Haze Remembers Stay High 149
Direct from Haze’s blog on 12ozProphet:
Let it be said that “Stay High 149” was and will remain one of the greatest and most important graffiti writers of all time:
Nobody, perhaps other than Snake-1, was more influential to me as a writer starting out. Stay High’s tag with the smoker and halo is among the most original ever, and there was never a more poetic tag than a 3 tone Uni Wide ” Voice of the Ghetto” on Broadway. His early straight letter pieces with dot or star fill-ins were some of the very first evolutions beyond just doing simple tags, and between streets, trains, and buses, he got up all city more than most in his day too. The red train top to bottom above from “The Faith of Graffiti” remains one of the most golden pieces in my memory of that era.
It was great that he was able to come back and find friendship and support in the graffiti community after he reemerged, may we continue to celebrate his great style and legacy, and RIP “Stay High” 149.