Check the method: NYC may not be the centre of the rap universe anymore, but it's still a bright star.
And the city has featured as a character in some of rap's classic tracks.
Artist Jay Shells pays tribute to some of those hip-hop quotables with his project "Rap Quotes."
Shells is placing street signs around New York City featuring rap lyrics that mention a specific location.
For instance: Mos Def's lyric "I'm blacker than midnight at Broadway and Myrtle" is now a sign at the intersection of Broadway and Myrtle. Pretty awesome stuff.
Here's a video of Shells in action, tracking down the locations of all his signs and talking about the project.
Check out a selection of rap signage that Shells has placed around the city below, and for more of his work, check out his website, JayShells.com.
P.S. Wu-Tang Forever.
Via Laughing Squid