Tyson Hall was raised in the Bronx amidst the hip-hop evolution that took place in the late 70's, early 80's. Graffiti was a medium that was always going to be done. At John Jay College while enrolled in art class he was inspired by a film on the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat; and Tyson purchased his first piece of canvas and began to paint. Painting became a vehicle for the communication and expression of Tyson's spirituality,culture and values. His art conveys cutting edge themes, addresses social forces and their influences on the community.