THOMAS STØNJUM © 02.03.99
why did you start with graffiti?
started late summer of '84. When old drammen town writers like "Eddy
& Gerry" was rocking the city. Eddy was the brother of
a girl in my class, so he inspired me to start.
been writing KID the whole time?
been writing Kid since 1985. Before that I had names like "Pink"
"Tins" "Seem" & "Cere". And I
used to write "Nuba" just for fun a couple of years ago,
but Ive stopped using that name now.
you as a king of Drammen. Do you have any comments to that?
don't see myself as a "king". Im just doing my shit. Besides
my partner LOZE is at least as king as me.
you think of the Norwegian graff scene compared to other countries?
Norwegian graff scene sucks as many other foreign graffiti scenes.
Too much fighting and wars made by jealous writers. Writers should
concentrate more on doin fat stuff then fuckin eachother up!
The good part
is that Norway is getting more and more good writers who represent
very often together with your partner Loze. Has your friendship
made much influence on you and your pieces?
started together in the early days. I think you can see that on
our style, because the only inspiration we had was eachother.
done much stuff outside Norway. What places have you painted and
wich did you like the best?
not as much as I would would have liked to done. Ive been painting
in Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands and ofcourse Italy.
anything within graffiti that you really want to do... like a future
just want to do my thang as long as possible.
has your top respect and why?
respect anyone who respect me, but I give my top respect to writers
like Seen, Duster, Case2, Skeme, Ces, Daim, Loomit, Delta, Bates,
Sabe, Rens and Can2.
you do when youre not painting. Like do you have any other interests?
What do you
think about Hip Hop as it is nowdays?
got a very big interest in westcoast rap so I spend alot of time
listening to that bayshit. I also have a son, and a 6 to 17 job
that takes much of my time.
the days wayback all graff writers were hip-hop'ers. Nowdays many
writers don't even know what hip hop is and that's a shame. I think
all writers should know what theyre doing and know their roots. There's
less hiphop flavor over pieces today.
are not so hard on graffiti in Drammen compared to Oslo. Do you
know of anyone at all that has had big trouble with the police in
I've heard that some of the newschoolers have had some problems
with the po po's. But I dont think its serious though.
I think the
reason why they dont take it so serious is that there's less bombing
here compared to Oslo.
that you have an official permission for the wall of fame in Drammen.
But you don't, what's it like?
know me and Loze have been in contact with the local authorities,
so we have a kind of verbal exemption. Really its only us who's
aloud to piece there. But people have been doin their stuff there
a long time without getting into trouble. Thats ok with us as long
as they dont playahate and takin home their empty cans and garbage
anything you have done that you are proud of?
must be that I'm still down, and that I'm "true to the game".
you like best of walls and trains?
Walls. Ofcourse trains are cool, but you have to be able to
take good photos. I don't think its funny to make a piece that no
one sees cause its going to the buff first thing in the morning.
coast and bay area rap, and good summer weather !
was the graffiti scene in Drammen like in 10 years ago?
was very quiet, Loze, Web, Game and me were the only ones. But we
had a good time though.
magazine Phase 2 Fase ever going to come out again?
I don't know, probably not. Maybe when Loze is movin home from
England. I've thought about making a video graff, with stuff from
D-town thru all times...
you want to give?
shout outs to Loze, Ide, Jame, Tes, Raide, Mars, Pay2, Ease, Suavehouse
Cobs, all Bayfans, Tele, Dato, Beta, Bates, Swet, Air1, THP crew
and to all I might forgot. + a big shout out to my son Sander Sebastian
and my girl Heidi!