There's Now an App That Pairs Art with Rap Lyrics

This new web app pairs your favorite rappers' lyrics with really dope art from the Metropolitan Museum.

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If you've tried to get "into art" in the past, but ended up just walking around the museum taking selfies for Instagram, there's now an app just for you. The HipHop Project is a new web app that pairs lyrics from some of the greatest rappers of our time with pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's massive collection. The result is a focused offering of art based on the keywords of what your rapper of choice is waxing poetic about. You get to choose from some GOATs, such as The Notorious B.I.G., Drake, Kanye, Kendrick, Wayne, Jay-Z, Nas, and a few more. 

The project was created by Regina Flores Mir, a graduate of Parsons New School for Design, who showed her work at the New York City Media Lab’s summit. "Although the rap lyric may not be directly correlated to the art work in meaning," Flores told Fast Company, "it allows visitors to see work that they may not have otherwise known existed."

In addition to helping hip-hop heads learn more about art, the app also​ pulls art pieces from the Met's massive collection and archives that are not always on display at the museum. Play around with the app yourself, and maybe learn a thing or two in the process.

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