December 8, 2022


Art Is Experience

Will Power Pays Homage to Hip-Hop Culture in Chilltown

For many months beginning in late May well, Will Electricity introduced his large appreciate of hip-hop and splendid expertise to the 150-foot tunnel along New York and Ravine Avenues in Jersey Heights. Doing work in collaboration with pointed out hip-hop documentarians Ernie Paniccioli, T. Eric Monroe and David Corio, Will painted a momentous mural paying out homage to 45 hip-hop icons and to the photographers who so brilliantly documented them.

Captured over at the entry to the Hip-Hop Tunnel is the late legendary Tupac Shakur — based on a image by T. Eric Monroe. Quite a few near-ups from within the tunnel stick to:

Snoop Dogg, closer up original image, the late Chi Modu 

The late Large L initial photo: T. Eric Monroe

Slick Rick first photo, Ernie Paniccioli

Lauryn Hill primary picture, Ernie Paniccioli

Big Daddy Kane unique photo, David Corio

Rakiminitial picture, David Corio

Sponsored by the Jersey Metropolis Mural Arts System, the vastly spectacular mural — noticed by 1000’s day-to-day as they vacation in and out of Jersey Heights — is a magnificent tribute to hip-hop tradition.

Photographs by Lois Stavsky