New Shaw Restaurant May Delay Opening To Replace Murals Depicting Famous Rappers As Chickens
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New Shaw Restaurant May Delay Opening To Replace Murals Depicting Famous Rappers As Chickens

The opening of this fried chicken and oyster restaurant in Shaw will likely be delayed to replace the controversial artwork inside. After facing a backlash, a forthcoming hip hop-themed fried chicken and oyster restaurant in Shaw will take down a series of murals that depict famous rappers as chickens. The co-owner of Roy Boys says the opening, initially scheduled for next week, will likely be delayed to remove and replace the artwork, which includes a mural of the iconic VIBE magazine cover of Death Row rappers with chicken beaks and another showing Notorious BIG as a rooster . “My intent is not to upset anyone by anything I do,” says Marlon Marshall, who co-own of Roy Boys with Scott Parker, who also owns Arlington establishments like Don Tito and G.O.A.T Sports Bar . Twenty-eight-year-old Marshall is black, whereas Parker and the local artist behind the mural, Chris Lynch, are white. “There was no malintent when we designed the artwork—it was to pay homage to hip hop culture and tie in our menu concept. We commissioned the artwork, going back and forth, asking what’s going to work? What looks good? What would be unique?” As WUSA 9 first reported, though, […]

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