Dirt Cobain: Dirty Style Takes Over NYC
For Dirt Cobain, landing in New York City had been a long time coming. As a teenager, he was always intrigued by the BIG Apple. He grew up watching Rap City and Yo! MTV Raps, and as a huge Wu-Tang fan - the street scenes always looked so dope through those classic music videos. It was definitely a different world than California. Even though he will always consider himself a Cali boy till the day he dies, he knew he'd conquer the 5 boroughs one day.
After achieving street cred & gallery recognition in the Melrose/Hollywood art scene, Dirt visited NYC for the first time last Fall. Born in the Bay Area and living in LA for the past 10 years, he thought he'd seen it all. When he landed, he spent the first few nights running around solo. He knew quickly his expectations would be far exceeded.
There he was driving cross-country, with 1 agenda: to create art and give his "Dirty Style" its next chapter.
He also realized this trip wouldn't scratch his East Coast itch. This was during the Chelsea bombing in September '16, and cops were out deep. He wasn't trying to catch a charge on an inaugural trip, so the last leg of the visit was calm, with the cool confidence of a return.
Goin Back to Cali, he felt like he belonged on the East Coast, and his "Dirty Style" needed to be seen in NYC. He got back to the grind, and made extra cash to get back. Within a few months there he was, driving cross-country, with one agenda: to create art and give his Dirty Style its next chapter.
But before this big life changing decision, Dirt Cobain had demons to tackle. He looked at how life was going in LA, and he wasn't satisfied. He faced his reality and decided that life and art were more important than the drugs and alcohol he wasn't able to control. It may seem pretty surface; a 40oz, a pill bottle, a strung out Bart Simpson... but promoting drugs is not what Dirt Cobain is about. In the truest sense of an artist, it's exactly what he was trying to get away from.