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The 50 Greatest NYC Graffiti Artists

22. Kool 131

Aliases: 2 Bad, Warm, Vega 2, Dobra 2, Boss

Neighborhood: Harlem

Years Active: 1975-1984

Kool 131 was a fan of Riff 170 and wrote as many names as possible to stretch the limits of style. What makes Kool's work unique are the clean fill-ins, which have very few camouflage elements. This was because he was color blind. If his outline didn't work, then it was over. Needless to say, Kool's outlines almost always worked.

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