American rapper and actor, T.I. Unveils three-Piece Nipsey Hussle Art Installation At Trap Music Museum.
The Grand Hustle head honcho hosted a private event in Atlanta just days before the late Nipsey’s 34th birthday where T.I. unveiled a three-part exhibit dedicated to the slain rapper who was gunned down earlier this year.
The exhibit also features pieces by Brian Kirhagis, aka “BK The Artist,” an internationally renowned painter who infuses his artwork with socially conscious messages. He did a painting of Nipsey incorporating his longtime partner Lauren London, his children and family members, as well as his Marathon Clothing store. Also contributing artist Dizzy and Que put together a unique bench that looks like Hussle is driving away in a drop-top.
“Based on what Nipsey means to me and the community as a whole, we knew that the art had to be superlative, so I reached out to BK The Artist, whose work I personally collect and the Trap Music Museum collective commissioned Dizzy and Quake. I’m excited about Dizzy and Quake’s creativity and feel that their idea of doing the bench is pretty damn dope.” – T.I. explained.
Paying his tribute to his late friend, T.I said Nipsey’s legacy and good examples should not go unnoticed.
“It’s very important that we pay tribute and honour our father and brother, Nip because the legacy that he left and the example that he set, obviously, it goes without saying, but it should never go unnoticed,” – T.I said.
T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and the rapper’s family and friends were on the scene, including his daughter Zonnique Pullins and sons King Harris and Messiah Harris, along with close friends LeToya Luckett, Monica, Toya Wright and her daughter Reginae Carter.
See photos from the exhibition below.