With rappers still being on its art kick (sorry, Drake), it’s only right there’d be a website dedicated to putting Rap lyrics over fine-art pieces. Fly Art Productions is ran by two women who, one day, out of boredom, thought it would be pretty great if they mashed up rap lyrics with famous paintings.
They were right.
Pelt Merchant of Cairo (1869), Jean-Leon Gerome / Cold.1, G.O.O.D. Music feat. Kanye West & DJ Khaled
Orestes pursued by the Furies (c. 1862), William-Adolphe Bouguereau / Soundtrack 2 My Life, KiD CuDi
Coronation of the Virgin (1644), Diego Velazquez / Bow Down, Beyoncé
Louis XIV (1701), Hyacinthe Rigaud / Tom Ford, Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1806) / Shabba, A$AP Ferg
The blank signature (1965), Rene Magritte / In the morning, J. Cole feat. Drake
The Meal/The Bananas (1891), Paul Gauguin / iv. Sweatpants, Childish Gambino
Boy and dog in a Johnnypump (1982), Jean-Michel Basquiat / That’s My Bitch, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Woman in the bathtub (c. 1886), Edgar Degas / The Worst Guys, Childish Gambino ft. Chance The Rapper
King David playing the harp (1622), Gerard van Honthorst / Versace, Migos ft. Drake, Meek Mill, Tyga, & Los
Fruit gatherer (1950), Fernando Amorsolo / Brown Skin Lady, Black Star
Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams
Boy with a Pipe (1905), Pablo Picasso / A.D.H.D., Kendrick Lamar
Penelope and her suitors (1912), John Williams Waterhouse / Hold My Liquor, Kanye West ft. Justin Vernon
Samson and Delilah (1610), Paul Peter Rubens / Poor Decisions, Wale ft. Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco
Noli Me Tangere (1442), Fra Angelico / U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
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