Metal Monday: Lions
Today’s Metal Monday post features one of the kings of the concrete jungle, Lions. Lions has been a staple of the New York City graffiti scene for a long time and is still going strong after more than a decade of bombing.
Last year, 12oz got the chance to sit and chat with Lions. In 2014, Lions talked to 12oz shortly after collaborating with Carnage for it’s sixth issue. Here is a snippet about what he had to say about the current state of New York City graffiti.
Over the past decade I’ve personally seen a lot of ups and downs here. And right now, graffiti seems to be going strong again. Lots of big nice quality tags and fillins are popping up everyday. I love New York City because you get to see so many classic writers still crushing to this day, while watching younger kids find their styles and develop. Of course I get most hyped when I see my homies up, but I’m always on the look-out for new names doing real fucking graffiti, crushing all over the city and doing it right. Nothing better than witnessing people go off and smash this huge city where you least expect to see them… up everywhere! I’m also into watching the careers of the underdog raw writer – the local hood legend that hasn’t gotten his 15 minutes yet but is always going hard regardless.
Zexor, Panic, Hueso, Vescr, Zombra (Mexico City),Skeo (Paris), Specy (SF) are some of my favorite active writers I keep an eye out for.
Well said Lions. You can check out the rest of the article here. Also check out this dope video of Lions in action from 2010.
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