Just about this time of year in 1988, Eddie Murphy came out with his iconic movie, Coming To America. The previews showed that he and Arsenio were coming to Queens and right away I knew I had alot of tickets in this lottery. At it’s time showing in the theatre, it obviously wasn’t retrospective, but exactly how it was currently in regards to graffiti. Some tags had been so steadily drummed into New Yorker’s daily flow, especially through highway bombing, where everyone, regular people not just train benchers, were compelled to read the constantly refreshed billboard-like names repeatedly all day, everyday in slow traffic to and from work. This crossed it over from only writers recognizing and speaking about it, to literally being household names, loved or hated. Because of this you could hear people bugging out in the theater with this subway scene. This train running in the movie on the E line was caught by me and my crew as an A train. With inside ink bombing, if it was fresh buffs out of the yard where all the headliner panels were acid cleaned to a purple hue and were open, then those spots would be caught, but especially if a train car was completely ragged, the choice made was always to get both side frames of every set of doors, the side panels of every window and both doors at the end of each car as definite hits. After that, then miscellaneous spots on the ceiling, advertisement panels, conductors booth, or whatever totaling about 30 tags per car. Those spots were specifically chose beforehand to move through the train, wrecking as much as possible without having to spend time looking for each individual spot, but instead weaving through the cars as mapped out. It was felt that at prime time jammed up with people during rush hours, when there’s no room for anyone to step further in, still both sides of the doors are completely visible and everyone has to go through there, just like Prince Akeem’s girl, Lisa McDowell.
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Peace to all who sacrificed some of their life to bomb and then let the streets tell it.