DISCO 3yb INTERVIEW
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Where and when did you start (on trains)?
I started writing on the INDs in '72 or so, on what you call brown coalmines, we called klonkers, you had to use silver paint cause the train suck that sh*t up. I had to rack pound cans of silver to get a good piece or tag up.
What borough are you originally from?
I am originally from Hollis,Queens.
What was unique about your part of town for writing?
See, the other boroughs had the train running through them. Queens had the buses. So the sh*t was to king the hood then the buses then move to the trains.
What lines have you hit?
I was all city in by 76.
What yards and lay-ups would you hit?
I started hitting Es, Fs, GGs, EEs, Cs. I'd go to all the lay ups from 169th to Union Turnpike. Then under Union Turnpike station there was a tunnel that took you to the yard. Just before you got out to the yard there was a place you could do top to bottoms. I also hit the pull in pull out at 179st. I hit Grant yard, the D yard next to Tracy Towers I also hit. I hit the 7s in the yard, 15 writers strong bombing. Kingston Ave. Brooklyn top to bottom lay up. J elevated before they demoed it. Grant pull in pull out. Sh*t I can't even remember all the names.
Did you hit many of the old brown Coalmine IND cars?
The old coal miners where my first hits, I did a floating piece over the windows, sh*t the fellas where laughing at me. After that I made sure I would bring a flash light.
What crews have you written for?
I wrote with G.W. Ghost Writers, Soul Killers, Soul Bus Killers, TOP and 3yb.
How did you join 3yb?
I was picked by Cliff 159 to be in 3yb. See at the time I was king of the insides Es and Fs which turned to the Ds, As etc.. So they came to see the Queens writers at Continental Blvd. that was the bench for the Queens boys, and the ones who came to see us was CLIFF 159, TEE and STIM ONE (rest in peace). So about five of us where picked UNCLE JOHN 178, TEAR 1, TRUE 2, LIL SOUL 159 and myself. About three weeks after that STIM died.
Name all the 3ybs crew members that were writing during your era.
I'll tell you there where many 3ybs. Sh*t! CLIFF 159, TEE, STIM, DIABLO, JESTER, SOFIVE, I wish I could remember them all.
What writers have you painted with?
I wrote with many DUKE 9, FLASH, SOAK, LIL SOUL 159, DEO, DIZ, SPEED.OUI, KEE, BINGO, BYRD, MOTION, SUPER STRUT, TRUE 2, EARL, STEVE 61, JESTER,CLIFF 159, TEE, UNCLE JOHN, TEAR, ROGER, IT, TO, NIC, KIT, PAUL, and IN who put me down with TOP.
Who were the major cops when you were writing?
The cops at that time were Batman and Robin, and Artie.
Do you have any good raid stories?
I went piecing with IN, KIT, NIC we met up at IN''s projects up on 149th Street and we hit the D yard heavy. IN and I had been racking at Steinway in Queens all day. Had a good 25 cans myself. So we get in trough the station one bar missing on station .see I also wrote de one so in and I just bombed DEin every car. Sh*t we must of had 100 or better throw ups. KIT and NIC where doing a whole car wild style burner. Then Artie and his boys grabbed NIC by the pants and handcuffed him. KIT came running to me. Sh*t my ass ran under the train and grabbed KIT, so as not to panic. IN disappeared. KIT and I got out at 3 am right though the gates, fu*k the station! About 3 weeks later a warrent came to my house. Only one that did not get busted was IN aka KILL 3. Now you take a guess how they knew we where there?
In the early 1970s a punitive measure taken by the MTA made writers buff stations. Many writers met and made plans while buffing. Do you have any memories of that?
YEAH I GOT BUSTED TWICE. ONE TIME SET UP BY UNCLE JOHN 178 . I am glad that muther fucter is doing time, rat bastard. I scrubbed at Brooklyn Museum, met JESTER and a lot of toys. Second time they made me a weekend warrior in Rikers. I stopped then.
Did you ever watch trains at the 149st Grand Concourse, or Brooklyn bridge or Atlantic Avenue or other writers benchs ?
I go to 149, Atlantic, Continental blvd writers would always show up in Queens we meet at the library at 169 the terminal.
What are you doing currently?
I am a contractor I build things. Also trying to get on the books as a writer for the 70s.
People write in Germany, Japan, California, all over the world. Would you have ever suspected that this would happen?
I never thought graffiti would raise like this.
Any closing words?
Yo, thanks for letting me get my word in. If any one wants to dispute this give them my e-mail Peace DISCO 3yb
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