The Netflix series The Get Down is set during the origins of graffiti and hip-hop in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. In the first episode, Dizzee, played by Jaden Smith, describes his admiration for Shaolin Fantastic, a legendary (and fictional) graffiti writer who painted the “Clan of the Dragon Fist” mural that appears in nearly every episode. In reality, it was commissioned and painted by graffiti pioneers Crash and Daze, both of whom are also characters in the show.
Though many are critical of the show’s loose adaptation of history, New York native and graffiti-bomber Trap enjoyed the show. So when he stumbled upon the “Clan of the Dragon Fist” mural in Brooklyn, he—in the spirit of graffiti—stamped his name to let them know he was there. He’s hopeful the show’s creators will keep his tag there for the next season, which is set to be released in the spring.