#BRONXFACES Josh/1993/Throggs Neck
"I'll have always love for the Bronx, no matter where I end up. The farthest I've ever been from home was Shanghai, and when I was there I got the Bronx motto "Yield Not to Evil" tattooed on my chest. This big borough raised me and it's the only place I'll ever really consider home. From being the only bi-racial dude in hardcore Alfie's Place or getting chicken parm and broccoli rabe from Patricia's, Throggs Neck has everything to offer anyone. From hanging out by Maritime in high school to have a cool view of the bridge or learning to ride my bike in Veteran's Park, there are too many memories to count. While I made my bones in Throggs Neck, I made my name at Fordham University. Living on the other side showed me a side of life I was disconnected from growing up. Throggs Neck is a suburb in the city. Fordham is as urban as it gets. Meeting people from all over the world and making the best of friends in my life was important to me. I may be in debt, but I don't regret Fordham. I am eternally grateful to it and the Bronx. Everyone from here or who moves here does dope stuff to add to the culture. My boy Luke who moved here from Chicago started a DIY music venue called The Meat Shop off Fordham Road. A great place for local musicians to hone their talent. As the creators of hip-hop, we still do it the best, regardless of what radio might try and spin to you. I met a lot of cool Bronx natives there. No matter what part of the Bronx you from, you've got a certain swag that's easy to vibe with."
Made with Crayola crayons, mixed media paper, sheer polyester fabric, newspaper, old chains, glitter, and Raw rolling papers. 13x8.5.” 2017.
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