NEW YORK (PIX11) — Efren Andaluz was drawn to hip hop and graffiti as a young boy growing up in Queens. It’s what inspired him to become the street artist and musician he is today. Andaluz — better known as Andaluz the Artist — is now one of the area’s most sought-after artists.

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