On this week of ‘Street Talk’ JJ Anderson meets with Seventh Letter artist, Doner. Doner, originally from El Sereno—a city with history dating back 10 years before Los Angeles was established—spent most of his childhood in the ’80s and ’90s creating art. Raised in a culture heavily rooted in gang violence, Doner then joined Locke St. gang with the intent of protecting himself and ultimately leaving his tagger name Doner behind. After years of brutal gang activity, Doner joined the Navy where the combination of training and traveling really matured him into a man. Now with a regular day job and a son of his own, Doner still finds the time in the early mornings and late evenings to bomb various walls around Los Angeles, a token to his talent and his lineage.
We’ve had site contributors and collaborators, editorial interns and writers, but for the first time ever we’re featuring our first video columnist. Already a YouTube notable, JJ Anderson is our first ever on-the-street documentarian, taking footage of some of L.A.’s greatest and wackiest, featuring elements of weed life, street life, and so much more. JJ has worked alongside a variety of personalities like Evander Holyfield, Danny Trejo, and Ronda Rousey and continues to follow her knack in producing, hosting, and editing alongside friend and partner Tito Molina.