THE NASTY REVIEWED
“The Nasty” is a look at the rise of T-KID 170 Julius Cavero. 30 years of archived footage showcase how graffiti rose into a form of urban art. I’ve seen plenty of graffiti documentaries before, but few capture the man in the moment nature of the art. Cavero becomes a style master legend, as we also get his contemporaries talking about his greatness. Apparently, a tie-in book was released a few years ago and it’s still available on Amazon. I’d recommend picking it up if you dig what you see here.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
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- Video - 78%78%
- Audio - 79%79%
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The Plot Thus Far
The Nasty TERRIBLE T-KID 170: Julius Cavero, chronicles his coming of age as a poor latino from the Bronx in the 70’s where a young boy named Julius would be forced into New York gang life. His canvas of choice, subway cars. He would channel the anger & pain from being disregarded by society & even his family spraying it out onto the subway cars for the public to see. Until now the story of T-Kid 170 has been kept within the sub culture of graffiti. This film uses nearly 30 years worth of archived footage & never before seen home movies. The viewer is given a rare glimpse into the world of subway graffiti. You follow T-Kid into train yards all over the world, through his trials & tribulations from arrest, addiction, violence, love, and triumphs. Follow the story of one man’s rise to becoming a legend & witness the story of someone who came from the bottom to write his name on the top. T-kid is one of few, who have left their mark on the history of graffiti, coming up in the golden age of Hip Hop & becoming one of the leading figures in the emerging New York graffiti scene. His style, 3-D letters and unique characters have been a source of inspiration for many other writers from all four corners of the globe.