Brazilian artist Raoni Marqs’s portraits of rap icons

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By Mark Round in New Art on Thursday 12 April 2012

As Jay-Z says in his book, Decoded: ‘Hip hop is the only art that I know that’s built on direct confrontation’. Based on that premise, rappers wrote some of the best lines of hip hop just saying ‘how dope they are’. These lines inspired Brazilian illustrator Raoni Marqs to create portraits of some of the most famous, legendary, and controversial figures rap has ever seen.

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Odd Future Tumblr

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By Thomas Rawle from Papa Vs Pretty in Cool Websites on Wednesday 25 May 2011

The Odd Future Tumblr is amazing. My favorite things are the Thurnis Haley videos: ‘I live golf, I breath golf, I eat golf’, and so on. It’s so good. The amount of stuff these guys have put out is insane. Tyler The Creator’s GOBLIN record seems really cool, too.

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Yonkers by Tyler The Creator

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 21 February 2011

Ok, I’ll add to the hype for Tyler the Creator and his Odd Future affiliates because this video for the track Yonkers from the 20-year-old’s upcoming album Goblin is one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in a while.

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