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Dero

Perhaps his parents foresaw Dero's artistic future when they christened him Blue. In 1979 when Dero began to pay attention to graffiti, daily exposure to Blade , Lee and Slave whole cars running through his Bronx neighborhood inspired him to begin drawing on paper. Sketching led to painting and a graduation to walls and rooftops around his neighborhood. In 1983 Dero caught a lucky break when his cousin brought home a black book, loaned to him by a famous writer from his school. The book belonged to DEZ, king of the 1 and 3 lines. Dero befriended DEZ who took him under his wing , bringing him to lay-ups and introducing him to a network of established writers. Dero recalls: "Dez called me up in 1984 and told me to meet him...
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