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#RipPhase2 #RipZexor 📷@u.dig_official #Phase2Forever #ZexorForever #Graffitiporn #Graffiti #instagraff #12ozprophet #tagsandthrows #welovebombing #bombingscience

24 Jan 2020

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By a Master for a Master... #stylewriters #stylewriting #weboleum #kaosinc #inds #phase2forever #phase2parasiempre #phase2inds

17 Jan 2020

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Read and Weap U Suckas.. As seen in #backjumps Sketch Book #phase2 #phase2forever #phase2parasiempre

11 Jan 2020

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Great tribute to Phase 2 by @1984.yo with Montana Colors! Pick up your cans today! #14thStreetSupply

11 Jan 2020

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P.H.A.S.E. 2は私が知っている中で、最もリアルな人でした。彼はほとんどの人に心を開きませんでした。でも彼は、その数少ない、好きな人に対しては世界を与えてくれました。彼はヘイターではなく、むしろその真逆でした。地球上で最も純粋で愛情のある人。彼は真実に本当に忠実で、自分を偽って生きたり振舞っている人々が一切我慢できませんでした。 人々には、彼が社会的に、ぎこちない人に見えたかもしれません。黒いニット帽、黒いスカーフ、黒いサングラス、黒いパーカーで完全に自分を覆い、パーティーの場でも部屋の隅に立って壁を向いていたもんだから。 P.H.A.S.E. 2は、彼自身の展覧会に顔を見せるような人ではありませんでした。以前、ラメルジー、フュチューラなど有名なアーティストとの大規模なアートショーのオープニングがありましたが、彼はその時、キャシーと私と大前さんと一緒にビーガン料理でランチをして、会場まで連れて行ってくれて、中にも入らずそのまま帰って行きました。また、私とBiz Markieのショーに一緒に行った時も、P.H.A.S.E. 2は自分自身を架空のアラビア語の名前で自己紹介した事も覚えています。彼は営業っ気がなく、自分の事をプロモーションする気が全くありませんでしたw。プロモーションになる仕事も、相手がヒップホップかぶれだったり、歴史をわかってなかったり、芸術を心底愛していなかったりしたら多額だったとしてもきっぱり断りました。 彼は非常に神秘的な人物でした。彼は私の親友の一人だったし、毎日のように話してくれたにもかかわらず、彼自身のことをまだまだ知る事が出来ませんでした。しかし、私が知っていた事が一つあったとしたならば、P.H.A.S.E. 2は「真実」そのものであり、彼がわたしの味方だと知っているだけで、何も怖くなかったことでした。私が今まで自身を持って色々チャレンジできていたのは、紛れもなくP.H.A.S.E. 2が応援してくれてたからなんです。 #phase2forever #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2

08 Jan 2020

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P.H.A.S.E. 2はアートで爆発しただけでなく、ラップも韻に満ちていました。そんな彼の、時に真面目で、陽気でくだらないラップ歌詞が私の携帯にもう届く事がないなんて... He’s gonna be mad for putting this up😬!! but you all need to know he also had lyrics for DAYS that’s never been released. This is the rare joint, THE ROXY from 1982 that did get released. I’d buy that book of rhymes if he released it wouldn’t you!? #phase2forever #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #theroxy

08 Jan 2020

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70年代に活動を始めたP.H.A.S.E. 2は絵描き/アーティストとして常に進化し続けていました。彼は、オールドスクールヒップホップを2000年以降も未だにやっている人達を「なんだあいつら、Back to the Old Schoolとか言って、いつまでも同じ事しているだけじゃないか」と言って、私を笑わせました。P.H.A.S.E. 2は、徹底して同じアートを繰り返しませんでした。その仕事のオファーが、一生涯の生活費になったとしても、彼は「死んだ方がましだ」と言って、いとも簡単に断りました。私も、彼の近い友達も、彼の絶対セルアウトしないスタンスにいつも感銘を受けてました。  彼は、絶対同じ芸術を繰り返さない。そしてなんでも芸術に変えてしまう。彼はシリアルの箱でさえそれをアートに変えたりして日常的に私に写メを送ったりしてくれました。彼はゴミにしか見えないものさえ、エイリアンロボットに変身させて、無言で写メを送りつけてきて、良く反応に困りました😂 また、晩年の作品はアジアの影響を多く受けていました。  私は10年前にアパレルプロジェクトで彼とコラボレーションできたことを光栄に思います。P.H.A.S.E. 2の名前が付いていないものも、全てにおいて、彼は私がやっている事をいつも見守っていてくれて、リリース前に作品チェックをしてくれていました。そんな彼は、私から一銭も受け取る事はありませんでした。  #phase2forever #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2

07 Jan 2020

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私の実の親友、メンターであり、心のよりどころであったP.H.A.S.E. 2。去年の暮れに、恐ろしい不治の病気 #ENDALS が、彼の命を奪いました。NYで行われた彼の葬儀は、絶望的な事に、私の誕生日でした。彼は自分の病気をみんなに公表する事なく、誰にも頼る事なくプライドを持って息を引き取りました。私は自分と家族に報告を留めるように言われましたが、彼の死はNY Timesに取り上げられたり、彼が心を許していた方々も追悼メッセージをアップし始めたので、P.H.A.S.E. 2も、私がアップする事に関して、許してくれるでしょう。P.H.A.S.E. 2はヒップホップ界で偉大な存在だったかもしれないけど、ここで私がまず知って欲しいのは、人間としてどれだけ素晴らしい人だったかです。 彼は、私が今まで出会った人の中で最も知的な人物でした。彼は独学の百科事典のようで、IQテストを受けたとしたら、それは過去の偉大な天才達と同等だったのだろうと思います。彼の脳みそは光の速さで動いていたようで、彼は死ぬほど早口でw、いつも比喩を交えて語っていたので、言っていることを聞き取るために集中しなければいけない事が多かったです。彼の思考プロセスはとても深かく、ぼーっとしている所を見た事がありませんでした。彼が私に教えてくれた事、それは、「自分の事を自分で守れるように、目の前にある全てのものを鵜呑みにするな、全ての事を一度は疑問視する事」。また、彼は、Hip Hopの始まりに関する本当のところを全て直接教えてくれました。HipHopがどのように「起こった」のか。誰が本当にその場にいたかなど。全部直接教えてくれました。これはこれで凄く皆んなに事実を知って欲しい事なので、改めてアップします。 Video 1983年 #phase2forever #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2

07 Jan 2020

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Phase2 #phase2parasiempre #phase2forever Part of the Artrain Museum on Pullman cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1986 #phase2rip

04 Jan 2020

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The end of 2019 was literally the toughest time of my life and I wonder if this pain in my heart will ever go away... but entering 2020 with your spirit was humbling and I feel like I can finally smile again. Now it’s time for me to take on what you have passed on to me to be the best person I can be, so I can be as impactful as you were to this world 🌎    #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever

01 Jan 2020

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No one has made me feel so special for being loved by you PHASE. Now, I am finding out that you had been ritually giving a handmade necklaces to those you loved since the 70s. You gave me three of those.   Wearing your necklace makes us feel real invincible. Ever since you gave me and Kathy a matching one, we would go all over Japan with it and take a picture then send it to you.   Now I really feel like it’s you coming with us, so we started to look through the hole of the medallion 🕳👀so you can see what we see. I’m sure we look weird walking but we don’t care.   I am looking forward to connecting with the brothers and sisters all around the world with the stamp of “Phase 2 fam” lol… We will all get together to do something for a cause for #EndALS and everything that you stood for. I promise. (for those who have it, please hit me up)  #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever

26 Dec 2019

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P.H.A.S.E. 2 was also THE REALEST person I knew. I have never seen him act fake with his feelings. He was very closed to most people, and pretty much hated everyone😂, but if he liked you, he had all the time in the world for you🌎.   He wasn’t jaded. He was rather the opposite. The purest and most loving person on the planet❤️. He was just so real and had no patience for corny fake people.   Some people may have seem him to be socially awkward completely covered up with a beanie, scarf, sunglasses and a hoodie standing in the corner of the room, FACING the wall.   He wasn’t the type of person welcoming his guests at his own exhibitions. One time, during a major show opening of his, he actually chose to have lunch at a vegan noodle place with Kathy and I and didn’t show up to it (sorry fans, i didn’t know he would do that). He hated being called a legend. Especially the G****tti Legend.  When he went around he didn’t want anyone to know who he was. He had so many aliases... but he called himself an Arabic name when he had to introduce himself to new-ish people. I remember how we went to a gig of a famous Hip Hop emcee that everyone knows and even then introduced himself as that Arabic name😂. He was never into promoting himself like that.   Even when he was alive he was a very mysterious person. Even though he was one of my best friends, I actually didn’t know everything about him. But one thing I knew was that he was the TRUTH and nothing in the world mattered knowing that he was on my side.  #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever

24 Dec 2019

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P.H.A.S.E. 2 COULD NOT STOP CREATING and EVOLVING. He would take a cereal box and turn it into art. The whole time I had known him, and many have witnessed this too, that he does not repeat the same art. Thats why he was constantly evolving and he refused to do what he was first known for in the 70s, even if it paid him for the rest of his life.   His later works had a lot of Asian influence. He made robot figures from pure junk (in my eyes 🤣) and then turned them into crazy aliens👽.   I was fortunate to have collaborated him on several apparel projects a long time ago, and he was just a joy to work with. Even with the projects he didn’t have his name on, he would always be right in the mix checking my work before it got released. He would not take a dime from me.   Not only were you exploding with artwork, you loved music and and also had BARS! But what I will miss forever is getting your jolly riddles on my phone.  #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever

23 Dec 2019

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Great tribute to Phase 2 by @guaperator and @gigsonefsc in Oakland. #14thStreetSupply

23 Dec 2019

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P.H.A.S.E. 2 WAS THE MOST INTELLIGENT PERSON I knew. He was a self-taught encyclopedia.  If he were to take an IQ test, I’m sure it would be equivalent to the greatest people who ever existed on earth. His mind moved at the speed of light that he spoke SO FAST 😂 and with so much metaphors that you needed to concentrate to catch what he was saying, especially with his soft, raspy voice.   His thought process was so deep and he showed me how to question everything that came my way or was out there so I that can protect myself from bullshit. He said Overstood instead of Understood. He told me first hand stories about the reality of hip hop. He always did extensive research on everything. For example, about artificial sugar and always told me to stay away from it. He loved Asian culture and was always in China Town looking for beads and eating vegetarian Chinese food. He was also the deepest person I knew. Words cannot express the depth of his soul and love.  #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever

23 Dec 2019

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Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I know I haven’t replied to ANY of your messages, but I have been completely dysfunctional dealing with the biggest heartbreak of my life. A scary uncureable (for now) disease #ENDALS took the life of my best friend Phase, my mentor and guidance in life, and his funeral was on my birthday. He was a strong supporter of our friend Hiro @Hirofujitainstagram who had the illness #ENDALS , sending over his art piece to root for him. Never in a million years did we think that he himself had it. He wanted to keep his illness a secret and although I was told to keep the news to myself and my family, the word is clearly out on the streets and his close friends are now speaking about it so I think he wouldn’t be mad that I am speaking publicly about it now so I could continue his legacy with dignity and the way he would’ve approved.  P.H.A.S.E. 2, you were the most interesting person I’ve known and am so lucky to have even met. There was never a dull moment when I saw you. Best times with you were never caught on camera however it was always so full of emotion, color, laughter and love that I treasured every moment like it was our last. You made me and many of your close friends feel super alive and you know that I would trade everything and anything to spend just one more day with you. You were Kathy’s and my mental support. You knew about all the bullshit I was facing coming up. When my friend DL passed you were the first person to care about my pain and sent me a special piece to empower myself and DL’s fans and I will never forget what you did and continued to do for me.  (to be continued) #phase2 #true222 #phasetoo #phase2inds #theinternationalgethiptimes #Praisetrue #nottheGword #ripphase2 #phase2forever #hirofujita #dlforever #dlakabobojames #devlarge

22 Dec 2019

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Repost of #mighty4 and Bboy @paulskeee Words of wisdom from #Dream , to know and respect the history of writing........ #ripphase2 #phase2forever #legends #king #hiphop #writers #spraycanart #aerosolart

20 Dec 2019

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Phase 2 is a Hiphop Legend. He is one of the earliest and most prolific Graff Writers our Culture has ever produced. . . Lonny Wood (August 2, 1955 — December 13, 2019), known as PHASE 2, was an aerosol paint artist based in New York City. Mostly active in the 1970s, Phase 2 is generally credited with originating the "bubble letter" style of aerosol writing, also known as "softies". He was also influential in the early hip hop scene. Without leaders like Phase 2 Hiphop & the world would be missing a level of flavor that has helped to propel our Hiphop Culture to a level of Smithsonian status. . . . I understand that people who rap & do graffiti , Deejay or Break may not appreciate Phase 2’s contribution to our people, but if you do, if you are Hiphop then show this man some love. It’s difficult to be an innovator in an ocean of Haters. . . . Rest in Paradise King 👑 🙏🏽❤️ . . #phase2 #legend #ratedill #graffwriter #innovator #hiphop #hiphopculture #newyorkhiphop #losangeleshiphop #portlandhiphop #denverhiphop #sandiegohiphop #541hiphop #970hiphop #restinpeace #king #restinparadise #templeofhiphop #phase2forever

15 Dec 2019

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Memorial by SAR TMB #phase2forever #sartmb

14 Dec 2019

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Phase 2 forever. #phase2forever #restinpaint #graffiti #phase2

14 Dec 2019

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𝓡𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓘𝓷 𝓟𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽 𝓢𝓽𝔂𝓵𝓮 𝓦𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓛𝓸𝓷𝓷𝔂 “𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓼𝓮 2” 𝓦𝓸𝓸𝓭 “𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓮 𝓜𝓪𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓶𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓬𝓼” 𝓕𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻... 𝓜𝓪𝔁𝓲𝓶𝓾𝓶 𝓡𝓮𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓬𝓽 🙏🏼 #phase2 #2 #ripphase2 #lonnywood #stylewriter #truemathematics #phase2forever

13 Dec 2019

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Just last Friday at the ‘Graffiti Media’ discussion we were talking about PHASE 2’s monumental contributions with @videograf_productions @nic1ak @henrychalfant & now he’s gone. RIP to a legendary writer/musician/artist/documentarian/designer & all around inspiration. #phase2forever

13 Dec 2019

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#RipPhase2 #Phase2Forever 📷@goodthingsintl #GraffitiBombing #Graffiti #instagraff #12ozprophet #tagsandthrows #welovebombing #bombingscience #OldSchoolGraffiti #80sGraffiti #90sGraffiti

13 Dec 2019

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The culture lost some real ones this week. An originator and a torchbearer. Two artists from separate generations who both embodied the spirit of graffiti and inspired us with their style, character, and dedication. Don’t forget the lessons these two taught us. And keep in mind: it’s important to honor our mentors and ancestors while they still exist with us here. Life is too short to wait until it’s over to celebrate the greats. Let’s lift up our cultural icons right now. #phase2 #zexor #zexorforever #graffitilegends #phase2graffitigodfather #phase2forever #graffiti

13 Dec 2019

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Rest In Peace King. U such inspired a full generation and the whole community. Thank you. #phase2forever #kingofthekings

13 Dec 2019

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Huge thank you to the Winston and Powell family for such an amazing wedding weekend! I'm still over here raising my glass to the Powells and their honeymoon 🥂 #jk #butreally #phase2forever

19 Nov 2018

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Maybe this wasn't the greatest idea… 😂 we still cute though!! #phase2forever #uvidentity

02 May 2015

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Cabin card games. I'm bad(or unlucky) and competitive... Which is a horrible combination. #iquit #phase2forever

30 Nov 2013