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These Hip Hop-Classic Art Mashups Are Pretty Much Perfect

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Combination of "The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley" and "Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco." | flyartproductions.tumblr.com

Hip hop and classical artwork might not seem like a match made in heaven, but Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano found a way help these classics brush that centuries-old dirt off their shoulders.

Spitting sick verses over stunning sketches since December 2013, Fly Art Productions describes the project as "paying homage to the good things in life: fine art and fresh hip hop." And indeed, the classics are looking super fly with the additional swagger of contemporary lyrics. Master verses from Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, the late great Tupac, TLC and more are each paired perfectly with the accompanying painting. Who knew Drake went so well with Joan of Arc?

Here are just a few of the verse-visual mashups:




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