas and Pharrell Williams are dropping a pack of superstars that comes in 50 different color ways. Super fresh! If you love color and retro kicks like I do this is for you. The pack drops March 27th online and at adidas Originals retailers. You also have a chance to enter to win all 50 pairs in your size peep the link below.

http://www.global.adidas.com/supercolor

Check out Chef Boogz on Instagram: @chefboogz2hb

Friday, March 6, 2015

Video: SOFLES (Backwards)


So here we are again with another Sofles and Selina Miles collabo.... yes they've done it again. I have
so much respect for both of these two cutting edge visionaries. They've really pushed the limits of what video and graffiti can do together. From Limitless to Infinite and just recently Graffiti Mapped these two are pushing boundaries and delivering jaw dropping overall visuals. I truly cant wait for what I'm sure is on its way. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Video: Element Tree Presents: SEBS x STAE2


Major shout out to Sebs and Stae2 for coming through on the late night to produce a beastly wall with some tuff pieces. The results are super fresh! Also major shout out as always to the homie Ant at The Bridge for always holding me down and allowing me to rock these videos in his park. Much love and respect. -Serringe

Monday, March 2, 2015

Video: SOFLES "Graffiti Mapped"


Sofles and Selina Miles seem to be my biggest inspirations lately. Sofles' next level approach to painting is unmatched and always on the cutting edge and Selina Miles... Oh that Selina Miles... she is amazing at what she does. Her productions are by far some of my favorite video works.... ever. -SERRINGE

Colorways & Sole w/ CHEF BOOGZ: Sneakerheadz Documentary Trailer


 I just watched  this trailer for a new documentary called Sneakerheadz, a documentary about Sneaker collecting which explores different topics like violence, history and lifestyle within sneaker culture. Dope! Cant wait to peep this. The film will be shown at SXSW if you're heading there and you love sneakers definitely check it out. -Chef Boogz

Friday, February 27, 2015

Video: Short film "OSGEMEOS" by Ben Mor


A short film about OSGEMEOS (The Twins) produced by Ben Mor. Ben weaves their work into a surreal moving portrait that feels like a dream.  One 2-minute movie, but that transmits part of the essence of the world of the brothers in a vision as playful as the work itself.

I loved this short film... simply amazing. Respect. -Serringe

Monday, February 23, 2015

Video: Element Tree / Art Primo Present: EX1 (Squeezer Demo)


EX ONE Came through to try out one of Art Primo's latest products... the SQUEEZER.  Obviously the marker works and Ex didn't have any problems letting the hands flow. Enjoy and go to the following link to pick one up. http://artprimo.com/catalog/art-primo-metal-tip-squeezer-p-3923.html Peace and Respect. -SERRINGE

Friday, February 20, 2015

Colorways & Sole w/ CHEF BOOGZ: Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost




About a week ago Kanye West and Adidas revealed their new shoe designed by Mr West to the world. They put up a window display for the shoe at the Adidas store in Soho.  I went to check it out and the display was dope! The shoe was floating there dead center of the window... looked like something out of Star Wars.The shoe has a similar silouette to the first two Yeezy's, front strap and futuristic boot like upper with an Adidas boost sole. The shoe dropped on February 14th only in nyc but will release again on February 28th. -Chef Boogz



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Video: BRONX 79 Extended Trailer


Bronx 79 will provide the definitive history of the birth of hip-hop culture – the largest and most impactful youth movement of the past 40 years. Employing first-person interviews of the people that were there at the beginning, original footage and photographs of that era, and unique recreations through stylized animation and live-action we will finally see the untold story of the pioneers, the fans and the world of the South Bronx in 1979.

Video: CODAK x LIKES x ASYLM


I'm a big fan of Codak's work and this Likes x Asylm collabo is just right. Enjoy! -Serringe

Coming Soon: The Get Down - A Netflix original series from Baz Luhrmann [HD]


From visionary Baz Luhrmann, and told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of transformation in 1970s New York City. Arriving exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016.

Follow @TheGetdown on Twitter for more information

I'm all over this... Cant wait. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Video: UNCOMMON NASA x ELUCID - This Bodega (Is Trying To Kill Me)


Uncommon Nasa has been doing his thing for years now and he always pushes to make creative projects come to life. This video with Elucid is a great example. Overall dope track and the concept is just buttas. Salute gentlemen! You can steam New York Telephone at the following link: https://uncommonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-telephone Show the homie some love. Peace and Respect -Serringe

Monday, February 16, 2015

VICTOR REYES "Broken Cage" Print



Victor ReyesBroken Cage, 2015
12 color Screenprint, all hand touched with Gouache
Arches 88 French mouldmade heavyweight archival paper
30" x 22"Signed and numbered by artist
Certified by Art Heist
Edition of 38
$275.00

Available at: ArtHeist.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Video: WP Gallery Presents: Mr Mustart 50/50 2 Infinity (Opens 5-09-15)


Yes people.... its official! The homie Mr Mustart has a solo show coming to the Works on Paper Gallery in Philadelphia. Save the date and we hope to see all of you there. Shout out to Evan Slepian for bringing us shows that we all want to see. Keep up the great work gentlemen. -Serringe
 
WP Gallery Presents: Mr Mustart 50/50 2 Infinity (Opens 5-09-15)
1611 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
For more info: worksonpaper.biz/
Phone: (215) 988-9999
Contact: Mr Mustart
@mr_mustart on Instagram

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video: R.A. The Rugged Man - Media Midgets


This guy just gets better and better as he grows older. R.A. The Rugged Man has been consistent in creating music since day one. He's a real lyricist and in control of his music and career. I salute this man. Go buy all his shit! Peace and Respect. -Serringe

 "Legends Never Die" in stores now. Order the album now at http://ratheruggedman.net/shop/. Also available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BzmBbf.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Video: Doc Reevez x Jesus Himself "Walk On" Directed By Serringe


Major shout out to the good homies Doc Reevez and Jesus Himself. These two goons have been cooking up some marvelous shit for quite some time now and I'm glad that the rest of the world can start experiencing some of this stuff. Doc and Jesus have been releasing music in small doses for quite a while now, but the Elimination Trilogy is what you need to get your hands on. Go to the following link and don't hesitate on downloading it.... its fire. Enjoy. -Serringe

Here is the link: http://phoenixrenaissance.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Interview: TERRIBLE T-KID 170

E.T. Pioneers in anything tend to be the ones to benefit least from their contributions in creating it. This seems to be the case in all genres of music, art and pretty much anything that requires creativity and stepping outside the box. I personally recognize you as a legend and a major contributor to graffiti history and culture. If you could go back and approach something within your career different what would  it be? Also what can graffiti culture do for our pioneers... how can we give back to our teachers?

T-KID When it comes to pioneers not benefiting I kind of agree and disagree. When the smoke clears and it's all said and done. Culture has a way of finding its origins, and the simple knowledge of where it came from or from who it came from is an asset that can't be measured in a monetary sense.  I wouldn't approach anything differently in my graffiti career.
All that transpired was necessary to make me the person I am today, and
today you guys tell me that I'm a legend in this culture. The only thing this culture can do for us pioneers is recognize us. understand and appreciate what we've done and why we did it. What can be given to us pioneers today you ask? Is to do what they did in days gone bye. Let the future know who we were, what we did and  why we did it. Never forget where this all came from.


E.T. As a youngster a writer can be heartless when it comes to bombing and I'm sure in your bombing prime you were about as heartless as they make em. lol. As a grown man living
in 2015 how do you feel about bombing?  Do you view it differently or do you still feel the same about it?

T-KID Someone told me rebellion is a young man's game. A good rebel is as heartless as they come and yes that was me  in years past.  And because of that I have no opinion on how a young rebel in today's world chooses to express him or herself. Those who practice the art of Graffiti do what they have to do and do it as much as they need to do it. We all went through a right of passage to find our talent. Some have no talent and just stick with the destructive nature till they out grow it, where others discover that expression is more then just putting a name up on a wall. To really appreciate this question we have to understand human nature and the effect society has on a young person growing up in this world today.


E.T. The word "TOY" is used to describe a less experienced writer or a straight up cornball that doesn't know anything about the unwritten laws of graffiti. Can you enlighten some of these lost souls and list the rules that T-Kid lives by? I'm pretty sure you can save a few young lives out here. lol.

T-KID "Funny" Real simple.. a Toy is some one who has no knowledge of this art. Has no understanding of who`s who and what`s what. Someone who didn't go through that right of passage. They do this to capitalize on our blood sweat and tears. They pop up out of nowhere with a degree in art, paint a pretty picture and say "hey! I`m a writer" They copy what we did and call it their own! "Biting." Its sad cause the market is saturated with them.. you know who they are.. They call themselves "street artists". Go down to  down to the Wynwood Walls during Art Basel in Florida.
You`ll see them all there from all over the world. Fucking travesty!


E.T. Growing up who were the writers that inspired you most and who are you inspired by today?

T-KID Phase2 The Godfather of Graffiti  PadreDos & Noc167 the nastiest writers ever to bless this art form and Tracy168 the illest genius and innovator, the true meaning of Wild Style. As it was in my beginning so shall it be to my end. These are my hero`s.


E.T. With all the companies out there engineering products specific to graffiti do you feel that legends like yourself deserve to benefit from them financially? Also have you ever thought of starting your own brands or products?

T-KID They're not my companies so they owe me nothing. I`m not a brand, I`m an artist. I live to create. I have no time for conformity.




E.T. What's T-KID up to nowadays?

T-KID I live, I laugh and I love. Getting ready to tour with my documentary! "The Nasty Terrible Tkid 170" Paint more graff and spread the words "Graffiti is art!"


E.T. Is there anything that you feel you've specifically contributed to
graffiti?

T-KID Yeah I gave motherfuckers style. I raised the bar and made writers get real creative. I pushed this art forward with all I have done.


E.T.At what point and time do you feel a writer reaches legendary status and how?

T-KID I have no clue, but y'all told me I was one so I`ll share my experience on that. You do your right of passage. You never rat on anyone. You become the best you can be. You learn respect for your fore fathers and appreciate the lessons that they taught you. Either direct or indirect. You take what you learned and pass it on. The way I pass it on is by doing it over and over till this very day. You stay true to self and to this art.


E.T.What can we expect from T-kid in the near future?

T-KID A New book is in the works stay tuned for that also more shows,,

E.T. Last but not least... If you had an opportunity to speak out to graffiti culture and be heard... what would you say?

T-KID Graffiti is the well spring where all art came from, Graffiti is pure expression, the soul element of all art. Last but not least.. "Don`t be a toy and buy art from these posers. Learn our history and our culture. Appreciate the real Graffiti artists... the true STREET ARTISTs who gave
you this culture"

Monday, January 5, 2015

ELEMENT TREE / ART PRIMO Present: ACROE


Shout out to Acroe for always doing his thing both on the street and pretty much anything you can think of. Also major shout out to our Art Primo sponsorship for always supporting in the production of our videos. Oh and we cant forget all the good people over at The Bridge Skate park for allowing me to curate the walls over there.  Peace and Respect. -SERRINGE

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Video: Run The Jewels - Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)


Ridiculous. -Serringe

"Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)" is the second single off of Run The Jewels 2. Buy it here in iTunes: http://found.ee/rtj2
Directed by Timothy Saccenti