RIP Hip Hop Spray Can Art Pioneer Tracy 168 (Friends and Family Say this is a Hoax)

***UPDATE*** We been getting word from friends and family who are close to Michael Tracy that his death has not been confirmed and reports of his death are cruel hoax. Fellow graph writer Copes2 says Tracy is alive and well and has been on Facebook.. His family is not so sure and are still trying to confirm whats going on and his current whereabouts.. Hopefully he’s alive and well… That’ll be major good news..we’ll keep you posted…In the meantime we encourage folks to learn about Tracy 168..

Davey D 10-31-12

This morning I saw the FB status of  Grandmaster Caz alerting us that Hip Hop lost a pioneering legend.. Michael Tracy aka Tracy 168. For many in today’s world of Hip Hop, Tracy is not known. Within the world of spray can art, he’s iconic and was very much relevant after being on the scene for 4 decades. He’s one that was on the scene before there was a term called Hip Hop and even before folks were spinning records and rocking the mic..He was featured in the movie Style Wars

Tracy, a Bronx native is considered by many an architect of the Wildstyle technique. He was seen as an artist’s, artist who was recently profiled in fellow artist Justin Bua‘s book Hip Hop Legends. Tracy 168 will forever have a seat at the Hip Hop Table of Greats…. RIP Tracy 168

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