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Carlito Machete™  writer. producer. closet nerd. lil' of this, lil' of that. and #Empire. don't believe me. believe Google. 💡+ 📝 + 📺 + 🎥 + 🎶 = 🔥

With love and support, 'tis all possible, grasshopper... #Empire #television #TV #drama #storytelling #writing #lyon #art #music #live #laugh #love #setlife

When the in-laws bless you with a nice fat Blick's gift card, you go bonkers, then immediately run home to bless the blackbook with the beautiful reason they became the in-laws in the first place.
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btw - I can say I'm rusty AF. Or I can say this one's part of my "I Meant To Do That" collection. Keep that in mind when you're zooming in all extra.
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#graffiti #art #graff #blackbook #draw #marker #love #wife #inspiration #family #familia

That's no moon... It's a waffle. A birthday waffle, in fact. Hooked up by The (most dopest) Wife a closet nerd could hope for.

#HappyBirthday #FelizCumpleaños #StarWars #FelizCumple #wife #breakfast #nerd #geek #live #laugh #love

Workflowww...
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Couple minutes out the day to throw a 5 minute quickie shout to the homie Karaz. Bittersweet to be inspired on the spot, like I was still 17, but as a memorial shout instead of right on the block, blackbooks out and Design markers flowing.
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Nevertheless, art conquers all...
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#KARAZ #RIP #RestInPower #graffiti #graff #HipHop #tag #bomb #paint #marker #Sharpie #highlighter #art #create #live #laugh #love 💡✏️🔥

As many of you have heard, the Philly Hip-Hop community -- and real talk: my day-one crew -- lost one of our own, when our beloved brother KARAZ stepped on to the other side after going toe to toe with (muthafkng!!!) cancer.
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Even before I met him in '84-'85, KZ was already steeped in what would become a life filled with an unwavering love for dope art, music, fashion and culture. This brother could tag his ass off, mastering all types of Philly hand styles (especially those wickeds!!). He could paint, blending influences from NYC with those of his hometown and coming up with FIRE. He could spin, amassing the kinda record collection that'd make any one of us drool. He STAYED dipped, always rockin' new shit before half the city of Philly even knew who made it or where to cop it. He was an archivist, a collector and a proud supporter of our crew, always first in line when we came out with a new project.
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Man, even typing this takes me back to all those times me and this brother kicked back on the corner of 5th and Wyoming, loving life and hip-hop. Gotta stop here or I'll get choked up.
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So... to honor the homie's legacy in graff and hip-hop culture, the fellas are painting a wall in his name and we're putting the word out for anyone who'd like to donate. Even a can of paint will count.
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Please check out BBOYCULT.COM and/or hit up my brothers @boogdown @culture_livingston + @trampizm who are organizing and will be doing the painting.
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Major shouts to @ashley_nicoleoo, Karaz's beloved niece, who has been INCREDIBLE thru her and her family's pain. We're with y'all, mama.

Much love to the original ETC + the 5th 'n Wy team: KARAZ, BOOSTER, KAPE, KADISM, FAR, SKEP, NINO, TRAMP, HAYZ, RANK, MAF, CHIEF, CEBE, BRIM (RIP) and all the others I'm running out of room to name.
We made noise, fellas. I hope you're still making your presence felt, wherever you may be. 🙏🏽
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And many many thanks to @grafflife_radio_215 + @okayplayer for the light and love. Thanks y'all.
#Karaz #RIPKaraz #graffiti #Philadelphia #Philly #HipHop #PhillyHipHop #Phillygraff #art #music #graff #ETC #HIP1 #SBA

Big giant broadcast TV shouts to my mfkn home team! Been a personal witness to these young brothers' RELENTLESS hustle for years and DAMN it feels great to watch them work... and WIN!! Pa'lante, ya tu sabe! CT MIA NYC + ALL LATINX STAND UP! 🇩🇴🇵🇷🇺🇸 #Empire #TheConners #TV #drama #comedy #television #storytelling #acting #Latino #Dominicano #Boricua #YaTuSabe

So many memories, and all of them founded in creativity and expression. Art. Music. Laughter. Light. And Life. And man, I can't stop repeating how supportive m'man was. Blackbooks or spray cans come out? He's there, bombing shit up AND giving props. Turntables and mics come out? He's there, spinning, passing the mic around AND giving props. On and on to the break of dawn -- including those many times he'd knock on my door, all hours of the night like "Yo, Ceeeeee!" coming thru with the 40 of brew and some new-new shit to listen to and talk about. One hundred percent pure Hip-Hop, 24/7-365, was m'man Karaz aka El K-Lover aka Ellio. Rest in Power, my brother. Your name WILL live. (And good looks for letting me rock this jacket for you. 1990 was a dope-ass year.) #graffiti #hiphop #Philadelphia #Philly #NorthPhilly #HuntingPark #Killadelphia #Illadelphia #art #music #light #love #laugh #life #RestInPower #RIP #Karaz #ETC #streetkings #streetlife

Lost a good one today. Always showed love and support, from the first time we connected dots in '84 and hit a gang of North Philly walls together to our many, many nights on 5th and Wyo to lending your name to a little cartoon on MTV and finally all the way up to just last week, when you gave me your classic "okayyyyy, player," about my run on Empire. You shoulda had more time, bro. Long life. Rest easy, K. #RIPKaraz #graffiti #Philly #NorthPhilly #Illadelph #Phillylegend #fuckcancer

Was gonna search for the Greatest Beisbol Player of All Time, and Google beat me to it. #Clemente #Latino #PuertoRico #Boricua #AfroLatino #baseball #beisbol #humanitarian #hero.

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