Sin One

Sin One was a graffiti artists that formed part of Buckingham\Milton Keynes Hip Hop collective The Criminal Minds (TCM) and during the late 1980s created several murals in and around Buckingham helping establish TCM as one of a small number of pioneering local graffiti crews. In 1990 Sin One along with several other members of the TCM posse became one of the first writers to piece the Milton Keynes trainline.

“Sin One” by Sin One – Milton Keynes, 1990.

The above mural was one of several created by Sin One in 1990 along the Milton Keynes trainline by which point TCM had began to expanded from there hometown of Buckingham in to Milton Keynes. To the right of the piece there is also a tag by TCM member Task 1. The below photo was also captured at the same location and features tags by both Task 1 and Sin One.

“Task 1 and Sin 1” tags – Milton Keynes,1990.

In 1990 TCM released their debut recording entitled “Guilty as charged” which eventually became one of the most sought-after Hip-Hop recordings by a UK artist. Sin One along with other members of the TCM posse is name checked in the opening news report contained in the first track of the EP entitled “Urban warfare” which can be heard in the below youtube insert:

The Criminal Minds “Urban warfare” – TCM Records, 1990. 

Sin One and other members of the TCM posse are also credited on the back cover of the groups second collection of recordings entitled “Tales from the wasteland” released in 1991. The record sleeve which can be viewed in the below slideshow contains various photos, flyers, information, and forms a loose biography of the groups achievements up until the time of its release.

The Criminal Minds “Tales from the wasteland” – TCM Records, 1991.

Sin One along with several other members of the TCM Posse appears in the below photo that has been extracted from the back of the groups “Tales from the wasteland” EP release and enhanced for the purpose of this and other TCM related articles. The image also features graffiti artwork in the background created by various members of the collective.

TCM “Tales from the wasteland” (Enhanced image) – TCM Records, 1991.

The below credits have been enhanced and are taken from the back of the “Tales from the wasteland” record sleeve. The section begins by giving various shout outs to other recording artists, DJs, associates and concludes with a final paragraph listing the TCM posse members: Chase 1, Task, Chaos, Quest, Sin 1, Demo, Phase, Mad, Jase, Tres.

TCM “Tales from the wasteland” (Enhanced text) – TCM Records, 1991.

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