Photographer's Note

rap music emerged from street corners of Bronx as a reaction to disco music of elitist Manhattan clubs...hip-hop emerged from rap which is associated with graffiti..

Keith Haring is a name in the concept as began using posters to place his figures and characters in public places...soon he began to draw directly on subway walls and transit posters...the uniqueness of his drawings eventually led to their being shown in galleries and published in books and his art became "legitimate"...

at about the same time as Keith Haring, a delivery messenger began writing "Taki 183" whenever he delivered documents...soon his name was all over ny...newspapers and magazines wrote articles about him and Keith Haring...both became celebrities...this claim to fame attracted many young people, especially those involved with rapping...they began to imitate "Taki 183"...

graffiti quickly became a social scene...friends often form crews of early crew wrote TAG as their crew name, an acronym for Tuff Artists Group...TAG has since come to mean both graffiti writing, 'tagging' and graffiti, a 'tag'...crews often tag together, writing both the crew tag and their own personal tags...

graffiti has its own language with terms such as: piece, toy, wild-style, and racking...

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