North Carolina Artist Paints Mural of Busta Rhymes Embracing Son to Reveal the Beauty of Black Fatherhood

North Carolina Artist Paints Mural of Busta Rhymes Embracing Son to Reveal the Beauty of Black Fatherhood

North Carolina Artist Paints Mural of Busta Rhymes Embracing Son to Reveal the Beauty of Black Fatherhood

The accolades for former Leaders of the New School lead man, Busta Rhymes have been piling up lately as it is well-deserved. Another indirect one recently appeared in North Carolina after an artist drew a mural that was inspired by a photo that was taken of the recording artist kissing his son as he sent him off to college several years ago.

According to The Triangle Tribune, a mural that is located in downtown Raleigh was revealed recently at a local restaurant, Irregardless showing Busta embracing his son as a tribute to Black fatherhood. The artwork was commissioned by the restaurant owner, Lee Robinson, and the man who owns the building, David Meeker.

The mural was painted by Raleigh artist Dare Coulter.

Coulter is an award-winning professional sculptor, artist, muralist, and illustrator who constructed the mural on the wall outside of Irregardless restaurant which is located at 901 W. Morgan St. The inspiration for the drawing was taken from a post that the Long Island-bred rapper placed on his Instagram account several years ago in 2017. Busta was dropping his then 18-year-old son, Trillian, off at Lincoln University. He acknowledged his son by writing: “Another young King of mine, off to begin the next chapter. Congrats @originaltrillian. The World is Yours young King. #LincolnUniversity.”

Coulter states that “All of my work focuses on positive imagery of Black people – depictions of joy, depictions of family, depictions of love,” Coulter said. “For me, that photo is the epitome of that.”

She is no stranger to getting her work noticed. Coulter has nine children’s books that she illustrated, including Kwame Alexander’s “An American Story.” She also commissioned a painting of Nina Simone for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. That effort was done to raise funds to restore Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, North Carolina. You can also see a 200-foot mural in Greensboro that she drew that honors Black cowboys.

North Carolina Artist Paints Mural of Busta Rhymes Embracing Son to Reveal the Beauty of Black Fatherhood

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