1. Rap Lyrics Become Street Poetry. For Reals.
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    How's this for the realness; remember when Q-Tip rapped, "Street poetry is my everyday"? Well you can thank street artist Jay Shells for taking that sentiment to its logical conclusion with his series of so-simple yet so-fresh street signs featuring rap lyrics at their specific geographic locations. More than 30 in all, the rap quotables by Jay-Z, Nice & Smooth, Mos Def and more were captured by ANIMAL in all their lyrical glory. This is right up our alley.


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    "They might stay up a long time. They might stay up a week." — Jay Shells.

    See tons more of the signs over at ANIMAL Peace to Burky Turco. Word up.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/E-Ru-Shruggington/1518394786 E Ru Shruggington

      Freshest signs ever... love this!

    • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.christian.rivera Antonio Rivera

      DOPE!

    • D. Rose in the paint

      This is one of the dopest ideas ever thought of....genius idea.

    • http://twitter.com/highme Highme ™

      Love this. I'm highly interested in the sense of place/oral history of a point in time found from hip hop tracks. This is a fantastic way to explore the connection.

    • http://twitter.com/sixfive sixfive

      Brilliant.

    • http://twitter.com/EtotheVtotheE eve

      Well I um went to Delancey Street to buy some wears / even though I already had on fresh gear

    • http://twitter.com/ammawhatt amma whatt

      damn near hops the in car to go "acquire" signs he basically Told me to take! : )
      This is good work.

    • hey

      This is such a creative and awesome idea. It's great to see stuff like this.