The Queen of Brooklyn, Naisha YKK, Discusses her graff life as the Infa*Miss bomber.
Interview by Sophia Varoumas
What was graffiti like for you growing up?
Naisha: I discovered graffiti in my neighborhood as a young child in the late-1980s, early-90s in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Trim, Stak and Crack (aka Fat Joe) had tags on my block and I admired their tags. The real Dek, Asp, OE, Chino, Ket, JA (the ultimate writer), Skuf, Kez5, Veefer, Easy and Joz too. Their tags were prevalent in my neighborhood. It was a wild time.
I remember the stairwell to my junior high school being bombed-up with spray can tags! Tags were on the gates in the shopping district, on the inside of the trains, the train stations, rooftops and tunnels. I liked to look at it. I’d always think how fun and exciting it would be to do it. My Mom thought it was the silliest thing to do. I had straight As yet got expelled from school for graffiti when I was younger. (I tagged up the school.)