With their furs and bling and 'tude, today's rap stars are a lot like the aristocrats of yore. A hilarious tumblr chronicles the accidental convergences of hip hop and pre-16th century art.

B4-XVI (get it?) is the brainchild of Cecilia Azcarate, who has a keen eye for the resemblances between unlikely companions like Henry VIII and Rick Ross. I can't stop laughing. See many more examples at the tumblr B4-XVI.


Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece / The ATL Twins

Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. Unknown German Painter 1560 / Kanye


The Adoration of the Magi by Hugo van der Goes vs Wiz Khalifa


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