Hip Hop And Foursquare: Tupac’s History And Jay-Z’s Empire State Of Mind
The social app is being used to document the rapper's life and to take fans through spots mentioned in the hit song featuring Alicia Keys.
Social media has been used in creative and interesting ways with artists in the music industry, in the past with Google Maps and YouTube. Now, Paul Rayment, a PR marketer based in England, has come up with an innovative way to make Foursquare into a historical tour and an interactive Rap Genius.
Across the country, Tupac Shakur’s life is documented via foursquare. Locations include the Baltimore School of the Arts where the rapper studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet, Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan where he was shot, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia, founded by the artist’s mother, and others.