Jaybo painting of 4:44 by Pel / by Pelnyc

Acrylic on canvas painting of the "Jaybo" character portrayed in "The Story of OJ" video off of Jay-Z's 4:44 album.  I was motivated to paint this because of the power of the video.  It spoke to so much that the disenfranchised go through and their socioeconomic woes.  Jay-Z isn't preachy as he talks to us about thigs that we should be doing with our money to further empower ourselves and our communities.  It is great to see Mr. Carter's growth and evolution from talking about flipping a pound of "weight" to flipping property and art.