The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami Boy Racer: Fast & Furious In The UK 1 day ago   17:18

VICE meets members of the Miami Style Gods (MSG), a graffiti crew based in Miami, and follows them on a night of “bombing” — leaving their tags on highway signs, walls, garage doors, bridges, and more.

Crews like MSG are prolific, and go out of their way to tag as many locations, as many times as possible, no matter what the cost. But with the rise of social media and the gentrification of now art districts like Wynwood, where graffiti is essentially permitted, we are now seeing corporate appropriation of this underground subculture that corporate America once looked down upon that is now changing the graffiti world for good or bad.

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"I’m not tryna be an anarchist: I just like writing on other people’s shit."

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Kurtis Corcoran
Fatty looks like he couldn’t run from the cops
Yooooo i see eson everywhere that's crazy
Perfect Kid
I got a pewds ad
Ligma Dig
Throw that chav into a cell and hit him with a 20k fine.
Bev Medina
Lol I see crome tagged up everywhere around here 305 bebe
Jaiden Daisley
I want to do that when I grow up
Jus Flicks
Yea it’s only getting bigger
Big Chungus
Literally tag store fronts and shit because those people worked for it and they’re jealous they’re literally what’s wrong with the world all you have to do is work for your shit
Ok, 15 seconds in. I gotta say I respect the dude who says "I'm not an artist, I'm a vandal"

That sort of honesty you gotta respect. And that's not saying graffiti isnt art and it's not knocking anyone who does it recreationally. But I appreciate this dude not bullshitting the viewer
Smith Wigglesworth
Ya need to paint that busted ass truck doggy
Insert clever Name here
The guy with the gun is the reason us graffiti ARTISTS get shamed upon, he makes us sound ignorant and like we’re evil people that do it for no reason
Smoking Dope
Stage 4 C
J O'Dunne
The only thing of use Vice has ever created.
Baman Banana
1:04 Kids with mic in Gta Online
taggers are just a cancer to society ffs
Those fake tattoo sleeves 😂
This is to much, do that on a sketch book my homies lol 😅
Old school vice
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Boy Racer: Fast & Furious In The UK The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami 1 day ago   22:59

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Since the trend of teenagers modifying their "affordable" cars with go-faster stripes, neon under-lights, and dump valves really took off in the 90s, the media and public have been wary of boy racers. The British government has attempted to force them out of town centers with surveillance, and the cops spend their nights hunting them in unmarked cars.

Understandably, this has driven boy racers to abandon the bright lights for industrial areas, country lanes, and parking lots where they can blare happy jungle, bassline, and pull off handbrake turns to their hearts' content.

In the film, we follow the boy racers as they try—with varying degrees of success—to unify the scene in their local area. In Essex, we find car meets with hundreds of kids in kitted up cars, showing off luxury paint jobs and bass systems that ruin their girlfriends' hair dos. And in North London, boy racers take to highways to find their own fun—which, in the past, has had grave consequences.

The summer brings with it super-sized car festivals, where everyone goes to race, get wasted and get their picture taken with pouting, bikini-clad promo models.

Cars get scrapped, street races get dangerous, and things get wild in a parking lot. Boy Racer is a timely spotlight on what kids in souped-up cars are doing today, or tonight, in every town in the UK.

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