“I am a rock. I am a stone. A King to the bone. I said it. I ment (sic) it. I am here to represent it.” This was text painted on this Latin Kings’ mural near the corner of Winthrop and Ainslie in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in 1976. Gangs like the Latin Kings had to repaint their murals frequently to cover up other gangs’ graffiti. It was a constant war of graffiti that kept neighborhood paint stores in business. Despite the misspelling, this Latin King showed a flair for poetry.