Interview with BLEN*A.2.C/C.M.A
CRIMINAL MINDED ARTIST
(Q)-what u write???.
.(BLEN1)-BLEN ONE SINCE AROUND 1989
(Q)-what crews r u from???.
(BLEN1)-9K OLD SCHOOL ATC CMA
.(Q)-how did your crew(s) get started???.
(BLEN1)-ATC STARTED AT JOHN BOUROGHS AND FOSHAY JR. HIGH AROUND THE SAME TIME.I WENT TO JOHN BOUROGHS AND WENT RACKING SUPPLIES WITH DARSE, MAR(NTS), SOER (CMA), BUSTAH51 (NTS), ALL THE TIME. OG DARSE (NOT DARSE NOW FROM NTS ) TOOK ME TO MCDONALDS ON KING AND VERMONT. THATS WHEN I MEET ORIEN AND ALL THE HISPANIC ATC'S. CMA HAD BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME AND THEY JUMPED ME OVER TABOO (CMAQ),WHO WAS MY GIRL AT THE TIME. I ENDED UP BEING COOL WITH THEM AFTER THAT.9K IS A CREW I STARTED IN HOLLYWOOD WITH MY HOMIES. I WANTED A CREW THAT WAS FOR ART BECAUSE I LIKED TO MOB, BUT ATC AND CMA WAS INTO GANGSTA SHIT.SO I WAS TOO.
(Q)-how did u get your nickname????.
.(BLEN1)-I THOUGHT OF MY NAME ON THE PHONE WITH CAPPUCHINO(NTS-UTI)WE WERE LIKE 15.
.(Q)- what year did u begin to write?????.
(BLEN1)-EARLY LIKE 1987
(Q)- How did u get started in graff????.
.(BLEN1)-I USED TO SEE OLD PIECES IN YARDS BY CBS IN HOLLYWOOD, AND I LIKED THAT SHIT. I NEVER WAS GOOD ENUFF AT PIECING TO GET IN, BUT THEY STILL DA HOMIES
.(Q)- what did/do u like to write with?????.
.(Q)- who did u see up back in the oldschool days???.
(BLEN1)-SLEEZ, CHAKA, AND SAME KILLED LIKE A MUTHAPHUCKAH
.(Q)- whats your favorite colors to do pieces with or bomb with????.
(BLEN1)-SILVER AND ROYAL BLUE
.(Q)- Do u still write????.
(BLEN1)-ALL THE TIME. MY HOMIES IN LA STILL SAY THEY SEE ME UP ON BUSSES.
.(Q)- what RTD lines did/do u kill???.
(BLEN1)-THATS ALL I DID EVERY LINE. ALL THE BUSES ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD. WERE DEAD BOY FUCKIN WITH ME.
.(Q)- any beef with anyone or any crews?????.
(BLEN1)-OF COURSE , BUT ITS DEAD NOWADAYS.
.(Q)- do u have any graffiti stories u would like to share????.
(BLEN1)-ME, ORIEN, RIET, REMO(BSA),AND LOWQUAT WENT TO PUT IN WORK FOR THE HOOD AND DID A DRIVE BY. WE ALL GOT BUSTED IN MY MOMS LIL ASS SENTRA IN BEVERLY HILLS FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.WE WENT TO CENTRAL JUVENILE HALL TOGETHER CLOWNING. ONE DAY FROM A WINDOW ORIEN WAS POINTING OUT SOMEBODY FROM OFA TO ME. I COULNDT HEAR HIM TALK BUT HE WAS POINTING SO I HIT UP THE DUDE IN FRONT OF ME AND SAID" WHERE YOU FROM?". HE SAID "STATE STREET LOCOS", I WAS LIKE "OH, THIS ATC." THE DUDE IN FRONT OF ME SAID "FUCK ATC THIS IS OFA" I BEAT HIS ASS WHILE MY HOMIES WATCHED FROM THE WINDOW.I DID A YEAR IN JAIL FROM THE DRIVE BY AND ROBBERY.NO SNITCHING DOG THE WITNESSES NEVER CAME TO PICK ME OUT OF THE LINE UP.
.(Q)- did u ever get caught writing????.
(BLEN1)-NOT BY POLICE, BUT MY MOM CAUGHT ME GETTING A DRIVERSIDE SCRIBE ON A BUS ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
.(Q)- how has L.A. graffiti changed from the oldschool days till nowadays?
(BLEN1)-.BLACKS DONT WRITE NO MORE ITS ALMOST ALL HISPANIC AND ASIANS MOBBIN NOW
.(Q)- Have u ever battled anyone in graffiti?????if so who won????.
.(BLEN1)-9K BATTLED BP(TRIBE(OTR),KERES, BOBO. NHD AND SAS JUDGED AND SAID WE ONE. THEY PAID US A FEW STREAKS, BUT NEVER GAVE US OUR 20 CANS. THEN WE BATTLED EI (TONE).WE HAD A MEETING TO SEE WHO WON BUT ME AND BOOKER WENT TO JAIL
.(Q)- Did u ever hit freeways?????.
(BLEN1)-ONLY IN HOLLYWOOD
.(Q)- any last words or shout outs?????.
(BLEN1)-YO THE OLD SCHOOL MUTHAFUCKAS LIKE ME PUT IN MAD WORK AND TAGGING REALLY HAD A BIG INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE. I STILL WRITE AND ALWAYS WILL..ANY WRITERS COMING THRU DAYTON OHIO HOLLA AT ME.WEST COAST ARTIST ARE THE BEST.................