Kyle Munzenrieder

Pitbull's Show Gets a Fresh Layer of Paint

Cuban rapper Pitbull's Mun2 show La Esquina is always interesting. To prove his point about the reality of Cuban immigration, Pitbull wagers that two of his costars couldn't even survive in inner tubes in the local pool for a few hours.

To confront hip-hop culture's attitude towards homosexuality, the rapper's co-star, Fademaster, makes a homophobic friend take on a gay man in the boxing ring.

It's a format that doesn't need tinkering with. But the show's opening is getting a whole new look for its second season. Artists Not Criminals, a graffiti company, is painting a mural on the side of the show's eponymous main setting, Fademaster's La Esquina barbershop on Calle Ocho. The new opening will be a stop motion sequence of the mural's creation.

Funk musician Buddha Gonzales, a co-star featured cast member, as well as artists Andres Regalado, Jason Shepard, Leo Vigil, and Matt Triado were all on hand for the mural's creation. Below is a sketch of the completed mural, the men at work, and another La Esquina mural in Fademaster's shop.

-- Kyle Munzenrieder

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