Coming soon ,all the great people who helped build this crew ,who are no longer with us,,,Stay tuned..,We are working on it. It’s a work in progress.If I you have something about a friend or a loved one you want people to know email us.
One of the original founding members. M.P.C. was founded in The P.S. 83 School yard Bronx N.Y. 1977 By SLIP,WEDGE,and SPEED.Speeds life was taken way to fast he leaves behind 2 beautiful daughters and a loving family.Photo of Wedge2 (a reminder). More on Speed to come,
This gentleman is one of the reasons M.P.C. exists today.From 3rd grade to his untimely death at 23 years of age.Colt was not only the artistic leader pushing M.P.C. Forward in the late 1970’s early 80’s as seen in his original bubble ,and split letter formations.His real brilliance but, unfortunately overlooked by history was the whole train painted called (Planets) circa 1980.The train dictates the direction the young crew was headed if not for the obstacles one’s faced with growing up in the streets of the Bronx.Colt also produced a couple of rare pieces for his girlfriend Lydia.All pieces of that era were from the infamous Martin Paints rack that he and Slip pulled off (The Sledge Boys).Colt’s death depending on the story’s was either pushed ,or fell from a 4 story window .The foundation of reason’s like many others of the era were drug and Alcohol induced.Sadly Colt died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.More on Colt to come.
KID 167 came into the crew through ACE5 they were classmates in Junior H.S. 127 (Castle Hill).The ironic part of this is KID167 introduced Ace5 To Rook2 who also has passed.Rook and Ace would later for a short span become partners.Kid 167 can also be seen in Style Wars along side Duster UA. Kid’s older brother left me with this quote–(“I was 20 he was 16 when he died. It fucked me up for years on the surface,for ever in reality.”)More on Kid to come
The mighty Rook 2 Another peer who also went to JHS 127 and original partner of Ace5.Rook like Caban have the distinction of fully knowing the history of the 1st generation of MPC with Colt and Slip but,made there bones coming up with Cap. Rook was a true warrior of MPC as seen in the pictures of the era with Elf R.I.P. Caban, and Ace5 to mention a few.Rook like all others was taken from us way to early.More on Rook to come.
Ad can been seen in the movie Style Wars along side with Cap, Rook ,Blame, and others . Ad was partners with Cap after Kass1,Another brother that passed away before his time.Image curtesy of Ricky (Tac MPC),, Left to Right AD, Rook, Rad
What can be said of Elf that hasn’t been said? A true renaissance man. A great artist, Teacher ,actor. Take a look at his pieces over the years from the paddle ball court with Des.To the pieces painted on the trains to the short video’s he was in . One thing is certain this guy was an original.ELF MPC More on Elf in the future,,
Another example of someone taken from us way to early.When Slip went to New York to do a piece in homage to his partner Colt .With no concrete place to paint Paulie SK made a call .It was Ed who got the wall to paint.More on ED in the future
Older brother of Paulie SK. Paws grew up in the 5 corners area of Morris Park Ave. Coincidently lived up the block from Cap1.When Paws was a kid he started a smaller MPC chapter with the younger kids of the nieghborhood.Sadly Paws was another that was taken from us way to early 15/16 yrs of age.More on Paws in the future,,
Billy 167 will go down in history as one of the greatest letter stylist in the history of Graffiti.Billy has painted with the who of who’s in the big names of Graffiti Ale,Lee,Comet Silver tips, just to name a few. Although it is known that Billy had to endure his fair share of being bullied by some of his peers.If one had to guess it was because his ability’s far exceeded there’s.Shame on them!Billy’s lettering style has influenced generations of aspiring writers from all of the MPC crew’s work .To currently today as prevalent in the current lettering styles that the famous Seen UA uses.Billy grew up on Bolton st. Pelham Parkway area of the Bronx.Billy 167 is a true legend of graffiti! More on Billy 167 in the future,,