Rap & Hip-Hop Music

3 artworks

  • Schoolboy Q Concrete 2014 Archival Print by MFG- Matt Goldman

    MFG- Matt Goldman Schoolboy Q Concrete 2014 Archival Print by MFG- Matt Goldman

    Schoolboy Q Concrete 2014 Rap Music Event Limited Edition Gig Poster 4C Digital Print Ultra High Gloss Archival Photo Paper by MFG- Matt Goldman Max Goldman for Music Artist Skrillex . Lineup Featured Schoolboy Q | Gaslamp Killer | Salva | Nosaj Thing | Groundislava | Them Jeans | Keltronix | SUS BOY 16 x 20 inches 4C Digital Print Ultra High Gloss Archival Photo Paper Limited Edition of 100 Released 2014 . One of the most fun shows I produced, Schoolboy Q, and a handful of artists took over both floors of Los Globos in Silverlake for an unforgettable event. SUS BOY created original show visuals, and the poster is a collaboration between him and MFG- Matt Goldman .


  • Trouble !! Ice Cube Silkscreen by Mark Drew

    Mark Drew Trouble !! Ice Cube Silkscreen by Mark Drew

    Trouble !! Ice Cube Silkscreen by Mark Drew Hand-Pulled 4-Color Screen Print on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 1425 Artwork Size 18x18 Snoopy Playing Basketball Sport in a Fade Thinking "Get Me On The Court An Im Trouble" The artwork "Trouble !! Ice Cube Silkscreen" by Mark Drew captures a playful and nostalgic sentiment through its striking visual language. This hand-pulled 4-color screen print on fine art paper is a testament to Drew's ability to blend pop culture with the tactile charm of street art. The limited edition piece, signed and numbered by the artist, presents a unique juxtaposition of Snoopy, the beloved canine from Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, engaging in a game of basketball. The image of Snoopy poised to play, paired with the thought "Get Me On The Court An' I'm Trouble," offers a whimsical take on athletic prowess and determination. Crafted in 2022, the artwork measures 18x18 inches, showcasing Drew's skill in utilizing a bold and vibrant color palette that stands out in pop and street art. The screen printing process used by Drew allows each layer of color to be applied with precision, creating a crisp, clean image that is both modern and evocative of the classic street art style. The limited edition nature of this piece adds to its exclusivity and collectibility, making it a coveted item for enthusiasts of pop art, street art, and those who appreciate the crossovers between popular culture and fine art. Drew's work often explores themes of nostalgia, blending childhood icons with contemporary elements, and this piece is no exception. The playful energy of Snoopy as an athlete, combined with the urban aesthetic of graffiti art, reflects a cultural narrative that spans generations. It's a visual commentary on the influence of popular media on our collective consciousness, a celebration of how characters like Snoopy have shaped and been reshaped by artistic movements like pop art and street art. In the broader context of Mark Drew's portfolio, "Trouble !! Ice Cube Silkscreen" is a reflective and innovative creation. It embodies the fusion of various artistic expressions, from the simplicity and charm of comic strips to the raw vitality of street art. This artwork is not just a character representation; it is a cultural statement that resonates with a wide audience, capturing the spirit of a character well-loved for his adventures and now for his unexpected prowess on the basketball court.


  • Get Up Silkscreen Print by Skewville

    Skewville Get Up Silkscreen Print by Skewville

    Get Up Silkscreen Print by Skewville Hand-Pulled 2-Color on MEDIUM Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2014 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 16x20 Silkscreen Print "Get Up" is a silkscreen print by the artist duo Skewville. Skewville, comprised of twin brothers Ad and Droo, is an American street art collective known for their urban art installations, paintings, and prints. They have been active in the street art scene since the late 1990s, and their work often includes thought-provoking messages, social commentary, and a distinctive visual style. The "Get Up" silkscreen print, like much of Skewville's work, is characterized by its colors, bold graphic design, and a mix of urban imagery. It features elements referencing popular culture, graffiti, and hip hop music, merging them into a unique and cohesive piece.


Rap & Hip Hop

The streets have long been a canvas for expression, a realm where the voices of the marginalized find visual form. Rap and hip hop, emerging from the bustling corners of urban America, have carved an indelible mark not only through sound but also through visual art. Graffiti, with its vibrant tags and elaborate murals, became a visual synonym for hip-hop culture. It is this culture that has etched its narrative into the walls of cities worldwide, echoing the beats and rhymes of a genre that speaks to the core of societal experiences and struggles. Hip hop's essence, originating in the 1970s, was a powerful concoction of rhythmic beats, spoken word, and an indomitable spirit that challenged the status quo. As this culture flourished, it birthed a visual language mirrored its bold and aggressive music. Artists such as Fab 5 Freddy and Lee Quiñones transported the lyrical flow from the mic to the wall, using graffiti to encapsulate the brashness and social commentary inherent in hip-hop. Pop art, with its penchant for merging high and low cultural imagery, found a kindred spirit in hip-hop's raw and uncensored portrayal of urban life.

The visual stylings of hip hop, encompassing graffiti and street art, have transcended their initial underground standings to influence mainstream pop art. Renowned artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, with roots in street art, transitioned to gallery spaces, bringing the unapologetic and stark narratives of hip hop. Their works, characterized by an unabashedly bold aesthetic, narratives of resistance, and sociopolitical commentary, became the bridge between street culture and the polished art world. This fusion, indicative of hip hop's influence, showcased the power of street-inspired artistry to convey complex messages and resonate with a diverse audience. Modern pop artists continue to draw inspiration from hip-hop's vast palette of expressions. Shepard Fairey's work, for example, is replete with the ethos of hip hop culture, utilizing the language of the streets to engage in broader political and social discourse. His iconic "Obey" campaign and presidential portraits testify to hip-hop's influence on his approach to art. Such artwork does not merely reflect hip-hop culture; it actively participates in the ongoing dialogue around issues central to the genre, such as identity, power, and justice.

The digital age's expansiveness has also marked the evolution of hip-hop's visual representation. Street art and graffiti are no longer confined to urban walls but have found a new home in the digital world, where their reach and impact are amplified. Artists and collectives use social media to display their hip-hop-influenced works, making them accessible globally and instantaneously. This digital proliferation has facilitated a unique intersection of hip-hop and contemporary pop art, where traditional techniques of spray paint and stencil meet the innovative realms of digital art and NFTs, further demonstrating hip-hop's versatile influence. In essence, the narrative of rap and hip hop is a continuing saga of cultural transformation, where its influence on visual art forms remains a compelling testament to its power. Graffiti, once dismissed as mere vandalism, now adorns the corridors of fine art, and pop art continually evolves through the aesthetics and themes of hip-hop culture. This synergy speaks volumes about the enduring impact of hip-hop, affirming its role as a cultural catalyst and a voice for those who wish to paint their truths onto the canvas of the world.

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