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Popular Rappers Paired With Medieval Artworks Is Pure Genius

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Popular Rappers Paired With Medieval Artworks Is Pure Genius

Popular Tumblr blog B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen) whose mission is to "Highlight the invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century." features some to the leading and biggest names in hip-hop and rap, alongside medieval artworks from the 16th century.


It's the creation of Cecilia Azcarate, the Spanish blogger spends 3-4 hours clicking around various museum websites looking to find the perfect match.

More often than not, she bookmarks and downloads images in the hopes that she'll find the perfect match in the future. Here's some of her latest and greatest pairings to date.

"Hip-hop royalty." just took on a whole new meaning.

Left: The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right: Wiz Khalifa

Left: detail of Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. Unknown German Painter 1560 - Right: Kanye West

Left: Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece detail. c. 1432 / Right: The ATL Twins.

Left: Henry VIII by the studio of Hans Holbein the Younger, 1540-1550 / Right: Rick Ross

Left: Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony by Lucas Cranach - 1514 / Right: Takeoff from Migos

Left: Quentin Massys. Ecce Homo-1520 - Right: 2 Chainz

You can see more of her genius and amusing pairing through her Tumblr blog right here

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