Created in just two days, the goal for the artwork was to portray Chuck’s penchant of teaching on and off the mic for a larger audience. Working with the Scenefour—a Los Angeles based art collective that’s collaborated with the likes of RZA, Hieroglyphics, and more—Chuck is using the mural project to put focus on the controversial immigration policies in Arizona.
Take a look at the fine art creation in the video below.
In related news, the Public Enemy co-founder is the face of the new ad campaign for San Francisco, California-based Naked Suits, reports hiphopdx.com.
“We believe that in today’s age, people are demanding both aesthetics and performance in everything from smart-phones to apparel,” said Adisa Banjoko, the company’s brand manager, via a statement. “Naked Suits are for guys for whom high-performance is a way of life, from their athletic to their professional endeavors. Chuck D is that kind of man. He has influenced the music and technology world with his ideas of innovation. The Own The Moment campaign is meant to inspire people toward living that idea. The shoot was done in Los Angeles. As always Chuck was laid back and insightful. The shot speaks for itself. Once we break into 2012 we will release more of Chuck in this shoot. We are honored to have him on deck.”
Naked Suits can be purchased at AlbertMing.com.
Public Enemy is said to be currently recording a new album. Their last project was 2007′s How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul. —Ralph Bristout