Famous New York City graffiti artist and former 5Pointz curator MeresOne paid tribute to rapper Sean Price with a mural in Crown Heights.
The mural is located on Bergen Street and Kingston Avenue and it portrays an image of the deceased rapper with the Brooklyn Bridge behind him.
Price, 43 passed away in his sleep on Saturday and the cause of death has not been determined.
“I’ve had this wall for over a year and I really wanted to do something that would be important and inspire the kids,” said MeresOne, 42. “The great thing is it will be here for years to come. He came up in the golden age of hip hop and managed to stay relevant to the people that matter in hip hop.”
The Brooklyn rapper also known as Ruck, was well known and loved. He formed part of the group Heltah Skeltah with another local artist by the name of Rock.
The duo was also part of the hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik.
He went off on a solo career and launched three albums from 2005 to 2011, Monkey Barz, Jesus Christ Supastar and Mic Tyson.
Fans of Price went to pay their respects at the mural and some left candles, flowers and empty bottles of liquor.
“The family told us they were humbled and excited that we were doing the wall for Sean,” said Marie Flagul, 41, from France residing in Crown Heights. “It’s a tragedy, 43 is definitely too young, but this is our little way to give people a place to sit with their headphones and get lost in the mural.”
Price is survived by his wife and three children.