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The BTTS involves the entire world of urban art in a single celebration, where exponents of the old school meet and confront the levers of the new generation.

Writers, Breakers, Mcs, Supporters gathered in Naples to celebrate the 11th Edition.

 

The Back to the Style is an annual event that connects Naples with the international graffiti scene – but not only.

Breaking and Rap Battles, Chypher, DJ Sets and Live painting, Graffiti Jam sessions: the BTTS involves the entire world of urban art in a single celebration, where exponents of the old school meet and confront the levers of the new generation.

The event, now in its 11th edition, took place as it does every year in Bagnoli – a neighborhood in the western suburbs of Naples – on June 17 / 18 / 19 – and was attended by more than 40 international writers and artists, from Holland, Spain, France, Belgium, as well as local.

Plus an extraordinary guest arrived from New York: KEO Xmen, legendary Brooklyn writer, friend and collaborator of MF DOOM.

 

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With Black Box and Urban Jungle we have the pleasure of supporting BTTS since its first edition, united since 2011 by the same passion for Urban Culture and the redevelopment of Bagnoli, which for three days becomes the canvas on which writers freely express their style.

The BTTS Crew paid tribute to the partnership that has bound us together for over 10 years with Mr. Pencil‘s incredible work on the wall of the Officina Studenti “Can’t Stop wont’t stop.” The title takes its cue from the book by Jeff Chang, which tells the true story of Clive Campbell, aka DJ Kool Herk: a boy of Jamaican descent who on August 11, 1973 organized the first “Back to School Jam” in the South Bronx of NY, give birth to the artistic and musical current of Hip Hop.

Mr. Pencil’s aerosol-art wanted to celebrate the Hip Hop scene, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023, by depicting the pioneerΒ  DJ Kool Herk, against a backdrop reminiscent of NY City.

Also, during the evening of Saturday, June 18, the two artists Tony Tres and Michele Nedo dedicated a live painting on the “Urban Station” panel to our project Knowledge is power.

“Knowledge is Power” is a format ideated by Black Box to engage, raise awareness and connect Sneakers and Street Culture enthusiasts who work in the field in different ways and with different points of view: from professionals, collectors, artists, creatives and supporters.

Our presence at BTTS reinforced the message we wish to convey to the Community: knowledge is the real power.

See you next year!

Thanks to the supporters, friends of Back To The Style, and guests.

Credits:

Photo: Vasso PH @v.ioannou.photography / Laura De Santis @laura.des_

Association: BERESHIT @bereshit_na

Event: BTTS @backtothestyle_graffitijam

Partner: @blackboxstore_com

WORDS: Manuela Palma

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