Jay Shells Uses the Power of Location to Illuminate Hip Hop History

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: Apr 3, 2013 • References: jayshells & animalnewyork
Thanks to these gripping Rap Quote street signs set up by artist Jay Shells, hip hop lovers are actually getting the chance to connect some of their favorite New York City rappers’ lyrics with the places they reference.

Jay Shelowitz, who goes by the moniker Jay Shells, is famous for posting up ironic street art around NYC. Shells is an artist who has been using the jarring power signs to communicate everything from common unspoken thoughts to subway etiquette rules for quite some time.

Jay Shells posted these stunning Rap Quote signs around the actual places famous rappers like Nas, Jay-Z and Cam’ron mention in some of their most memorable songs. Stats for Rap Quote Street Signs Trending: Older & Chilly
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