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The Greats

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

VISUAL ART

Bert Long, visual artist

Jesse Lott, visual artist

Mel Chin, conceptual 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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