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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.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Graffiti legends Chrome Angelz come back to burn!

Get excited London! The Chrome Angelz (TCA), dubbed "Europe’s most influential graffiti crew," are back for a reunion gallery show at The Outsiders London later this month for four weeks.

"Drastic," The Chrome Angelz, Covent Garden, London c.1985 (credit: DJ Food/Strictly Kev)

The Chrome Angelz's crew - Mode 2 (London/Paris,) Scribla, Zaki Dee (London,) Pride (London) and Bando (Paris) - influence spanned London, Paris and New York. Recognized as Europe's graffiti tour de force helped earn it commissions like the highly visible London Covent Garden walls and the BBC Lenny Henry TV show. Catch up with their history on this Facebook group page.

The Outsiders London show put on by Lazarides will showcase new works of paintings, drawings and sculptures and for old skool fans like me, a large selection of photographs and pieces from TCA's archive. This will be the most complete and comprehensive exhibition of TCA's short, but influential history.

"This [show] allows us to reflect on how our creative paths have diverged, and come together again," TCA founding member, Pride, says of the Outsiders show.

Chrome Angelz c.1985 (credit: Mode 2 / The Outsiders)

Bando, Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden, London 1985 (credit: The Outsiders)

Appetizer  As a taster, DJ Food (aka Strictly Kev) has gathered a great selection of photos of TCA pieces. For some video clips check below. Those pics from the seminal hip hop jam, Freestyle '85, brought back memories. I remember traveling from Bristol to see b-boys and DJs from around the country. The Rocking the City blog has an amazing selection of videos and pics from that era too.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

The private view will take place from 6pm to 9pm (BST) on 14th June at the Outsiders London. RSVP to to be included on the guest list.

You don't have to wait to buy some legendary pieces as TCA member, Mode 2, is repped by Lazarides and has some original works online here. Although, my favorite selection of prints is at Pictures on Walls.

The Chrome Angelz Show dates: 15 June – 14 July 2012
Private View: 7 June 2012

The Outsiders London
8 Greek St
+44 203 214 0055

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