Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Tigra and TATS Cru collaborate!

Driving home can be a mundane journey...even though I know I'm passing historic Hollywood Blvd. and trendy Melrose Ave., it's sooo routine now. But, tonight, as I'm nearing La Brea I spot a group of people and a mural wall. There's lots of murals in the area selling everything from Nike to Ford Fusion cars. But what was this one about...?!

I pop home and grab my camera and head to the spot (Orange and Melrose, between La Brea and Highland). It's 7pm so the sun's setting, but I've learnt to adjust the Canon's setting for low light...(uh oh, trouble! Stevio with a bit of tech knowledge). I park up and walk over and snap a whole heap of pics, but I have no idea who's who. I just listen and watch.

Ol' Skool in the house. Bristol in the house.
I see Duce, Pete Rinau and Kevin Blum (yea, I found out names later). But then there's another dude talking to the B-Girl in adidas gear. "Who's that?", I ask. "Nicer, from TATS Cru". No shit! TATS Cru came to Bristol in 1987. You remember? Goldie was around, Delge 3D and the stars from America...Brim, Bio, Nicer. There was a documentary filmed about it all too called Bombin'. That's absolutely crazy! I still have pics from Bristol somewhere. And now I'm meeting the man who's still doing his thing!

This mural was for High Score records artist, Tigra. See it all in action below - this beautiful time-lapse video was done by Kevin Blum. I have no idea who Tigra is, but I'm gonna Google her.
So should you.

Check this article for more about TATS 2007. Nicer said I should check out the TATS DVD. Click below. I checked it out and had to buy it...$20! Bargain!

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