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Member and president of the TMB (The Master Blasters) crew and without doubt the longest reigning All City King of the New York subway system. IZ was well known for his throw-ups in the mid 1970s on the IND and BMT subway divisions. In the late 1970s he was producing  top-to-bottoms, burners and whole cars on every line including the prestigious 2 and 5 lines of the IRT subway division. Worldwide fame was acheived when IZ was featured in the documentary film Style Wars and portrayed a transit police detective in the film Wild Style. Several of this pieces appear in Henry Chalfant’s book Subway Art and his work has been displayed in museums and galleries throughout the world.

It is with great sadness that we learn of Mike "IZ THE WIZ" Martin's passing. His unique style and dedication to getting up was an inspiration to many. A true Legend. Rest In Peace.