THE $TATUS FACTION

Archive for January, 2011

LA Canvas magazine x The $tatus Faction

THE $TATUS FACTION was pleasantly surprised to see their street art pop up in LA CANVAS magazine this month.  LA Canvas is warmly welcomed (and FREE) publication covering art, fashion, tech, food + drinks.

You can grab a copy of LA Canvas at the following locations; click HERE for the list of distributors.

Here’s the cover of the current issue, it’s hard to miss:

PAGE 22-23 HAS THE SPREAD OF L.A. STREET ART:

Always nice to be included.

Here’s a photo of the same T$F piece from a distance. It’s a pretty tight crop in the mag.

CHEERS FOR THE SUPPORT.


TAKING IT ALL IN

THIS IS SOMETHING WE DEAL WITH EVERYDAY

WE ALL KNOW IT IS A NEW YEAR, BUT NOW IT’S ENDING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AND WE FINALLY ARE GETTING AROUND TO DIGESTING LAST YEAR. THESE IMAGES AND CONTENT ARE A SMALL WINDOW INTO A STORY, OF THE UPS AND DOWNS, OF A FEW RAGTAG ARTISTS THAT CAME TOGETHER TO TRY TO CREATE SOMETHING BIGGER THEM THEMSELVES. THESE PEOPLE ARE KNOWN AS THE STATUS FACTION AND I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS CREW, AND WORK WITH THESE TALENTED INDIVIDUALS ON A DAILY BASIS.

ON WOUNDED WALLS  AT NIGHT THE SCAVENGERS WILL LEAVE THEIR TEETH MARKS

THIS IS THE CASE IN MOST OF US, SO WE TRY TO MOVE ON FROM OUR MISTAKES, AND AT TIMES THIS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE.

IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK IN THIS TOWN, CAUSE NOBODY IS TRYING TO HEAR WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO MAKE THEM LISTEN, AND HAVE A LITTLE FUN WHILE YOUR ARE DOING IT..LIFE IS SHORT..MAKE YOUR MARK….

MELROSE DIRTY WORK: NEW YORK STYLE / L.A. FLAVOR

THIS IS NOT A JOKE FOR US, THIS IS THE WAY WE CHOOSE TO LIVE.  THIS IS A LIFESTYLE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO ENJOY OR EVEN UNDERSTAND.  PRAY FOR OUR KIND, FOR WE ARE SOLDIERS AND SLAVES TO OUR IDEALS AND DREAMS.

GHETTO FIELD DRESSING

LIFE CAN BE FRAGILE, LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST. YOU NEVER KNOW IN THE STREETS, THEY WILL STAB YOU UP, SHOOT YOU DOWN, AND LOCK YOU UP…BE ALERT & AWARE L.A. CAN KILL.

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, AND IN THESE IMAGES I SEE BEAUTY SO I SHARE THIS WITH YOU.

SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE TRY TO HOLD ON TO THESE BEAUTIFUL THINGS, BUT IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LET IT GO…I THINK IN MY HEART I LIKE TO KEEP THE THOUGHTS OF LOVE LOST AND LIFE’S COSTS.

I MYSELF HAVE NEVER MEET THE PERFECT WOMAN BUT I KNOW I’VE LOST SOME GOOD ONES, BUT I WOULDN’T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD ….WOMAN ARE BEAUTIFUL…. I WAS RAISED BY ONLY A WOMAN AND AM THE PERSON I AM TODAY BECAUSE OF IT.

THIS ONE IS SELF-EXPLANATORY….
AT TIMES WE RUN IN WITH THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT..

IT SEEMS MORE AND MORE THESE DAYS THESE FASCIST PIGS WANT TO BUST YOU FOR SOME BULLSHIT, MEANWHILE THEY JUST PASSED BY TWO RAPISTS AND A CRACKHEAD TO GET TO YOU!!!!!

THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND. MY DOG ODIN HANGIN WITH HIS LIL BUDDY LUKE
SATIRE OVERDOSE BY PHYLO ONE
WE GOT STYLES SO DO NOT FRONT

JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FANS THAT SHOW US LOVE AND PUT UP WITH OUR SHIT, CAUSE WE KNOW IT’S NOT EASY, BUT THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES FOR THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN 2011 AND IN THE END TSF IS GONNA BE ON TOP OF THE GAME AND KEEP BRINGING YOU THAT REAL SHIT YOU LOVE TO HATE…….MR. PHYLO…….


Steady Mobbing


Does anything really matter?

To much, maybe to little… Friends, family, do you lose them all do they stay with you?.. We going up or down… I lost it all one day.. Maybe in a trap were it was stolen, maybe in my mind where everything stays right where it was and I go away.. Pay attention, do you feel the earth moving… Do you stick to the earth, it’s actually crazy how we stick to it, think of it… jump… you stick… now your upside down… whats that force… gravity… what drives… “We are forged in the fire of our closest burning star…” 


Cairo


WTF?! Friday!

WTF IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY?!?

 

HERE ARE SOME REASONS WE DISCOVERED.

 

Boob Job Funding

Wasabi Lip Balm

Shark Teeth Necklaces

Pumpkin Juice ($6)

Mature Lifestyle Magazine

Corporate Graffiti Styles

Guidette Fuck Doll

XXX-Mas Cookies

Have a good weekend!


New World Alliance

The reason I love this video is its straight up entrapment!!! Now Police are not allowed to do this, but hey… Anything goes for us right?!  The real story here is that muthafuckas front! You see people up in the streets and doing things but they are to young too realize how shit really is. This town is full of weak youngsters, you got to be strong to survive in many different ways not just your art but mind, body and spirit. I’ve been around along time and I’m quick to give respect to anyone that walks my way but if you fuck up then its a wrap like christmas! Some people see this as a sign of weakness for me but if your looking for weaknesses in others that usually means that your trying to compensate for yo small DICK!!!

People getting all upset over the diss but its the principle.WAKE UP!!

The best part of this diss is it was done with about as much respect and effort as the other end of the phone call… I busted out chuckling when I saw it…