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053014 ARTS Future (Courtesy of Matt Crawford)

Future shock(s) at Concord

“Few artists aside from Future have had more say in making rap music progressive, in making it tuneful, pop-ish, sentimental, thundering, and weird.”

Graffiti artist Shawn Bullen reminisces about the wall’s history.

Losing the 53rd Street Graffiti Wall

The wall behind the Mobil Gas station on East 53rd Street used to be one of the few places in Chicago where graffiti artists could paint without being hassled by neighbors or the police.