Craig Williams says that after years of careful research, he thinks he knows the true identity of famed graffiti artist Banksy… and apparently, it’s a FAMOUS MUSICIAN!
He says that Massive Attack gigs tend to take place within the general vicinity of the areas where new Banksy work would suddenly appear.
Williams says he’s come to the following conclusion: Massive Attack and Banksy are one and the same – helmed by Robert Del Naja aka 3D – who first emerged as a graffiti artist in Bristol in the 1980s.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Here’s more of Craig’s ‘Massive’ evidence connecting the two:
-Banksy has often spoken of his ‘friendship’ with 3D and said he has been a big influence on his work.
-3D appeared in the Banksy film Exit Through The Gift Shop to discuss their relationship in Bristol’s 1980s graffiti scene.
-In August 2008 Banksy painted three murals in New Orleans to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans documentary Trouble The Water – for which Massive Attack’s 3D worked on the soundtrack – held its premiere in the city the same week.
-One of Banksy’s first European murals appeared in Naples in August 2004. A second piece appeared in 2010, but was painted over. Massive Attack’s 3D is a huge fan of the city’s football team, Napoli. He has spoken about attending a game there in September 2004.
Part of me would really love this to be true, while the other part would prefer Banksy’s anonymity to remain as is.
And now, just because…