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RIP SURE

For those who are from New York City, or handstyle fanatics like me
SURE died in the line of duty in Afghanistan on 7 DEC 2010 at the age of 25
This hits home because like myself, some of my crew, and alot of people I know…
There’s a bunch of us writers in the Military and we know the dangers.
Always suck losing a fellow writer and comrade

I pray for his family and friends and especially his homie Faust
Another great writer and tragedy
Sure, you were a HUGE inspiration to me
-WorldBench


Mark Batty Site With Interview of Faust

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12ozProphet Post 2

12ozProphet Post 3

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Rest In Peace Guru of Gangstarr

Keith Elam (July 17, 1966 ? April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. He was born in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and the less often used God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal, which are both references to the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths.

Rest In Peace Dare – The Wild Side – 1968-2010

Dare – The Wild Side, Rest in Peace 1968-2010
Sigi von Koeding aka DARE has lost the fight to cancer and died tonight in Basel. We are stunned and shocked by the rapid development and the loss of one of the most important graffiti writers of the world. Our sympathy goes to the family and close friends of Sigi.
IN LOVING MEMORY TO OUR FRIEND
SIGI VON KOEDING aka. ?DARE?
16.09.1968 – ? 06.03.2010
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Dare websites:
http://www.dare.ch/
http://www.vonkoeding.ch/
http://dare1.blogspot.com/
More info here: http://www.ilovegraffiti.de/eng/2010/03/07/rest-in-peace-dare-tws/

Remembering Ynot TKO in Ink

the homie Ynot (Rest In Peace) had gotten the same tattoo on his forearm early July when he was out in LA kicking it with the homies. When I got out of Jail in St. Louis I was staying with Ynot, he told me of the 4th of July in Vegas with all the TKO homies and the week he spent in LA at Tloks, where he saw a print of this Fonzy and had to get it tattooed on him. The next day he was at Union Electric Tattoo and Big 5 hooked it up. I was really stoked when I saw how good a job Big 5 did, cause I did a website for him before I got locked up and hadn’t made it in to get tatted by him yet. It was the 23rd of July when I got out and on the 30th Ynot was shot one time in the head and killed walking home from work. He worked at a tattoo shop that was hella hood walked or skated home when he couldn’t get a ride. When he didn’t come home that night I thought nothing of it, I figured one of his girls picked him up and he was staying the night there.
All the homies in St. Louis got some script Ynot had drawn up all drunk one night at Cristo’s. I counted at least 15 of them, including one on myself, the homie from Oakland and the homie staying in Puerto Rico who flew in when he got the news.
Every time I hear someone says “why not” I think of the homie Ynot.

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The homies tattoo for Ynot done by Big 5 at Union Electric Tattoo

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Ynot’s Arm

Fonzy
the canvas print hanging in Tloks crib.

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my leg

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thats 5 of them

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Ynot in Las Vegas kicking it with the homies deep on the strip.

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Las Vegas

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Tloks sketching up a Ynot piece at Union Electric

RIP Ynot TKO
the sketch Tloks did

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