By Christopher Harris
Plastering rap quotes all over your social media accounts is cool, but painting them on a public wall in New York City is way cooler.
Street artist Jay Shells recently teamed up with JMZ Walls to tag a street corner in Brooklyn with lyrics from Mos Def's "Mathematics." The large, red and white mural is a continuation of Shells' "The Rap Quotes" street sign project, where the young creative posts signs -- containing popular rap quotes pertaining to a spot in a city -- in the exact place those lyrics mention.
In this case, Mos Def references: "I'm blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle."
Shells has taken this project bicoastal, posting Warren G lyrics in L.A. and Notorious B.I.G. lines
If you're in the area, you can visit the mural for yourself at the intersection of Myrtle Ave. and Broadway in Bushwick/Bed-Stuy.