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A lot of people around me and lot of my friends we all vibe off each other, we all see each other do something or come up with something or do a cool little twist, we take it and adopt it, but most importantly do it in our own little way or do our own little interpretation of it. I think that’s what helps things progress and move forward and keeps things interesting is a constant evolution, constant building on ideas and taking them further and trying to advance with them further. Everything everybody is doing today in graffiti is based upon something somebody else has done at some point or another, maybe they’re doing it in their own way which is great, its admirable or there’s the latter, they’re straight up copying somebody and that’s the differentiating factor.
Sometimes it’s a little grey and hard to define, but generally people know what’s up, you have a trained eye you can see, somebody is biting somebody or not. There’s a tasteful way of doing things and being inspired and building upon other peoples ideas and then there is straight up biting and that obviously gets no respect and is something that’s heavily frowned upon in graffiti, as it should be.