KUBE : FOES FLIES YMI ETC
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Grew up in the rural ghetto of "el paso" aka Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Started graff ten years ago - this birthday! Mum lived in grimey London, rode the tubes, saw dds, saw chrome pieces and dubs, got hooked, love doing it and creating shit anyway, mum was an artist, taught me how to do 3D letters.... travelled.... painted loads... rep the FOES, FLIES, YMI, ETC till my blood runs cold boiiiii!
How did you choose your tag, any special meaning?
Wrote loads of shite tags before.... the usually hiphop/subway art influenced shit. I like rubix cubes, I like k's.
How did you get in to graffiti?
Saw it in London, started it without knowing Ireland, without seing a mag or "spraycan art"
Living in a rural shithole painting, running amuck with my mates, met other heads, formed like Voltron.....Still here What is it that you love about graffiti that keeps you writing?
Tell us about your style and how it has developed over the years.
I like super-doody tech robotic shit, transformer inspired, modern day planet rock badness!
Melbourne graff and the heads I'm painting with have totally inspired my shit and have made me try to rock newer pieces/styles... bringin' the funk.
Who have been your major influences?
DF crew - Sub, Scribe, Emit, East - loved these dudes always Mike Giant - dopeness in human form!
I love all graff that's dope.
Paint brand of choice
I'm mad into Ironlak on the tourist tip - so yeah... Export writer team too.
Cap of choice
NY fat, banana, baseball
What music motivates you to paint?
Mixtapes + Thin Lizzy
Memorable mission moment
All of them.........
Travelling and meeting cool heads, painting nice spots and chilling with good people.
Any tips you're willing to share to the next generation of writers?
Don't be too quick.. chill.. sketch loads... and more.. then practice... don't dog shit.. don't admire cunts who dog shit - they're gay so relax... do your own thing and work your own style - don't bite! Because that shit will stand to you - work on it and have your own dope styles and can control will follow... Be wise young Jedi, also, smoking is cool.
Anything else to add?
Shouts to my girl.....