Daze's Rocks with Dmote and Vizie and Pays Homage to Stay High 149
I recently did a new piece with Dmote and Vizie that I dedicated to the memory of Stay High 149. I didn’t know him very well but like many others the sheer virtuosity of his tag impacted my development as a writer. When people speak of “legends” Stay High was the very definition of the word. His tags were something that you saw either on the street or more importantly on the trains and you wondered who did that? You wanted to meet that cat and find find out what was behind the “Voice of the Ghetto”. I remember going out to Iz the Wiz’s house in Rockaway and seeing one of Stay High’s tags all the way out there. It really blew my mind. He was a real legend that held his title and crown with style, poise, and more importantly, humility. He didn’t need to boast about all his accomplishments because you all ready knew all of that. Stay High 149 will sadly be missed but never forgotten.
Text and Photo: Daze
*Additional Photos courtesy of Dmote