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Tupac: The Hip Hop Genius

Experimental mosaic portrait of legendary rapper Tupac (2Pac)


Continuing the experiments with African pattern tradition and contemporary subcultures. Trying to simplify the patterns and to limit the number of the colors.


Made with custom developed scripts and techniques in Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Apple QuickTime Pro.



I have based this portrait on stills from the movie "Biggie & Tupac" (2002). Directed by Nick Broomfield. Source:

Copyright: 2002. FilmFour/Lafayette Productions/Nick Broomfield. Hope this is not a copyright infringement.


Licensed under the Creative Commons License Scheme for NON commercial projects.

You can use this image for NON commercial projects, but you have to credit me (Please, chech CC license before you use this illustration)

Please, don't use it to express hate, racism or anything negative.


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If you like this you can see more of my Africa inspired illustrations here.

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Taken on November 6, 2009