What you are about to read is history… the story behind the story. “King” by definition is the one with the most! In the world of aerosol art the name KING 157 speaks for itself. This graffiti artist from San Jose, California has accomplished what few to none have in over his twenty years of work. He is living proof that graffiti is an ever-evolving art form. Mix 182 introduced KING 157 to the Graff world back in 1984, when the movement hit the west coast like an explosion. This new movement incorporated hip-hop, rapping, DJing, music, break dancing and graffiti. 1984 was the year he painted his first piece in the “CREEK”, a place known as a hangout for troubled kids. Soon he moved his art form to the FREEWAYS. Hitting freeway 680 became an addiction. The chase, the energy from the cars passing by and the cops with their red and blue lights flashing in combination with the sirens blazing loudly made him feel like an outlaw. His love for the art form consumed every minute 24/7.365. For the entire decade of 1984-1994 he was busy sketching and drawing, preparing for his next mission. During this time he painted thousand of pieces on countless walls all over California becoming a regular on famous walls like San Jose’s Walls of Fame, 11 th and Taylor, Psycho City in San Francisco, the 23 rd yards (Home of Dream1 RIP) in Oakland, and the Belmont Tunnels in downtown LA. All of these infamous walls no longer exist, but continue to live through KING 157’S Photo history collection and Voice.