Rammellzee’s graffiti and art work are based on his theory of Gothic Futurism , which describes the battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. He was also instrumental as one of the original hip hop artists from the New York area who introduced specific vocal styles which date back to the early 1980s.
“Beat Bop” was originally released in 1983 by record label Tartown. Initially distributed merely as a test pressing, it was mostly recognized for being the main theme for graffiti documentary “Style Wars” and having a cover designed by famed Jean Michelle Basquiat.
Rammelzee, a legend in the truest sense passsed away yesterday in his Far Rockaway, Queens. Cause of death has yet to be released.
Another genius of our time fallen, but will never be forgotten.
Posted by Stravinsky