July 16, 2024


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Will Power Pays Homage to Hip-Hop Culture in Chilltown

Will Power Pays Homage to Hip-Hop Culture in Chilltown

For quite a few months beginning in late May perhaps, Will Ability brought his substantial love of hip-hop and splendid techniques to the 150-foot tunnel together New York and Ravine Avenues in Jersey Heights. Working in collaboration with mentioned hip-hop documentarians Ernie Paniccioli, T. Eric Monroe and David Corio, Will painted a momentous mural spending homage to 45 hip-hop icons and to the photographers who so brilliantly documented them.

Captured earlier mentioned at the entry to the Hip-Hop Tunnel is the late famous Tupac Shakur — centered on a photo by T. Eric Monroe. Many near-ups from within the tunnel observe:

Snoop Dogg, closer up authentic photograph, the late Chi Modu 

The late Major L first image: T. Eric Monroe

Slick Rick authentic picture, Ernie Paniccioli

Lauryn Hill primary image, Ernie Paniccioli

Big Daddy Kane first picture, David Corio

Rakiminitial photograph, David Corio

Sponsored by the Jersey Town Mural Arts Program, the hugely outstanding mural — found by hundreds everyday as they vacation in and out of Jersey Heights — is a impressive tribute to hip-hop culture.

Images by Lois Stavsky