Julius “Terrible Tkid170” Cavero



Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Email: Tkid170@gmail.com

Artist Bio

T Kid’s father was an immigrant from Peru, who worked at a GM factory in New Jersey. His mother emigrated from Puerto Rico in the mid 1950s. He started painting in the 1970s, tagging the name “King 13” every time he’d win a challenge, performing daredevil tricks on swings in local parks. He was a short lived member of a gang called The Bronx Enchanters and The Renegades of Harlem, where he learned how to paint trains.

He later became the president of TNB (The Nasty Boyz) and ex-president of TVS (The Vamp Squad), one of the most notorious New York graffiti crews. T-KID is still active and his work can be seen in The Bronx as well as around the world. He is also a member of MAC crew from Paris. T-Kid was originally asked to be the narrator for the Hip-Hop documentary Style Wars but he declined.

More recently T-Kid has appeared in Marc Ecko’s 2006 video game, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure along with five other graffiti legends who are Futura 2000, Cope2, Sane Smith, Seen, and Shepard Fairey, (wheatpasted OBEY). Also in the book “The Terrible Nasty T-Kid 170,” which chronicles the artist’s life from childhood to the present and features pictures of his work by graffiti photographer Henry Chalfant. He also appeared in the Graffiti Documentary ‘Bomb It’, directed by Jon Reiss.

T-Kid says to many fans, “All you beginners Stay Up we were all “toys” at one time”.