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Graffiti artist in Strib: "bring it above ground"

class=img_thumbleft> Graffiti artist

Chris Allen

(the guy onstage at Slum Village and DJ Premier) has gone mainstream with a giant legal wall owned by Clyde Bellecourt and

a nod from C.J. in today's Star-Tribune

. With work gracing the cover of

Industry

a few issues back, he's also designing the cover of

Unknown Prophets

' forthcoming album. There's not nearly enough documentation of this scene, so get out there with a digital camera and start a website already. Meanwhile, some links at

complicatedfun.com/hiphop

: a nice

Google map

of Minneapolis graffiti, a

short film

at Media 2017 (bottom, left),

Firestorm

Minneapolis graffiti site, some local

'90s graffiti

,

Juxtaposition Arts

school,

Intermedia Arts

gallery,

graffiti pages

at DUNation.com, local

graffiti photos

by Meg Holle, Minneapolis

graffiti photos

at J3s, old photos at the

TC Old-School Hip Hop Page

, and the police view at the

Minneapolis graffiti

removal page and the

St. Paul anti-graffiti page

. Here's

an argument I started

at DUNation about the artistic merits of tagging. My point stands: Some old buildings are art, too.

More discussion

at DU.


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