LIL BOMB GND INTERVIEW
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Where and what year did you start writing on trains?
I started in Brooklyn New York in 1972.
What inspired you to become involved in writing?
I wanted to become well known.
Did you have a mentor?
KILLER and MR. ICE.
Who influenced your style?
PHASE 2 and STAY HIGH 149.
How did you get your name?
A friend of mine named me LIL BOMB cause I was small and had a bad temper. I used to explode like a bomb!
List all the other names under which you have painted.
What borough are you originally from?
I'm originally from Brooklyn.
What subway lines have you hit?
I hit the M train, D and F line.
Who were your most successful partners?
MR. ICE and COPE 7 were my best partners.
What crews have you written for?
I? I was a member of GND (Graffiti Never Dies).
Give us a brief history of the Graffiti Never Dies crew.
It was started by MR. ICE in the back of detention class one afternoon. LIL BOMB, MR. ICE, DUSTY, SARGENT BONES, AXE, LP136, CISCO, CONDOR, SPUNK and JF were members.
Did you have any memorable conflicts with other crews on the subway?
No other crews came in our area!
Any good rack stories?
We got most of our paint in small mom and pop stores. They usually just let us come in take a few cans and be on our way.
Who were the best writers of your era?
SPIN, PHASE, All, MR. ICE, and KILLER.
When did you quit painting trains?
I quit in 1975.
Do you have any closing words?
I will never forget my days as a graffiti writer. Being part of a crew, the danger, the smell of the paint it was the best.
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