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A Tumblr Full Of Rappers That Look Like Classical Art

If anything, this further establishes that Kanye belongs right up there with the ancients.

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B4XVI, is a Tumblr curated by Cecilia Azcarate that places pictures of modern day hip-hop artists next to pieces of classical art.

The eerie resemblance between the photographs illustrates Azcarate's aim of "highlighting an invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century."

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The spotted fur, the chain, the eyebrows, the deep stare that just pierced to the very core of your soul. Wiz Khalifa could easily have been one of the Magi in the late 15th Century.

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Both Future and this be-hatted being from the 15th century panel Virgin and Child Enthroned with Scenes from the Life of the Virgin, are not going to take your shit.

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Oh, no big deal. It's just Kanye West and the absurdly hot Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. chilling. While illuminated by a heavenly ray of sunlight and like they walked straight out of this 15th Century Fra Angelico Perugia Altarpiece.

For more such rap and art goodness, check out Cecilia Azcarate's Tumblr,

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