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"MC Elvis" Mural on Display in Miami's Wynwood Arts District

February 14, 2013

An unique tribute to Elvis is getting national attention as one neo-pop artist demonstrates the king's influence on hip-hop in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. Fans can check out the wall-size mural and hear more from artist Pete Kirill in a new article on the

“I wanted to mix the ideas of an American icon with the hip-hop culture, making a statement about how black music influenced Elvis and black music is influenced by rock ‘n’ roll,” said Kirill. “I call it MC Elvis.”

Elvis is portrayed with a black sweatsuit, thick gold necklace, and a high-top fade haircut - all popular during the late '80s and early '90s. Kirill created the mural to pay homage to the king's birthday on January 8. Kirill describes his art as "blending parallel cultures, bound by the the power of music."

Read the entire article on MC Elvis by visiting the Want to learn more about the king's legacy? Plan a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Graceland with our free online trip planner!