The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170
The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170 is the autobiography of graffiti writer Julius Cavero aka T-KID 170. This autobiography chronicles the life of a gang member, turned graffiti artist and style mentor for urban youth an uncensored Bronx Hip Hop story. During a gang shoot-out in a local park, Julius Cavero suffered three shots to the leg, one nearly severing his major artery, left for dead by gang rivals and so-called comrades. T-Kid survived the ordeal only to come face-to-face with 3 weeks of intensive surgical procedures. In those three weeks, Julius Cavero sketched, endlessly. It was then that he chose to become T-KID 170 T for the tall and skinny look he had, and KID just because that s what so many people called him. At that moment, Julius Cavero gave up gang life for a new vocation. T-Kid would now focus on art, specifically street art: GRAFFITTI. The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170 retraces his life from the early 1960s to 2005 through his written accounts and artwork, including images of painted trains, walls, canvases, drawings, and sketches produced over the last thirty years. Few artists today can tell a tale like T-KID s a ghetto childhood, gangbanging, and daring feats of graffiti. Many who lived in such times either left their lives or their art behind. T-KID, who won fame early on, lives to tell the tale and withstood the test of time.
FROM GANG MEMBER TO STYLE MENTOR FOR URBAN YOUTH, THIS IS THE UNCENSORED BRONX HIP HOP STORY OF AN INIMITABLE AND INFAMOUS GRAFFITI ICON. After being shot three times at the age of 16 during a gang battle, T-KID found himself in hospital with little to do but draw…and he did so endlessly. It was during these weeks that he became T-KID 170, artist and voice for the urban world to which he was born. Few artists today can tell a tale like T-KID’s – a ghetto childhood, gangbanging and daring feats of graffiti. Too many others from the same neighbourhood left their lives, or their, art behind, but T-KID, who won fame early on, lived to tell the tale and withstood the test of time. THE NASTY “TERRIBLE” T-KID 170 traces his life from the early 60s to 2005 through his written accounts and artwork and includes images of painted trains, walls, canvases, drawings and sketches produced over the last 30 years. A journey through a life, an era and the South Bronx, THE NASTY “TERRIBLE” T-KID 170 displays T-KID’s contributions to the graffiti movement and his role in the difficult and chaotic origins of hip hop.
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