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Cecilia Azcarate is very creative to say the least.

The mastermind behind Beyonce Art History and The Carter Family Portrait Gallery, Azcarate has struck gold again with B4XVI which she describes as her ongoing Tumblr project with Ferdinando Verderi as "highlighting an invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century".

She compares rap icons like Kanye and A$AP Ferg with sculptures, paintings and art pieces through the centuries. "Hip–hop is not afraid of showing pride for its own power, and to translate that into an aesthetic of regality which is beautiful and timeless. You won't find this in rockstar nor in politicians." Look through the gallery above.

[Dazed,  B4XVI]