Despite that I hardly ever go to Ft. Worth, this past Saturday was unforgivable. I came out of the house with a fresh new stencil I made specially for this event and headed to what they were advertising as "History In The Making", and it truly was. The guys from Artifacts went all out on this event. DFW's graff writers were taking over some huge walls, 30x8 foot wall, and one 88x8 foot wall and the bomb wall was 8x8 feet. Over 150 feet of wall. All of it was covered with amazing pieces. On the other side there was free-for-all walls and a "bomb" wall where they held quick bombing battles. Inside there was a huge gym that was taken over by breakers, bboys, and bgirls. Sure enough my good friends from Sole Power came out and really took over the circle. Aside from the graffiti going on outside there were two rooms dedicated to all kinds of paintings on canvas.
As the afternoon went along, everyone was enjoying a good time and there was a lot to look at, whether you were outside seeing the writers get down or inside watching the bboys dance. I gotta give it up to the Artifacts crew for putting out such a detailed event with all the elements in place that the atmosphere was just right for all the true heads. Even if you aren't into graffiti you couldn't help yourself but to stare at the beautiful colors being sprayed with such skill onto these walls.
Unfortunately I left right before the most memorable part of the event happened, but as I got the phone call right after it happened I couldn't even imagine what the rush really was like. I don't want to screw up the moment and tell you the story as it was told to me without any footage to show you, but I will say that the graff writers were running like little kids right after the piñata was busted and everyone was after to get the candy. So if you were there or someone told you about what happened there then share it, but I would like to wait until some footage is released though.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of an new era for the hip hop scene in the DFW. And perhaps more people start to recognize and respect that there is really a big family, community out there that love doing this and bringing it all together. I want people out there to keep supporting everyone's hustle, and if we want to come out strong, we gotta do it together.
Recognize, Respect, Support.