Rap Quotes project signposts the streets of New York [Video]


Off the bat… this is a seriously dope project that any self-admitted Hip-Hop head will eat up instantly with a hunger for seconds, thirds, and fourths to boot. Armed with a stool, some nuts and bolts [and some Animal cameras], Hip-Hop enthusiast Jay Shells recently took to the streets of New York to educate the inhabitants of the Big Apple on the subject of rap geography.

Creating a host of red and white signs sporting lyrics and their author’s name, Shells printed rap quotes that mentioned a particular spot in New York and headed to the exact spot and attached them to a sign post in the location mentioned; featuring quotes from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Guru, Pharoahe Monch, Big L, Jim Jones and a whole lot more.

The graphic designer admits his signs probably won’t stay in their locations for very long, but he doesn’t mind – the installation of the signs in the first place is enough for him. Peep the video documenting Jay Shells’ journey around New York below, and take a look at the full list of rap quotes featured.