Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Live Hip Hop, Live" Painting


I've been listening to Nas "Hip-Hop Is Dead" album alot, in particular the title song and the last track "Hope" featuring Chrisste Michele with the orginal beat (The Beatles sample). I kept thinking about that end where Nas is talking about Hip Hop and it's death and Michele singing "Live Hip Hop, Live". So I whipped up a little something.

The Grim Reaper's rocking black face cuz it feels like alot of rappers wear blackface, his robe is listed with the things that contributed to the death of Hip-Hop. The tombstones says 1978-2006, 2006 was the year Nas dropped Hip Hop is dead.

But to me Hip Hop isn't dead, it was buried in the underground but now its coming back. Which is why the hand with the mic is coming out of the ground. You got artist like Lupe, Kanye, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, the return of Eminem and many more...all showing Hip Hop is alive and well.


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