Aliases: HYTESTYR, EG (EVOLUTION GRILLER THE MASTER KILLER), SHARISSK
Primary affiliations: BAD, CIA, TMK, NGG
Local origin: Queens, New York
Main lines: As, CCs 5s, 2s
RAMELLZEE started his writing career in 1974 in the Far Rockaway section of Queens. He wrote under the aliases HYTE and EG with writers like SONIC 002 and the late DONDI White. The A, CC, 2 and 5 lines were among his favorite targets. In the early 1980s RAMELLZEE's work was celebrated in New York City's downtown art gallery scene.
RAMMELLZEE expressed his creativity in variety of venues, including painting, sculpture music and performance art. His style clearly distinguished him from his peers. His experiments with the abstraction of letter forms expanded upon traditional aerosol art. His work in sculpture allowed him to actualize many of the three dimentional concepts that are only visually implied on trains and canvas.
He appeared in director Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise as well Charlie Ahern's Hip Hop classic Wild Style.
RAMMELLZEE passed away on June 29 2010,
RAMMELLZEE interview conducted August 30, 2001 by @149st
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