As the name suggests, the folks over at the Hip Hop Art Project are creating rad art relating to Hip Hop. Grounded in the classics but with some contemporary flair, and basing their posters on song lyrics, these highly detailed portraits offer a nice replacement to the cliche album posters that litter dorm rooms. Peep their posters and the lyrics that inspired them after the jump and on their website.
Pretty big fan of Wu-Tang Clan? Well, to prove it you’re going to need to cough up possibly millions of dollars for their next album. ”The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” is a secret album that consists of 31 new tracks from the almighty Wu-Tang. There will only be one copy in existence and it is kept in a hand-carved nickel-silver box. I’m going to guess that in this day & age the music will eventually hit the worldwide interwebz, but until then, this has got to be one of the rarest pieces in music history.
Josh Sallee just dropped the music video for the single “Switch Lives” off his new album, Know Society. Lord Van Osdol handled the direction, filming, editing, and visual effects for the video. Check out Josh’s new album here.
The other night Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith decided to take us through the evolution of hip-hop dancing, and it is pretty awesome.
Ashley Smith Films is responsible for this incredible unofficial music video. You may remember her work for the unofficial video for Kanye’s “Way Too Cold” song a couple years ago. Anyways, enjoy.
Artist Jay Shells is back with part 2 of his “Rap Quotes” hip-hop project. Last year we saw Jay hang up signs featuring rap lyrics all over New York. This time around, Jay hit up the sunny streets of LA. The street signs feature lyrics from West Coast rappers such as Warren G, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, and more. As always, Jay hung the signs up in the exact locations that are mentioned in the song. Check it out.
Pusha T’s new album, My Name Is My Name, just dropped today, be sure to go and get that. This is the music video for one of the stand-out tracks from the album, Sweet Serenade featuring Chris Brown.
Hangin’ With The Homies has turned Hip-Hop legeneds Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in to air fresheners. Easy-E smells like Apple and Dr.Dre is scented in Black Ice. They’ve also produced a vanilla air freshener inspired by Ice-T’s album cover for Power that features Darlene Ortiz in a bikini holding a shotgun. These are available now at the Hangin’ With The Homies website for only $5 a piece.