ok, before I get into this - intellectual - debate Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 was EPIC now, I think your mentor just didn't want you catching up, or one day surpassing him if he told you that the proper way to evolve is to only practice handstyles for 8-9 years (that's since 2008) and not get into pieces until you've done your 10 year sentence in blackbook prison. that's terrible advice. you just cannot convince me or anyone else with a brain larger than the size of a walnut that that's "the proper way to evolve" how ignorant you are makes me lol "cops cheer you on? what kind of graff scene is that?" uhh.. a civilized one?? besides what the FUCK does legal/illegal or cops/no cops have anything to do with level or skill bitch? explain to me how does your retard logic work. let me get this straight. you're telling me that, where you're from, the more cops point their gats at you, the more you magically get better at graffiti? what the FUCK kind of argument is that? and who the FUCK told you that story when you were 9? I need to understand how you think. what i do NOT need, are your ridiculous "ups". As if that's the goal or point of graffiti... to get "ups" lolololol dude if that's what you're after, you need to get your self-esteem checked up. I don't do graff to get validation - I do it because it gives me pleasure and the better I am at it, the more pleasure I'll get out of it. I don't seek ups like you... I automatically get ups every time I deserve them - and the ups I get are from real motherfuckers in the industry too, not just the shit you see on bombing science, people of all ages and colors I meet on my travels, as well as when THEY visit Beirut and realize how I'm the alpha and the fucking omega in this bitch. The crew I'm in just celebrated its 20 years, we have an upcoming Bombing Science interview, and we're over 50 members strong spread out all over the earth. I got the ups that matter. yes they are dope. understand me? they're dope. but not NEARLY dope enough for someone who's been doing handstyles since 2008. understand me now? if not, refer to romero's handstyles above and stfu. maybe even stab your current mentor with a rake in the face and humbly ask romero to be your new mentor. god knows maybe you'll finally get out of the house and paint your first piece [insert the emoji crying of laughter] <- yes this happened. No sarcasm here. I got nothing but respect for you, romero. Cool piece!