12 Questions: CRABSThis interview is a collaborative effort with myself and AC_IN_CA who also provided the photos for this interview. CRABS has taken to the skies with amazing billboard productions often with BUGE. Check out our interview with him here. They are quickly getting to legendary status with piece after piece popping up on what almost seems like a daily basis in Los Angeles. Thanks to writers like these, LA is rebounding back to the forefront of the graf movement in America and making noise that can be heard around the world.
Whats your full graf name, what crews do you write for, and where are you from?
Always Crabby /The Ugly Side & BAMC / Los Angeles
When did u start writing and how did you get into it?
I started writing in the 7th grade. I was from KOS, I had this dude in my 4th period who was from 129 and had his backpack all bombed. That was my first introduction to noticing graffiti.
How would you describe your writing style?
Like an old man getting jacked off.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
What made you start painting billboards?
Free background and at the time I started, no one was doing it.
Do you sketch out your pieces before doing them or is it a spur of the moment thing?
I wing it like wingstop.
Whats your favorite thing about graffiti?
The rush is like no other thing and buge
What is your least favorite thing about graffiti?
Drama and buge
If you could paint anywhere in the world where would you go?
The moon so all can see
Do u listen to music when u paint or prefer silence?
No music, I like to hear the streets
Do you prefer doing pieces with other writers or by yourself?
Partners are better. A good painting partner is always good because the more eyes the better.
What are your plans for the future?
To take over the world like, Pinky and The Brain.