(1960 - 2010)
Rammellzee was active/lived in New York. Rammellzee is known for graffiti painting, sculpture, costumes and masks.
The following obituary is from The New York Times, July 1, 2010
Rammellzee, Hip=Hop and Graffiti Pioneer, Dies at 40,
by Randy Kennedy
Rammellzee, an early graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer and performance
artist whose style influenced the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill, died
on Sunday in Far Rockaway, Queens, where he grew up. He was 49
and lived in Battery Park City in Manhattan.
He died after a long illness, said his wife, Carmela Zagari Rammellzee.
Rammellzee first became known in graffiti circles in the late 1970s for
hitting the A train and other lines around Queens with his signature
spiky lettering. He appeared in one of the most important
graffiti and hip
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