Artist Jay Shells has channelled his love of hip-hop and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new art project, aptly titled “Rap Quotes”.
For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.
A very simple and creative idea with some clever results. Makes me want to go back and listen to all 30 songs Shells has chosen!
Shells went on a hunt so to speak throughout the city and posted over 30 signs quoting the likes of Jeru tha Damaja, Mos Def, Nas, Kanye West, Jay-Z, CL Smooth, and GZA.
Watch the video above for a closer look inside the project, and check out my favourite selections here.
Do you recognise the songs of which the lyrics came from?