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.
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.
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.