Hip Hop has always been a blend of different disciplines. It is a culture rooted in music but elaborated in a variety of ways, including the visual. And arguably the most visible figure in Hip Hop is the MC. In the upcoming art exhibition M3: MCs, Mics & Metaphor at DC's Gallery at Flashpoint, curator and artist Tewodross Melchishua has asked a group of artists to create work in a variety of media under the thematic umbrella of the MC.
In response, the artists have used emcees like Phonte and Big Pooh of Little Brother (Derrick (Benetez) Bryant) and songs like Common's "I Used To Love H.E.R" (Ann (Sole Sister) Johnson)
as inspiration. If you're in the DC area you should check it out. The
show opens tonight and will be on view until August 29th. Check out the
show's website for more details. [Image: Got You feeling Like Braille: It Ain't Hard To Tell by Darian Robbins]