compiles emotion and visual rhetoric of style and culture in the representation of famous figures.  The use of semi-opaque words and phases accent alternative messages of the subject matter.   These portrait paintings remind us of how influential these popular figures were in shaping the experience of urban culture thus redefining their importance in history. These works exhibit the journeyed evolution of music and aestheticize contemporary forms of urban style while embellishing the subjects with saturated color, texture, and provocative interpretation. 

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