Fuck the police.

Jon Horner for Skate Pharmacy, available here.

Giant X Major Lazer

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MIKE seems like a fun chap. As seen over on The Damaged Drain

Wu-Tang Clan-discovered rapper severed his penis and jumped from LA building

Rapper Andre Johnson reportedly severed his penis and jumped off an apartment building in the US city of Los Angeles, at around 1am local time on Wednesday, according to police.

Mr Johnson survived the fall from the second storey of a building in North Hollywood, but has sustained serious injuries, Los Angeles Police Sergeant William Mann told CNN.

He is currently recovering in Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where he is being treated. His penis was retrieved, Mann said.

It is not yet clear what caused Mr Johnson to jump from the building.

The artist, who goes by the rap name Christ Bearer, was discovered by the Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA in 1998, as a member of the group Northstar.

In 2004, RZA produced Northstar’s self-titled album.

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Train driver kicking kid in the head

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For reasons that remain unclear, a teenager named Jared Michael recently attempted to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train. Despite being a “safe distance” from the train, things didn’t go exactly as Michael expected.

As you can see in the video, the train’s engineer thought the close-to-a-speeding-train picture was bad idea (it is), so he yelled and then kicked Michael directly in the head.

“Wow that guy just kicked me in the head!” Michael says in the video. “I think I got that on film!”

From here – includes slow motion gif, haha

A New York Central Mercury train is dwarfed by Cleveland’s Union Station, November 1936.

‘Graffiti Vandals spray the last Hitachi train’

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Ozzy writers try a back jump on the last journey of the Hitachi rolling stock, the abuse from the rail fans is pure gold…

Nice Fyre tribute by Nome TNF

Fire DFM R.I.P (2)

Following on from the previous post, this great tribute by Fluke was read at Fire’s funeral.

“I can’t remember the exact date I first met Jon, it was some time in the early 1990s. But what I can remember though is knowing of him before I actually met him. Of course, I didn’t know him as Jon at this point, I knew him as Fire, one of the leading lights in the Brighton graffiti scene. His name was peppered along the train tracks between Brighton and Shoreham, and his more colourful pieces graced the walls of halls of fame like Tarnerland, Blackrock and Davigdor Road.
After several years of watching his style develop, when I eventually met him I was pleasantly surprised. In a scene dominated by huge egos, eccentric personalities and plenty of unscrupulous characters, Jon was none of the these. He was as down to earth as you could get, he had no hidden agenda and, most of all, he was extremely modest considering his talent.
And he sure had talent. In the past week I’ve been looking at photos of his pieces from 20 years ago and the one thing that sticks out is how they have stood the test of time. While many graffiti styles and techniques have dated badly, Jon’s haven’t and if one of his pieces from 1994 appeared on a wall today it would still burn the competition. So I guess in that respect it’s fair to say Jon was certainly ahead of his time. His style defined the Brighton graffiti style, which in itself defined the UK style for much of the 1990s, and I know many graffiti writers will admit to being heavily influenced by Jon’s work
Jon obviously stopped painting graffiti towards the end of the 1990s which was a sad loss for the scene, but who could blame him? He was able to harness his great talent in his animation career – he must be one of the few people that I know that had a job doing what they truly love – and then he met Issy and started a family.
So while he’s sadly no longer with us, we can perhaps take some solace in the thought that the legacy of his immense talent lives on in the same unassuming manner that he demonstrated as a person. From the tapes we played on the many car journeys we shared to other cities to paint I remember Jon was particularly fond of a track by Souls of Mischief called “93 ‘til infinity”, and I’d like to think the song’s title sums up how Jon’s influence on the graffiti scene will be remembered.
Rest in Peace Jon.

Lots of burners after the jump. Rest In Peace.
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Whatever next?

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KATSU graffiti drone