My interest in graff started in 1981 but i always drew from comics. 1985 is when i got serious about graft and came up with the name STEM, which was my favorite baseball team name backwards(the mets).
In 1988, i met HOPS and FBOOM at Washington Irving high school and got more into piecing and motion tags on the trains. I bombed mostly Brooklyn at that time and met dudes like BARES, and later i meet BIES—which was around 1991. I started spreading out bombing with my boy BEEMS MDS, who was my first bombing partner instead of going out bombing by myself which i usually did.
In 1996, i started branching out with the crew YNN which i created with BEEMS earlier on. Actually, my first crew was UFA……..which later turned into YNN. I also bonded with my boy H2O and extended YNN, which is very large crew as you can see these days.
Nowadays i still bomb, i still piece constantly, and I’m always doing black books. STEM YNN