Swizz Beatz has become quite the fixture on the New York art scene, a path he set on years ago that might have turned some heads. It seems like the Bronx producer‘s investment in the arts is paying off, this after he was appointed to the Brooklyn Museum’s Board of Trustees.
An art gallery on Chicago‘s South Side recently unveiled an exhibit that features images related to slain Ferguson teen, Michael Brown. According to the observations from some activists, many feel the depiction of Brown’s body at a police death scene has crossed over the line into being offensive.
André “André 3000” Benjamin hasn’t been in the public eye lately, but fans of the legendary Outkast rapper will be able to experience him in a new light. Three Stacks has joined forces with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the SCAD Museum of Art to present the i feel ya: SCAD […]
For anyone who didn’t get a chance to step inside Drake’s Sotheby’s collaboration, fear not, the “6 God” has your covered. The crew over at Sotheby’s sat down with the Toronto rapper to talk about his I Like It Like This exhibition, and fusing music with art.
You really thought Jay Z didn’t cut that check? Marina Abramovic accused Hova of stiffing her on a donation, but her own namesake organization has issued an apology to her and the Brooklyn rapper since he actually did deposit those funds.
The clichéd concept that art can be used as a tool for social justice bears repeating today as a group of teens, affected by gun violence and police brutality, translate their anger into change.
It’s rare that we see Africa represented like this. Even with the invention of the Internet, the most frequent images posted of an African draped in expensive garb is French Montana’s Versace scarf collection (never forget). Luckily, Hip-Hop Wired stumbled upon a story showcasing “Kings of Nigeria“; a group of monarchs still holding (unofficial) rank, […]
In a recent interview, super-producer/NYU professor/art collector and artist Swizz Beatz took the time out to discuss his collaboration with Fine Artist Damien Hirst and his burgeoning desire to open an international gallery space.
An innovative art program in New York takes an especially interesting path in introducing artists in underserved communities. The Laundromat Project, a nonprofit founded by Risë Wilson in 1999, uses laundromat spaces to showcase art and builds community ties. This week, the program announced it will be introducing three artists-in-residence in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts […]
Obey Giant artist Shepard Fairey and West Coast Hip-Hop photographer Mike Miller have joined forces to work on a collaborative project featuring one of the most influential rap artists ever. Eazy-E, founder of N.W.A (N***az Wit Attitudes), is the featured subject of Fairey’s and Miller’s combined efforts titled “Compton’s Most Wanted” – resulting in a stirring […]
The Brownsville representative known as Sean Price goes by many alter egos; Kimbo Price, Mic Tyson, Sean P!, and now my new personal favorite, Sean Ross. Channeling the late, great painter Bob Ross (RIP), Sean depicted some dope imagery of what he sees outside of his window into canvas, no Nas.