Thursday, February 18, 2010


Train muralist James Top (aka JEE 2) was part of the legendary Odd Partners in the 1970s. The Brooklyn crew bombed with throw ups and block letters; they were highly regarded and had a strong presence in the city. Today James is the founder of Graffiti Artist for a Positive Cause. The organization helps charitable, political and community organizations through art. The artists also beautify neighborhoods with murals and productions. JamesTop is producer and host of "Graffiti NYC" a weekly cable TV show that is shown on Sunday 1:30 AM on channel 67 in NYC and 12:30 AM Friday in Brooklyn. The outdoor mural project "The Peoples Wall" can be seen at 147th street between 7th and 8th avenues in Harlem. His work can be found everywhere — from a mural in the outdoor dining area of the historical jazz spot St. Nick’s Pub to his tags and murals on the streets of Harlem and Brooklyn.