J Cole Gets Mural in Durham
By: Eris Lowdermilk
Notorious rapper J Cole receives a tribute in his home state of North Carolina. Graffiti artist JEKS paid homage by creating a 40,000 square-foot design of Cole surrounded by a grey and blue clouded sky with his gaze looking down.
The mural also encompassed a collaboration with popular hip-hop photographer Jonathan Mannion. The artwork was transformed into a life-size mural on UHill Walls in Durham, North Carolina.
JEKS shared the masterpiece on social media Saturday, September 26 and posted it on Instagram with a heartfelt caption about the work: “Another collaboration with legendary photographer @jonathanmannion of NC hiphop legend @realcoleworld for @uhilwalls in Durham NC. It was such an awesome few days surrounded by 40+ other artists killing it. Huge thanks to @abvagency and Xavier for running a tight ship.”
Star, Regina. (2020, September 29). J. Cole Honored With Massive Mural In North Carolina. iHeart Radio. https://www.iheart.com/content/2020-09-29-j-cole-honored-with-massive-mural-in-north-carolina/?mid=484510&rid=100643536&sc=email&pname=newsletter&cid=NATIONAL&keyid=National%20iHeart%20Daily%20Hip%20Hop%20and%20R&B&campid=headline1_image