Five Borough Art Installation Chronicles Neighborhood Shout-Outs In Rap Lyrics

We love this, but can’t recall any Bedford, Lorimer, or Wythe Ave shout-outs:

After schooling New Yorkers on etiquette via numerous unsanctioned interventions, artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.”

For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.

More at Animal NY.


  1. Jay Shells’ is beyond rad. This is an incredible project. I wish it was something I had the skills to do. I’d give him some money if I had any. Hope the police are leaving the signs alone.

Speak Your Mind


So We Know You\'re Not Spam *