Title: The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170
Author: Julius Cavero aka T-Kid170
Hardcover (Silver with embossed tag, with dustjacket)
Special SIGNED edition (on inside with silver marker)
Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.8 x 30.6 cm / 9.2 x 0.7 x 12 inch.
Condition: Cover: 10/10 Inside: 10/10 Dustjacket: 10/10
-From gang member to style mentor for urban youth, this is the uncensored Bronx Hip Hop story of a inimiatable 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.
-The life story of graffiti writer T-Kid 170 from gang member to style mentor for urban youth. At the age of 16, Julius Cavero was shot three times in a gang shoot out in a park. He only just survived, and while lying in hospital with little else to do he began to draw, and it was there that he chose to become T-Kid 170. He grew up in the golden age of hip hop and became one of the leading figures in the emerging New York graffiti scene. His work was also reproduced in the seminal Subway Art and he was soon an international star. This is the uncensored Bronx hip hop story.