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.
1) “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” – Kanye
2) “Freedom ain’t free especially around my way.” – Lupe Fiasco
3) “Known as the grimy, limey, slimy, try me, blimey. Simply smashing in a fashion that’s timely. Madvillain dashing in a beat rhyme crime spree.” – MF DOOM, Cellz
4) “I Heard Everyone Dies in the Summer” – Chance the Rapper
5) “Cash Rules Everything Around Me” – Wu-Tang Clan
^^Check that fine detail!
6)”I’m a pirate on an Island, Seekin’ Treasure Known as Silence” – Mos Def/Yasiin Bey
7) “Burn Hollywood Burn” – Public Enemy
8) “Living Off Borrowed Time the Clock Ticks Faster” – MF Doom, Accordian