LL Cool J Honored with Solar-Powered Statue in Hometown of Queens, New York

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Technology can be a sight to see, especially in this case, when it’s a site honoring a Hip-Hop great.

LL Cool J will be honored in his hometown of Queens, New York with a new solar-powered bronze statue per reports from OkayPlayer.

The rapper, born James Todd Smith, will be preserved in the likeness of his debut 1980s era and will be located in the middle of David Dinkins Circle located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Going Back To The Meadows

Sculptor Sherwin Banfield is a Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised artist responsible for designing sculptures for legendary artists like Jam Master J, Phife Dawg, and Prodigy for the Queens Public Library in 2019.

His latest work, titled “Going Back To The Meadows,” is a bronze statue of Hip-Hop royalty LL Cool J and will feature a solar-powered audio function that will play music between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. weekly with the exclusion of Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The statue also includes a pedestal frame equipped with nods to the massive career of the 53-year-old Hip-Hop icon.

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SOURCE: Afrotech, Shanique Yates