Check out the murals of Nipsey Hussle and Tupac Shakur
Another mural of the late rapper Nipsey Hussle has popped up in Fresno.
And this time, the Hussle mural is joined by another icon rapper who died at a young age.
Muralist Omar “Super” Huerta painted a mural that includes both Hussle and 90s icon Tupac Shakur on wall that’s nearly 10 feet tall.
The mural is located at the House Of Ink on 725 N. Fresno St., a couple of blocks north of the Belmont and Fresno intersection in central Fresno.
“I was inspired to paint this one here because he did a song with YG,” Huerta said. “The song that they did together was great and I loved that song.”
Hussle, who was shot and killed March 31 outside his clothing store in Los Angeles, was known as much for his music as his involvement in trying to better south central L.A.
House of Ink owner Cassieopia Smith had asked Huerta to do the Hussle mural to honor the late rapper, who has inspired many from impoverish with his motivational message of hope along with steps how to hustle.
Huerta suggested the blank wall include other iconic figures, to.
“I said ‘OK maybe Tupac (Shakur),’ ” Smith said. “And he threw in a suggestion for Mac Dre.”
While Huerta was worked on the mural on April 8, he couldn’t help but noticed people coming in to see his work and how appreciative they were of him for doing a mural of Nipsey and Tupac.
“I literally had 15 cars,” Huerta said. “I had a huge crowd of families watching me paint Nipsey, all giving me hugs and giving their respect to Nipsey.”
Huerta said he’ll start working on the Mac Dre mural soon, which will be located in between Nipsey and Tupac.
There are at least two other murals in Fresno of Nipsey Hussle by himself.
Huerta plans to have a mural celebration with taco trucks and a local radio station at a date to be announced.