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Brilliant Literal Hip Hop Illustrations


Following the heroically brilliant illustrated 99 Problems was always going to be difficult. But watch the throne, because graphic designer Ali Graham has done it again.

His new Tumblr blog, Lil 'Ye and the Hip Hop Hoorays sees him lend his distinctive visual style to literal depictions of famous rap songs, from Snoop Dogg's Gin & Juice through to Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator's latest records, with a new one added each day.

It gives a whole new meaning to many of the tracks, while it's hard not to imagine Kanye acting like his babified self in real life.

Check out a selection of our favourites below, while the whole set can be viewed here.

(Images: Ali Graham)

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

"Young, Wild & Free"

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations


Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

"Knock You Down"

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

"Cherry Bomb"

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“How long it take you to get this fly?“

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“To Pimp A Butterfly“

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late”

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“The Blacker The Berry”

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“I’m rhyming on the top of a cop car”

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“Rollin’ down the street …”

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun”

Hip Hop Literal Illustrations

“Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the door”



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