Photo via Huffington Post
From cartoons to graffiti to fine art, Hebru Brantley is the hottest name in the Chicago arts scene with loyalists such as Jay Z, Alicia Keys, and LeBron James. His transition from graffiti to canvas has attracted some serious national attention. Through all of this success, Hebru represents Chicago. Recently asked by the Huffington Post, Hebru talks his love for the city and the family like feel here.
The Penny Candy shop ran from Friday to Sunday during Lollapalooza and was hosted all weekend long by Hebru in conjunction with Enstrumental, whose shirts have become iconic. Definitely check out his shirt (on Lupe in the pics) "Rap - Lies = Hip hop." (#TheMathematics). Ahhhhhhh he couldn't have put it better. Plus, Hebru combined with Enstrumental for the exclusive release of a line only available in the pop up shop this weekend — for example, the "Mike" series below.
We got the chance to chit chat with the big man, with an equally big heart. Coming up from the Southside, Hebru’s so grounded and his art illustrates his upbringing with fantasy like depiction. So much love for Hebru! Such a great event and such an amazing individual! #ChicagoPride
Arists including Lupe Fiasco, a regular and close friend, dropped by the event to show support. Hollywood Holt of the Treated Crew and DJ Geno were among those who spun beats throughout the weekend. Also, as we walked in on Day 1, we bumped into King Louie! Finally, you can see us photographed above with Andrew Barber from Fake Shore Drive (one of the sponsors of the pop up shop as well), and Khaled M. and our own Cam Be as we checked out the store again on Sunday, Day 3.
Lupe Fiasco & Hebru Brantley play arcade games with kids
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