Hip-Hop And the Met

Regina Flores Mir has mashed up hip-hop and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s so wonderful. “A new project from Regina Flores Mir, an MFA candidate in the Parsons design and technology program, couples hip hop lyrics with the Met’s collection for a curated art tour. She came up with the idea while interning at the museum, inspired by a group of students she knew at a housing project in Jamaica, Queens who had never been, despite living just a few miles away.” You get the song, lyrics, and matching items from the Met’s collection. Now the downers: there’s only one song per artist, and only 13 artists. Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah are here, but I want to see Monie Love, MC Lyte, and Kool Moe Dee. (Remember back in the 80s when there was a big LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee thing? I was a total Kool Moe Dee fan.)