The Neorevivalist | Jay Shells “Rap Quote Street Signs”

The Neorevivalist | Jay Shells “Rap Quote Street Signs”

Above – Source: @TheRapQuotes (Nas “You Wouldn’t Understand)


Here is another really fresh project that combines hip-hop with “art”, this just makes me want to take a trip to New York right now. Street artist Jason Shelowitz, better known as “Jay Shells”, popular for his political stances in the art world is taking his creativity to the streets combining rap lines & street signs… 

…It’s not as heavy as the Trustcorp movement but still quite dopeHe and ANIMAL teamed up to bring inspiring streets signs filled with lyrics from some of hip-hop’s finest that are then hung up in neighborhoods where the artists are from.

Here are a few of my personal favorites below:

Jay-Z - "Where I'm From (Marcy Son)"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Jay-Z – “Where I’m From [Marcy Son]”)

Kanye West - "All Falls Down"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Kanye West “All Falls Down”)

Cam'ron (Ft. Jim Jones & Master P) - "Bout It Bout It"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Cam’ron [Ft. Jim Jones & Master P] – “Bout It Bout It”)

Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo - "For Da Brothaz"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo – “For Da Brothaz”)

KRS-ONE - "My Life"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (KRS-ONE “My Life”)

GZA (Ft. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & U-God) - "Investigative Reports"

Source: @TheRapQuotes GZA (Ft. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & U-God) – “Investigative Reports”

Redman - "Rated "R"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Redman “Rated R”)

Busta Rhymes - "Bounce (Let Me See Ya Throw It)"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Busta Rhymes “Bounce”)

Big Daddy Kane - "Stop Shammin'"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Big Daddy Kane “Stop Shammin”)

Mos Def - "Mathematics"

Source: @TheRapQuotes (Mos Def “Mathematics”)

Follow the project at @TheRapQuotes and head to Animal New York to read more about it.