Back in 2009 and doing a serious bid, Trigz emailed me this link to an interview he did with Clout magazine . Rest in Peace Mister Trigz .
Trigz killed LA with graffiti and crews like MSK and ICR soon took notice. After years of going hard he got caught up. Trigz is currently serving time in Ironwood State Prison in Blythe California. His sentence of 6 years in prison for graffiti was extremely harsh. This is his story.
E-Dub – What are you locked up for? Tell us the whole story.
I got busted for 12 counts of vandalism. All from the city of LA, North East LA, Burbank, West Los, some CHP freeway shit, North Hollywood, Hollywood, Sherman Oaks etc. They took the time and built a long case on me. They raided my tattoo shop and they raided where I was living with some bitch. I never got caught with a can in my hand.
How are you doing in there?
I’m doing cool, I’m actually in the hole and have been for around three months and I’ll be in the hole till next year. I just beat a case they were trying to charge me with from in here for a battery with a weapon on an inmate so I’m actually happy about that. I’ve got some cool homies who have stayed tough for me on the streets which helps a villain keep my head high and my eyes open in this shark tank.
Buket killed LA but he’s out of jail already. Why do you think you got more time than he did?
I think they just built a nasty case on me and I had a criminal history. Being a gang member and having tattoos all over my face and body didn’t help. The judge and D.A. weren’t feeling me in any way. I’ve been doing time since 1986 so they were out to break me off some time no matter how or what. Fuck Judge Silver punk bitch haha. I’ve painted with Buket and he was killing spots out there. Respect to all the real gutter grimey vandals.
There’s a lot of kids talking shit on the internet about you and your style and you’re a toy and blah, blah, blah. All I can think of is that they weren’t around LA when you were pretty much all city and the sickest crews recruited you.
I LOVE IT!!! I truly do. That’s what the internet is for, internet writers and suckas who hide behind a computer screen and talk shit. While they were talking shit online I was getting cut by razor wire, hanging off ledges and bridges to catch spots and get my tag on. I got on before 50mm and all that. But if you really don’t like someone in the graff game go cap their shit and handle it. My thing was getting up. I never gave a fuck about style as much as getting up. Give me some silver and black and I’m out to smash the streets of Los Angeles. All I have to say to them is get off the computer and go paint the streets. Don’t talk about it, be about it.
When you were really bombing hard what was a typical night like?
40’s and tall cans of Bud Light, drink until our attitudes were all shitty. Smoke some Kush, mob LA and just write on anything – walls, trucks, cars, catching spots on bums or bitches, maybe sock up a few bitch made fools who had it coming, maybe just a fist to the eye Just 4 Fun. I’d barely plan spots to hit, it was really just random drunk spot catching until we were out of paint or the sun came up. I liked to spread spots out from the Valley to West Los to East Los. 5 Fwy, 405, 110, 10, 210, 101. I wanted my crews J4F, MSK, ICR and TRIGZ on everything. I wanted my shit to be seen.
Is there anything else you would like to get off your chest?
LA is the best. There’s graff history everywhere. Look at the LA River it’s got legends and history to it. You can mob down and find a Sleez LOD tag and a few feet more an old Gkae MSK throwie. I love the griminess of LA, Skidrow to all the wannbe Paris Hiltons on Melrose to the hipsters and scenesters of Silverlake. Even the fact you got to watch your back because some 15 year old kid might put a bullet in your dome for tagging in his hood. LA aint for everyone and we even got a Planned Parenthood on every block for all the hoodrats. I can’t wait to get up out this cage. See you all in 2010!
Who do you respect in the game?
I’ve been blessed to be in the dopest crews and have such cool cats around me. Everyone in my crews, Jero and Kools ICR, Saber, Rime, Revok, Fate, Eklips, Grime, Zes, Bus, Tribe, my boy Fumas J4F who is here in prison with me (a real vandal right there), Ruger One, Cisco CBS, Panic UTI, Ruets PDB, Kub KOG, Wanto and Sect MSK in Japan, Buket, Eskay and Ex2R J4F, and all my homies from J4F, MSK ,ICR and 7th Letter Crew.