Queens, New York is now home to a fascinating Hip Hop instillation—an LL Cool J statue. The Queens native, whose real name is James Todd Smith, unveiled the sculpture on Instagram back in December.
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The bronze-stainless steel sculpture captures a young LL Cool J, wearing his signature bucket hat and rope chain while holding a vintage boombox.
Sculpted by Sherwin Banfield, a Parsons School of Design alumnus, the statue is located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Interestingly, the statue has solar-powered audio. And it plays LL's music from noon-5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The LL Cool J sculpture dubbed “Going Back to The Meadows”, will remain on display through November 23, 2022.