The Dance (1910), Henri Matisse / Hey Ya, Outkast
Students and artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano have created Fly Art, a Tumblr blog that features an ongoing series where hip hop lyrics are mashed up with famous artworks.
Surprisingly, the two distinct cultures blends cohesively, giving hilarious new meanings to both the lyrics and artworks.
For instance, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was overlaid with large text that reads “somebody please tell em who the eff I is” from Nicki Minaj's Super Bass.
Scroll down for some of our favorite hip hop / classic art mashups and head over here for more.
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
James McNeill Whistler, Whistler's Mother (1871) / S&M, Rihanna
Grande Odalisque, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1814) / Doo Wop, Lauryn Hill
Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It's Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams
Portrait of Pope Pius V (c. 1605), El Greco / Drunk In Love (Remix), Beyonce ft. Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco
A Few Small Nips (Passionately In Love) (1935), Frida Kahlo / Crazy In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
[via Beautiful Decay, images via Fly Art]