Tune in to another special edition of That's Entertainment as host Tammy Jones-Gibbs talk with artist, director, producer and brand influencer, Hashim Lafond. As a renowned mural artist, Lafond’s large-scale street art has attracted thousands of viewers to LA’s busiest spots such as the famous Melrose Arts District, NBCUniversal and to businesses throughout the area who have commissioned his works. Hashim, the triple threat, also acts in blockbuster movies such as Ted 2, The Equalizer, and The Purge 3 as well as TV shows including: Forever, The Mindy Project and This Is Us. Hashim’s success in producing versatile films is a testament to his visual creativity and ability to attract a great audience through his diverse artistic pursuits, for which he has gained thousands of followers as well as interest and commissions from major brands like Nike and personalities such as Kevin Hart and Ariana Grande. Hashim’s murals and portraits of great black men like Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, and the recently bereaved Kobe Bryant have captivated thousands of fans on a daily basis and serve as tourist attractions in the city of Los Angeles. His work has been commissioned by NBC for the Steve Harvey Show, and by a great number of successful businesses such as sneaker shops and restaurants on Melrose Avenue who see a grand spike in traffic due to these mural attractions. Hashim, moved deeply as an artist, family man, and basketball fan, by the passing of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, hosted both a vigil after the late basketball star’s passing and an impromptu live mural painting of the much-loved Bryant. Listen in on Wednesday, April 1st at 3pm ET and 12 noon PT on www.blogtalkradio.com/tammyjones-gibbs.
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