Growing up in a low income household in the projects of East Los Angeles with few opportunities, street artist Repoe9 began his career as a DJ. In 2005, this path brought him to Western, MA where he picked his first can of spray paint. Since then, he has dedicated himself to honing his craft as a graffiti writer. For Repoe9, aerosol art is a therapeutic way to connect with others, especially youth. He has worked with Nueva Esperanza Inc, Enlace de Familias Inc, New North Citizens Council Youth Center, Fresh Paint of Springfield (Common Wealth Murals).