Thursday, June 18, 2009


Last night one of Graffiti’s greats passed - the legendary IZ the WIZ. Michael Martin (his real name) a Queen’s native was found collasped in his brother’s home in Florida and was rushed to the hospital and later died of heart failure. This is just days after his art show at Tuff City in the Bronx. More after the jump……

Iz was considered one of the forefathers of hip-hop culture and graffiti art. He had been involved with the movement since the late 70’s. His work has been exhibited all over the world including books, documentaries, magazines, and the New York subway… RIP you will be missed.

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