We love this visual tribute to some of the biggest artists in hip-hop.
Based in New York, artist Jay Shells, installs his own custom street signs which quote hip-hop lyrics specific to their location. He’s taken references from songs by the likes of Mos Def, Nas, Redman, Busta Rhymes and even the mighty Jay-Z and situated them around all the various boroughs and street corners of the city. He’s called the project Rap Quotes, just how long they will remain before the local council pulls them down is up for debate. Personally we think they should stay, taken in or out of context, they are a tribute to the area and serve as an acknowledgment of New York City’s impact on musical culture.