Kevin Beasley,Strange Fruit (Pair 1), 2015. Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes, resin, polyurethane foam, tube socks, shoelaces, rope, speakers, hypercardioid and contact microphones, amplifiers, patch cables, and effects processors, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Commissioned by the Young Collectors Council with additional funds contributed by Josh Elkes, Younghee Kim-Wait, and Julia and Jamal Nusseibeh, 2014. 2014.74. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York. Photo by Jean Vong. © Kevin Beasley
STL GLD will activate Strange Fruit, a sonic sculpture in the exhibition Kevin Beasley.
The emcee/producer duo STL GLD, made up of Moe Pope and the Arcitype, is heralded as one of the best live acts to come out of Boston. Their sophomore album, Torch Song, was named Album of the Year at the 2017 Boston Music Awards. In 2018, they shared the stage with both Ja Rule and the Roots, as well as being added to the Boston Calling spring lineup alongside Eminem. In July, after a headline show at Brighton Music Hall, STL GLD were crowned Boston’s Best Band by the Improper Bostonian.