Fernando Carlo a.k.a COPE2 was born in 1968 in the South Bronx. He started painting in 1978, influenced by his cousin Chris. In 1982, he created his own crew, the “Kids Destroyer” which later became “King’s Destroyer”. Very active in the 1980-90s, he painted in all New York subway lines, which is how he earned his fame. But the New York authorities started chasing graffiti artists and severely punishing them.