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.
Future dropped his new Kanye West assisted track “I Won” last night. It’s the latest single off of Future’s upcoming album Honest. I bet UConn was playing this all night.
Jay Shells continues his ongoing “Rap Quotes” project by hanging up around 20 new signs all over New York City. If you’re unfamiliar with the project, Jay Shells is an artist and hip-hop enthusiast who creates street signs featuring notable rap lyrics and then places them at the exact locations mentioned in each song. He’s already hung up over 60 signs in NYC, 45 in L.A., and he just added 20 more to the streets of the Big Apple. Jay also has plans to travel to Houston, Chicago, New Orleans and the Bay Area to hang signs as well. Check out some of the new signs below.
Exactly 10 years ago to the day, Kanye West released his debut album, The College Dropout. The critically acclaimed album marked the beginning of a long and successful career for Mr. West. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, here are some of my favorite music off of the album. Enjoy.
I don’t know about you guys, but these outfits that Yeezus has been rocking remind of a character from Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. Maison Martin Margiela custom-made all of these outfits that Kanye will be rocking during the Yeezus tour.
2 days ago Jimmy Kimmel aired a spoof of Kanye’s interview with BBC. Jimmy basically had a little kid repeat word-for-word what Kanye said in the interview which infuriated the rapper. Kanye took to Twitter to voice his dislike for the comedian and Jimmy responded to Kanye’s tweets on his show. The whole ordeal is pretty entertaining. Take a look at the whole down below.
Kanye West is known for avoiding interviews, but the outspoken MC decided to sit down with BBC’s Zane Lowe for an interesting conversation. Kanye was his normal self throughout the entire interview. He vented his problems with industry and let’s the world know how feels about himself. Love him or hate him, the dude is entertaining.
Artist Sean Williams created these typographic portraits of artists using lyrics from their well-known songs. The portraits feature the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and one of those kids from One Direction. These portraits were originally created for an exhibit called “Hip Hop Type”.
Apparently, Kanye wants himself, his girlfriend, and their new baby daughter to travel in the safest way possible. He recently spent approximately $2.4 million on ‘his & hers’ matching armored SUVs. The SUV itself is made by Dartz Motor Company. I can’t really picture Kim Kardashian behind the wheel of one of these beastly automobiles.