is a Tumblr account created by students and artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano. Since December 2013, the duo have been collaborating on mashups of hip hop lyrics and classic artworks, blending two seemingly disparate cultural artifacts into a surprising and often humorous cohesion.
Velasco and Pontenciano pair Nicki Minaj with Mona Lisa, Rihanna with Whistler’s Mother, and Outkast with Matisse.
Check their tumblr here.
James McNeill Whistler, Whistler’s Mother (1871) / S&M, Rihanna
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
Hell (1450), Dirk Bouts / Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams
Nighthawks, Edward Hopper (1942) / Girls Love Beyonce, Drake
Portrait of Pope Pius V (c. 1605), El Greco / Drunk In Love (Remix), Beyonce ft. Jay-Z & Kanye West
La Coiffure (1901), Henri Matisse / Rocket, Beyonce
The Family of Henry VIII (c. 1572), Lucas de Heere / Big Poppa, The Notorious B.I.G.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) / Super Rich Kids, Frank Ocean
The Ascension (1775), John Singleton Copley / Touch The Sky, Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco
Palay Maiden (1920), Fernando Amorsolo / Grown Woman, Beyoncé