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Art Versus Transit…

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

INTERNETS!!! What is good? Please give me a warm reception for my first post at This post is a living testament to the power of the interconnected networks known as the Internets. Before I go any further, I’d like to introduce myself to the Internets. My pen name is T-Bag and first and foremost I am a new father, to my 14 month old son Clive (named after Kool Herc’s government), Husband to my wife, Registered Nurse by night, graffiti art collector, Lo head, and all around hip hop head.

I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to share with you my thoughts, interests, opinions and whatever else I feel like in this amazing space. As I mentioned, this post is unique in that Dallas has given me the chance to post on his blog and I have never met Dallas or even spoken to him via phone. This is purely an example of the planets and stars being perfectly aligned, ok maybe not. Maybe it just happened through a few comments I left and some emails, but internets what is important is that the interconnected networks has once again connected strangers in a way that only the internets can do. So without further ado lets get it in and please enjoy my first post at…

Legends often go under-looked. Today I’d like to make sure that this doesn’t happen. Anyone who has done their homework and knows the legacy left behind by the writers of the Golden Era of New York City graffiti
knows that DURO CIA TOP is one of the greatest legends of this time period. From his top to bottom end to end burners in the classic book “Subway Art by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant”, being writing partner to some of the most famous writers in the history of Graff such as Dondi (RIP), Shy 147 (RIP), Min and the list goes on, to his feature in the quintessential graffiti documentary “Style Wars”, DURO embodies what New York City graffiti was and is. Duro is also the first writer in history to ever be interviewed on television for a special that aired on CBS in 1981. For all you fans of graffiti, DURO will be releasing his new self published book “Cause I Am Who I Say I Am The News Breaker Himself: The Untold Story Of Subway Writer DURO CIA TOP” on April 30th at his website.

If you are like me and am devastated that you were too young to grow up in New York City in the 70’s through the 80’s here is your chance to relive these incredible times through the story of one of the most prolific artists to beautify the New York City Subway system. If you have some extra cash and you are like me and are trying to make your home look like a lay-up from the 80’s Duro also sells canvases on his site and will be part of a group auction on April 19th to May 3rd where you can place bids at, and will also be having a solo auction at the same site on April 25th to May 9th where there will be 7 canvases and the starting bid will be $54.00 US dollars. Again internets, please don’t sleep cop the book and cop a canvas if you can. Remember internets, women love art. Nuff said.

The Boot Camp Clique Chronicles…

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

It’s one thing for me to blog here and tell y’all about some of these incredible boots that Timberland has made. It’s a whole ‘nother level when one of y’all takes a minute to send me pics of your acquisitions.

NessRhymes sends us these flicks from his recent Timberland World Hiker pickups. He caught the Italian made 68015 and the Iditarod superboot version. Both of these joints look like they are in brand new condition. This is a mother lovin’ win like no other.

If you have a pair of Timberland World Hikers (style #68***) please send me a photo or two to and I will post them over here.

Don’t be embarrassed to send me a picture of boots that are well worn either. That, after all, is what Timberland made them for.

10 Rap Commandments by NessRhyme

Sumthin’ Fresh For Ya’ Earholes…

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

DJ Franchise just made your rainy workday lunchtime a little bit sunny with this mix. Take it slow Internets, you’ve got so far to go.

DJ Franchise – 1000 Count by DJ Franchise (KTL)

Tony Grand$ x DP = Commission!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011


Back when I had a gig on XXL’s blog columns I connected with several of the daily readers who used to make sure I kept my shit razor sharp when I stepped in their arena. What is dope as fux is that several of those commenters have shown they have the chops to be informationists themselves.

One of those commenters is Tony Grand$ who displays his deft wit for social commentary and everything under the sun at his own website – Reading And Writing Is For Dumb People. Grand$ asked me if I didn’t mind answering a few questions for the blogsite and you know I had to say yes to the homey.

Good morning Internets. Enjoy this little drop before you head out to your day jobs…

Dallas Penn & Tony Grands Talk Being Famous, What Rappers Eat, & Techno D-Bags

Watch The GOAT…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011


Watch The Throne fanboy videos >>> Otis video.

This joint comes from Hip-Hop Is Read founder and unabashed Laker stan – Ivan Rott

Who Gon Stop Me from Ivan on Vimeo.