Monday, August 24, 2015

R.I.P, Mac Dre (for a Second Time)

The upsetting part of our visit to Langton Street was discovering that the Mac Dre mural is no more.

The artwork had honored a murdered Bay Area rapper, who died in 2004, and it was used as the backdrop for at least a couple music videos.

This one, Mistah Fab's "Ghost Ride It," was my favorite:

My bookclub also shot an epic photo in front of it. I believe we used the picture in an unsuccessful attempt to challenge another bookclub to a dance-off.

The mural's destruction is a big loss for the neighborhood, but probably an inevitable result of SoMa's gentrification.

Still, it's sad that the next generation of bookclubs will have to look elsewhere for their promotional images.