Thursday, March 28, 2013
Jay Shells: New York Hip Hop Art
Absolutely love this story.
Hip Hop head and artist Jay Shells had the brilliant idea of marking the site of locations mentioned in rapper's lyrics.
Using a uniform red placard with white type, he's pitched these all over New York (perhaps slightly less in Manhattan but you know). There's quotes from A.G, Jay-Z, Jim Jones, Big L. Nas, Mos Def, Prodigy and so on.
Whether these are still up remains to be seen, but Jay is pretty chill about it. If we saw one of these, we'd definitely half-inch it. Very, very cool.
Someone should do this in London...!