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Paradise Hills… Odessa Kane and More!!!

The Paradise Hills gang has been holding down the largest territory in San Diego since the ’60s. It extends from the National City border on Rachael St. all the way to the Meadowbrook housing project on the Lomita Village border. (This, if anything, should be Lomita’s turf due to its proximity to them, and its relative distance from the heart of PH.) The PH gang has been squaring off with every single clique in National City for 50 years. Not to mention Lomita, Encanto, Skyline and every other gang in Southeast. The gang has Eme representation with members among the big homies as well as dozens of “good to go” validated types.

Paradise Hills Territory:

(N) Paradise Valley Road (But a small section north of Paradise valley road is also PH turf, stretching into meadow view housing projects)

(S) Interstate 54

(E) Briarwood

(W) Rachel street

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Due to its geography, (dead ends, cul-de-sacs, alleys, new construction mingled with extremely old sections of the city, etc) PH has developed its own, very unique flavor among the neighborhoods of Southeast. The gang was a big trendsetters back in the heyday of gangs in SD. They were arguably one of the first in Southern Califas to ditch the old cholo-look in favor of the “Levi’s, t-shirt and ball cap” look instead of the “creased-up vato with a brim and Stacy’s” thing. This makes sense as the gang has always identified with the street-fighting ethos. – BrownKingdom.com

When i write these blogs i always share my personal encounters with the neighborhood in topic. My juvenile hall days is usually where i remember meeting the most heads from all over. I was in campo back in 96 with Shady from PH, he was a darker guy, maybe black and mexican. I remember he used to chunck em a lot simply cause of his complexion.

I also remember Back in 2000 one of my homies started to talking to this chick “Secret” who was some how tied in with the HK boys, a Tagging crew that also generated out of the paradise hills neighborhood. One time the homie and i ended up chilling thick with them on a late night trip, and everyone was strapped, they said the Ph boys would always come funking with them so they had to stay ready. it was kinda weird for me, considering the fact that one of our Big homies at the time, Osko, was a well known Paradise Hills affiliate. His brothers were all from PH and he eventually got down his self.

Later on I ended up at Second Chance Strive program with Crazy Girl from the hills in 2009. I’ve seen crazy a few times since, always around Paradise Hills.

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In 2013 I had a house on Seabreeze and Lauder which was basically right behind Apollos Market. The year I lived there I feel i got a pretty good glimpse of life in PH. Reo Drive is a main road which seems to be the heart of the hood. La Palapa and Apollos Market are the go to spots in the hood for all your quick needs. These are also the 2 places i always seemed to get hit up at. There were always guys hanging out drinking by the alley, always fresh PH tags, and always Something going on.

I witnessed multiple high speed chases while i lived in the hills, as well as heard gun shots quite often. One day I even awoke to a stripped g ride on the side of the pad, lets just say Paradise hills is no stranger to street activities.

One day i ran into acquaintance at Paradise Hills Rec while playing with my son, dude named wiggy, i guess he always hung out at the rec since he lived within walking distance. he invited me to come play cards a few nights, and i went. good times blowing blunts, sipping brews and gambling at the park. good old PH memories

 

 

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Paradise Hills Rec Center

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PH Rec Center
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Trash Can Hit Up at the Ph Rec Playground

 

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Today the gang is broken up into two cliques. One reps the Meadowbrook projects, while the other one reps the old hood back on Reo.  Although when I Lived in PH, when i would get hit up, i had more than one guy rep Morningside on me. Idk

Here are some hit ups from around Reo.

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These Hit ups were all found around the Meadowbrook Apartments

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Paradise Hills still remains active.

Artists who have Prospered from the Paradise Hills Neighborhood include:

Odessa Kane:

Odessa Kane came up in the mid-90’s with legendary underground rap crew, Masters of the Universe (MOTU), the same crew that claims artists such as Gonja Sufi, Johaz (Dag Savage), and Orko Eloheim. As a community organizer / cultural worker with KmB Pro-People Youth and Pillars of the Community, Odessa utilizes his music as an organizing tool for genuine justice; keeping true to the tradition of Hip Hop as a form of resist.
Here is some old PHLS Hood Raps i found.

and that my friends is this weeks segment of Neighborhood Highlights featuring Paradise Hills.

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us Americas Finest City!!

New Weekly Graffiti…. Featuring Dario, Creoh and Buger RDK, Spek Tmk, Cyber and More…..

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Spic

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Pisof Bcx
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Drugz TV
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Spic
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Mier LW
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Chifa
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Dario RDK
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36th
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Roma Gut
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Buger Rdk
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Play G
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Buger Rdk
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Out Causing Panick
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Sitar Leno
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Old Cyber
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Cyber
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Creoh RDK
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Yonder
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Robot
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Cyber
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Bread
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Spic $
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1 AM Crew… Black book

 

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TTBBK (Time To Battle Busters Krew)

Last week we were invited By Spek Tmk to sit in on a Memorial Wall session where artists painted names of other fallen Writers from San Diego. Fallen artists: Peng, Neko, Sick, Kecho, Modes, Paris, Horce, Dams, Sken…..

Sick Tmk painted by Case Tmk

Paris Gm painted by Spictro Add

Modes Bcx painted by Beloe Bcx

Dams Rts painted by Chosen

Sken  painted by Runs Sdv

Peng Tv painted by chosen

Horce Hem painted by Pisto Hem

Dams  painted by Chosen

Neko painted by Dusk

 

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Fallen Soliders Memorial Wall…. R.I.P.
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Fallen Soldiers Memorial Wall..

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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall
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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

The Avenue Presents Weekly Graffiti… Featuring Koer MDR, Racks TFS, Balto and MORE!!!!

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Egypt MDR

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Peso RTS
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Koer MDR
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Z Crew.
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Oil Painter Roller.. (Paris) R.I.P.
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Nuke
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Werk
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Keven Koer Mdr
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Racks TFS
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LMUS
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Koer Mdr
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Train TRCK

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Varrio West Side Linda Vista 13.

Here we are with another weekly edition of Neighborhood Highlights. This week we headed over to the west side of San Diego and chose Linda Vista to be our focus. When i was growing up i got kicked out of my neighborhood middle school for graffiti, the school district gave me the option of Mark Twain Linda Vista (Main Twain) or Kroc Middle school in Claremont. I chose Kroc! Back then i would catch the 4 bus after school which would Start at Claremont Square travel through linda vista, down to pacific highway, then downtown before continuing on to Lomita Village. So occasionally i would run into some LV13 on the 4 bus. Later turning into route 44 after Old Town Transit center was built which then cut the route in half. 44 bus from old town to claremont and 4 from Downtown to Lomita.

at this time period i wanna say it was the End of the PeeWees and start of Tiny Locos. I remember Stalker, Cubby and Susto were pretty active back then.

Linda Vista shares their hood with 2 other gangs, TOC (Tiny Oriental Crips) which is a asian gang and Linda Vista Crips which is a Black gang. LVC and LV13 have funk, but I’m not sure if TOC also beefs with LV13.

wsLV13Ls has a big chunk of real-estate but i would say that

(S) Tait (N) Mesa College (E) 163 freeway (W) Canyon

is pretty much their actual territory.

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Linda vista has 2 parks in their neighborhood one being Linda Vista Park. Linda vista park is the area where you would also find the Linda Vista Crips.

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The Linda Vista 13 gang include Clikas (sets that correspond to a bigger gang) of Tecolotes 1960s, Morley St Boys 70s, Lokos 70s-80s, Raskols 80s, Peewees 90s, Tiny Locos (1997- Present). LV13 is one of those gangs who have beef with every other gang in San Diego. Historically, LV13s rivals are Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego, East San Diego, and most gangs from South East San Diego. Newer rivals consist of Linda Vista Crip ( reason: young generation of LVC claim NorthSide instead of West Side and LV13 is a Southerner Gang), Bloods, South East Lokos 13, Clairemont, Luni Mob & Fk ( fuck klowns) which are known to be wannabe clicks (not a real gang or weak in numbers. According to FBI investigations, there are about 150 to 200 active and non-active gang members from the incorporated LV13 street gang alone. Because Operation Blue Rag (police strategy to take down Crips in San Diego) and the 2001 gang injunction for LV13 (police strategy to take down Linda Vista 13 gang members, it has forced many gang members from Linda Vista to leave the area in order to escape prosecution.tumblr_o161o9JfRV1twr48ao1_1280

Heres Some LV13 Hood Raps i Found.

and that my friends is this weeks segment of Neighborhood Highlights featuring Varrio Linda Vista 13.

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us Americas Finest City!!

The Avenue presents Weekly Graffiti Featuring Punish TV, Peso, Serve VOS and More!!

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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MFER TV KAW

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Punish TV
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STEP
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100% Yonder
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WERKS NR
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Horse HEM
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San Diego By GORS
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Lez Chifa Soer tags
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PESO
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Rober Zee
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Arest
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Serve VOS

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Viewer Submitted pictures.

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Interview With San Diego Artist GORS ONE!

This session on Avenue 619 Tv we stopped by to talk with artist Goar as he painted a DOPE San Diego Piece on the side of Ace of Fades Barber shop in Chula Vista California.

Interview:

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Finished San Diego by Gors.

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We reached out to GOAR at Battle Groundz 2016, which is a Live Graffiti art event held at Macc Project in Chula Vista every year. It wasn’t our first time meeting Gors though, as we have seen him at other graff events as well as letting him tattoo a few members of the Avenue team. We chose to do our second graff interview with him because of the intense detail he always displays in his art as well as his Diverse business ventures.Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 8.21.41 AM

GOR with the DLOKZ (R.I.P.) Character. Battle Groundz 2016.

Though he is only 23 years old, Goar, on top of being a dope painter, also has a prominent carrer as a local tattoo artist Specializing in Lettering but not limited to other styles also.

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Dope ass D by GORS..
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Heres a few more pics of his art.

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You can’t find more by GORS at INSTAGRAM

 

Thank you to everyone that tunes in and supports what we do, we couldn’t do this without you!!! Peace

 

 

 

 

Interview with San Diego Graffiti Artist SPICTRO!! Exclusive!!

This was our very first artist interview….

Filmed May 21st 2016..

we had the chance to sit down with san diego artist Spictro for an exclusive interview…check it out!!!

Here are some pics of his work.

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Spic (far right) Poduction with other artists.
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Painted in store at the avenue

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Sherman Heights!! 20th and 27th Grant Hill Park! Mr.Lil One, Prayers and More!!

Here we are again for our weekly edition of Neighborhood Highlights. This week wen will be shining light upon the Sherman Heights Neighborhood of San Diego.

Sherman Heights is a neighborhood in San Diego bordered by Golden Hill to the north, Grant Hill to the east, East Village to the west, and Logan Heights to the south.

Interstate 5 (W) Imperial (S) Market (N) 29th (E)

As I’ve stated in previous weekly hood highlights, I work a delivery job 2 times a week which calls for me to be on call to deliver medical supplies to various parts of town throughout the day. Sometimes in between calls i will venture around and take pictures for this blog.

Sherman Heights being almost directly east of downtown San Diego,  it was a very active and awake inner city section. Being caught up in the judicial system in my younger days, I’ve meet a ton of heads from Sherman but don’t have any personal relationships with anyone from their Varrio. I used to know a few guys from ufk that stayed around that way, but thats about it.

Sherman Heights takes its name from its original developer Matthew Sherman, who purchased the land just east of Downtown San Diego in 1867. The Villa Montezuma, a large Victorian home built for musician and spiritualist Jesse Shepard in 1887, has been operated as a house museum, and is owned by the city of San Diego.- Wikipedia

I did my normal drive around and started to see the markings on the walls, some old some knew, but all letting you know you were now in Sherman territory. i noticed a lot of crossing out between Sherman and logan along the southern side of SM.

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San Diego Tag Found in a Sherman Heights alley!

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Around Imperial i found a Alley that was used not to long ago in the filming of the band “Prayers” video “YOUNG GODZ”

Lead man Rafael Reyes is a notariable member of Sherman Grant Hills Park, as well as successful Businessman, Artist and Author.

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after stumbling across the Prayers piece that was painted by tattoo artist Amer the Gamer, i decided to go check out Grant hill park.

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Maaaaaannnnnn!! Grant hill park is the shit, dope view over looking the hood on to the bay and coronado bridge. Some city skyline in spots also.

Chicano Rap Artist Mr. Lil One is another well known Musician who has grown from the Sherman grant hills park Gang.

From his first album, Once in a Decade in 1996, through Wasted Days and Wasted Nights and the trend-setting 13th Scorn, Lil Uno has built a tremendous and loyal fan base that is consistant and supportive. In 2006, Lil Uno released an album entitled The Streets, that brought him much overdue radio attention across the country and international exposure in print and on the internet. The album is highly acclaimed and catapulted him to another level in the game, landing a distribution with Fontana (for his label Sicko Records) and a publishing deal for his company, Sicker Than You Ever Came (ASCAP).
Lil Uno has enjoyed radio success from singles like Tha Boogieman, They Call Him Lil One, Spend Some Time, Contagious and most recently “Kitty Kat,” an early leaked single from his upcoming album. He has toured and performed with Cuban Link, T-Weaponz, MC Magic, Ivy Queen, Voltio, Chingo Bling, Notch, Bimbo, Don Dinero, Delinquent Habits, Lil Rob, Baby Bash, The Beatnuts, Tony Touch, Immortal Technique, Cypress Hill,,Brownboy, Down AKA Kilo, Kid Frost, Lighter Shade Of Brown and many more. His stage presence is amazing! His crowd control is on point and in 2009, he became an integral part of The Latin Lockdown Tour, an unprecedented Latino Hip-Hop tour that is currently bringing the hottest artists to over 30 cities across the nation.

After hitting the park and getting ready to leave on the next delivery, i knew i couldn’t leave without checking out the 27th street section of sherman. Every time i would get busted there was always someone from Sherman 27 busted with me.

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This Apartment Complex was pretty hit up also!

and that friends is my little story about my trip to Sherman Heights, Home to Varrio Sherman 20’s and 27th street Grant Hill Park!

 

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us San Diego!!

Weekly Graffiti!! Featuring Crep, Spictro, Drugs and more….

Every Friday I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

 

These are two legal spots by artist: Spictro/Spic

This piece was on the side of a flower shop

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This Piece was part of huge production located in a alley in Logan.

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Here are some more pieces from that production

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This was a cool Piece done By Tattoo Artist Amer the Gamer for the Band Prayers located in a alley behind Imperial avenue.

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Also Found this Crep on this Dope Freeway Sign Spot in Mission Valley

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Last week i posted some pictures from this same spot, looks like a few more heads hit it up since then

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SDV Throw on 43rd

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This Was a Clean Legal Production By the TV25 Guys located on 29th and National

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

 

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

 

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us San Diego!!