Doesn’t another guy do that? Yes, indeed, Kehinde Wiley is the poster boy of hip-hop portraiture. While Wiley is frequent visitor to hip-hop subject matter, Melamid’s work focuses just on this set. Still, the comparisons are bound to continue as “Holy Hip-Hop!” continues to show. While on subject, read a review of Wiley’s latest work (from the New York Times), here. An excellent, and accurate assessment.
More of Melamid’s portraiture after the jump.