DANGER 59 INTERVIEW
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Where and what year did you start (on trains)?
I started on GG and F trains some freight trains long island RR near Continental Avenue back when Live and Let Die was in the movies. I guess 1973.
Did you have a particular inspiration or mentor(s)?
No, kids started in every neighborhood that I went to, but I remember LSD om, MINGO, UNCLE JOHN 178, CA.
How did you get your name?
We were just out one day. Use to piece my name Roland at school looking for something more colorful thought up "DANGER". '59 the year I was born.
List all the other names under which you have written?
DANGER 59, RM
What borough are you from?
Brooklyn. Born in Brooklyn moved to Queens for three years then back to bomb in Coney Island yards Bay 50th lay-ups.
What lines have you hit?
M, N, RR, D, F, GG, A , 7 trains. Some freight trains.
Where were your favorite lay-ups to paint?
Elevated B trains, Coney Island
What crews have you written for?
Kill'em, I was the founder. Soul Stoned Brothers also started that one too with AVES from Williamsburg. TERO, PINTO
What years did you write?
Who was your most successful partner(s)?
DYNAMITE PINTO, TERO, CHINO 13, EZ and TAIN ONE.
Who were your rivals?
We got along with everyone. We hit all stores for paint thirty, fifty cans at a shot. ÔLotta fun!
Who were the top writers during your era?BR> TJ 159, DUKE 9, IN, TO, BROTHER LOVE 333, FLINT, TRACY, PNUT, LSD om, AFX 2, BONE.
Who were the main cops when you were writing?
I had them taking me out to the diners, movies to prevent me from destroying the neighborhood, it didn't work.
Do you have any good raid stories?
Sometimes on Saturdays we would do a little shopping, have a feast in the RR lay-ups. Sometimes have twenty people. We would split hit Coney Island Yards
Any final words?
It was an amazing time in my life. We would do murals between 59th Street and 8th Avenue on the N train line fifty feet long twenty feet high. They were amazing masterpieces. TERO was with me on occasions, but I never could get enough. I apologize to the city of New York for doing at least Twenty million dollars in damage, but it kept the economy moving along so maybe we should be commended for keeping jobs for all the people that cleaned and the products that were invented. Now lets keep it on canvas let the future be clean for our children peace and love to all.
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