Best street graffitist - 2004
Okay, so KUMA's scrawled throw-ups and sparkling gold burners (always legible, always that left-leaning K) dominate risky targets like Canal Street vendor stalls and Bedford Avenue hatch doors, and he's everywhere in the sleepy industrial neighborhoods (L.I.C., Gowanus Canal) that are a bomber's paradise. Big deal. But waaaay-up-there L.E.S. building facades and highway overpass signs above York Street? That's some Spider-Man shit. KUMA's high-rise risk taking elevates this kid into 2004's graf king.