Morris Park Crew: The Official History Hardcover – October 19, 2012

by John F Lorne (Author)

4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 Ratings

No other graffiti crew from New York City's graffiti heyday conjures up more images of angel dust-smoking, beer-drinking, "crazy white boys," than the Bronx-born-and-bred writing group Morris Park Crew (MPC). This official history of the crew tells the stories behind the group with never-before-published photos, oral histories from MPC members, and details on the 2009-2010 MPC revival.

Starting in 1977, when founding members Slip, Wedge, and Speed started the crew, this account continues with details of how Cap 1 took over and led the crew down its unforgettable path in the 1980s. With a penchant for going to war with rival graffiti crews for train space and territory, which in turn led to the largest city-wide cross-out campaign, the MPC was known as a bunch of thugs who beat, hung, and shot perceived rivals and a group of talent-less "toys."

Wrapped up in this raw tell-all about the bad boys of NYC graffiti, are not just accounts of the crew's passion for graffiti, but the real-life challenges its young members faced in their urban environment.

Morris Park Crew: The Official History Hardcover – October 19, 2012

by John F Lorne (Author)

4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 stars Karma347

Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2012

Bravo John!
Keeping it real, building confidence of the younger generation of artists and giving them hope is what I loved most about this book!

5.0 out of 5 stars Morris Park Crew!

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2012

A beautifually done and excellent book! A must read for the graff enthusiast.

5.0 out of 5 stars The stuff of legends.

Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2012

Through words and rare photographs the author, John F. Lorne takes us back to the early days of Bronx graffiti culture as well as setting the record straight on one of the culture's most infamous crew's.

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Peter T

4.0 out of 5 stars All round good book.

Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2013

When buying this I thought this was the long await Cap book. The book is NOT cap's book, it is a history of the Morris Park Crew from foundation to present day by an original member. There are good stories in here and well as photos from the various era's of MPC. The book manages to give light to all members of MPC as well as showing the non graffiti aspects of their lives. The stories are very entertaining, and though there are only a few within the book, the quality of them manages to overcome this. The stories were the highlight of the book for me.

If you like old school NYC then get this book! I am very happy that I purchased this book.

Acept KTC

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Graffiti Book

Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2012

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Morris Park Crew is a well designed book that tells the history of this famous graffiti crew. Slip did a wonderful job showing how the crew has developed and changed over the years. This was done with detailed testimonials as well as awesome images of old school trains and walls. Looking at all of the artwork produced from the 70's to present day shows that MPC has it's rightful place in graffiti history. It pays homage to all the members, both living and dead, who helped developed and transform a passion into an art form.

United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
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ZAYAC kidnapped Rivera from the Bronx for the purpose of robbing him of the marijuana. During the course of the kidnapping and robbery, Rivera was shot twice and died as a result of the gunshot wounds.

THE CITY; 2 Youths Indicted In Slaying of 3d

By The Associated Press

Two Bronx teen-agers were indicted yesterday in the April stabbing and beating death of a 13-year-old youth in the apparent climax to a long-running feud.

My mother committed suicide on October 17, 1987 and Scott and Michelle Gabriele (my girlfriend during most of those years), were the first two at my house."

We went to 180th st.and Daily ave to cop some zootie (Angel Dust) and smoked it on our way back to Bronx Park East."

The results were me taking a bullet to the back"

Ive barely spoken of him in 23 years since he passed,but ive never stopped thinking of him"

I heard a horrific scream ,When I looked over Mars was lying on the tracks"

He was enraged grabbed a knife and started chasing Freddy around the apartment"

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