Term used to describe any sellout from the various urban subcultures, such as skateboarding
music, but especially from the graffiti artist community.
Broader use can indicate a rich fake
of any sort trying to be ghetto
or otherwise cool
Namesake of Mark Ecko, former NYC graffiti artist who faked the tagging
of Air Force One in widely-distributed online video hoax.
See also: Fraud
See also: Poseur
Speaker #1: Man, Jonesy just got hired to decorate some poof
's studio loft with tag
Speaker #2: Fucking Mark Ecko.
A man who made a fortune off of graffiti. He raped graffiti for all its worth and now he's a millionaire.
--Keep graffiti away for the mainstream. Keep it away from MTV.
If you started writeing graffiti or want to start writeing graffiti, stop now. Don't ever start, graffiti is not cool, it's lame. Stop now and leave graffiti to the graffiti writers.--
Now fuck off.
Mark Ecko was was never a real graffiti writer.