When Rap Meets the Art World

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  • The Legends of Hip Hop
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Ras Kass, Van Gogh
  • Kehinde Wiley
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Damon Dash
  • Fab 5 Freddy
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Kanye Meets Murakami
  • "Beat Bop"

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley — whom New York magazine recently described as "the hip hop world’s favorite fine artist ... and the gallery world’s most popular hip hop ambassador" — has become one of the world highest-earning artists with his larger-than-life, Renaissance-style portraits, often of young Black men in hip hop-inspired clothing posing heroically. 

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