Dope Art: Chris B. Murray’s ‘RAP KINGS’ Series Salutes the Greats

blame it on Shake April 3, 2018

For years, Chris Murray has been killing it on the illustrative tip. And now, the Philly-based artist is taking a deep dive into the rap realm with his RAP KINGS series.

On top of illustrating covers for Skyzoo (Music For My Friends, Peddler Themes), Koncept & J57 (The Fuel) and Apathy (Weekend At The Cape, “I Keep On,” and pretty much every release since 2009’s Wanna Snuggle), Murray has also touched on 90’s Hip-Hop, recreating classic covers from Big Pun, Wu-Tang, Biggie, and others. But with RAP KINGS, he’s taking things to an entirely new level.

A series of hip-hop themed prints highlighting some of the most influential artists working today, both above and underground, Murray has 25 acts he’s looking to spotlight in RAP KINGS, starting with Action Bronson, DOOM and Kendrick Lamar.

Dope, right? Run the Jewels, Black Thought, and the late Sean Price are some of the next in line, as well.

Check out the full list (with a few names possibly being added in the future) below and be sure to follow Murray on Instagram to keep up with the releases.

  1. Action Bronson
  2. DOOM
  3. Evidence
  4. Sean P
  5. Kendrick Lamar
  6. Joey Badass
  7. Army of the Pharoahs
  8. Czarface
  9. Black Thought (The Roots)
  10. Eminem
  11. Kanye West
  12. Tyler the Creator
  13. Run the Jewels
  14. Rapsody
  15. Chance the Rapper
  16. Slick Rick
  17. Logic
  18. PUSHA T
  19. J. Cole
  20. Mobb Deep
  21. PRhyme
  22. Redman + Method Man
  23. KRS One
  24. Rakim
  25. D.I.T.C