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SAMO

SAMO is a graffiti tag used on the streets of New York City from 1977 to early 1980. It accompanied short phrases, in turns poetic and sarcastic, mainly painted on the streets of downtown Manhattan.

The tag, written with a copyright symbol as "SAMO©", and pronounced Same-Oh has been primarily associated with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, but was developed mainly as a collaboration between Basquiat and Al Diaz, with help from a few friends. Diaz had previously been part of the New York graffiti scene (he knew the first writer of sayings, FLINT.i..For Those Who Dare when they both attended the High School Of Art and Design) using the tag “Bomb I”. Later Basquiat took on the tag himself, creating some non-graffiti work on paper and canvas using that tag, just before and after killing off the SAMO graffiti by painting “SAMO© IS DEAD” around the streets of downtown in early 1980.

Samo (disambiguation)

Samo (died 658) was a Slavic king.

Samo may also refer to:

  • Samo, Calabria, Italy, a small town and commune
  • 20969 Samo, an asteroid - see List of minor planets: 20001–21000
  • Samo seed (Echinochloa frumentacea)
  • SAMO, a graffiti tag used by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Samo (album), a 2000 album by Serbian singer Stoja
  • Samo language (Burkina)
  • Samo language (New Guinea)
  • Samo (given name), a list of people
  • Ravuama Samo (born 1979), Fijian rugby union player
  • Radike Samo (born 1976), Fijian-Australian rugby union player
  • Samo (born 1975), Mexican singer

Samo (album)

Samo (English: Only) is the third studio album by Bosnian Serb singer Stoja. It was released in 2000.

Samo (given name)

Samo is a given name which may refer to:

  • Samo Chalupka (1812-1883), Slovak romantic poet
  • Samo Kuščer (born 1952), Slovenian physicist and writer
  • Samo Tomášik (1813-1887), Slovak romantic poet and writer
  • Samo Udrih (born 1979), Slovenian basketball player
  • Samo Vidovič (born 1968), Slovenian retired footballer
  • Samo (born 1975), Mexican singer

Samo (singer)

Samuel Parra Cruz (born December 2, 1975), known professionally as Samo, is a Mexican pop singer and songwriter, born and raised in Veracruz. Samo rose to fame in the late 2000s as the backup singer of the band Camila.