Chali 2na To Host First Ever Art Exhibition

posted Friday February 15 ,2013 at 01:03PM CST | 5 comments

Chali 2na To Host First Ever Art Exhibition

The Jurassic 5 alum takes his painting talents to exhibition at Mr. MusicHead Gallery in Los Angeles.

Jurassic 5 co-founder Chali 2na has also established himself as a painter. The Chicago, Illinois native who caught fame in the early 1990s Los Angeles underground Hip Hop scene with Jurassic 5 will take his fine arts talents to exhibition tonight (February 15) in L.A.'s Mr. MusicHead Gallery. His portraits have included musicians such as James Brown, and the below piece:

The former Interscope Records artist has released a series of solo full-lengths, EPs and free projects since the break-up of J5 in 2007. The group which also includes Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark and Mark7, recently announced a reunion courtesy of 2013's Coachella lineup.

Last year, 2na released Against The Current, an EP. The rapper also teamed with former Stones Throw Records artist Roc C to form Ron Artiste. The pair dropped their first collaborative full-length in 2012.

Other Hip Hop personalities that have built careers in painting include Fab 5 Freddy and DJ Kay Slay.

RELATED: Chali 2na & Roc C Discuss Formation Of Ron Artiste, Ice Cube Having The Good Life Shows Videotaped [2012 INTERVIEW]

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  • wesha
    The literalism of rap doesn't work in painting. Corny.
  • Assassin221
    Cool man, I was listening to J5 just today. Thought he was from Jersey before LA? Oh well, didn't know he painted but that's dope, multifaceted artist.
  • Anonymous
    dopest rapper top 10 for sure
  • your name
    "Chali 2na To Host First Ever Art Exhibition" I reckon art exhibitions have actually been going on for quite a while now. Adding the word "his" to the headline might make for slightly better journalism.
    • herp derp
      hahahaha no kidding