This Collection Pairs Rap Lyrics with Thematic Fruits

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 5, 2015
References: sassyassfruit.tumblr & whitezine
These fruity rap artworks feature some of rap's most popular lyrics, paired with fruits that coincide with the theme of those lyrics or their artist.

Designed and created by San Francisco-based artist Tynessa Jue, this series searches for commonalities between different kinds of rap lyrics and fresh fruits that are a good representation of their themes. Artist Tynessa Jue features her collection on her Tumblr page 'Sassyassfruit' along with the "fruit is sweet. rap is not" mantra.

The art direction of the page takes a very colorful, innocent approach that is matched with lyrics that can often appear harsh or suggestive. Each of these posts features a description that outlines the lyrics and gives some information about the fruit they are paired with. Moreover, every image demonstrates the connection between hip hop and fruit -- one rap artwork example even pairs a tender dragonfruit with some Drake lyrics to symbolize that Drake is "soft" and unafraid to share his emotions with fans.