‘Grillz' Art Installation Uses Algorithmic Data to Visualize Hip-Hop Lyrics
Artist creates grills representing the music genre's lyrical patterns
Artist Roopa Vasudevan brings hip-hop lyrics to life with her 3D-printed “Grillz” art installation. The project gives physical shape to hip-hop lyrics using an algorithm that analyzes certain keywords to produce geometric shapes for hip-hop anthems such as “Make It Rain,” “Been Around the World,” and “Juicy.”
Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Rick Ross and Fat Joe all make an appearance with songs in grill form at the exhibit, which debuted at the Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn.