OutKast Honored With A Tribute Mural In Atlanta
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Several years ago, a campaign was launched to get the faces of "André 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton chiseled on the side of Stone Mountain. Over 14,000 signed a petition for the effort, but the Georgia monument is still OutKast-free.
However, Daddy Fat Sacks and Three Stacks have been artistically immortalized in another location in Atlanta. Greensboro, North Carolina representative JEKS painted an OutKast tribute mural on a wall in the Little Five Points neighborhood.
"Each day I painted, more and more people would stop by," said JEKS. "I hoped the piece would make a positive impact in the community and cause some local buzz, but I didn't think it would blow up like it has. The amount of posts, messages, and 'thank you's' I've received are almost overwhelming."
The OutKast mural is part of a collaboration between JEKS, local boutique WISH Atlanta, and the public art series Outer Space Project. The wall portrait of André 300 and Big Boi was based on pictures taken by legendary Hip Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion.