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Rap Signage Represents On The Streets Of NYC
April 1, 2013
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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.

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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.

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P.S. Wu-Tang Forever.

Via Laughing Squid

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