Most MCs regard themselves as artists—and rightfully so. With your imagination as the canvas, every word a rapper spews can be compared to a stroke of a brush; painting a story they weave in your mind. No doubt the likes of Slick Rick, Ghostface Killah, and Nas are some of hip-hop’s most beloved figures, yet they also double as master storytellers.
While most rappers are using words to illustrate their story, Brooklyn’s own TTK is well, actually using paint. Combining his passion for both hip-hop and art, TTK has blessed FRANK151 with our latest feature column: See What I’m Sayin’; a visual ode to some of his favorite hip-hop lyrics.
Over the past 16 years since this song was released, I never thought of this idea until one day this year. The idea came to me so quick, that it’s hard to recall what initially sparked it. I just wish that I thought of it sooner – the quote starts at :04—peep here.