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The critically acclaimed film, "Taggin Ass City" (also known as "Tag City") seeks to set the record straight regarding the modern art movement known as graffiti.
For the past 50 years, it has been said that graffiti began in NY. A few very knowledgeable writers from both cities knew this not to be true during the early years, but due to the explosive energy of hip hop in the late 70s, early 80s, all of the various forms of the culture were put under the banner of "Hip Hop"... and "Hip Hop" originated in New York. But graffiti, which is an element of Hip Hop, originated in Philadelphia in 1967 with a kid named Cornbread... who wrote his name to get the attention of a girl.
This documentary takes a look at the development of the art form from its earliest stages, thru the development of the writing styles, beginning in the 1950s, and how those styles evolved into the worldwide art form that it is celebrated as today.
This documentary is bound to inform you in many ways.