Growing up as a child in the mid 70-80s creativity was all
around. It was evident everywhere. In the streets, subways, on
buildings, walls etc.. The only way you couldn't be moved by it, is if you were
opposed to it. Children of the concrete jungle expressed their creative
urge with music, dance and art. In those days, you wanted to be down
with someone. So, if you were rolling with your graffiti crew hitting the
train yards break dancing, popping with your boys,
mixing and rhyming at the block party, you were "down."
I remember having a summer job working for the New York City summer food
program. I had to travel to various parts of the city to
evaluate the safety of the food programs. While traveling in
the Lower East side, I remember seeing the work of a graffiti writer
who went by the name of Lee. This brother would do full
handball court pieces with such detail and color from the
top to the bottom. It was impressive!! In my grandmother's
neighborhood in Hollis Queens, Quik was busy throwing up pieces. I
myself tried graffiti writing but I was not successful. It may
have been because my father was a NYC Housing Cop. I did not
want to get busted.
But, I was good at dancing. My boys and I
would practice every chance we could. I enjoyed those younger
My vision today is to create tee shirts that
invoke for you a memory of that
period. So, we hope that you will
enjoy wearing, as we enjoy
fashion you can feel".
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James Arthur Ray
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