I find Gary Baseman a bit fake, forced if you will and feel my readers that Koziks immediacy and blunt message. "Smoke, Kill, Collect!" "Death to fake Vinyl" His presence in the market place as a leading artist in ROCK and the first to collaborate with BXH of all the AMERICAN set. He is the true leader and innovator. My opinion. I appreciate his Transparency with the fans and his lack of " High art tower" attitude. He is here will us the fans and is alsso present in the Kid Robot Message board. Now the new set of artist I don't care for. All brought up in the twenty four Hour shine of the interland. Joe LEd, the Huck fellow. The Logo creator for Kid Robot I care not to seek his name for this post but he is also new breed. I got the book recently called Vinyl will kill and to my dismay all the players seemed fake and forced. the Touristy Vinyl makers and the monetarily well off backers of artist. I will not address The Japan players or the UK innovators but really. IS KOZIK a true leader of the OG ( NOT STREET JUST ORIGINAL GUARD ) AMERICAN brigade. ( I will not discuss KAWS here. He is a fine artist masquerading as street. That old SVA grad.) I await your replies.