Wednesday Walls: RIPE (MSG) (LMA)
For this week’s Wednesday Walls, we wanted to give some shine to LMA and MSG crew-member RIPE who is on that paint every day hustle in South Florida. After picking up his first can in 2010 he joined the Miami based chapter of CH (Cops Hate, Crushin Hoods..ect) before getting roped hard with Halek in a crazy helicopter chase resulting in p.o.’s and legal fees that took him out of action for well over a year. During his hiatus, RIPE decided to get good before getting around. The dedication to honing his skills paid off when VENOM put him down with LMA and ARIVE brought him into the MSG fold two years later. Still developing, RIPE was influenced by MSG early on. The NORMEL and BALER blockbusters laced along the I95 sound wall and Miami based TCP crew were just a few sources of inspiration shaping his lettering and with youth on his side, RIPE has plenty of years to continue sharpening his lines.