Get excited, California. Because artist Jay Shells has taken to Los Angeles with his clever guerrilla street sign installation, "Rap Quotes."
New York art blog ANIMAL followed Shells as he cruised along the palm tree-lined streets of the Pacific coast city, placing his bright orange signs along the way. The declarations display quotes from famous hip hop artists like Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Warren G, and Notorious B.I.G., and are appropriately placed in the exact location the lyric calls out.
Take, for example, Warren G's quote, "So I hooks a left on 2-1 and Lewis, some brothers shooting dice so I said 'let's do this,'" which can be seen on the corner of Lewis and 21st. Or Xzibit's line, "Down La Cienega to bust a left on Venice where you can find me and mine," which can of course be found on the corner of La Cienega and Venice.
The project aims to celebrate the roots of some of these artists as well as the cities that produce them. Shells previously took "Rap Quotes" to New York City, so we're anxious to see which locale gets "signed" next. Feel free to speculate in the comments.