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The Greats

The 5th Ward is a culturally rich neighborhood and the birthplace of legendary artists, both past and present.

ART

Alfred C. Finn, architect

Jessi Lott, artist

Mel Chin, visual artist

Melvin Edwards, artist

THEATER

J.E. Franklin, American playwright

MUSIC

5th Ward Boyz, hip-hop artists

Arnett Cobb, saxophonist

Bushwick Bill, hip-hop artist

DJ Premier - American record producer and DJ

Illinois Jacquet, jazz musician

Joe Sample, musician 

Milton Larkin, saxophonist

Willie D, hip-hop artist

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