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.
It is so well done, Jack! I'm glad it has been restored!
A striking work.
A very apt way to remember a hip hop artist. Beautifully done.
He was able to do a great deal of good in his neighborhood. His murder is a tragic, and a great loss.
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