Canada’s Most Hated Graffiti Writer
Nemoe likes to paint on trains, walls, and maybe even you. He also likes to slap stupid kids in the mouth, and take their shitty cigarettes. He’s the San Pellegrino of graffiti writers, the self-proclaimed ‘Boss of all Bosses,’ and he’s the man with two middle-fingers made for Five-O.
I was lucky enough to get in a few words with this misunderstood artist:
Who are you?
Nemoe the Trife One aka Mr.Unfukwittable the Vanilla Gorilla
What is your crew?
MHCK. Most Hated. Milf Hunters. Meat Heads. Metal hungry. Money Hoes Kush. And so on…
Why Most Hated?
Everyone in the crew has his own meaning. I’m a simple man. I like to ruin other people’s property for shits ‘n giggles.
The crew started in 2009, on the east coast of Canada. A lot of us were from Toronto, and we had a certain way of smashing the street. This small city had no idea what we were doing. We didn’t follow their typical east-coast rules. Back then, we were really damaging the street and it caught people’s attention. Soon enough, the hate started rolling in. I remember getting emails from other writers on some take-that-back-to-Toronto shit. We had a bunch of mans, and we rolled with and just linked up to smash street and rails together. Formed the team. Now its hate or die all day. We came, we saw, we conquered.
Any good chase stories?
I don’t get chased. Graffiti writers don’t kill people. Nemoe the Trife kills people.
What’s your inspiration?
My inspiration would be friends and crew mates. They push me to get off the couch and put in work, rain or shine. I’ve always had various partners to go rock with that push me. My homie, Frens, gives me a lot of inspiration. My boys, Stein and Sofe always push me harder than anyone. My whole team gives me inspiration. And the haters. They always keep you on your feet and holding your spots.
When I grew up I painted only with my homie, Pugs. He’s been a close friend, and an inspiration through my painting career. Homer was an inspiration too with letterform, and he schooled me in a lot of things over the years. Without these dudes, I don’t think I’d even still be painting.
Who do you hate more, Toys or Cops?
Both are a pain in the ass, and can puff on my dick syrup.
What do you think of graffiti beef?
Beef’s a part of this shit. If you’re scared to hold down your name, then you shouldn’t be painting illegally. Only the trife will survive.
If you could tag anything in the world, what would it be?
If I could tag anything, it would be the old UPFE cars. I also want to get a Tropicana Juice Box. I’m coming for you!
Where do you like to paint? And Why?
I’d like to paint this layup far, far away on the east coast. It’s a gem spot, and been getting reefers there for years. I like to paint it most because I know it like the back of my hand. I always feel completely safe about rocking a few cars at anytime of the day. Don’t get it twisted, if you go looking for this spot, I will paint over your cars.
I’ve also had my favorite times painting there. Nothing like rocking full-cars with your best friends and favorite beers.
What are the top qualities of a good graffiti artist?
Dedication and longevity. Too many kids paint 200 cars and think they run shit.
If you could paint with any other writer, alive or dead, who would it be?
If I could paint with anyone… I don’t really care much about next cats. I’d have to say my homies.
What do you need as fuel for a painting mission?
Any tips for wanna-be writers?
Graffiti is a headache. Don’t go over people that are better than you, and be real with yourself. Don’t go over MHCK. I say again, do not go over MHCK. Show love to the heads that came before you.