Earsnot Speaks to 12ozGraffiti // Monday, 28 Nov 2011
New York-based graffiti writer and outspoken character, Earsnot catches up with 12ozprophet while in Miami tagging up some walls.
12ozProphet: How long have you written Earsnot?
Earsnot: Since ‘98 I guess. So around 13 years.
12ozProphet: What’s the first tag you ever caught?
Earsnot: I think the first tag I wrote was.. “Three”? Wait no, the first tag I wrote was “FBV”, which was a crew. “Fame Bound Vandals”... that was like the crew that me and my boy made up; just so we could have our own thing to do. I didn’t know what to write; I couldn’t make a decision, which isn’t uncommon. I’d write mad different things, like “THREE”... “NERS” ... “KERM”... “GUNK”. Right before Earsnot I wrote GUNK, thats what my mother used to call me sometimes when she was feeling like; verbally abusive. It used to make me laugh. Around that time I had runaway, and I was downtown; I had other things going on, priorities. I was trying to figure out how I was going to survive and shit. I didn’t want to tag anything by the time I was writing Earsnot, I didn’t want to write graffiti; I was over it. Then it turned out that people were like “Ohhh I saw EARSNOT on the bridge! Thats you?” and whatever. That was the ice breaker.
Read the rest of the interview at 12OZPROPHET.COM