This Duo Create an Artpiece That Pays Homage to Old School Hip-Hop

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 22, 2015
References: osgemeos.br & hypebeast
Since the 1970s, hip-hop has become an global phenomenon, playing a massive role in popular culture and a duo from Brazil pays homage with a hip-hop inspired mural.

The Brazilian duo 'Os Gemeos' came to New York to bring hip-hop back to its roots and created a piece of art in the east village. Located on 2nd avenue and 1st street, the piece the duo created is for "everyone that has made and continues to keep real hip hop alive."

Hip-hop as a culture was originally founded on five elements and this piece references some of them in the form of graffiti, rap and breakdancing. Using classic references like a boombox that is playing 'Planet Rock' by 'Afrika Bambaataa,' the character in the hip-hop-inspired mural is bringing back that old "boom-bap" sound to New York.