rap quotes as street signs in new york city by jay shells
‘rap quotes’ as street signs in new york city by jay shells image screenshot courtesy animal new york
in the site-specific street art project ‘rap quotes’, new york-based artist jay shells installs over thirty street signs with lyrical references to hip-hop songs and their appropriate NYC location. for instance, the intersection of broadway and myrtle avenue in brooklyn receives a mos def sign featuring the line: ‘I’m blacker than midnight at broadway and myrtle.’ ‘new york city is the birthplace of hip-hop and if any place deserve this historical map of sorts, it’s new york,’ says shells. the project features quotes from musicians such as jay-z, nas and redman.
jay shells drops ‘rap quotes,’ his most site-specific street art project yet animalnewyork
a selection of quotes image courtesy animal new york