I’ve just finished a new network graph that visualises the connections between rappers and the modern & contemporary painters they name drop in their rhymes.
Spanning 1979 – 2014 the graph gives a glimpse of the historical relationship that rappers have to the artistic mastery of Pablo Picasso, the perceived archetypal divisiveness of Yoko Ono, the ever present Jay-Z factor and the recent increasing popularity of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The interactive version of the graph is here
Rap Geeks submit a correction here
Rap Fans pre-order the poster here