Word used to describe a graffiti writer who achieves the status of king in a city or region. Typically prolific in terms of tags, throw-ups AND pieces. May also be known for stencils, wheat pasting or other guerilla tactics. All-city status is most often temporary as writers can only reign the streets for so long before they are repeatedly arrested, become increasingly involved in a more above-ground arts community or move on to other hobbies/retire. Derived from the term all-star. Can also refer to a group of writers (unlike king).
In the summer of 97' Perl was all-city for sure. He had tags from the lay-ups to the lunchlines and burners at all the spots.
by Perm One April 26, 2008