When Rap Meets the Art World

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When Rap Meets the Art World

Damon Dash may not be a huge force in the rap industry anymore, but he's leaving a mark on the art world. A little over a year after his DD172 art gallery and event space closed its doors, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder plans to open a new Chelsea gallery, Poppington, on September 27. A rap mogul opening a gallery may sound like an odd story, but we've been here before — there's a long history of hip hop and high art colliding. Read on for a look. —Alex Gale

(Photos from left: Theo Wargo/Getty Images, 60 Orchard)

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