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E-Dub 5AM Interview

10:20 AM PST on January 12, 2009

GraffHead interviews 5AM and the WAR graffiti films' producer E-Dub. If you want to see a non-stop graffiti action film, 5AM is for you!

What do you think about the graffiti artists that show their work in galleries?
I feel both sides on this issue. First I agree with the side that says graffiti belongs on the street and not in a gallery. Its a street art form that came from the streets and is for the streets.

Once its on a canvas and in a gallery it takes away from the street cred and you have people with no idea of the culture looking at the work in a gallery that never noticed it when it was on the streets.

But then again, if you're that talented that you can put your work in a gallery and have people paying thousands of dollars for your canvases then why not? I cant hate on anyone making a living off doing something they love, i think thats a major goal in life.
Freight Action

Quality or quantity? Do you think it’s better to be up more or have less with more focus on great looking pieces?
Its a tough call. I love seeing people up who bomb hard with simple bubbles SF or NY Style then again I really respect the quality of work people put in with full color illegal pieces like they do in LA.

Id have to say more is better though because people are going to notice when someone puts in tons of work.

Ruger in Action

In 5AM there is footage of marijuana, skateboarding and violence. Do you believe these are parts of the graffiti lifestyle?
I know a lot of skateboarders also do graffiti and the two also live similar lifestyles so yes i think the lifestyle brings skaters and graff artists together.

Unfortunately there is a lot of drug use and violence in this lifestyle also. As far as violence I really wish it could stop but people are quick to fight rather than talk it out. If people could just have a conversation I think most problems can be handled without violence.

It was a tough choice including the fight footage in the video. I almost left it out but in the end I am as guilty as the next guy because I do enjoy watching fights.

I'd like to see the graffiti world go back to how was in the 90's when crews who had an issue would battle instead of fighting or dissing each other. Whens the last time we had a great battle that was kept on the walls in Los Angeles?

Versus KOG in Action

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