Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nipsey Hussle

I never heard of Nipsey Hussle until his murder at the end of March was in the news.  Then, I learned that he was a hip hop artist, entrepreneur and community activist from Los Angeles who had 
positive influences on urban youth, especially young black men.  

Corey Pane, a West Hartford artist who admired Hussle, painted a mural honoring him, at "Heaven,"
a colorful Hartford skate park where graffiti is encouraged.  The mural got much positive attention.  

Unfortunately, a few days after the mural was completed, an insensitive woman painted some disfiguring graffiti over part of it, infuriating some fans.  So, a local teacher who is a rapper on the side was bothered enough to buy paints and spend a day restoring it.  Good for him. 


RedPat said...

It is so well done, Jack! I'm glad it has been restored!

William Kendall said...

A striking work.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A very apt way to remember a hip hop artist. Beautifully done.

Taken For Granted said...

He was able to do a great deal of good in his neighborhood. His murder is a tragic, and a great loss.