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All Hael the LA King ~ HAELER Interview

9:39 AM PST on December 6, 2010



Skate All Cities recently did an interview with a fella I am sure many on LA Taco and Los Angeles alone are no strangers to.  This cat has been damaging LA and putting in mad work for the graff scene for nearly three decades.  As one of the original bus bombers in LA, HAEL is still putting in work, going on mad strong and repping LA to the fullest.  With a crazy traveling schedule, early morning sessions, afternoons of debauchery, pool-sharking at night, after midnight painting missions, stealing girlfriends, multiple orgies and crazy rock-style rendezvous; this GO TIME-NON-SLEEPING-POOL-SHARKING-LA BYRD managed to take some time off to sit with Skate All Cities and answer some questions to bring you an exclusive interview.


The Skate All Cities team is proud to announce the HAELER interview for you on this Monday morning.  This interview has been a long time coming and is well worth the wait.  For those of you who haven’t followed us on Twitter and caught a sneak peek of the HAELER interview, I had to transcribe everything from paper to computer in order to make this happen, so hopefully all you bitches appreciate it.

Even if you’re not a graffiti writer you might recognize the name HAELER through our first ever graffiti pro model board drop a couple years back or you might have seen it firsthand throughout the streets of Los Angeles and New York.  We had a chance to chop it up with him and talk about his background history with both skateboarding and graffiti, how he use to skate with Lance Mountain in Alhambra, as well as how he created one of the largest (one-man) rollers known throughout the history of the LA River.  There are more skater writers out there more than you can ever imagine son, I told you so.  On a totally irrelevant topic, I did steal your photos from your Flickr account and didn’t give you credit for it, so thank you.

What do you write and what crews do your represent?
I write HAELER, HAELONE, HAONE, HAELISM and I rep TNT, OTR, AL, MSK, LOD, DMS and the mobb BTM.

Which part of LA are you originally from?
I’m an Eastsider (Boyle Heights), East Los, Downtown LA. Born and raised.

You came from a couple generations of graffiti writers that have called it quits, so what keeps you going?

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