Forum Video of the Day: Classic MIN 1Footage

By - Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Today’s Forum Video of the day is a follow up post in the Third Rail forum under the thread “Short Documentary on NYC Graffiti 1976″ started by 12oz member OMEN TWO.  This post features a short video of one of the legendary Kings of New York: MIN ONE aka NE. Most famously known for being one of the stars in the documentary “Style Wars”.  He began writing in 1977, hitting up the IRTs,  BMTs and INDs painting with a variety of writers including IZ THE WIZ, QUIK, SACH, KEL, SHY147, MARE 139,  REVOLT and  ZEPHER,  affiliated with some of NYC most notorious graffiti  crews: RTW- Rolling Thunder Writers, TVS- The Vandal Squad and TNS- The Nasty Squad. 

This short video is a retrospective tribute to a writer whose history is revered for his tenacious bombing against the buff with a serious Rock & Roll attitude.  Featuring a montage of vintage action with footage of classic “top to bottom straight letters, top to bottom whole car end to ends, top to bottom wild styles, window down burners, insides, and throw ups.  NE throw ups were on every train. Min was up with his MIN throw ups  as well as putting up ROUSE123, PROVE2, DOVE2, and SWISS2.” 

Described as a lettering genius, a talented rebel respected for taking on the MTA and his competition during one of the toughest crackdowns on graffiti in New York History. ” To MIN’s credit he bombed against the buff, a buff stronger than any previous buff, but MIN still managed to stay on top of the MTA as well as the competition. NE throw-ups and MIN insides were all over the system. MIN also did his share of colorful whole cars with writers like T KID, SHY147 (rip), KEL139 and DURO. MIN put in his dues and then some.” ( Source: http://www.at149st.com/min.html)

For more 12ozProphet video clips featuring Min One:

http://www.12ozprophet.com/news/video-min-one-rocks-a-shy-147-canvas-in-memory-of-his-partner/

 http://www.12ozprophet.com/news/video-min-one-rtw-slideshow/

 

To MIN’s credit he bombed against The Buff. A buff stronger than any previous buff, but MIN still managed to stay on top of the MTA as well as the competition. NE throw-ups and MIN insides were all over the system. MIN also did his share of colorful whole cars with writers like T KID, SHY147 (rip), KEL139 and DURO. MIN put in his dues and then some.

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