Artist Puts Up Site-Specific Rap Quotes Around Philly

Jay Smalls posted rhymes from Black Thought, Will Smith, Jay Electronica, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, EST from 3 Times Dope, Meek Mill, Danny Brown and others.

Artist Jay Shells has performed quite a neat guerrilla art project, installing site-specific hip hop quotes around Philadelphia.

The project includes rhymes from Black Thought, Will Smith, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, EST from Three Times Dope, Meek Mill, Danny Brown and others.


“Philly is the least populated city I’ve ever been too,” Shells told Animal New York. “Most places we went, I found myself wondering where everyone was.” Aw. I ran down past 7th and Snyder over the weekend and it was hopping!

Shells even got a sign with a Danny Brown quote attached to a barrier near the Liberty Bell. I'm guessing this one won't last too long.

Shells had a whole stack of the signs. Look for them around town!

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