Complex: The Monopoly man is your iconic character. It's a similar idea with which The Made U Look Crew gained notoriety when they bombed eight cars of a New York R train in late 2006. How does your work tie with that?

Alec Monopoly: I’ve heard of The Made U Look Crew, but I’m not really influenced by them. I’m looking at the Monopoly man in a different way. Bernie Madoff was actually my first symbol. When the recession first started, he was the icon of the economy tanking. I did a piece of him with Monopoly money in the background, and I thought, why not do the Monopoly Man?

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