There’s a Twitter feed called “The Rap Quotes” that, well, tweets out daily quotes from rap songs. Recently, the person behind that feed has been blasting out photos of artist Jay Shells’ latest project (perhaps Shells himself is behind the feed?): a series of street signs containing quotes from rap lyrics posted in the exact NYC geographical location mentioned in the lyrics. For instance, as seen above Shells posted a Mos Def lyric sign mentioning Myrtle and Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn to a sign post on the corner of Myrtle and Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (This one has special meaning to me as I once lived right near this intersection and used to frequent the Popeye’s in the photo.)
Other rappers whose lyrics were used include: Nas, Kanye West, Jay-Z, GZA, RA the Rugged Man, Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Busta Rhymes and many others. I’ve put together a gallery of favorites that The Rap Quotes has tweeted out on the following pages. Enjoy.
Via Animal New York
Here’s a video Animal did on the installation of the signs all over New York City.