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.

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