BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an implausible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up within the Bronx within the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is regarded as “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years within the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending within the global art scene, where he remains an important presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti transform across the world famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, possibly above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE could be the most well liked graffiti artist along with his peers.