100 Strangers: South St., Philadelphia, PA

Eddie

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"I've been a street artist since the early 90's. Back then it was more pure. The city wasn't painting over stuff so paint and graffiti was everywhere in that time. It's kind of like how the early 90's was to Hip Hop; the same went for street art as well. Everything today is like a shadow of what was happening in that era. That's why I loved growing up in that time period.

As a street artist, I wouldn't mind being famous while not losing sight of who I am. Like, I don't want to be a sell out or nothing. You know? But then again, I would rather my art be known more than anything. Of course, being paid for my work is always a good thing. Pretty much, if my art is well-known and I'm getting paid for it, I'd take that over fame any day."