Rap Lyrics Invade LA Street Signs

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Multimedia art projects are popping up everywhere and can really define a city.

In Los Angeles, Jay Shells is posting rap lyrics about the city as street signs in the areas referenced in the lyrics—just as he did earlier in NYC.

It’s an odd but cool way to show love and art for the city.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →