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 NAME: Diamond Stingily  AGE: 28  HOME TOWN: Chicago, Illinois  CRAFT: Sculpture, installation, poetry, essays, performance  HOW HAS YOUR BACKGROUND AFFECTED YOUR LIFE/ WORK? My background shapes everything from the art I make to why I write  WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? A lot is popping off I can't speak on yet

Diamond Reppin Chi Town

 NAME: Diamond Stingily  AGE: 28  HOME TOWN: Chicago, Illinois  CRAFT: Sculpture, installation, poetry, essays, performance  HOW HAS YOUR BACKGROUND AFFECTED YOUR LIFE/ WORK? My background shapes everything from the art I make to why I write  WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? A lot is popping off I can't speak on yet

NAME: Diamond Stingily

AGE: 28

HOME TOWN: Chicago, Illinois

CRAFT: Sculpture, installation, poetry, essays, performance

HOW HAS YOUR BACKGROUND AFFECTED YOUR LIFE/ WORK?
My background shapes everything from the art I make to why I write

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
A lot is popping off I can't speak on yet

 One of the 1st times I kicked it with my sis Diamond we smoked and she put on this documentary we watched. This line from it stayed with me and always reminds me of her and how much I live for her - "It ain't easy, man. It might look glamour-like to ya, cuz ya see me riiiidin'...ya dig? Snakeskin down to tha flo', ya dig? Hat and shoes to match. Diamonds on fingers and watches on arms...It might look easy, but ya gon' hafta work some to get to this status...see ya at the top." - American Pimp (1999)    Photo by:  José Manuel Girona

One of the 1st times I kicked it with my sis Diamond we smoked and she put on this documentary we watched. This line from it stayed with me and always reminds me of her and how much I live for her - "It ain't easy, man. It might look glamour-like to ya, cuz ya see me riiiidin'...ya dig? Snakeskin down to tha flo', ya dig? Hat and shoes to match. Diamonds on fingers and watches on arms...It might look easy, but ya gon' hafta work some to get to this status...see ya at the top." - American Pimp (1999)

Photo by: José Manuel Girona