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Amend TDK Interview

Interview we did with Amend, a graffiti artist from the world renowned TDK crew out of Oakland, CA. We asked him how hip hop, and graffiti specifically, have been healing and therapeutic throughout the course of his life. He explores how while growing up graffiti provided a positive/creative alternative to the gang culture that was pervasive in his neighborhood. He goes on the breakdown the way in which it gave him a powerful and revolutionary form of self expression which served as a resistance against the oppressive onslaught of corporate marketing. Additionally, he speaks to how graffiti has been, and continues to be an emotional refuge from the many stresses of world, providing him with a sense of clarity and inner peace.