- Lit and legendary rap outfit, OutKast, got some mad recognition from the City of Atlanta
- An artist called JEKS painted a giant lifelike mural of André 3000 and Big Boi on a wall in the city
- The mural has gone viral and the people of Atlanta are extremely proud of it
Renowned rap duo OutKast has been honoured by the city of Atlanta. Both André 3000 and Big Boi grew up in the East Point neighbourhood of Atlanta.
OutKast became a chart-topping duo in the mid-90s. Their sleek style, lyrical radicality and contagious energy made them a household name.
Briefly.co.za learnt that a giant black-and-white mural of André 3000 and Big Boi has been painted on a wall in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighbourhood.
The lifelike mural was painted by an artist who goes by the name JEKS. It is truly a phenomenal work of art.
JEKS received a lot of love from the community during the process, proving just how much it means to the people of Atlanta. The mural is gigantic, measuring in at around 10 metres, so it took JEKS some time to do.
The picture that JEKS painted was a photo taken by a well-known hip-hop photographer, Jonathan Mannion.
A local retailer, WISH ATL, teamed up with the Outer Space Project, an outdoor mural project in Atlanta, to make the mural happen.
Paying tribute to the legends was important for a lot of people in Atlanta, and now that it’s done, the OutKast mural has become a part of their community that can never be replaced.
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