Taking it back to the primary essence when it comes to Hip Hop and even a taste of modern pop culture - be it under or above ground - NYC's Harlem Bronxite Artist, PHASE 2, goes with it like threads and Goodyear tires.
Drawing since a very young age, he emerged as a revolutionary voice for street culture. Fathering aerosol culture and NYC subway writings - bubble and wild lettering style (loops, arrows, etc.) And an array of other important elements that are part of its make up. PHASE 2 was integral in putting Hip Hop on the map and setting off the flyer craze with his often imitated funky nous deco flyer ads.He continued to influence style into the 90s by adding blueprints and components of AEROSOL/street art AND style writings. P.H.A.S.E. 2 is among the first aerosol artists to exhibit in galleries. His work set the foundation for many iconic 20th century street and pop culture artists.
From the culture's beginnings, PHASE 2 went from park jams to shows rhyming and chanting with his ORIGINAL crooning style rap flow. He donned colorful wool ski hats and skullys making them a HIP HOP AND URBAN fashion statement. He not only introduced the world battle (up) rocking and other styles with his crew, Electrified Movement, but was also the main catalyst in assembling one of the most incredible B-boy crews ever, which he named The New York City Breakers. His influence can be traced to the roots of the culture on down to the inception of the well-known CK logo.
P.H.A.S.E. 2's creative brilliance continues to influence creative and socially conscious trailblazing in the 21st century.
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Wood Die Cut
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