Taji's Mahal

Hanging with John Joseph of the Cro-Mags

By Taji Ameen

For this week's Mahal, I would like to share Clayton Patterson and Jade Katz's photos from our latest video, Hardcore History with John Joseph of the Cro-Mags.

After Clayton introduced us to John six months ago, John instantly became our new hero. Growing up in bad foster homes throughout New York City, John eventually ended up in the the Lower East Side where he met Clayton. John has lived many lives, overcoming every possible hardship known to mankind. His experiences have transformed him into a super-natural being. Nowadays, when he is not raging the stage with the Cro-Mags or competing in the Ironman Triathlon, he spends his mornings feeding the homeless in front of Tompkin Square Park. Here is our photographic insight into John's life.

To hang out with the man himself and get some serious insight into the city, check out his Walking Tour. He will also be doing a one man show Wednesday July 10th and Thursday July 11th

Photos by Clayton Patterson and Jade Katz.

Words by Taji Ameen.

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