Nas Mural Appears in Queensbridge
Life's a bitch and then you die, unless you're a rap legend and get immortalized with a mural in your hometown neighborhood.
Havoc of Mobb Deep posted the below photo to Instagram on Monday (Oct. 10) showing a newly painted Nas mural in Queensbridge. The mural was a collaboration by four artists—Jorit Agoch, Eli Eos, Lawrence "Myse" Hosannah and FCEE. Agoch shared the piece on Instagram, posting close-ups of it and writing, "Nasir in the Tribe Painted on wall with spray cans -NEW YORK- Queens 40av/21st."
The Nas painting is just the latest hip-hop mural to go up in 2016, an image of Kanye West kissing himself appearing in Chippendale, Sydney and selling for $100,000 this past April. A Tribe Called Quest will also get a mural dedication, word coming out in June that Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and the late Phife Dawg will soon be immortalized on a building in Queens.
As for Nas, the new mural comes at a time when his visibility and output has seen an uptick, with a new Robin Thicke collab titled "Deep" dropping yesterday. Over the weekend, Nas joined Alicia Keys to perform "One Love" at a special concert event held in Times Square. Taking his appearance on DJ Khaled's album on the song "Nas Album Done" at face value, one would think that the QB native is readying his follow-up to 2012's Life Is Good, though no indication has been given beyond that.
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