Cornbread, The First Modern Graffiti Artist

Cornbread, The First Modern Graffiti Artist

Most people make the assumption that New York City birthed graffiti. While the Big Apple certainly made it famous, the credit actually goes to a Philadelphia legend, CORNBREAD, whose unique tag resonated through the City of Brotherly Love beginning in the late '60s. Darryl McCray, better known by his tagging name "Cornbread", is the original graffiti bomber. During the late 1960s, he and a group of friends started doing graffiti by writing their monikers on walls across the city. The movement spread to New York City and blossomed into the modern graffiti movement. His work is far reaching and long lasting; so today we’re going to discuss how cornbread never went stale.

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