For this Podcast they had an ample hour with the Hamburg rapper and graffiti writer Samy Deluxe. As some of you may know: Samy grew up in Hamburg, started his career from Eimsbüttel in the nineties and is part of the13ERS Crew. In which he was certainly never the most active member, but sometimes painted more or less regularly and consistently. In addition, of course, Samy has strongly influenced the German hip hop movement and quite a few of us grew up with his music.
For us, this is not the only reason to ask a few questions and have this conversation. About graffiti as it grew into the German hip hop scene, panels and music videos with Razor, the posse track “We created a Monster” by WOW123 or wholecars with Atom.
Name: Yugo Crew: GBR, BTN, PBS, TRD, 13ERS, G.O.T.T. City/Country: Hamburg, Germany When did you start writing? first piece i did in early 1993
What’s graffiti for you? Sometimes therapy, always good times.
Influences? First it was the people around me like Enta,Green,Form, Heat. These days is the old New York stuff,Blade,Comet, King2and many more.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? Hamburg has a big graffiti thing going on, many good crews and a lot of new starters with a fresh Style going on trains, the hall business is also good, we have many different style painters.
What keeps you still writing? Graffiti for me is constantly learning.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track? I found some spray paint in the attic, and start tagging my home area, it came fast that i meet people who’s doing the same like me and the story goes on.
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? Toooo much hyping around, to much talk and ass-kissing.
What do you do when you’re not painting? Working as a Graphic designer, travel, chill, eat, sleep.
How would you describe your style? Bright colors, simple and tricky letters, black outlines for sure.
Can you remember the first piece you did? Yes it was shit, but some how cleaner than things i did years later.
Future plans? Travel, always travel.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? Worst is: Not so much time, paint with a mask, buying paint, blocked caps. The best: Get cans for free, painted trains, be outside, meet people around the world.
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti? I think not.
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? Fun dude! i like to drink some beers with him.
Shortly before the fourth Sunday in Advent. The elves are fully engaged in the production of Christmas presents and have already brought Santas silk suit to the cleaners, so he now works a little disheveled. To enjoy the last weekend before Christmas again properly, he allowed himself to the gift bag from Montana Cans filling and traveled with his sleigh from the far north to Dortmund. Immediately after arrival, Santa put off immediately, leaving you Christmas greetings on the Klssx Mural.
When did you start writing: After i tried to impress the girls with some unsuccessful breakdance moves. What’s graffiti for you: Paralympics for letters. Influences: Hamburg, New York, Berlin and teletext porn. Quantity vs quality: Creativity. What keeps you still writing: There are so many ideas in my head that i have to put into practice. Future plans: 1. Make the final design for my air horn cap. So you can honk and spray at the same time. 2. Get a beer/spray-can sponsor. 3. Make a “free beer party” for my instagram and tumblr followers (only if there is a beer sponsor) 4. Spray graffiti (what an unexpected answer) 5. Get a haircut.