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March 23, 2011

Boston’s Finest is the second painting in my underground Hip Hop portrait series called Kings of the Underground which pays tribute to the finest MC’s and Beat-makers in the underground hip hop scene. The second painting features lyricist, Mr Lif, who hails from Boston, Massachusetts and is known for his politically charged rhymes as a means of educating his fans and bringing Hip Hop back to its roots…music with a message, which acts a voice for the people who have none!

Below is a step by step work in progress of how I went about creating this portrait.


Rayaan Cassiem – BlkOps Creative

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Final Image

Copyright © 2011 Rayaan Cassiem

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 3:02 pm

    I really like this portrait. Some of the build up stages are pretty cool on their own too.

  2. March 23, 2011 3:06 pm

    Thanks Elaine. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your day

  3. March 23, 2011 4:39 pm

    Nice one! I like the background of the final.. Always great to see the build up!

  4. Rayaan Cassiem permalink
    March 24, 2011 6:19 am

    Hi Pete. Thanks so much for your kind comment. Much appreciated. Cheers

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