DMX & Mary J. Blige Honored with Yonkers Mural Inspired by 2Pac


DMX & Mary J. Blige Honored with Yonkers Mural Inspired by 2Pac

In Yonkers, New York, a striking new mural celebrates the legacies of DMX and Mary J Blige at Palisade Towers. Titled “Together,” the mural spans an impressive 78 feet in width and 18 feet in height. Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Housing Authority (YHA) CEO Wilson Kimball, Yonkers Arts Executive Director Ray Wilcox, and Artist Robin Alcantara gathered at the site on Thursday to unveil this inspiring artwork.

Mayor Spano expressed pride in highlighting the achievements of the city’s residents, stating, “The talents and accomplishments of these local heroes are an inspiration to us all, reminding us that even those from humble beginnings can achieve greatness.” This unveiling follows a previous DMX mural reveal in 2021.

Wilcox revealed that the mural, portraying a rose emerging from concrete, drew inspiration from a poem by 2Pac. Kimball emphasized the mural’s dual purpose: to uplift local residents and enhance the beauty of the urban environment. “Surrounded by beauty, we are inspired to excel and become our best selves,” she noted. Alcantara, the artist behind the masterpiece, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to Yonkers’ artistic landscape. “Painting these walls in Yonkers is a dream come true, and I am thankful for the chance to bring murals to the city,” Alcantara remarked.

The unveiling coincides with Blige’s recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, further solidifying her impact on music culture.

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